Another one handed typist

Hi all

I had a great day at the Kidderminster unimeet yesterday and, regardless of
the foul weather today just had to get back out and practise. Anyway, my and
my girlfriend went up to the local bmx track in the pouring rain and had a
play, she was on either her mountain bike (I still cant persuade her to take
up uni’ng) and also, just for a laugh, her microbike. Meanwhile I was on my
trials uni. I had a few goes around the track and tried to get clever and
hop over the top of one of the obstacles, my wheel clipped the top and
through forwards, hard. I landed upside down square on my shoulder and it
felt like someone had stabbed me with a red hot spike, after I was able to
get up (which took a while!) we went off to casualty. The doctor thought I
had probably broken my shoulder but it turned out I had torn the ligament
which holds the shoulder in its socket, am seeing the pysio next week and
hopefully I won’t need an op to reconnect the ligament, but we will have to
see.

Anyway, as of now it is immobile and hurts like hell :frowning: But I am already
thinking about making it over the obstacle in one piece when I heal up. This
one handed typing is really hard isn’t it.

Thanks to Steve and everyone else for making the unimeet such a success.

Regards to all

David Straitjacket
www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk

david, straitjacket, .co.uk

you’re David Holder?
If not do you where to find him?

Leo Vandewoestijne
www.unicycle.net

56% of your typing is done with your left hand.

depents which hand you use for spaces…

LOL… That just doesn’t help :slight_smile:

How is your injury doing btw?

David.

AccordNSX <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:a48f31$sod$1@laurel.tc.umn.edu
> 56% of your typing is done with your left hand.
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> AccordNSX
> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums

> depents which hand you use for spaces…

And if you’re one of those people who think it’s cool to never use the Shift
key…

JF

Can’t be true coz David was typing one-handed. He didn’t say which
hand though. Therefore I decided to apply my other hobby of useless
data analysis, wrote an Excel proggie and can now tell that 57.85% of
David’s post was typed on keys normally typed with the left hand*.
Assuming that the 56% that AccordNSX quoted is the average for typical
English, there are two possibilities:
(i) David is typing right-handed, which means he is slightly
masochistic.
(ii) David is typing left-handed, in which case he is a bit
easy-going.
David?

BTW, IIRC Battus (one of the incarnations of a Dutch writer and
mathematician) wrote a piece (poem? story?) entirely with keys found
on the left hand side of the keyboard. I thought I had it somewhere
but I can’t find it just now. Battus did/does a truckload of
intriguing things with language.

Klaas Bil

  • Assumptions underlying this and other statements will be listed upon
    request.

On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:57:05 +0000 (UTC), AccordNSX
<forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:

>56% of your typing is done with your left hand.
>
>
>
>
>–
>AccordNSX
>Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums


“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked automagically from a database:”
“Bagdad, COSMOS-2224, UNSCOM”

Hi Klaas

I was typing with my left hand because it is my right shoulder that is hurt,
I pleased to say that I can now type with both hands if I am very careful
about it and keep my right hand resting on the keyboard so as to avoid
unnecessary shoulder movement.

Went for a physio today, not much to tell until some of the swelling goes
down. Dammit!

Regards to all

David

Klaas Bil <klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
news:3c684ce3.4372579@newszilla.xs4all.nl
> Can’t be true coz David was typing one-handed. He didn’t say which
> hand though. Therefore I decided to apply my other hobby of useless
> data analysis, wrote an Excel proggie and can now tell that 57.85% of
> David’s post was typed on keys normally typed with the left hand*.
> Assuming that the 56% that AccordNSX quoted is the average for typical
> English, there are two possibilities:
> (i) David is typing right-handed, which means he is slightly
> masochistic.
> (ii) David is typing left-handed, in which case he is a bit
> easy-going.
> David?
>
> BTW, IIRC Battus (one of the incarnations of a Dutch writer and
> mathematician) wrote a piece (poem? story?) entirely with keys found
> on the left hand side of the keyboard. I thought I had it somewhere
> but I can’t find it just now. Battus did/does a truckload of
> intriguing things with language.
>
> Klaas Bil
>
> * Assumptions underlying this and other statements will be listed upon
> request.
>
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:57:05 +0000 (UTC), AccordNSX
> <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
>
> >56% of your typing is done with your left hand.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >–
> >AccordNSX
> >Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums
>
> –
> "To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:"
> “Bagdad, COSMOS-2224, UNSCOM”

Hi Klaas

I was typing with my left hand because it is my right shoulder that is hurt,
I pleased to say that I can now type with both hands if I am very careful
about it and keep my right hand resting on the keyboard so as to avoid
unnecessary shoulder movement.

