New Typing Skills

I learned to type thirty years ago in high school. I’ve gotten pretty fast since then with some exceptions — numbers (and the other “shift” characters on those keys) slow me down. No, they don’t slow me down — they bring me to a grinding halt while I stop, look at the keyboard, and watch my fingers as they press the correct key(s).

It’s become quite apparent to me that this isn’t going to fly in my new career as a Data Scientist slash Software Engineer slash UX slash UI know-it-all.

So I’ve been deliberately and painfully forcing myself to type them while keeping my hands on the “home row.” Now I’m forcing myself to do that AND not look at the keyboard so I memorize where they’re at. This is much harder than I remember.

As with all of this, the pain will pay off.

Watch this. I’m about to type a template tag.

{% template tag %”

insert potty word

{% template tag $

insert potty word

{% template tag %”

insert potty word

{% template tag %”

Okay, we’ll get back to this …

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Aiming to please. Seeking to impress.
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