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April 11, 2007

Tzpos with a 'Z'

LaptopbuttonOne of the hardest things adjusting to not working for Sony anymore is that I am back to using our trusty, but slightly broken, Dell laptop.

The plus side of this is that it is all set up for the Greek alphabet, and the copy of Windows on it is actually in English.

The downside is that it is three times as heavy as my sexy little work Vaio was.

And I'm really having trouble getting used to the English keyboard layout again.

There was only one change in the layout of the letters - the 'Y' and the 'Z' swap places in the German language version of QWERTY.

Or, more accurately, QWERTZ.

However, all the punctuation was laid out differently - I'm used to pressing ALT GR + Q to get the @ symbol, and having to press SHIFT to get a single quote mark.

And that keyboard actually had a Euro symbol on it, which I have to enter on the Dell machine with some Byzantine combination of FN, ALT, and a four number sequence on the blue number pad that doubles up as JKL, UIO, 789 under normal usage.

Which is a very long-winded way of saying expect more tzpos than usual.

[Can you see what I did there ;-) ]

Although coming from a man who couldn't spell where he lived for 6 months, I guess you'd expect nothing less!

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