Went for a physio today, not much to tell until some of the swelling goes
down. Dammit!

Regards to all

David

Klaas Bil <klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
news:3c684ce3.4372579@newszilla.xs4all.nl
> Can’t be true coz David was typing one-handed. He didn’t say which
> hand though. Therefore I decided to apply my other hobby of useless
> data analysis, wrote an Excel proggie and can now tell that 57.85% of
> David’s post was typed on keys normally typed with the left hand*.
> Assuming that the 56% that AccordNSX quoted is the average for typical
> English, there are two possibilities:
> (i) David is typing right-handed, which means he is slightly
> masochistic.
> (ii) David is typing left-handed, in which case he is a bit
> easy-going.
> David?
>
> BTW, IIRC Battus (one of the incarnations of a Dutch writer and
> mathematician) wrote a piece (poem? story?) entirely with keys found
> on the left hand side of the keyboard. I thought I had it somewhere
> but I can’t find it just now. Battus did/does a truckload of
> intriguing things with language.
>
> Klaas Bil
>
> * Assumptions underlying this and other statements will be listed upon
> request.
>
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 12:57:05 +0000 (UTC), AccordNSX
> <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
>
> >56% of your typing is done with your left hand.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >–
> >AccordNSX
> >Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums
>
> –
> "To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:"
> “Bagdad, COSMOS-2224, UNSCOM”

“David Straitjacket” <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> wrote
in message
> Went for a physio today, not much to tell until some of the swelling goes
> down. Dammit!

Did you get the conversation I had:

Physio: How did you get injured?
You: Unicycle hockey :slight_smile:
Physio: What did you say?
You: Unicycle hockey.
Physio: Are you mad?! Don’t do it again!
You: Grrr.

Anyone would think I’d been playing it on a busy motorway.

Arnold the Aardvark

Arnold said…

^snip^
> Did you get the conversation I had:
>
> Physio: How did you get injured?
> You: Unicycle hockey :slight_smile:
> Physio: What did you say?
> You: Unicycle hockey.
> Physio: Are you mad?! Don’t do it again!
> You: Grrr.
^snip^

The Physio was fine about it actually. She had spent all morning dealing
with Sunday football players (soccer for people from the states) so she
seemed pleased to see something different. I was seeing a physio earlier
this year for an ankle injury sustained during a trapeze show. I had torn
some ligaments and dislocated my fibia. The part that really wasn’t fun was
that it was during a show. I had to ignore the pain, finish the show, then
do another one an hour later and spend a couple of hours taking down and
packing away a trapeze rig. The physio I saw then was pretty sympathetic as
well. We ended up having a conversation about stiltwalking and she told me
about a stiltwalker she had seen at a festival in Manchester, after about 30
seconds of her describing the costume the stiltwalker was wearing I
recognised it, it was me! This wasn’t just a regular clown on stilts, it was
on of our creature costumes. A huge alien elephant type of thing with stilts
on the arms and the legs. Bloody heavy and hard to walk in but a lot of fun
to perform.

Regards all

David Straitjacket
www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk

I said…
^snip^
I was seeing a physio earlier this year for an ankle injury sustained during
a trapeze show…
^snip^

I mean last year of course :slight_smile:

it is now 2002… get used to it david…it is now 2002… get used to it
david…it is now 2002… get used to it david…it is now 2002… get used
to it david…it is now 2002… get used to it david…it is now 2002… get
used to it david…

I broke my right hand a couple years ago at a single speed mountain
bike event. I endo’d five feet into the trail and got a spiral break of
my metacarpal. I didn’t drive all the way up there to go home, so I
rode all day with it and was in a lot of pain. I then had to drive home
three hours with a stick shift car. To top it off, when I got home, I
got my bike off the car and rode to the ER. The doctor was not amused
by this and told me to walk home. Yeah right, walking sucks, I ride.
Cheers, Joe in Iowa

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org ["]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org] On
Behalf Of Arnold the Aardvark

Did you get the conversation I had:

Physio: How did you get injured?
You: Unicycle hockey :slight_smile:
Physio: What did you say?
You: Unicycle hockey.
Physio: Are you mad?! Don’t do it again!
You: Grrr.

Anyone would think I’d been playing it on a busy motorway.

