“Get comfortable with an ortholinear 40% board” thing: Colorized the number row layer differently for evens and odds. Don’t know if it’d be as necessary with a staggered keyboard, but the Planck messes with my muscle memory enough to require a visual cue for now.
The iPhone 12 mini is just right. I don’t leave the house without a not-phone camera, so that tradeoff doesn’t bother me. Great to have a truly small phone with up-to-date innards. Maybe our long “hold a giant slab to your head” nightmare is ending. My thumb already feels better.
The whole ortholinear thing … it’s interesting to slow down and make my fingers do the right thing instead of what I allowed them to do for all these years. It’s learning to type again, unlearning keys I wired to the wrong fingers when I was, like, 8 and using mom’s typewriter.
The Moonlander config tool is pretty awesome, but the layout takes some adapting, so when getting used to ortholinear keys frustrated me too badly I spent some time customizing. So far I have a simple macro layer for invoking my SizeUp presets, which lived in some awkward chords, and I made macros to switch to a few apps I would usually cmd-tab to.