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February 05, 2004

2nd Anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of a major change in my life. After spending almost 20 years of working at a keyboard as a self-taught, really fast, but only two-finger typist, I went cold turkey and taught myself the touch-type.

It was pretty painful at first, but now it's the only way I can type. And although my "first draft" typing is still not as fast as it used to be -- I was a VERY fast hunt and peck typist -- when you figure in the time spent correcting mistakes, I am much faster now.

New tricks.

Posted by jghiii at February 5, 2004 02:37 PM
Posted by: MGA on February 5, 2004 02:45 PM

There, there. I'm sure we can overlook your weight problem. It's all
behind you now.

What made you decide you were a "fat typist?"

And are you sure this is an improvement from being fat?

Posted by: sherman on February 5, 2004 02:46 PM

Now there is a typo that Freud would love.

You need more exercise. I suggest 30 minutes of vigorously shaking it like a poloroid picture.

Posted by: sherman on February 5, 2004 02:46 PM

And hey -- no editing to make Dave and my comments seem out of sync.

Preserve the original text!

Posted by: Jack Hodgson on February 5, 2004 03:00 PM


Posted by: Jo Ann on February 5, 2004 03:38 PM

Yea, I'm with you, Jack! I'm not seeing it... I'm looking for a typo where you forgot the "s" in "fast"... doesn't seem to be there. Unless it's a phonetic joke... did you have a speech impediment as a child?!!!

Posted by: Jo Ann on February 5, 2004 03:43 PM

Hey, wait a second! I know what's up. JACK! You changed the text! And Sherman even asked you not to! I should have known. I think I just got punk'd. Hmph.

Posted by: Fat Jack on February 5, 2004 03:44 PM

Okay, George Orwell.

Posted by: sherman on February 5, 2004 04:06 PM

Actually, the original typo was: "I'm a sad pathetic man living with my parents."

Posted by: MGA on February 5, 2004 04:21 PM

Uhhhhh, Dave's not here, man.

Posted by: sherman on February 5, 2004 04:26 PM

Dave was here.

Damn you, Jack. Stop editing.

Dave revealed this touching story about how Jack was a little porker as a child, and how none of Jack's clothes would work as hand-me-downs unless both Dave and Scott wore them at once.

Posted by: Jack Hodgson on February 5, 2004 04:48 PM

I certainly didn't edit any "Dave" thing.

Posted by: sherman on February 5, 2004 06:12 PM

Spoken like a 1984 Big Brother. It's not the Eurasians that our enemy anymore -- it's the Africans!!!!!

You have no credibility, fat boy.

Posted by: RickF on February 6, 2004 01:37 PM

I have no idea what you all are talking about...

Posted by: Jack Hodgson on February 6, 2004 02:04 PM

Yeah Rick.

This is my website, yet the Comments area gives me that feeling all the time!

Posted by: sherman on February 6, 2004 02:05 PM

Of course you don't. It's this stupid reversal. And here's another example of why it's bad. Normally as I type in this comments box, I can just scroll up a little and see the most recent comment and respond to it, but now I would have to scroll ALL the way up to the top to remember your actual wording, Rick.

And in 1984, one of the telling scenes of how the people are all sheep was when they were having a rally against their hated enemies the Eurasians, and in the middle of the rally some government hack comes in and announces the Eurasians are no longer the enemy -- it's someone else. I don't remember who -- I think the Africans -- but the point is that in 1984 mindthink, those in control think they can just alter what they said before, like Jack is doing now and editing out his original post when he admitted to being a fat boy.
He now admits to being a fast boy, which I'm sure will please all those women who get into premature ejaculations -- but the original text was FAT not FAST.

Truly Orwellian.

Posted by: MGA on February 6, 2004 05:25 PM

Oh, well. Sherm. Orwell's that ends well.

Or something like that.

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