Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pain in my hands

Sometimes I wish that there was just one language and therefore just one keyboard.

I'm working in Belgium right now and at this customer there is no possibility to use my laptop on the network. Instead they have a thin client concept based on Citrix. That is ok but working with a Belgian keyboard just makes my hands hurt.

I have switched the locale to English. But now I have to convince my eyes that there are different keys.

Also after locking the PC I mistyped my password too often (the Citrix environment was still on FR) so the helpdesk had to unlock my account.

I have not yet done Oracle related work on this machine but I cannot imagine what will happen when doing some interessting stuff with the DB or the Application Server and entering $#@%^& instead of some numbers or terminating each command with an m (that's where they've put the semicolon).


Asif Momen said...

The keyboard in the pic seems to be english... it's not in belgiam.....;)

Andreas said...

If you enlarge the picture you will see that the first row is AZERTY instead of QWERTY. Also the numbers are usable via the shift key.