Recently, I decided I was going to settle in to one place for more than one month. Kind of a nice feeling, actually.
With this also came the decision to actually buy some…stuff. Namely, a decent sized monitor so I can stop squinting at the 13″ screen in 11″ body that is my Dell XPS.
Actually, it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Any and all back, neck, and other “ergonomic pain” has pretty much gone by the wayside since. And it was getting pretty bad up to that point.
With that being said, it also meant that I needed to get an actual keyboard, too—in order to utilize both screens. Plus I might as well keep the wear and tear off of the laptop keyboard itself.
Which leads me to my dilemma—finding a simple English-only keyboard has been hell. They all have foreign letters and layouts—which actually changes the way that you type and use them. It’s not so much the letters themselves but the fact that my shift key is now half the size of a normal one so that a backslash can fit there (next to Z).
The reason it’s there is because there is some super duper special apostrophe that needs to go next to my enter key. Or something. I don’t know. It’s maddening.
But I’ll take it over my fancy ergonomic keyboard I had in my cubicle back when I was a slave.