Things have been rather quiet here since I broke my finger on easter Sunday. Since then I helped host the Hadoop Summit, had surgery, got the claw, learned to shower one-handed, and hosted a going away lunch for my manager, Matt McAlister.

But what really sucks is that my typing speed is about 25% of what it used to be.

Ugh! You'd think that losing one hand would mean a 50% reduction, but it's far worse than that in practice. Correcting errors is quite slow.

Splint #2

I'm still doing stuff on my linkblog (aka my, and a bit on my Twitter, and a bit on my Flickr, and so on.

But my FriendFeed does a good job of capturing all that. So watch that if you're in the mood to stalk me while my finger heals.

Posted by jzawodn at April 01, 2008 04:42 PM

Reader Comments
# Michael Buckbee said:

You might want to check out the Frogpad keyboard, pretty neat and maybe useful to you in your position:

on April 1, 2008 08:47 PM
# Chad Dickerson said:

Thank goodness that your sushi-eating skills are preserved in your current state.

on April 1, 2008 11:02 PM
# Jeffrey Friedl said:

Did you really think that losing one hand would result in a 50% reduction in typing speed? Gee, do you think that losing one leg would cut your running speed down by only half? I think a running rate of 25% is great in this situation.... certainly better than I think I'd do!

on April 2, 2008 03:56 AM
# Emil Sit said:

Nat Friedman once had a similar experience. He hired a typist; he wrote: "If I don't look up from the screen, I can pretend he's not there and that I have the world's most powerful voice recognition engine." When I had bad RSI, I played with learning one-handed Dvorak layouts.

Hope your hand heals quickly.

on April 2, 2008 07:22 AM
# Mandi said:

Ouch!! I've never had a broken bone, sounds very painful. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't work on my blog for a few days. Must be torture.

on April 8, 2008 05:56 AM
# Nichols said:

Interested on a digital radio on other hand,
agree with you - better wait for the prices go down
when you buy a digital radio, please, let me know the one you bought
Thank you and wish you get well!

on April 15, 2008 04:37 PM
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