A lot of programmers like to use mechanical keyboards. The type of keyboards got better experiences on typing and more durable than the traditional membrane keyboard.
For mechanical keyboards, there are several different types of keyboards switches to choose. Each type of switch will give you a different typing experience. I have used the top 3 popular switches.
Firstly, I tried Cherry MX Blue. A lot of people call it "Typist Switch." It got a "clicky" sound when you are typing. But I found that it is noisy, and the keys are a bit "hard."
Secondly, I bought a keyboard with Cherry MX Red afterward. I like that. It has not the "clicky" sound, and the keys are much softer, more comfortable for typing. That is very good.
Recently, I bought a ducky keyboard with Cherry MX Brown. I found this type of switch is my most favorable switch. The keys are soft too, and it got a bit "clicky" sound, but not very noisy. I will award this type of switch the name, "Programmers' Switch."
Yesterday, I had a chat in a law firm at Southside of Brisbane. I suggested they can provide some initial consultations online. They accepted my suggestions. After the conversation, I found a lot of professional service providers such as Accountants, lawyers, and property valuers, do not require a physical office location. Nowadays, a lot of things can do it online. The customers can make the inquiry online via email or Whatsapp. A lot of face to face meetings can reduce. The professionals can work from home too because they need a computer to work. We can communicate with our colleagues online. There are live chat tools, such as MS teams and slack.
Yes, they still need to meet the people in person. For example, you need to verify your customers' identity or witness their signature. Then we need a sort of co-working space to hire a meeting room. Of course, for colleagues, we need to have some team meeting activities, then we go to a restaurant or a coffee shop for this purpose. Yes, I know if you need to pair up someone for a project, for example, pair programming or brainstorming. That is better to work in the same physical location. Then the co-working space is the solution again. You can hire some hot desks in there.
I think the demand for co-working spaces will be increasing in the current trend, rather than the needs of an office.
Last year, I visited Hong Kong. One of Souvenirs I bought for myself is 1st Player Keyboard Rose Fire Keyboard. This is my first real mechanical keyboard and I just paid HKD$398. That is very very value for money. I used that for almost a year. I loved it. The built quality is not bad. It sounds firms. Moreover, it has "Cherry MX"(I am not sure that is an authentic cherry switch or other brands ) blue switch. That is very good for typing. I love it! Although it only has a single color black lighting, I am not a gamer, that is not a deal for you. It has a few model of flashing black-lighting, that is already quite fun for me. I love this keyboard and that is very very value for money.
In my position, I need to do some Administrative tasks in Office 365. Office 365 got a very user-friendly interface to config the Office 365 products, from Calendar to Sharepoint Online. However, for advanced administrative tasks, I need to use Powershell script. Such as unlocking composited looks in Sharepoint and Change the permission of a room's calendar. Thus, as an Office 365 Admin, I have to learn Powershell. I need to watch more tutorial video from Plursight.
Today, I got updates from Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. The major change in these updates is to allow the user post a status with picture and stickers. This feature is in Snapchat before. This is a kind of social media feature. Facebook is social media, that is making sense to have this feature, but Whatsapp is an Instance Messenger, it is to have this feature, that is a bit strange. Moreover, a lot of contacts in Whatsapp are not my friend, they are my clients. This is not good to share my personal status. I need to change my privacy setting, I selected my friends can view the status(I have to select them, one by one, so far, I cannot find a way to select a group of friends in one go), thus this feature in Whatsapp is not very useful for me.