Arnold the Aardvark

I broke my right hand a couple years ago at a single speed mountain
bike event. I endo’d five feet into the trail and got a spiral break of
my metacarpal. I didn’t drive all the way up there to go home, so I
rode all day with it and was in a lot of pain. I then had to drive home
three hours with a stick shift car. To top it off, when I got home, I
got my bike off the car and rode to the ER. The doctor was not amused
by this and told me to walk home. Yeah right, walking sucks, I ride.
Cheers, Joe in Iowa

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org ["]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org] On
Behalf Of Arnold the Aardvark

Did you get the conversation I had:

Physio: How did you get injured?
You: Unicycle hockey :slight_smile:
Physio: What did you say?
You: Unicycle hockey.
Physio: Are you mad?! Don’t do it again!
You: Grrr.

Anyone would think I’d been playing it on a busy motorway.

Arnold the Aardvark

On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:53:24 -0000, “David Straitjacket”
<straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> wrote:

>We ended up having a conversation about stiltwalking and she told me
>about a stiltwalker she had seen at a festival in Manchester, after about 30
>seconds of her describing the costume the stiltwalker was wearing I
>recognised it, it was me!
I was wondering: did you tell her it was you? Did you ask whether she
liked the show? If both, which first??

BTW I’ve seen the elephant stiltwalker gig on one of the videos on
your website.

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked automagically from a database:”
“Sayeret Golani, Verisign, BEVEILIGING”

Hi Klaas

She had already said that she liked the act before I had recognised that it
was me. I did tell her it was me when I realised. If she had said that she
hated it I may well have kept my mouth shut :slight_smile:

What do you think of the ‘elephant’ costume? And for that matter the
GreenFly costume in the video? We are just in the process of having two more
‘creature’ costumes made. Both strange insect type things like the GreenFly.
They are horribly expensive but hopefully worth it in the end.

Regards

David Straitjacket
www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk

Klaas Bil <klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
news:3c6c4817.5036786@newszilla.xs4all.nl
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 15:53:24 -0000, “David Straitjacket”
> <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> wrote:
>
> >We ended up having a conversation about stiltwalking and she told me
> >about a stiltwalker she had seen at a festival in Manchester, after about
30
> >seconds of her describing the costume the stiltwalker was wearing I
> >recognised it, it was me!
> I was wondering: did you tell her it was you? Did you ask whether she
> liked the show? If both, which first??
>
> BTW I’ve seen the elephant stiltwalker gig on one of the videos on
> your website.
>
> Klaas Bil
> –
> "To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:"
> “Sayeret Golani, Verisign, BEVEILIGING”

On Fri, 15 Feb 2002 00:12:48 -0000, “David Straitjacket”
<straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> wrote:

>What do you think of the ‘elephant’ costume? And for that matter the
>GreenFly costume in the video?
I think the costumes are beautifully made, but frankly I prefer good
skills over costumes. Must be a personal thing. In the last three or
four end-of-year parties of my company we had stiltwalkers in fancy
silvery costumes and masks and I believe they were widely appreciated.
But they’re lost on me, really. I generally value function over
appearance, and this entends (even) to art in a way. OK jump on me.

Klaas Bil

“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked automagically from a database:”
“Pornstars, Patel, Compsec 97”

Hi Klaas

I have no reason to jump on you. I too value skill over appearance. I just
hope you are not saying we lack skill :frowning: We try and combine both, great
costumes with skilful performance while wearing them, I hope that we manage
it.

I asked because we have just designed two new costumes along the lines of
the GreenFly one. They are really expensive to have made and I am trying to
reassure myself that we have spent all the money wisely. I think we have. I
am a good enough stiltwalker to be able to work in some very difficult and
challenging places, having a costume that really stands out makes that all
the more worthwhile.

You said…

'I generally value function over
> appearance, and this entends (even) to art in a way. OK jump on me.’

An affliction of the logical mind? Discuss.

David Straitjacket
www.straitjacketcircus.co.uk

Klaas Bil <klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
news:3c6d8930.2743837@newszilla.xs4all.nl
> On Fri, 15 Feb 2002 00:12:48 -0000, “David Straitjacket”
> <straitjacketcircus@'DELETETHIS’totalise.co.uk> wrote:
>
> >What do you think of the ‘elephant’ costume? And for that matter the
> >GreenFly costume in the video?
> I think the costumes are beautifully made, but frankly I prefer good
> skills over costumes. Must be a personal thing. In the last three or
> four end-of-year parties of my company we had stiltwalkers in fancy
> silvery costumes and masks and I believe they were widely appreciated.
> But they’re lost on me, really. I generally value function over
> appearance, and this entends (even) to art in a way. OK jump on me.
>
> Klaas Bil
> –
> "To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:"
> “Pornstars, Patel, Compsec 97”

So, is this you? Or are the just a lot of Davids with a straight-jacket acts?