Author Archives: Robstafarian

Version 1.2 of My Internationalized Dvorak Layout

I was pret­ty sure that I’d arrived at my per­fect key­board lay­out, but tonight I dis­cov­ered one more char­ac­ter to which I’d like to have easy access. This ver­sion of the lay­out moves the pre-alge­bra style divi­sion sym­bol to the pre­vi­ous loca­tion of the upside down ques­tion mark, while the upside down ques­tion mark moves […]

Re: Imam says violence will ensue if Pk 51 isn’t built

Note: This is a direct reply to a forum post I encoun­tered last Thurs­day. The text above the video on the page you linked great­ly mis­con­strues what the Imam said in the video. If the author of that arti­cle has evi­dence to sup­port his claim, he should present it. What the Imam said had nothing […]

Giving WindowMaker Another Try

Once upon a time, I was a Lin­ux user who had just grad­u­at­ed from n00b to adventurer.  I loved the flex­i­bil­i­ty pro­vid­ed by Unix, and the free­dom pro­vid­ed by open source software.  Min­i­mal­ist graph­i­cal user inter­faces appealed to me, before I ever dared to shed X entire­ly, and enlight­en­ment was the great­est thing that ever […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout Graduates to 1.1

After some thought, I decid­ed that I did­n’t real­ly need the mul­ti­pli­ca­tion oper­a­tor (dead­key + “equals”).  After all, it has been more than a decade since I was intro­duced to Algebra—when the “x” shape tran­si­tioned from oper­a­tor to operand.  I next thought about what might be a suit­able addi­tion to that key, both in terms […]

My Internationalized Dvorak Keyboard Layout

This is an object les­son in the flex­i­bil­i­ty pro­vid­ed by two prin­ci­ples of Unix-like oper­at­ing sys­tems: 1. Every­thing is a file. 2. Almost every file is human-read­­able text. Most impor­tant to this project was a corol­lary to the sec­ond point: that which can be read can be edit­ed. Search­ing Google for “Dvorak inter­na­tion­al lay­out” result­ed in me […]

Better Late than Never

What fol­lows is an impromp­tu essay I wrote one year, 10 months, and 22 days ago—the day my type­writer was deliv­ered. It more or less explains why this site has seen so few posts. For as long as I have been tasked with writ­ing, and espe­cial­ly over the course of the last two years, I have […]

Fun with Free Software

I know I’ve left this site aban­doned for far too long, and I may start post­ing some things I’ve writ­ten in the inter­im as a way to make up for lost time.  How­ev­er, I final­ly have some new con­tent I feel like shar­ing. After enjoy­ing Com­put­er World’s East­er Egg col­lec­tion, I decid­ed to have a […]