- Install Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor (TTTT) to learn Dvorak keyboard.
- Switch keyboard layout to Dvorak.
- Run first few lessons of TTTT on the Dvorak keyboard.
- Go eat dinner (btw, it was great, Margie!)
- Come back from dinner to find screen locked and computer asking for my password.
I bet you can fill in the blanks from there.
After failing to log on a couple of times, and then panicking because I couldn't log in, I finally realized that I was failing because the computer was still using the Dvorak layout, but I wasn't. So, after panicking a bit more because I had no chance of entering my very complicated password using the Dvorak layout, I then recovered my senses and used another nearby computer to look at the Dvorak keyboard layout on the Web. I then proceeded to use this layout as a visual guide, and thus succeeded in botching my password a couple of more times.
Next, I wrote down (still using that handy Dvorak layout on the Web) what I thought the Dvorak version of my password should be, and using this new cheat-sheet, failed to log on about 5 more times.
As the despair grew, I decided to write down the Qwerty version of my password in plain sight on the same piece of paper, and I double-checked my translation to Dvorak. Thus equipped, I promptly failed to log on about 5 more times.
Finally, I put the Dvorak version of my password directly over the Qwerty version, letter-by-letter, and after double-checking everything a couple more times
Mental note number one: re-enable Qwerty before leaving the 'puter for more than 10 minutes.
Mental note number two: complain to Microsoft because their Dvorak implementation is obviously buggy.
Mental note number three: maybe I don't need a password that's *quite* so complex.
Mental note number four: I'd better shred that piece of paper.