I’ve never been a big fan of email, but at this point, it’s so ingrained into the day to day of every profession that the only thing one can do is conform. I used gmail ever since it was introduced by Google in 2004, and I have to admit that out of all the free email providers, it’s pretty great. Sure its UI has had its ups and downs, and it has been the centre of some controversy with the scanning of emails for advertisements, but the feature set it provides is hard to argue against, but it also has its shortcomings.
Edit: Oct 2, 2016 - This is irrelevant now as OpenConnect is able to handle all of this in a very straightforward and easy way now Edit: Dec 4, 2014 - Updated for jre 8
Recently at work, we switched from openvpn to Juniper VPN, and I had quite the experience trying to get it working on Arch Linux. Hopefully this guide can save some of you guys a good day’s worth of headache.
Edit 2016-10-02: I haven’t maintained this at all, so much of this is likely no longer correct or working
Typing, keyboards, and ergonomics have been my latest obsession, and it has been fueled by my recent decision to switch to the Dvorak keyboard layout.
These past few weeks I’ve progressed as a Dvorak typist (albeit much slower than I had hoped), and besides practice from typing as part of my daily work, typeracer.com has been a large part of this.
Ten days ago the only real remaining issue I was struggling with was frustration. That’s pretty much gone now; either I’ve gotten so used to being slow that it no longer bothers me, or I’ve gotten much faster. Considering that my speed hasn’t really changed sitting pretty steady at
DVORAK - 50 WPM
it must just be me getting too used to being slow.
I can’t believe that it’s only been a little over a week since I started taking the dive into DVORAK. While I am still frustrated when I use it, I think I’ve made enough progress to justify sticking with it.