i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                       i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e. e. cummings © 1952

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beakl wi

wednesday, 21 october 2020

it didn’t take long! i liked most of the changes introduced by the BEAKL Bi layout, except the upper row QU roll, missing the familiar home row roll of BEAKL Zi. Returning to the new keyboard analyzer that i have been playing with solved this problem with a layout producing an even better score.


from the past. BEAKL Wi is a deviation from a long line of BEAKL variants that have maintained an inner index finger column of punctuation keys – something favoured more for the visual symmetry than anything else (that, and it consistently scored well).

Corne BEAKL Wi

The big change is moving the W from its familiar right pinkie finger position to the extended index finger location of the opposite hand (of the aforementioned punctuation column).


the Dot now being displaced, allows the Dot and Comma to find a somewhat more familiar location under the middle and ring fingers (albeit the opposite hand for QWERTY users), shuffling the remaining Quote and Minus symbols.

This also resulted in a minor change to the common Regex and Symbols Layer to overlay the Exclamation and Question Mark characters (displacing the Plus and At Signs)..

Corne BEAKL Wi Regex and Symbols

shift map

the map shifted Grave and Tilde characters are not mapped per se in layout tables but are handled by the firmware logic which traps the Dot and Comma keystrokes..

Corne BEAKL Wi Shift


the dotfiles also contain a BEAKL Vi variant whose only difference is the swapping of the B and V keys. Both layouts score almost identically, with minor differences reflected in the particular weighting and penalty scheme used. (The beauty of a configurable analyser: one’s fingering mechanics, each of us inheriting differing physiology, can be reflected in an editable table).

Is this my BEAKL end game? (famous last words).. Time will tell (..ZXV seem to have found new homes and feel like they have always resided there, a good sign). It will take a tiny bit of that to lose the old punctuation finger memory. All in fun!

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saturday, 20 july 2019

like the normalization of keyboard layouts across the various matrix and split keyboards used..

QClockTwo Major Mono Display

qcocktwo’s Major Mono Display font eventually made its way to the Tiny Tiny RSS banner theme..

TT-RSS theme

and from there to this site, transforming the traditional large font URL banner to a much less obtrusive (both visually and in line height) geometric typeface with thin square monotype capitalized headings – all contrarian to conventional web layout design wisdom.

These are unlikely to be the last changes ever – though, it feels pretty close to that. The banner impression no longer shouts its presence. It never was about standing out amongst the chatter of the web or vying for attention. And this site certainly was never about convention.

But about renewal..

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