KEYR8 (Emacs Friendly Keyboard): Prototype Fabricated


They took a newbie like me through the process of designing the thing and it was fun. Then they fabricated the thing and it rocks.

Emacs friends: there is enough key-space (128 keys) to easily place

  • Control
  • Meta
  • Super
  • Hyper
  • Ultra (Control-Meta-Super-Hyper)
  • Alt
  • Gui


Strong thumb proponents: I’m trying to make it happen here by placing everything on the bottom two rows (including space, Fn, and enter).


The Man Who Knew Infinity

Via Wikipedia:

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel. The film stars Dev Patel as the real-life Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematician who after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy (played by Jeremy Irons).

Yes, Why You Do Need A Blu-Ray Writer

Today’s Blu-Ray write-once 128 GB BDXL disks

cost only $10USD/disc and the writer

costs only $50USD.

Why do I care?

  • Vagrant, Docker, and VMWare images are ginormous
  • Upload speed is a small fraction of download speed
  • Thrifty portable hard drives are too slow in time
  • Performant portable hard drives are too expensive in dollars
  • 4x drive is 1997 level too slow

Upgrade scheduled.