Chez Scheme Now Open Source

The other night I was daydreaming about buying a Chez Scheme license so I checked up on their license costs.

They are now Apache Licensed OSS.

Funny timing as they opened up only days prior.

The issue board is already active.

#chez on Freenode is blessed though the channel doesn’t seem to be up yet.

This is all delightful.

Emacs Keyboard Design 29: More Standard


  • The right side keys should remain in ANSI layout
    • Complies with POLA
    • Returned them
  • Put CapsLock above Backspace
  • SpaceFn makes you want to use TMK’s awesome firmware
    • Remind my self that POLA is still an important goal
  • How are people carrying their keyboards?
  • A good keyboard body negates needs for a case
    • Dell keyboards are a perfect example
  • How similar is this to an ANSI layout
    • Background color legend
      • Green: Identical
      • Yellow: Moved
      • Turquoise: New
      • Red: Removed
        • Only the number pad was removed


  • Thoughts
    • Every Emacs user who has reconfigured their modifier keys on a Windows or Mac laptop will be OK with this
    • Every user who has used an ANSI layout will be OK with this
    • Users who value the number pad will not be OK with this
    • The modifier clusters make sense