Form a Glyph Not a Word & Get Nimble At It

Form a Glyph Not a Word & Get Nimble At It

 

You have downloaded the Glyfo app on your smartphone. now, glide your finger as you connect the letters that form a word. you will experience that touching a letter increases their magnification. “… so I can see you better”, said the wolf.

Glyfo's alphabetical circular layout
Glyfo’s alphabetical circular keyboard layout forming the word NEWS.

now, in all caps compose a text message starting with the word ‘NEWS’ and send it to all your friends! because the more you practice in creating words, the more your muscle-memory will learn which strokes form words. soon enough you will be thumb-gliding over the touchscreen without looking at your phone.
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My Self’s Quest for the Why of Creation

Why change the Old?” I was asked. why change at all? that became the question that drove me to the brink of madness through the darkest of my times. I had my doubts in doing anything at all, but here it is and you are introduced to the journey I went through to come to this point in time, me this moment, posting these words as you read on.

Sunset and Rocky Mountains, Denver Colorado
Driving Toward the Sunset towards the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. May 2017

well then, even the mountains change. everything changes over time. life is change, and change is life. I am not afraid anymore. I can create and propose something to the world with no attachment to it. if it doesn’t work, then I will re-think something else once more.

Octavian & Servando
Octavian and I driving up the Rocky Mountains.

I have nothing to do but breathe, at least till my last breath so, why not get moving with creating something fantastic every person will want to have. I already am blissfully happy with my life and the company I keep from a true friend. (he is excited about putting together this app and would love to text on it as soon as possible!) he is the reason I am writing this blog. if for no body else, I want to create this for him.

I have wasted much of my time with people who were a negative influence in my life. their degenerated admiration was simple envy. they didn’t believe much in my dreams because they were all faced with their grisly reality of life (theirs’). I cut all relations with all my friends. and my always unhappy family. then I was free to go to the mountains and do as much THC and CBD with Mary Jane as I could. I came to the enlightened realization that I did not have to do anything. yup, nothing at all… (not even breathe but, that’s an automatic function of my body). I saw myself in a human creature body standing on the surface of this round planet, circling a turning bright star, out in the middle of an infinite universe which, come to find out was all just in my own mind. so what was I then? what was the purpose of all of this? why even exist at all? because I am here as part of the organic machine we call Life. I have a place in the world and my works as co-creator with the mighty cosmos itself, is my nature. ‘what I was put here for’, then, and only then did the big existential All came to me: nothing I do in this world is only for me. I share the same air everyone else breathes, I am as important to this universe as any single atom that exist in all of Space. I Am.

Drive up the Rocky Mountains
Driving up the Rocky Mountains with the Sun on our face.

I do this not just to make the world a better place, but to make my pocketbook fatter so that I can travel the world and meet all the different types of people out there, living their normal lives in their everyday environment. yet I believe that money that is not invested into the unknown eventually will fester in the hands of those greedy to hold on to it, while the world is now that less richer. ‘the Rule of the Many, By the Many’, if there is such a thing, is an era of mankind where every citizen can communicate their preferences and needs with a communication device connecting to the world and measuring its pulse. every person must have a smartphone. that’s where I would put my money. the only way to change the world is to question those doctrines, rules, methods, and beliefs we all accept unwaveringly. the only way to change the world to a better place is to personally do it yourself; like the piece of snd that makes up the beach. these thoughts made me question the purpose of, in all respects, any task. an existentialist dilemma of action over worrying about the daily things that everyday brings. but enough of that, just press on mister, and go high.

there is a certain enthusiasm ignited even fostered with world-changing devices, e.g., iPhones. we feel part of the wave of development and refinement that goes along with each piece of state-of-the-art craftsmanship.

