Sunday, April 27

Arrival / Typeracer

I'm back! You can resume making What's newS your main destination. So, I hope you didn't miss too much throughout the week. I had a good time in Indianapolis, even though it was work-related. While there, I got to see Barack Obama.... Actually, I didn't see him, but when they shut off half of Indianapolis so he could drive through downtown, I figured it was him. Not to mention, on the news previously, they had mentioned him traveling to Indiana next.

Anyway, there is not going to be an "In Case You Missed It" brought to you by CNN today, but I just wanted to share with you a neat website for those of you who want to work on your typing skills. If you did not know, the Web 2.0 expo was last week and a lot of cool sites were introduced. One being a fun excises that involves other typers like yourself.

I would like to say, that I am a pretty fast typer, however, I am no stenographer. If you'd like to know how you stack up in the typing world, there's TypeRacer--a wonderfully simple game that puts you up against other typers, and of course your 100-plus key stead. The goal is to type as well as you can to get your car from point A to point B. All the while you can compete with other users in real time and "race" across the landscape of the English language.

The thing I do not like about the game is that it is a stickler about errors, requiring you to go back and make any fixes before continuing the race, keeping "errorist" (as I like to call them) from winning based on speed alone. I'm not really sure if TypeRacer really helps you type any faster, but it sure is fun. Try it out!

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