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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #105 on: July 05, 2017, 11:12:50 AM »
Getting called in the middle of the night to support some technical issues. I had to call other people. I don't like calling and waking up other people, I'd rather be able to fix it myself but it's in an application that I have almost no knowledge of that has some very complicated business rules. Not sure how I'll be able to sleep after it gets fixed, but for now I'm just sitting here waiting for someone else to fix the problem.

At least I'll be able to leave work a few hours earlier than normal.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #106 on: July 24, 2017, 04:10:58 AM »
"Why don't we teach the alphabet in the order we see it on keyboards :chin:"

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2017, 04:48:26 PM »
"Why don't we teach the alphabet in the order we see it on keyboards :chin:"
QWERTY, AZERTY, or DVORAK?

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #108 on: July 24, 2017, 05:53:21 PM »
"Why don't we teach the alphabet in the order we see it on keyboards :chin:"
QWERTY, AZERTY, or DVORAK?

Standard QWERTY since that is what most people use in the States. I don't know what the other forms are for, or where they are used.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2017, 06:03:00 PM »
"Why don't we teach the alphabet in the order we see it on keyboards :chin:"
QWERTY, AZERTY, or DVORAK?

If there actually a keyboard with DVORAK across the top row? Or is it just named after the composer?

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #110 on: July 24, 2017, 06:06:34 PM »
"Why don't we teach the alphabet in the order we see it on keyboards :chin:"
QWERTY, AZERTY, or DVORAK?

If there actually a keyboard with DVORAK across the top row? Or is it just named after the composer?
There are, but you can also convert a regular keyboard to DVORAK by moving the keys. There is a DVORAK keyboard setting in most OSs.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #111 on: July 25, 2017, 06:15:27 AM »

Later: OK, found it, another go at getting rid of the old mechanical typewriter heritage!

https://www.dvorak-keyboard.com

According to the article, I've been pronouncing it incorrectly. I have always pronounced it like the composer's name. I guess that is programmed into my brain.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #112 on: July 25, 2017, 01:27:48 PM »
I looked on YouTube for a song that could work to teach the QWERTY alphabet and came across VegeTales. Their computer is named QWERTY and they sing something about the bible.

I didn't find a suitable replacement.

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2017, 02:02:08 AM »
A QWERTY alphabet would be interesting as it's the most common (I assume) but then what would it be called? Certainly not alphabet (alpha - a, beta - b). There is no W in the Latin alphabet... :notsure:

These are important questions, I'm sure. :grin:
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2017, 05:09:48 AM »
A QWERTY alphabet would be interesting as it's the most common (I assume) but then what would it be called? Certainly not alphabet (alpha - a, beta - b). There is no W in the Latin alphabet... :notsure:

These are important questions, I'm sure. :grin:

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #115 on: August 01, 2017, 11:39:07 PM »
A QWERTY alphabet would be interesting as it's the most common (I assume) but then what would it be called? Certainly not alphabet (alpha - a, beta - b). There is no W in the Latin alphabet... :notsure:

These are important questions, I'm sure. :grin:

Call it QWERTY ya QWERTY

But then it wouldn't be nearly as fancy. :P
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #116 on: August 02, 2017, 01:41:23 AM »
A QWERTY alphabet would be interesting as it's the most common (I assume) but then what would it be called? Certainly not alphabet (alpha - a, beta - b). There is no W in the Latin alphabet... :notsure:

These are important questions, I'm sure. :grin:

Call it QWERTY ya QWERTY

But then it wouldn't be nearly as fancy. :P

It'd be QWERTY

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #117 on: August 03, 2017, 12:14:57 AM »
A QWERTY alphabet would be interesting as it's the most common (I assume) but then what would it be called? Certainly not alphabet (alpha - a, beta - b). There is no W in the Latin alphabet... :notsure:

These are important questions, I'm sure. :grin:

Call it QWERTY ya QWERTY

But then it wouldn't be nearly as fancy. :P

It'd be QWERTY

:sadshake: It wouldn't work in Portuguese because there is no W. Calling the new alphabet QWERTY would result in linguistic purists having a fit. 

(Not that they can keep the language from "importing" new words.)
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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #118 on: August 03, 2017, 01:47:31 AM »
A QWERTY alphabet would be interesting as it's the most common (I assume) but then what would it be called? Certainly not alphabet (alpha - a, beta - b). There is no W in the Latin alphabet... :notsure:

These are important questions, I'm sure. :grin:

Call it QWERTY ya QWERTY

But then it wouldn't be nearly as fancy. :P

It'd be QWERTY

:sadshake: It wouldn't work in Portuguese because there is no W. Calling the new alphabet QWERTY would result in linguistic purists having a fit. 

(Not that they can keep the language from "importing" new words.)

Well I really meant English alphabet... ;D

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Re: Imsomniacal mental meanderings
« Reply #119 on: August 04, 2017, 11:52:41 PM »
Well I really meant English alphabet... ;D

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:P I like the alphabet with the added letters. How else would I say :wtf: without it?  :cracked:
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