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Comment: Re:GIT? (Score 1) 238

by jedwidz (#44819893) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Best To Synchronize Projects Between Shared Drive and PCs?

Yes, but my experience was that merge conflicts in Word docs were frequent and painful to resolve. So we introduced a 'lock before edit' convention for Word docs (and same could be said for any file not edited as text).

Merge conflicts in tables are bad enough, and that's fairly basic functionality. Good luck with merging changes to embedded media.

Comment: Re:IF you have TONS of RAM (Score 1) 267

by jedwidz (#42974561) Attached to: Taking a Hard Look At SSD Write Endurance

Getting into semantic subtleties here... if you've got a huge DRAM-based disk (that is, an SSD with DRAM instead of flash), that for whatever reason couldn't donate its capacity as system memory, then that's a superb place to put a page file.

But then, it wouldn't be a RAM disk. A RAM disk lives in system memory.

Comment: Re:TrulyErgonomic (Mechanical, Ergonomic) (Score 1) 165

by jedwidz (#42931587) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Keyboard Layout To Reduce Right Pinky/Ring Finger Usage?

That's somewhat similar to my TypeMatrix, but also a bit different. I'd like to try one.

My experience of the TypeMatrix is generally very positive. However, I find the placement of the '5' and '6' keys to be just too different from a standard keyboard, which made for a steep learning curve and ongoing difficulties switching between TypeMatrix (for my desktop) and regular (for my laptop).

Comment: Re:Angle Your Hands ... and ... (Score 1) 165

by jedwidz (#42931513) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Keyboard Layout To Reduce Right Pinky/Ring Finger Usage?

Thanks, also came here to suggest an alias for 'ls -l', since that's the worst of the dvorak pinky workouts I've experienced.

On the cut/copy/paste front, I have a numeric keypad positioned on the left of my keyboard, with those commands mapped to 4/5/6, plus a heap of other commands besides. This makes mousing a two-handed activity, just as Doug Engelbart intended.

Cobol programmers are down in the dumps.

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