After seven years and a move to a new city it was time for a new computer and revisiting the software I use:
OS X Yosemite to run everything (fix, please). Firefox, Chrome and HTTPS Everywhere to browse and develop. Gmail to email (since 2004). Lightroom to edit and develop photographs. Textmate to write and code. Terminal to deploy and tinker. nvAlt to note down. f.lux to keep eyes healthy and brain sane.
But, even as a child, I found that it presented me with a puzzle: how can a plane fly inverted (upside down). When I pressed my 6th grade science teacher on this question, he just got mad, denied that planes could fly inverted and tried to continue his lecture. I was very frustrated and argued until he said, “Shut up, Raskin!” I will relate what happened next later in this essay.
When developing websites I use keyboard shortcuts such as Command-Tab to switch applications, Command-R to refresh the browser window and Ctrl-R in the Terminal to search for and execute previous commands.
I’ve come to realize that doing the above continuously is hurting my wrist and have found the following solution:
Either remap Command-Tab to another key or concentrate on using a different technique such as Mission Control to switch applications, or concentrate on pressing the Command key on the right-hand side of the keyboard with your right hand.
You see, education is a process of ruining subjects for you and the last subject to be ruined determines your profession. Each subject is personified with the face of this local ogre, or perhaps in some cases with a wondrous person, who then represents that subject and you never find out that every subject has something in it of interest to you. Every subject can have something in it that you take into your heart.