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Work Avoidance Wednesday: typeracer

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No, we didn’t forget about Work Avoidance Wednesday. We just couldn’t find anything that could steal your time for a week. Also, it’s still the start of the year and we know some of you had resolutions to work harder or something. Oh, who are we kidding? Here’s a game to steal some of your time today, and at least it will seem like you’re working furiously hard.

typeracer is essentially a typing timer. It will tell you how many words per minute you can type, as well as your accuracy for the passage. However, unlike other typing evaluations, this one is made into a game thanks to adding cars and letting you race strangers on the internet. Or your friends, if you prefer.

Typeracer 1

I hold the record in the office. I generally hit somewhere in the 90 words per minute (wpm) with somewhere around 95-98% accuracy. Not too shabby.

Typeracer 2

Darryn isn’t quite as fast, grabbing 62 wpm. However, he has 100% accuracy with zero errors. Slow and steady wins the race, I guess. Sandy was in the 40-50 wpm last we checked, although I guess he’s still busy typing at the moment. Unfortunately, his accuracy was barely a passing mark. Gavin totally surprised me. Despite the perception that he would have clumsy caveman hands, he actually types almost as fast as me, averaging in the 80s-90s wpm. Who would have thought?

Typeracer 3

Of course, you’re all curious about Geoff’s abilities. He won’t share. He claims that he hasn’t done the test, but I also know that he doesn’t touch type so he’s probably just afraid to show us how awesome he really is – even without touch typing he annihilates us each week for Batman. Proof that it’s not just about speed. Right?

At least this week while you’re avoiding work you’ll be typing furiously and appearing to be working ridiculously hard.

Last Updated: February 11, 2015

20 Comments

  1. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 11, 2015 at 11:04

    if thisn thign takes accuraacycy of mytyping into considerraation then I dontn think I’;ll do so welll

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  2. Hammersteyn

    February 11, 2015 at 11:11

    Can we select the book? I can type anything from 50 shades of grey one handed.

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    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 11, 2015 at 11:13

      Haha! Excellent!
      Though I have lost a little bit of respect to hear you’d actually read it ;P

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 11, 2015 at 11:14

        I could always read one of the Twilight novels?

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        • Jaded_Reprobate

          February 11, 2015 at 11:16

          I suspect an exorcism is required

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    • Viking Of Science

      February 11, 2015 at 11:21

      Here. Have a thing: http://www.fiftyshadesgenerator.com/

      language used NSFW… but freaking hilarious.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 11, 2015 at 11:22

        Hahahahaha dafuq?

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 11, 2015 at 11:22

        Hahahahaha dafuq?

        Reply

      • Sgt. M

        February 11, 2015 at 12:33

        MY EYESSSSS!!!!!

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  3. Gavin Mannion

    February 11, 2015 at 11:22

    I still don’t get why Zoe is surprised that my svelt hands are so fast….. mans got skills yo

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    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 11, 2015 at 11:29

      Gives you the kind of street cred money can’t buy πŸ˜‰

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  4. RinceThis

    February 11, 2015 at 11:25

    No! These types of game get me hooked! I will resist you!

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  5. RinceThis

    February 11, 2015 at 11:25

    No! These types of game get me hooked! I will resist you!

    Reply

  6. hairyknees

    February 11, 2015 at 11:43

    I get about 70wpm πŸ™‚ accuracy is around 90-92%, but I don’t touch type πŸ˜› I AIN’T EVEN MAD!

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      February 11, 2015 at 11:49

      but how fast do you type when geoff and i are telling you to write faster? πŸ˜›

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      • hairyknees

        February 11, 2015 at 14:25

        75 or so πŸ˜›

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    • RinceThis

      February 11, 2015 at 11:50

      What’s that? 70 worms per meter? Yo cabbage is crazy!

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    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 11, 2015 at 11:54

      Comes from aimlessly tapping buttons in DOTA ;P

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  7. Matewis Jubilai

    February 11, 2015 at 12:02

    Nobody can type “glittering prizes” faster than I can! nobody!!

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  8. Raidz

    February 11, 2015 at 20:28

    the current high score is 202wpm! how… I don’t even…DAMN

    Reply

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