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  2. Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
  3. Octoboard
  4. Miliday Universal Time
  5. Bitcoins
  6. Avoiding passing-out while giving blood
  7. Simulated Adversity
  8. Andrew Peter Linn Personal Debt Spreadsheet (APLPDS)

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An alternative keyboard layout that is functionally superior

                Look down at your keyboard. Notice that the top left six letters spell out the silly word "QWERTY". The common QWERTY-based layout was designed early in the era of mechanical typewriters, so its ergonomics were compromised to allow for the mechanical limitations of the typewriter. As the letter-keys were attached to levers that needed to move freely, inventor Christopher Sholes developed the QWERTY layout to reduce the likelihood of jamming.


                With the advent of computers, lever jams are no longer an issue, but nevertheless, QWERTY layouts were adopted for electronic keyboards because they were widely used. Alternative layouts such as the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard are not yet in widespread use.


                The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard layout arranges keys so that frequently used keys are easiest to press, which reduces muscle fatigue when typing common English.


                Alternating hands while typing is a desirable trait because while one hand is typing a letter, the other hand can get in position to type the next letter. Thus, a typist may fall into a steady rhythm and type quickly. However, when a string of letters is done with the same hand, the chances of stuttering are increased and a rhythm can be broken, thus decreasing speed and increasing errors and fatigue.


                The QWERTY layout has more than 3,000 words that are typed on the left hand alone and about 300 words that are typed on the right hand alone (the aforementioned word "minimum" is a right-hand-only word). In contrast, with the Dvorak layout, only a few words are typed using only the left hand and even fewer with the right hand.[20] This is because a syllable requires at least one vowel, and all the vowels (and "y") fall on the left side of the keyboard.



                Location of the top eight most frequently typed keys in green. Dvorak has all eight located on the home row increasing typist response time while decreasing finger and wrist strain. The commonly used QWERTY keyboard has these frequently used keys in arbitrary illogical locations.




Dynamic QWERTY to DVORAK converter (converts as you type)

Static QWERTY to DVORAK converter (type text and click a button to convert)

An alternative Chessboard layout


In the above image, the first board is a traditional Chessboard. The second is an alternative Chessboard, "Octoboard".


On an Octagonal board there is less variance in path width between the horizontal/vertical paths and the diagonal paths. It is speculated that this reduction in difference in path width may aid players by allowing them to more quickly assess their potential chess moves.

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An alternative to traditional 12 hour time keeping

UTC Miliday time (MDT)

also known as 'beat' time
also known as militime
also known as 'The Metric unit of time'
Format is '(Milidays) : (Centibeats)'

 


                The above time is being displayed live on your computer (client side) using Javascript. The time is is sourced from your computer's clock so it will only be accurate if you live on the east coast of the United States. The below time is sourced from a UTC global server and will be accurate from any computer in the world. It is updated everytime this page is refreshed.

539:55 July 21th, 2019

Milidays and Beats are synomyns; both represent 1/1000 of a day

MUT12 hour time
1000 Milidays1 day
500 Milidays12 hours
125 Milidays3 hours day
~42 Milidays1 hour
~21 Milidaysa half hour
~7 Milidays10 minutes
3 Milidays1 minute
1 Milidays 100 Centibeats*
100 Centibeats 1 minute, 26 seconds
13 Centibeats15 seconds
.13 Milidays15 seconds


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Avoiding losing blood pressure and conscience while giving blood and directly after giving blood


I have a issue with fear of needles and fear of giving blood. I tend to at best feel extremely nauseated while and directly after giving blood. Often my blood pressure drops very low and I lose most of the color in my face from the blood leaving. One possible solution that has worked for me is to take a caffeine supplement 15 minuets before giving blood. I never drink caffeinated soda so I usually take 100mg of caffeine but if you drink soda often you may need more to form an effective dose. This is to keep your blood pressure artificially high and to prevent it from dropping so low that you lose conscience.

Another thing to do is drink a salty sports drink a half hour before giving blood. The liquid will help increase the volume of blood and the salt increases the amount of water in ur arteries due to osmosis which causes acute hypertension. Using both these methods will keep your heart rate too high for you to lose conscience.

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Andrew Peter Linn Personal Debt Spreadsheet

APL-001
Debt established on 01/18/2017
Original principal 1.00 USD
Interest rate compounded daily: .00043 or .043%
Currently owes:1.0823157884433USD

APL-002
Debt established on 02/03/2017
Original principal 1.00 USD
Interest rate compounded daily: .00043 or .043%
Currently owes:1.0748966020896USD

APL-003
Debt established on 01/01/2017
Original principal 50.00 USD
Interest rate compounded daily: .00043 or .043%
Currently owes:54.512739590296USD

Total owed: 56.669951980829 USD


On an Octagonal board there is less variance in path width between the horizontal/vertical paths and the diagonal paths. It is speculated that this reduction in difference in path width may aid players by allowing them to more quickly assess their potential chess moves.