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[QUOTE author="Bob Walsh" site:"?joel" threadTitle="VB.NET book?"]
And pay no attention to the C bigots who have posted here - they're just cranky that their right index finger is an inch longer than their left from typing {{}} all day!

Teary eyed, rolling ass on the floor, laughing out of the butt-crack!
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
August 27th, 2005
Seriously? { and } are pinky characters...
Permalink Brad Wilson 
August 27th, 2005
I think you'll appreciate:

"You cannot really appreciate Dilbert unless you've read it in the original Klingon."
Permalink Tayssir John Gabbour 
August 27th, 2005
"What is this talk of 'release'? Klingons do not make software 'releases'. Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of designers and quality assurance people in it's wake."
Permalink _ 
August 27th, 2005
Pinky characters?

I have never used my pinky to type {,}, its always been index finger.
Permalink JD 
August 27th, 2005
If your index finger is closest to { and } on your keyboard you must either have strangely deformed hands or an odd keyboard layout?
Permalink Ian Boys 
August 27th, 2005
Two-finger typing maybe? Hunt and Peck?
Permalink Peter 
August 28th, 2005
I don't really get the index finger comment since hunt & peckers wouldn't be stretching their index finger but would simply move it over the { or }.

But anyway, this is an interesting topic since I just checked what I do and it turns out that I actually use my ring finger for {}. This allows for fast rolling to the Enter key since Enter almost allows follows { and }. Pretty cool how the mind does these little optimizations automatically without you ever planning it that way.
Permalink SomeBody 
August 28th, 2005
Here's what I do.

When I have to type { or }, I lift my right hand fingers from their position and my ring finger holds shift key while my index finger presses { or } and all my fingers goes back to their natural position i.e. j, k, l, ;.

This is the first time I am realizing that I lift my hand to press a key.
Permalink JD 
August 28th, 2005
Surely left pinky moves to left shift, and right pinky presses { or } -- anything else is just silly.
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 28th, 2005
It's interesting to me that Mat is a moral subjective relavist, but an absolutist when it comes to typing.
Permalink Kevin 
August 28th, 2005
There's a difference between a moral grey area and typing like a moron. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 28th, 2005
>> Seriously? { and } are pinky characters...

They're totally index and middle-finger for me...
Permalink Abraham Lincoln 
August 28th, 2005
<<They're totally index and middle-finger for me...>>

me, too. pinkies are for quotes and ? and /.

i use my middle finger for backspace as well.
Permalink Kenny 
August 29th, 2005

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