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uncomfortable on land

A few days later, in Crete, we went to the breathtaking Pink Beach alias Elafonisi. The sand is baby pink in many places because of the naturally powdered down shells in them. The water starts off ...

comfortable in water

On day 2 we took an ATV down to the Black beach (yes, the sand is black). The beach was commercial, with restaurants and paid parasols lining the waterfront. The water wasn’t as agreeable as at Amm...

forgetting to drown

On that day, if I was told that I would be swimming between bays within the week, I would have been only a little more surprised than if I was told that I would soon be flying between hilltops. M...

the broom saga

updates on my broom/vacuum cleaner saga: (I have upgraded it from story to saga, hopefully it won’t become an epic) after a good amount of use I find that the it’s far faster to sweep than to use...

choice of name

We have decided on meraki as the surname. Meraki is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe what happens when you leave a piece of yourself (your soul, creativity, or love) in your work. Wh...

gifting

We are very excited that we are going to have a child, and I am sure all of you are too. But please do not buy them anything or gift them money. Money is fickle. Some people have more and some pe...

layers on 36 keys

It has been a year since I started using smaller ortho keyboards and QMK (first on an Iris and then on a chimera) and my layouts have remained steady for several months now, so I thought I’d docum...

qwerty alternate for ergo and ortho keyboards

In all my previous experiments with keyboards over the last two years (culminating with this post) I did not tinker with the layout of the alphabet keys. In fact, early on itself, after giving Dvor...

keyboard improvement: layers

This is the final part of a three part series that details how to go about improving a keyboard. In part1, we minimized the number of keys, and in part2 we modified the key arrangement to make it m...

keyboard improvement: for human hands

I ended the last post with a keyboard that looked like this: The rows of the keyboard are staggered so that the hands can approach it from a natural angle. But most keyboards do not have a unifo...

keyboard improvement: bring the keys to you

A few months ago, I finally managed to purchase a keyboard like the one I described in a previous post The keyboard model is called Iris and it can be purchased from keeb.io While I love using ...

keyboard hardware

Since I have settled on keyboard functionality on a standard keyboard (described in my previous post), the logical next step is to tinker with the hardware layout. This should be my last post on ...