do i know anyone who uses an ergodox, or keyboard.io thing, or similar? do you like it? do you hate it? is it good for some things but not, say, vim and web browsing?
i'm not sure i need a new keyboard (i really love my WASD CODE keyboard, but i also don't know a lot about keyboards), but it's something i'm thinking about because parts of my hands and wrists feel not-great sometimes.
to clarify: i don't need a new hobby, i'm not interested in programming my keyboard (i have a crapload of tickets in JIRA, that's enough for me right now); i just want to maybe use a keyboard that's designed for real human hands to use, i think.
@zacanger I use a Kinesis for any serious typing-- especially coding -- and even travel with it if I'm going to need to type a lot. Which is a hassle. But I had wrist trouble bad enough to prevent tying shoelaces, or using a pencil, or sleeping through the night, and had to quit all keyboarding for a year to get over it and that wasn't guaranteed.
don't let it get that bad! find a comfy keyboard and probably exercise!
@clew i used to work with someone who swore by the kinesis keyboard, and totally forgot about it. i'll have to check that out!
my wrist issues aren't that bad yet, but i definitely want to stave them off before that happens. my life is made up mostly of typing and playing guitar, so i _really_ need my fingers and wrists to keep working.