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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thursday, 18 october 2018

exploring thumb keys further, by applying thumb I (swapping thumb H with ring finger I)..

Splitography BEAKL 
thumb I

shaves 1% to 4% off the +Effort scale across the board – despite the HY same finger bump – against the Thumb H layout on klatest for English prose. Swapping the pinkie Q and J further reduces the klatest score a hair.

Still old school, I am reluctant to give up the thumb Space key but this simple key swap warrants further investigation and trial..


while the +Effort scale improvement is largely a wash, more than any perceived improvement in finger metrics are the more comfortable I digram finger rolls.

With I on the home row for Thumb H, the outward rolls for EI AI OI UI are much more noticeable. On Thumb I all I digram combinations are equally comfortable and easily overshadow the same finger bump of the HY digram.

The Q J swap is not as clear cut which is not surprising given the sliver of improvement on klatest. The QU digram comprises 75% of all words containing the letter Q but J is the more common of these two low frequency letters with triple the number of words containing J digrams. Ultimately, the QUE QUA QUO trigrams won home row placement for the Q but others may find the J placement more to their liking..

Splitography BEAKL thumb 
I home Q

Sitting amongst the top of the klatest rankings, it is difficult to envision a layout that will feel more comfortable to these hands – though, that’s what I thought with Thumb H :-)..

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sunday, 13 december 2015

a subtle but significant change to this web site.

The home page now shows the most recent articles posted for the various topic threads which comprise this site. Dependent on publication date, not all topic threads will necessarily be represented by their latest journal entry. Regardless, this should now make the home page appear less stale dated.

Surprisingly, despite not having touched the web framework code for quite some time, these changes were simply and cleanly implemented with a dozen lines of Ruby code without too much head scratching. The original design continues to hold up well.

Originally cobbled together with html generating shell scripts in its earliest incarnations as that proof of concept, it morphed into a web framework whose underlying technology became a point of interest – vimwiki with sinatra allowed content to be mapped and reviewed effortlessly in real time.

Starting out initially as a resource for clients, it has grown to include a repository of the knowledge accrued during the creation of the site itself and then some – the WWW being what it is as a meta library of itself. I like the metaphor.

There are still a number of posts to share regarding the tools used along the way to create all this. And broader horizons to return to. There is nothing being sold here. But if you find something of interest, be it metaphysical, technical or otherwise, wonderful.

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