My new writing setup


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/16/my-new-writing-setup.html


#2

Nice painting, very pleasing to the eye.


#3

I usually just prop a yellow legal pad up on a pile of these and write for four or five hours in the morning.


#4

Jeez.

God forbid you develop some discipline.


#5

I got lost in your painting


#6

I was with Rob entirely until I realised that this was connected to the Internet.

I'm going to be the one to express concern early in the comments about the security/safety implications of running an out-of-date (and well out of security patching support) version of macOS.

This is especially so when one might already be a juicy target for direct attack…

…but also, when you're describing this as a nice idea (and to be fair, it generally is), that will give others similar inspiration.


#7

I have one such question. How do you type numbers?

Or was the Hindu-Arabic system just too distracting and you're going old-school Roman style for numerals?


#8

I was going to get a Planck but the length was way too short.


#9

Clearly he has a reverse macro system where the computer scans for words like seventy-three and five-million-twenty-one-thousand-eight-hundred-and-twelve-fifty-fourths and compresses them.


#10

Where is the bar?


#11

Between the lovely painting, ye olde skool mac and the faptastic keyboard, I just had a nerdgasm


#12

I have the same set of distraction issues. I won't bore you with the details, but for me it came down to pen and paper. And it is agonizing that I have truly awful penmanship.


#13

Reminds me of


#14

The space is the two blank keys at the bottom ( some install a wee actual space bar covering both ), and there are extra function keys that act like shift keys to access numbers.

It's fine, but I can't quite do two things at once: learn new chording and a new layout.


#15

I'm planning on making a 30% keyboard useful for one thing only: writing Cormac McCarthy novels.


#16

Seems needlessly extravagant. Do you really need a C and a K?


#17

Ah, those acrylic iMacs bring back some memories. Those were the last mac's offered in matte, @beschizza is your screen matte or gloss?


#18

Matte.


#19

I thought you did a funky paint job on your keyboard?


#20

The keycaps are interchangeable! These are Ice Caps, from Signature Plastics/PMK