define: choobies

choobies – choob – “chinese noob” – (i’m taiwanese tho)

I’ve been typing ever since I first got my hands on a computer sometime around the age of eight (twenty years ago!).  It’s always been something I’ve loved, using this wonderful mechanical interface to bring language from our minds into the digital medium of software.  From AIM to to Xanga, I’ve spent countless hours typing and typing and typing.

It never really occurred to me that I typed particularly fast until I participated in (and won!) my first TypeRacer tournament at the 2017 Boston mechanical keyboard meetup..  and then also at the NJIT and NYC meetups.  How exciting!

On the topic of mechanical keyboards, my story is that I got my first mech, a QFR with MX Blues, back in 2012.  I painted it, put caps on it, and was content with what I had.  It wasn’t until November 2017 that the real journey down the rabbit hole began, when I rediscovered the wonderful mech community and started attending meetups left and right.  Mechanical keyboards have become an indispensable part of my life, and I’ve met so many wonderful people as a result of it.

At this point, I should make clear that I have no professional certification in anything relating to typing. I’m just a regular guy who loves typing, happens to type decently fast, and daydreams about typing too much (hence blog).

My hope for what this blog will be:
– Advice on how to type faster
– Exploration of typing-related topics (such as ergonomics, keyboard incline, switch type, keyset profile, etc.)
– Discussion of questions and topics submitted by readers

The things I present will be my opinions and observations from years of typing, and I absolutely welcome questions, feedback, and discussion-  I’m eager to learn from you guys, too!  You can use the convenient question field on the sidebar.  I’d love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

My 60s PB on Monkeytype is 183 wpm, and I proudly use two spaces after periods.

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