Author Topic: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?  (Read 6257 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline jdcarpe

  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 8712
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Live long, and prosper.
Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:30:12 »
I'm curious as to whom the Geekhack membership considers to be the current
#1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet
as of May-June 2014. Be honest. I expect some ballot stuffing in certain cases. The results will probably be used to narrow the field for a runoff vote later.

I'll leave this round of voting open for 30 days from today.



To be clear, this is a poll for fun. Not Serious Business®.
« Last Edit: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:47:19 by jdcarpe »

We throw our money
Into the vaporous void
Sometimes we get stuff

Offline jdcarpe

  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 8712
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Live long, and prosper.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:32:19 »
*Reserved*

We throw our money
Into the vaporous void
Sometimes we get stuff

Offline nilpt

  • Posts: 66
  • Location: Portugal
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:34:12 »
Missing line:
[ ] None of the above
IBM 1391410 / Qume terminal keyboard (teensy 2++)

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 11879
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • Everyone is a genuis.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:34:30 »
spamray :P

Offline ebacho

  • Posts: 391
  • Location: California
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:35:56 »
Where's HaaTa?

Offline Photekq

  • Gee Addict
  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Posts: 3459
  • Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
  • that's a par
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:36:22 »
CPT IS THERE AND I'M NOT!? I'M INSULTED, JD!

(sixty wins btw)
360c - NCR 3077 - NCR 3007 - SUN 3219 - G81-3116SDUs - G81-3100SAU - G80-2100HDF - G80-2000HAD - G81-3054HAQ
[WTB]ESA-3000HASRO, G81-3004SAT, G80-1000HAR
"i this ( this me ( beep boop ( me ere now hahaa me tleeport !!!!!! =)))))" - epzy, 2014
"like whoa thats your fist rite there buddy' - paicrai, 2014
my photos

Offline jdcarpe

  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 8712
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Live long, and prosper.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:36:30 »
spamray :P

I knew I missed someone...

In fact, I missed a bunch of people obviously. Feel free to write in your vote in this thread. Hah!


Okay, all the Keepers are listed now, and no mods or admins (or moderator emeriti). :))
« Last Edit: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:13:25 by jdcarpe »

We throw our money
Into the vaporous void
Sometimes we get stuff

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 11879
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • Everyone is a genuis.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:38:46 »
spamray :p

I knew I missed someone...

Honestly I see what I consider many experts in that list however usually in certain areas, ALPS, OG cherry, Korean Customs, etc, etc

Overall as it stands currently my vote goes to jdcarpe as an overall general expert not necessarily specific to any one area, more of a jack of all trades. :D

And no offense but yeah a few of those guys...not even close  :))

Online fohat.digs

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 4262
  • Location: 34.04 N 84.47 W
  • Big and Strong But Gentle
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:39:12 »
curmudgeon - and my Model F keyboards prove it

Offline Bro Caps

  • Supreme Broverlord
  • * Maker
  • Posts: 3463
  • Classy as f**k.
Official Sale Thread         There is no need to be upset        WTB/WTT/WTS         RIP SmallFry

Online Lastpilot

  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 1254
  • Location: Louisiana
  • Aestheticist
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:41:18 »
IvanIvanovich would be a good candidate I think. :D

Offline IvanIvanovich

  • Коще́й
  • * Global Moderator
  • Posts: 8559
  • Location: USA
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:43:16 »
I don't think there really is one overall... everyone specialize in some topic and may be wholly ignorant of others or at the very least quite weak in knowledge in other areas. Some guys are proficient in deep level stuff on how things work, others in obscure vintage stuff, Cherry, Alps, IBM...
Some of those names I have not seen in a very long time around the boards... or ever.

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 11879
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • Everyone is a genuis.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:43:37 »
spamray :p


Show Image


Someone should make one of these for best cap maker :eek:

Offline jdcarpe

  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 8712
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Live long, and prosper.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:46:10 »
Hopefully the people listed in the poll, and those who aren't, have a good sense of humor about this poll. It is just for fun. :thumb:


Some of those names I have not seen in a very long time around the boards... or ever.

Yes, some are obvious hat tips I thought.
« Last Edit: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:48:27 by jdcarpe »

We throw our money
Into the vaporous void
Sometimes we get stuff

Offline lightsout714

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2634
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 14:57:26 »
at least one on there has to be a joke. I like your style lol.

Online Zeal

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2058
  • Location: BC, Canada
  • Hi!
    • Zeal PC
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:00:02 »
Some interesting names up there. Some that I've never seen post on GH. keyboardlover for example seems to always be online according to GH, but he seems to have stopped posting?
:confused:

at least one on there has to be a joke. I like your style lol.

 :)) :))
Zeal's Cables - Custom Sleeved USB Cables -
Why wait for USPS to deliver snail-mail your cable, when you can have it delivered overnight via DHL?! http://zealpc.net


Ducky 9087 G2 Pro LE MX Brown & Clear
Ducky YOTS MX Black Red 754/999

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 11879
  • Location: ¯\(°_o)/¯
  • Everyone is a genuis.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:01:11 »
Some interesting names up there. Some that I've never seen post on GH. keyboardlover for example seems to always be online according to GH, but he seems to have stopped posting?
:confused:

at least one on there has to be a joke. I like your style lol.

 :)) :))

He has a blog....

http://www.keyboardlover.com/

Online Zeal

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2058
  • Location: BC, Canada
  • Hi!
    • Zeal PC
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:01:53 »
Some interesting names up there. Some that I've never seen post on GH. keyboardlover for example seems to always be online according to GH, but he seems to have stopped posting?
:confused:

at least one on there has to be a joke. I like your style lol.

