Luke Melia

software dev

October 10, 2006

Two keyboards, two mice

I finished my second day pairing with two keybords and two mice hooked up to the development station. This experiment was inspired an endorsement from Mike Hill at SD Expo. The hardest things about it have been letting go of the muscle memory/ritual of passing the keyboard, and establishing the unwritten rules of engagement for taking control. Overall, I like it. It moves a pairing session towards “show” rather than “tell”, and that tends to be more productive. Plus pace seems slightly faster because you’re eliminating the lulls of resituating the mouse and keyboard.

Try it and let me know what you think!

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