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Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)
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Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
Update: no change. The high-speed keyboard punisher is still at it. All the letters are completely worn off her keyboard (no lie I've seen it). Still to date no one knows what the content of such a ginormous body of work could possibly be. Estimates vary but most agree it is equal to or greater in length than ~27-33 complete works of Shakespeare. And growing.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

Perhaps it's time to get a longer lasting keyboard...something like this?

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RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

I don't believe this story anymore. There is no way that no one has figured out what she is typing by now.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

I am with ponoodle. Someone (pgmr777) does NOT want to know, no matter what he/she claims. This series of threads is just an attempt to see how far this kind of insanity can be pushed before people will figure it out.


---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
It's not a matter of wanting to KNOW, we just want it to STOP because it's driving/driven us INSANE.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
She NEVER. STOPS. TYPING. EVER. Like 10 high speed JACKHAMMERS. Except to crack her knuckles. Or FLIP-RUN-FLOP to the PRINTER.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

Just my opinion here.

‘Regular’, ‘normal’ people do not allow this to happen. Especially when something like this is going on for years and years, as you claim. And if that involves many other people around. Again, as you claim (“we just want it to STOP”). Normal people DO something about it: meeting with management, getting HR involved, group intervention, little sabotage ...

You choose not to do any of that. You-all complain, but that’s just it, no action. “We did nothing and we are all fresh out of ideas.” banghead

Get back here when you actually DO SOMETHING about it.



---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

One more vote for this being BS.

I remember the other threads, and while entertaining to read, you don't seem to have done ANYTHING to investigate or change what you claim is going on. Either you are a completely ineffectual pawn in your own life, or the situation doesn't actually exist.

I frequent another site (RC stuff) and when someone makes an extreme claim there, the ready response is, "Video or it didn't happen". Or "Pics" or "Audio" as the case may be. Without tangible/credible proof, I'm siding with those calling you out for it being BS.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
It's not bs. the compulsive typing is most likely work related. here's an example/clue to the problem. a normal person will respond to a yes/no email with either a yes or a no, right? maybe a few words more. with her it will be 15 pages of blathering about any and all things related to the question. she is simply compelled to type. incessantly. LOVes to type. MUST type. continually. underlying reasons unknown.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

Video or it didn't happen. bigsmile


RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
Video. This person is manic. We're all afraid of her. And why would i make something like this up? I'm not crazy. She is.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

I am with SamBones , it didn't happen.


---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
Ok I'll ask her if I can record her psychotic incessant pounding on her keyboard. pc2

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
good rendition of her.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

No need to ask permission. You have a right to record your personal work space. Just get a recorder app on your phone and record your personal work space to capture the ambient noise you experience. If it's as extreme as you say, this should capture what you are describing.

The problem with asking for permission is that it will/may alter her behavior.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
You're right, I made this all up, she does stop typing sometimes. When she goes to the bathroom.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

Ok, I have a possible solution for you.

While researching keyboards for myself (I spend over half my waking hours at one), I've been looking at mechanical keyboards. They have a great typing feel and you can get different switches for the keys to give you different feel and even different sound. A switch called a Cherry MX Red has no click and does have a very good typing feel. To this you can add little rubber O-rings called dampeners that just about completely eliminate any click or other mechanical noise.

Keyboard:
https://www.amazon.com/CD108-Mechanical-Gaming-Key...

Dampeners:
https://www.amazon.com/ThreeBulls-120Pcs-Dampeners...

For less than $100, you can pretty much silence the noise.

And then this is for you: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=noise+cancelling+headph...

The Bose are quite nice and very effective.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

(OP)
Putting aside the question of what the content could possibly be, it's really the frantic nature of her typing that puts me on edge. The high-speed non-stop urgency of it. Manic.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

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No recording of any type - thus THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN.
No matter what pgmr777 claims...



---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

Maybe she has some sort of oil on her skin or uses some sort of lotion that accelerates the eroding of the ink on the keyboard? Has anyone considered goofing on her by remapping a few keys on the keyboard? Using the TERMINFO and TERMCAP?

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RE: Obsessive typist...part 4 (update)

Someday you'll finally get to see what she's typing. It will most likely be something like "All work and no play makes Janet a dull girl!", endlessly over and over, typed into different shapes on each page. If that happens, just leave! Don't even stop to talk to the two little girls in the hallway! And definitely don't go to room 237 for your final paycheck. Just get Danny and leave!

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