- WHY EZ?
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When I’m not doing that, I’m a husband, father, and if I’m lucky — bombing down a mountain on either skis or a mountain bike.
For monitors, I have two rows. The top row has three 22” screens and the bottom has a single 42”.
And now I need to bring my ErgoDox EZ with me on vacation because I’ve changed the layout so much that standard keyboards are a nightmare. :)
I’m right now running the Cherry MX Browns in my ErgoDox but am debating switching them out for the MX Silent Blacks at some point, though I’ll probably leave the Browns in a few specific keys to remind me if my hands return to the wrong location after mousing. :)
Past that, there’s the usual Office suite, FTP software, and communications tools, Photoshop, etc., and a bunch of little task-specific programs like CSV splitters and PPC ad editors.
Presently, I’m using the standard keycaps and probably will for a while, but I can see switching to the DCS caps down the road. I will miss the backlighting, though. :)
The layout took me about 20 edits to get to and it’s tailored to the tasks I perform the most often, as I suspect most people do. Each profession probably finds itself in similar spots as far as what keys they need to access most often. As an SEO, for example, I need quick access to a Ctrl+F5 and Chrome Developer Tools, where others likely wouldn’t put them in key positions.
In the end, I landed on the following 3-layer setup:
I’m pretty happy with what I have presently, though I 100% would upgrade my bottom-row monitor to a 52” curved. The rest of my specs work well for what I do, and my Oculus operates smoothly on it as well. :)