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TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« on: October 29, 2014, 11:36:18 PM »
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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 05:32:22 AM »
I used to be able to type that fast. But sadly my skills have dropped over the years. Only got 36wpm with my test at the moment. Time to brush up on my skills.

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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 07:17:48 AM »
I can't wrap my head around how this is even possible, but check this out.

Sean Wrona Wins the Ultimate Typing Championship - 163 Words Per Minute

Can't find it off hand, but think I read that Sean is the owner/creator of TypeRacer too.



I would like to bump my average speed up. Maybe I will start practicing on a regular bases and see what happens.
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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 08:13:29 AM »
My Mom was a Paralegal. Back in the 60's IBM came out with the first electric typewriter and she was one of the first to get one. She kept jamming the machines and finally after the 3rd machine an IBM rep came to see why. She could type faster than the machine could handle. I don't know how many WPM she could do but she was the fastest in Northern CA. and had an award as such. I can't type at all still hen peck.

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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 09:10:38 AM »
I can type 100 words per minute. I used to be able to do 130 before I hurt my hand. I used to be a web developer back in the day. Lots of code being written.
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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 05:13:54 PM »
I'm a "pecker".

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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 05:21:40 PM »
Brushing up on my skills.  :cheers:

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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 07:27:15 AM »
My first shot at this - got 44 WPM    not too good,   way out of practice.    Don't really need to type too fast until I write my memoirs or I'll just get some young,  fast secretary to do it.     I might be able to sell 10 or 20 books   LOL.
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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2014, 07:04:38 PM »
My Mom was a Paralegal. Back in the 60's IBM came out with the first electric typewriter and she was one of the first to get one. She kept jamming the machines and finally after the 3rd machine an IBM rep came to see why. She could type faster than the machine could handle. I don't know how many WPM she could do but she was the fastest in Northern CA. and had an award as such. I can't type at all still hen peck.

Interesting, funny how things have changed so much since then.

I can type 100 words per minute. I used to be able to do 130 before I hurt my hand. I used to be a web developer back in the day. Lots of code being written.

Wow, that's really fast! How did you hurt your hand?

I'm a "pecker".

There's got to be a joke someplace there, lol...

I would like to get my average WPM up a bit.


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Re: TypeRacer - Kind of fun...
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2014, 10:12:00 PM »


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Wow, that's really fast! How did you hurt your hand?


I severed the tendons on the top of my hand. Long story short, fell against the wire racks in the back of the $ears van. The metal was sharp as a knife and cut through the top of my hand. Why the top? I don't know. All I know is: workers comp doesn't pay squat. Almost lost everything. Had to file Chapter 7 just to keep my house and business.  My hand works, but it will never be the same again. I'm still fighting with $ears workers comp insurance just to see a doctor.

Back on topic, I used to code html, vbscript, css and Javascript back in the day. I think I was around 130 words per minute. I used to go through keyboards on a regular basis. I never used a standard 104 key. I always used the Microsoft Natural Keyboard. I think that's why I never got carpal tunnel.
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