 :)) :))

He has a blog....

http://www.keyboardlover.com/

That hasn't been updated in a while.
Zeal's Cables - Custom Sleeved USB Cables -
Why wait for USPS to deliver snail-mail your cable, when you can have it delivered overnight via DHL?! http://zealpc.net


Ducky 9087 G2 Pro LE MX Brown & Clear
Ducky YOTS MX Black Red 754/999

Offline lightsout714

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2634
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:04:30 »
Some interesting names up there. Some that I've never seen post on GH. keyboardlover for example seems to always be online according to GH, but he seems to have stopped posting?
:confused:

at least one on there has to be a joke. I like your style lol.

 :)) :))

I was actually referring to another much newer member. He's getting votes too not sure if people are being funny or not.

I actually did a trade a few years ago with Keyboardlover (for the DS's on the front page of his blog I believe), seemed like a nice. guy.

Online Zeal

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2058
  • Location: BC, Canada
  • Hi!
    • Zeal PC
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:07:18 »
Some interesting names up there. Some that I've never seen post on GH. keyboardlover for example seems to always be online according to GH, but he seems to have stopped posting?
:confused:

at least one on there has to be a joke. I like your style lol.

 :)) :))

I was actually referring to another much newer member. He's getting votes too not sure if people are being funny or not.

I actually did a trade a few years ago with Keyboardlover (for the DS's on the front page of his blog I believe), seemed like a nice. guy.

Are we not thinking of the same user?  ;)
Zeal's Cables - Custom Sleeved USB Cables -
Why wait for USPS to deliver snail-mail your cable, when you can have it delivered overnight via DHL?! http://zealpc.net


Ducky 9087 G2 Pro LE MX Brown & Clear
Ducky YOTS MX Black Red 754/999

Offline Photekq

  • Gee Addict
  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Posts: 3459
  • Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
  • that's a par
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:09:12 »
Tinnie should be on the list :'( He'll always be my #1 keyboard expert
360c - NCR 3077 - NCR 3007 - SUN 3219 - G81-3116SDUs - G81-3100SAU - G80-2100HDF - G80-2000HAD - G81-3054HAQ
[WTB]ESA-3000HASRO, G81-3004SAT, G80-1000HAR
"i this ( this me ( beep boop ( me ere now hahaa me tleeport !!!!!! =)))))" - epzy, 2014
"like whoa thats your fist rite there buddy' - paicrai, 2014
my photos

Offline jdcarpe

  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 8712
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Live long, and prosper.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:10:14 »
Tinnie should be on the list :'( He'll always be my #1 keyboard expert

tinlong and epzy get honorable mentions. :D

We throw our money
Into the vaporous void
Sometimes we get stuff

Offline dustinhxc

  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 5024
  • Location: MN
    • Dag Design
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:11:38 »
It's funny you made this poll because it is you OBVIOUSLY. :P You're my favorite keyboard expert to talk to Forsure..

Offline keymaster

  • Topre Revolution Theorist
  • Posts: 1459
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:12:38 »
still Ripster
"We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution."

Online epzy

  • HHKB Elite
  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 1840
  • Location: Norway
  • fiendin'
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:13:12 »
Tinnie should be on the list :'( He'll always be my #1 keyboard expert

tinlong and epzy get honorable mentions. :D

<3

Offline jdcarpe

  • * Keeper of the Faith
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 8712
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Live long, and prosper.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:16:29 »

We throw our money
Into the vaporous void
Sometimes we get stuff

Online Broadmonkey

  • Posts: 192
  • Location: DK
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:20:23 »
I can really only imagine a few on the list to qualify for the #1 keyboard expert.
Nevertheless, put matt3o on the list, he really deserves it!

EDIT: hate on Ripster, but he still knows quite a lot!

Offline TacticalStache

  • Head of the Keyboard Illuminati
  • * Bard of Virtue and Vice
  • Posts: 2833
  • Location: NYC
  • Gamer-chic
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:22:43 »
retspiR has lost a lot of his fire lately. He's not #1 anymore, but he's still pretty smart when he's not bashing us.

HaaTa is probably #1
« Last Edit: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:24:29 by TacticalStache »
QFR "Genesis"Ducky Shine 3 "Deuteronomy" | MJ2 TKL "Exodus" | MJ2 Camo TKL "Leviticus" | Filco miniLA "Rasputin" | Realforce 87U 45g uniform "Cersei" | DK1087XM  "Joshua" (not for sale) |KUL ES-87 "Judges" or "The Judge"  | IBM Tree ALPS keyboard "Gramps" | Smith-Corona Electra 12 Typewriter "The Jolly Green Giant" | HP rubberdome board "Jon Snow" | IBM "blue label" model M | Keytronic rubber dome "Folly"

Buy my miniLA

Steam
http://www.keyboardilluminati.com/
"I bet you're my type" Kayak 2014

Online Signature

  • Posts: 339
  • Location: Sweden
  • Hum.
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:23:08 »
Must be Pacifist...
Also known as Tai1s or Leedogustav

Online HaaTa

  • Master Kiibohd Hunter
  • Posts: 1184
  • Kiibohds!
    • http://kiibohd.com
Re: Who is the *current* #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet?
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 15:24:46 »
Needs more Japanese masters: sandy, mousefan + rzwv
I'm not as familiar with the Chinese ones but: alps.tw
IBM Master: ch_123/daedalus
Some of the classic Geekhackers: chloe, rdjack21 (previous Topre Master)
Topre Master: OO2
Kiibohd - Kiibohd Party!

ALWAYS looking for cool and interesting switches
I take requests for making keyboard converters (i.e. *old keyboard* to USB).