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Offline ArchDill

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #200 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 10:16:12 »
I'd like to buy a Pearl 60 whenever that comes out and go all out with mods, lube, stem swap, spring swap, bandaid, all of it.

Same... I am still thinking about trying to pick up a pearl 40%..

Offline eddof13

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #201 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 19:52:43 »
1) Cut my keyboard collection down to one for work, and one for home.

2) Ensure that the one for home is my Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2, and finally get used to the layout.

2+) Learn Emacs

Offline barrel

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #202 on: Wed, 13 June 2018, 10:53:28 »
I'm planning on making a nice TKL + Numpad for someone with BOX Navies, some thicc SA Caps in a steel case, an XD75AM For me with ALPS Oranges in most likely a KBDFans 5 Degree or another aluminium case with a custom made steel plate, also selling off a lot of my topre stuff since it doesn't get used much because of my HHKB

Offline zslane

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #203 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 11:52:10 »
Latest update:

1. Wait for the following keycap sets to be made/delivered:
    A. SA Carbon - RECEIVED
    B. DSA PuLSE - RECEIVED
    C. SA Oblivion - RECEIVED
    D. SA Nautilus - RECEIVED
    E. /dev/tty Elvish kit - RECEIVED
    F. SA Retro
    G. SA PuLSE (various) kits
    H. XDA Oblique
2. Design a killer Mercury Rocketeer group buy bundle for MassDrop. DONE.
3. Super secret keyboard project. In progress.

« Last Edit: Wed, 12 September 2018, 14:00:45 by zslane »

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #204 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 13:37:57 »
DZ60 Sprit model 3 cloud case with Halo Trues lubed in Cherry housing or Gateron. And ofcourse genuine band aid lubed clipped stabs with JTK Storm trooper. This gonna take months because of the Halos being shipped at september :o.

Offline portbaron

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #205 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 15:34:40 »
2018 was the first year I got into the custom side of keyboards, even though I've had mechanicals for almost 10 years. The 2018 bucket list is getting whittled down:

- Try SA profile
- Try 60/65% size
- Get an early Model M in restored/good condition

- Get a Model F (pending GB)
- Try all available MX, BOX, and Zealio switches on complete boards (except the really light ones)
- Build custom switches (ergo clear/Hako Royals/72g Tealio/55g Box black)
- Build custom board
- Increase wpm by at least 10

- Sell off boards I won't likely use again (such a hassle, I'm almost to the point where I might just throw out some of them to clear up space lol)
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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #206 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 15:46:47 »
- Sell off boards I won't likely use again (such a hassle, I'm almost to the point where I might just throw out some of them to clear up space lol)

There's the free stuff thread to just have people take it off your hands if selling is too much of a hassle!
More
75%: Scarlet Bandana (TBD) | Singa75 Polycarb (TBD) | SKB75 (TBD) | YMD75 (Box Navy) | XD84 (Outemu Ice) | Plum84 (BKE Redux Heavy)
TKL: ALF X1.1 SE (TBD) | LZ Iron White (TBD) | Fox Labs Orange (TBD) | Alu WASDv2 (Cherry Green) | MechkeyAlpha MA87 (Kailh Box Burnt Orange) | Archon RE:AL Superior EX (Nopre 65g)
Full+: Clueboard Double 1800 (Vint Clears) | IBM Model M | IBM Model F XT

Offline portbaron

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #207 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 15:54:35 »
- Sell off boards I won't likely use again (such a hassle, I'm almost to the point where I might just throw out some of them to clear up space lol)

There's the free stuff thread to just have people take it off your hands if selling is too much of a hassle!
Hmmm, as long as they pay shipping.
« Last Edit: Fri, 29 June 2018, 15:56:43 by portbaron »
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Offline AugustCanaille

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #208 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 01:35:42 »
Iím down!!!!

Offline blackriver

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #209 on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 22:04:45 »
First Kalih box switch board is coming in the mail shortly. Im super excited for it!
   

Offline Kavik

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #210 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 11:53:51 »
-Receive and build The Moon TKL with Box Navies (Possibly my end game). --Built with Box Navies (basically end game). Second PCB built with MX Silent Blacks with 100g springs.
-Hope that Model F77 is delivered this year. (Possibly runner up end game).
-Build a Model M from spare Unicomp inner assembly I have and use Ellipse's new keycaps on it.
-Receive GMK Dark Solarized. Probably stick it on M65-A or something. --Received, currently on M65-A.
-Receive SA Carbon. Probably stick it on The Moon. --Received, currently on Moon with Silent Blacks
-Bolt mod my SSK so that it doesn't feel quite as much like poop.
-Maybe order the Contra 40% ortho. It's so cheap that I think I HAVE to get one. --Wait for R2, I guess.
-Maybe get in on Donutcat's cheapo 96 key GB. --Decided to forgo this.
-Get TEX TKL case for V80 -- DONE
-Figure out what to do about the MX Silent Black spring fiasco. In the meantime, I chose to have Novelkeys hold the switches until VicareyG hears back from the distributor. --Received, lubed, spring swapped with 100g springs, and filmed.
-Stop buying keyboard stuff so that I can finally spend money on other hobbies, or, you know, save it.
-Receive MX/Alps stab inserts so that I can fix my V80 stabilizers.
-Receive and build TheKey.Company TKC 1800, maybe with Box Royals. --Done. My new work keyboard.
-Desolder those Mx Silent Blacks and put 85g springs in them or something. 100g springs were way too heavy.
-Desolder the MX Blacks from the old 1800 PCBs I ordered. Probably lube them. I need to find something to put them in, maybe some cheap 60%.

