At one point during the session Chris was standing behind me giving me directions to use keyboard shortcuts and I was at a total loss. Then he noticed my GoogleChrome was not set up entirely right, and then something else happened with saving images and files that I wasn’t doing right. He also thought I was a “sketcher” and kept saying I could just do “sketches” and I just kept thinking, “I can’t sketch anything that is recognizable, why would I sketch!” (Sketching is on my to-d0 list but that is in another post.) At any rate, finally, in a joke of frustration or a moment of realization Chris exclaimed, “Well, now we know you are only operating at 10%!” We laughed and moved on to the tasks at hand.
Chris gave me a tip to find a cheat sheet of keyboard shortcuts and just pick two a week to master. So I did. These are the two I will work on this week:
|Press ⌘-O, then select file.||Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome.|
|⌘-Shift-I||Emails your current page.|
Tonight, as I was reflecting on my day and thinking what could I share, I thought of Chris’s comment. Is operating at 10% a bad thing? Not really, but operating at a higher percentage rate would sure make keyboarding and Canvas LMS a whole lot easier and faster. I always claim to have a beginner’s mind–and I wish I was using the phrase to sound Zen like and open-minded, but the truth is, I am a literally a beginner.
The best thing about operating at %10 is that there is ALWAYS room to learn something new. I’m excited to see where I’ll be when I can operate at about 12%, which should be at the end of this week–once I have mastered these two new keyboard cuts.
The one thing that I did learn today is that Chris Long has a 10% zone of operation when it comes to drawing stars or the Google Drive symbol.
PS: I used my one of my new keyboard cuts 2x during the writing of this post.