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OMG, so last night, I dyed my hair again. It's been a long while. After the cut, it was mostly natural color. I'd had a box of this Ruby Rush (Rich Auburn True Red) for a long time, but just never got around to doing it. It's the one with that extra little tube of bright red for the "Colour Boosting Technology." Anyway, it ends up that it is super bright. It doesn't look bad, but I'm definitely going to be careful about what I wear.

The second reason is that when I took a break from typing my little fingers off, I raided on WoW. The guild has cleared out Karazhan this week. Last night, we summoned Nightbane, and downed him on our second try. Super yay!

The last reason is that while typing my little fingers off, I got quite frustrated at my lack of speed. I think the best I did in practice last night was 42WPM, which is still 5 short of the bare minimum I could get an okay to apply for the secretarial position at hospital. I was going to go in early and take the test at the IWF today, but if I can't hit it at my own computer, how am I supposed to hit it at their horrible stations? >.<

I am seeing an improvement, but I'll have to keep practicing in order to get my skill to the proper level. If I can't do it soon, they'll probably post them externally and offer them to someone. So I may need to wait until the next time one comes available. I will keep up the practice, so I'll be ready for then if I can't do it this time. It gets pretty frustrating continually performing lower than I want, and one can only beat a dead horse for so many hours before one needs to take a break.

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snakewich
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to seeing how your new hair color turned out :)
trifthen
Jun. 27th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
Ya know, it always gets me that someone who's used a computer as long as you, can't type a billionty WPM. I almost wish I were there to see what kind of form you were using, and whack you with a ruler every time you got it wrong. :p
mandydax
Jun. 27th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
I have a bad habit of relying on the backspace key to rescue me from my typos. Also, I mess up the RT, FG, HJ, and YU keys a lot. It's just a mental block. Also, I'm horrible with using the appropriate shift-key for a combination. Also, I have a tendency to let my fingers do the thinking when they shouldn't, so if I'm typing certain words that start the same as other words that are a familiar pattern to start with, I type the wrong word and have to go back. I'm starting to think about switching to DVORAK keyset so all of those bad habits can be obliterated. (see what I did there? ^_^ ) Anyway, a billionty wpm would be useless, even if I could think that fast, because I'd overrun the buffer and have to wait anyway for the computer to catch up. >_> Realistically, I need to simply keep practicing and watch for what I'm doing wrong so I can correct it. Like sight-reading DDR. ~_^
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