Rocky Mountains sunset
the Mighty Rocky Mountains during a cool evening in May

like so, this is that time for a great idea to further its awesomeness that will bring about a new communication language to every part of the world. we are all humans, we are all together as humanity, why not be the catalyst that accelerates a better world for us, for our kids, for generations to come. this is the greatests of times when a unification of the planet’s languages come together. we begin by supplanting word with glyphs, soon enough every language adopts glyphs over groups of letters that form words. glyphs are better. although its learning process will be adopted ethusiastically by the younger generations using glyphs instead of words. even this written blog will have become part of the 20th century history, and will replace its words with glyphs instead read and slowly evolve and refine itself throughout humanity’s time. what a truly great time this is here & now. Thank You Creation.

serVando

 

 

 

Number Keyboard Layout: Row VS Circle, or the Square Pad Design?

Numbers are as important as words in any keyboard layout. they deserve their own configuration, their own independent buttons, and mathematically should start at zero; Qwertyas opposed to the qwerty layout which places the zero after the nine (shouldn’t it be the number ten instead?)   my circular layout fixes this by placing the zero number top and center between the number nine and the number one, and contains its own row separate from the letter row, e.g.,

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Alpha-Numeric circular layout with zero top and center.

although I do prefer the old fashioned numeric key pad because of its celerity in inputting quantities using all five fingers of the right hand, yet

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Common numeric pad arrangement.

I do want to keep the circular style in my layout design to leave an open space in the center for the finger glide action needed to connect letters to create words, or simply finger-drawing on the touch-screen with either letters, numbers or symbols as well.

I do not need to force the user to comply in a specific preference of mine. nor should any typewriting apparatus despite of its mechanical limitations, like Remington’s qwerty letter layout, should mandate how the keyboard should look like for everyone. a good all-inclusive app design should encompass all three choices (Row, Circle, and Square) with an easy way to switch between each; now, that’s what we need from a great app!

alphanumeric layouts abound in a good cyber-space image search. I don’t believe a particular style should remain eternal, even when it’s good enough. there will always be non-conformist individuals like myself, who come up with an alternative approach given their specific societal and/or technological needs in their moment thru time.

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Driving While Glyphing – Changing Things Around

For a very long time now I’ve had this inner complaint of the qwerty keyboard design. I understand how it got to how it is now, but it really needs to be improved. so, instead of waiting for someone else to do it, I have decided to change things around. redesigning means keeping the good and letting go of the not-needed-anymore. in my attempt at finding an answer, I went back to antiquity and chose the Roman letter cipher diskmanglediag

this layout usually places the first letter A at the top in a 12 o’clock position with the next in a circular clockwise direction. this design puts the vowels nicely spread apart as opposed to the qwerty arrangement. the infamous qwerty organization bunches up the letters U, I, and O in a corner of its layout, this necessitates a more refined algorithm that will undoubtedly suggest the wrong word we cannot afford to hit the Send button with.

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I used many apps for keyboard, and from the main ones, this is where the Swype, Swiftkey and Gboard fail, they of course, utilize the qwerty arrangement. ponder now, the great advantage of using the alphabet sequence is that we already are familiar with it; the way we were taught from childhood, as natural as ABC…

I envision a new letter arrangement to be used with one hand, without the need to ever glance at the keyboard. I want to text while I am doing other things and yes, definitely while driving too! it just requires a finger that will make contact with the device, and that extremity, should be an extension of my thoughts in the written form. we all need to satisfy that longing to be able to text in an easy, quick, and reliable manner. else why bother using such an amazing electronic device, like our smartphones are, which we presently cannot efficiently connect with and send out our voice to the internet world.

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End of the QWERTY era?

End of the QWERTY era?

who is in favor of our presently used design of the qwerty keyboard? it has been time for a new change in how we input words into our electronic devices. this blog attempts to convince you at re-defining how we input words for our daily communication needs.

I will present my latest ideas of a new keyboard design for computers. if I find enough momentum to effect this change I will definitely start a campaign on Kickstarter or Indegogo with options for our world of text messaging users, like you.