I’m geeking out over my most-recent nerd upgrade. A mechanical keyboard. And not just any mechanical keyboard, but a mechanical keyboard designed specifically for programmers.
The funny thing is that this will probably end up being at work 90+% of the time, since I don’t actually do a lot of programming at home. (But maybe that would change if I had a keyboard like this.) Anyway, my work keyboard is just a cheap generic HP keyboard that came with my PC. I swapped it out for a Microsoft Natural Keyboard for about a week before switching back. But the cheap keyboard isn’t pleasant to type on. Indeed, I would prefer my laptop keyboard to the one I have at work.
So I’m joining the keyboard cult (a term used by Jeff Atwood, co-creator of the CODE keyboard). I’m pretty excited about it. I spend 90% of my working day in from on my computer, and probably 90% of that with both hands on the keyboard. If this makes that time more enjoyable, then I’m all in. I just hope the keyboard isn’t too loud. I mean, a little bit would be great, but not too much.
Currently listening to “Open Your Eyes” by Snow Patrol