I'd like to ask your opinion on two somewhat related things.
If you have any knowledge of Japan: I'm heading there for a trip of undetermined length on november 27th. Going for no reason other than a strong urge to explore the country again. Probably going to be there for 2 months+ until I decide where to go next. I realize that theres already a post asking for recommendations, but my stay is longer and of a different season, so perhaps additional thoughts come to mind? I have to say its been strange shopping for cold weather clothes on a tropical island that kind of ignores winter.
While packing I'm looking at each possession to decide whether its worth it drag it around every day for who knows how long. A question popped up as I was doing this:
If you were going on a trip be it long or short, foreign or familiar, , and for some unmentioned, absolute reason you had to choose between taking your laptop/tablet or camera(s), what do you choose? And why? Its possible a smart phone nullifies this somehow. I'm partial to leaving the camera as I tend not to look at my pictures much once Ive taken them, but at the same time my macbook is kind of heavy and might end up simply as a distraction from my new surroundings. I find it difficult. Do you?
After reading Tynan's post on it at the beginning of 2012, I switched over to DVORAK, and its worked out great. I'm pretty sure I type faster now, and I find it easier when writing code. The thing that messes me up lately is when I have to use other computers, like showing a family member something or at work. I sort of retained QWERTY in that when I look down at the keys, I can type at somewhat normal speed, but when I look away I lose it. It doesn't work too well though, and I end up with a lot of errors I'm not aware of cause I'm looking down. Also, I find that the more I try to reacquaint myself with QWERTY, it begins to mess up DVORAK. Any suggestions on retaining both without screwing up one or the other? Thanks