Hello, internet friends! How is your Sunday going? I realize it’s quite late for almost everyone else in the world except Hawaii. Time management is not something I excel at.
I haven’t done a non-makeup post in awhile, so I thought I’d show you some cool stuff I found around the interwebz.
Fellow architecture nerds, this one’s for you! McMansion Hell is a great website that explains why big, ugly houses are so ugly, using the language of design and architecture. Complete with pictures, thorough explanations, and hilarious captions! If you care at all about design, interior or exterior, you must give her a read.
Image via mcmansionhell.com
Bullet journaling is new only to me, apparently. Their catchy tagline is “The analog system for the digital age.” Basically, it’s a journaling system that keeps all your information together, for those of us who suck and coming up with an organizational system on our own.
I’ve been journaling since February. Mostly I use it to keep track of makeup related things, both blog-related and personal. Other areas of my life are overwhelmingly uninteresting, so the daily log mostly consists of inane thoughts and how much Netflix I’ve watched that day. Ha.
However, I can’t get behind its acroname, BuJo. To me, It just looks and sounds too much like the slang term for, um, fellatio. Maybe I have a dirty mind.
Learning the Dvorak keyboard
On Friday, I had run out of things to do at work, so I decided to take a typing test to figure out my wpm. Verdict: average 75 wpm. Not too shabby, tabby! I learned touch typing in school, around 5th grade, on the QWERTY keyboard.
After clicking around a bit (like you do) I ended up on this website that trains you to use the Dvorak keyboard. The Dvorak keyboard is an alternative alphabet layout that’s supposed to increase speed and reduce errors and finger fatigue. It was patented in the 30s, but never really took off. However, most computer operating systems gives you the option to change the input if you’re so inclined.
Image via tvnz.co.nz
What I like about the learn.dvorak.nl website is that it includes keyboard mapping, so you don’t have to change your input on your computer until you’re ready and comfortable with the new layout. So far I’ve finished lesson 1 and am working my way through lesson 2. I think I’ll continue Dvorak training at work, whenever I run out of things to do. Which almost never, ever happens. ;)
What are you watching on TV tonight? Do you like architecture? Do you keep a journal? Are you a touch-typist?