Handy gadget for Das Keyboard users

The world typing speed record is 212 wpm (words per minute). A fast hunt-and-peck typist will be at 25 wpm, a slow touch-typist at 50 wpm. Most Das Keyboard users are above 50 wpm. How fast can you type? Check your speed and monitor your touch-typing daily work out with this USB speedometer.

Be dense: Edward Tufte about the iPhone interface

“Pack it to the max” would be a good summary of the iPhone efficient interface. But it could be better according to Edward Tufte. Watch the iPhone interface explained in this video. “The iPhone platform elegantly solves the design problem of small screens by greatly intensifying the information resolution of each displayed page. Small screens, as on traditional cell phones, [...]

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Rackspace fanatical support dropped below four nines

As many other companies offering high availability online applications to their customers, we provide Mojo Helpdesk and Montastic to tens of thousands organizations around the world. And since we want the best hosting experience we host our production servers at Rackspace. It has been a great experience until the last 2 years. Finally, Rackspace recent outages in November and December [...]

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How-to: DIY Das Keyboard for free

If you haven’t got a Das Keyboard II with mechanical key switches for Christmans, don’t be discouraged: you can have one for free (excluding sweat) if you dedicate a weekend building it: Here is how from SaneAsylum.com: How-to: DIY Das Keyboard from SaneAsylum.com