I wrote my first introduction
5½ years ago -- wow, that's how long the Fingerfans website has already been active.
With the new version of the forum, and many people revisiting for the first time in ages, I thought I'd introduce myself all over again. As your humble webmaster and forum admin, I'd like you to know that there's a real human being behind all that forum stuff.
So here's the short version of me:About me
I'm originally from Denmark but I've moved around so much I can hardly count it anymore (~16 movings, 5 countries, 2 continents). I'm now living in Austria, and I've recently settled into banking software (anti-money-laundering - very exciting). My professional background is a very broad mix of IT disciplines, some management, and project management. This is based on a Master degree in business administration and computer science. All in all, you could say I'm all over the place, in every sense.
I enjoy staying up to date on technical stuff, and helping people -- I guess that's why I made this website! I'm no forum guru, but it's fun to work with.FingerWorks
I own a TouchStream that I bought only months before Apple bought and closed FingerWorks. I had seen the technology in a magazine years earlier and dismissed it as ultrageeky. In 2005, I noticed that an IBM coworker used an iGesture, and after a brief demostration I was blown away. Though pricey, I decided to go all the way; hence, my TouchStream. It's probably extremely rare, because it is manufactured with the Danish keyboard layout. It might be the only working
Even though I love my TouchStream and once used it a lot, my typing speed and accuracy was too low for continued work, and my work often required operations that quite simply were easier on a regular keyboard. I'm very demanding of myself and I just couldn't accept the comfort of the TS over the sheer productivity when using a normal keyboard. So my TS was packed away in its box for the past 3 years and I've only unpacked it very recently. I now use it at home, but since having a kid (yay!) there's not much time for home computing so it sees little use. I'd like to use it more (at work, even) but I'm still concerned about speed and accuracy. I'd also like to re-learn the advanced gestures and customizations, but it just doesn't get any priority in my life.
I also have a Digitouch which is a brilliant device for my media center in the living room. We do have a TV but never use it; instead we use a ceiling-mounted projector and a computer with a TV tuner. It's great to have a single input device for mousing and typing (and the Windows Media Center remote for simple stuff). Layouts
My Digitouch is Dvorak, and the TS is Qwerty (the Danish layout only differs from US in symbols placement). I also have a Qwerty surface for the Digitouch but I started with Dvorak and I like it. I would love to have a Dvorak layout on my TS too, but ready-made OS-support for Dvorak only exists in English which conflicts with my Danish and German typing needs. So I'm using Qwerty everywhere except on the TV couch. Switching to Dvorak is a longtime goal for me; it'd be nice but today's devices just aren't supporting it very well.