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Concertina v0.7.0 build guide

This article describes how to produce a working physical copy of the Concertina, a computer keyboard.

April 10, 2021 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda


Sutter’s Cloud: The place where fabulism overshadows science fiction

“Imaginary Friend” (1992) is an obscure episode from season 5 of Star Trek: The Next Generation (“TNG”), prestigious US SF TV. In this article I argue that it exemplifies a useful distinction between science fiction and fabulism.

March 17, 2021 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda


Fantasy with and without consistency: Separating fantasy fiction from fabulism

The Swedish language contains some funny words that Swedes made up to sound like English. We say flipper for pinball, playback for lip-synced performances, after work for alcoholism, and so on. So it is with fantasy, which Swedes use for something paradoxically specific. This usage obscures something useful.

Feb. 19, 2021 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda


Postering i pandemin: Arbetsstation 2020–2021

Jag skaffade ett nytt skrivbord och en 49”-skärm i oktober 2019. Då visste jag inte att COVID-19 var på väg. När pandemin etablerade sig i Göteborg och alla utom timsupporten skickades hem från min arbetsplats i innerstaden, 16 mars 2020, var allting klart där hemma.

Jan. 27, 2021 Flag of Sweden programming


The Concertina: A diploid, concave, columnar keyboard

As part of iterating over the design of the DMOTE a few times since 2018, I had made a CAD application for computer keyboards. In 2020, I designed a new keyboard with the same application, for improved ergonomics and utility. The Concertina replaced the DMOTE on my desk.

Dec. 30, 2020 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda programming

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