Offline Randalljai

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #211 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 00:54:31 »
Build 910

Retire

If only I can find one :(

Offline redleaf

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #212 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 01:01:06 »
Waiting on the RAMA m60 so I can put some zilents on it.

Offline onefivenine

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #213 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 01:06:37 »
- Ordered the Rama M60 + M6 (havenít decided on caps or switches) to replace the whitefox Iíve been using at home
- Ordered the ALF60/67g Zilent/enjoypbt blanks to replace the filco Iíve been using at work

Offline daneb

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #214 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 07:17:04 »
I am in mech keyboards quite shortly - cca since spring of 2018. So I obtained and tested IBM M/Unicomp, Matias Tactile Pro (clicky), and KBParadise TKL with pretty interesting tai-hao APC soft click switches. After this initial experience, I want to continue more "systematically" and I am still (and will be for some time, surely) just in switch testing (not custom board making, keycaps etc.). So my plans ahead are:

- obtain switch tester with 63 switch types (on the way)
- obtained hot-swappable keyboard (zhuque)
- later choose switches based on switch tester experience and try them in zhuque keyboard
- clean some old keyboards I bought/acquired (white alps, MX blue, black alps + other, usually rare switches which I need to identify yet)
- rebuild one Dell AT101 from black alps to "modified" black alps - first linear, than clicky version, which is irreversible (I have two Dell AT101 so I will retain one with black ALPS, the other with modified ones)

Offline rxc92

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #215 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 10:11:22 »
Haven't done anything keyboard related for a couple years, but I ordered an R2 that I should be picking up in about a week in Japan. Hope it can be a great alternate or even main board, and that the actuation point changer function is useful for gaming. Will make a review in short order!

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #216 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 15:20:45 »
Hoping and praying that I can get in on the Rama M60-A buy if someone drops out.  It looks like such an amazing board!

Offline Giorgio

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #217 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 19:47:11 »
 

Don't get box switches. They destroy keycaps' stems.

 


added reference:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96323.0
« Last Edit: Fri, 27 July 2018, 10:27:05 by Giorgio »

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 21:09:37 »
 

Don't get box switches. They destroy keycaps' stems.

 


Some reference documentation would be nice for those that are curious by this statement.
   

Offline Tom_Kazansky

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #219 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 23:10:59 »
Some reference documentation would be nice for those that are curious by this statement.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96323.0
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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #220 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 23:20:33 »
Some reference documentation would be nice for those that are curious by this statement.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96323.0

Ah, I see now. Thank you for the link
   

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #221 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 11:09:32 »
 

Don't get box switches. They destroy keycaps' stems.

 


Some reference documentation would be nice for those that are curious by this statement.

Quoting for emphasis.

2018 plans:

1 - Get into ALPS - DONE
2 - Spend far too much on tooling ALPS - DONE
3 - SMK65 w/ holtites and AEKII - half done
4 - Tv45 w/ holtites and ALPS Intl grab-bag - half done
5 - Regret getting into ALPS - half done

Seriously though, ALPS support wtf? Pine Whites and Creams/Orange are seriously good yet support is pretty well nonexistent except retro / grab-bag happenings...

Other 2018 plans:
- Possibly mount the Laser set
- Possibly mount the Legacy DSA set (Pulse, in DSA)
- Possibly mount tty/dev on SMK65 if the adapters come to fruition
- Possibly sell off everything MX except Aristotle because of disappointment
Tada68 (Jailhouse Aristotles) / MiniVan (Jailhouse Aristotles) / Planck (Aristotles) / Teensy m0116 (Orange & Salmon) / ALPS64 ('Pine' SKCM White) / Teensy NeXT Non-ADB (SKCM Cream) / ALPS HHKB (SKCM Cream Dampened)

Offline rioc

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #222 on: Sat, 28 July 2018, 06:10:45 »
 

Don't get box switches. They destroy keycaps' stems.

 

added reference:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96323.0


so far there are no reports of Signature Plastics Caps being affected by them... (I hope that will confirm itself in near future...)
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 July 2018, 06:12:49 by rioc »

Offline TheNamesTy45

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #223 on: Sat, 28 July 2018, 06:31:13 »
Top priority now is to get ahold of some nightfox keycaps. I bought three kit, but the keycaps were sold out  :(

Offline _rubik

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #224 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 10:45:09 »
Now that were over half of the way through 2018, I'm sad to say that only one of my plans have come true...

When GMK laser came in yesterday, I realized that I had enough to cover two boards, but no boards worthy of that set. So now I have to go shopping (for the better or worse)

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #225 on: Sat, 04 August 2018, 18:25:51 »


HHKB Pro 2 With GMK Space Cadet
Colorways I'm supporting

Offline stolenweapon

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #226 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 03:28:06 »
acquire otd boards
2x OTD 360C | 2x OTD 356mini V1 | OTD 356L | OTD 356.2 | OTD Pad

2x LZ-RE | LZ-CP | Lynn Whale | KMAC Happy HHKB Red | DK Saver | 3x Duck Viper | Duck LSV3 | Jane V2 | Zephyr V2 | Etc...

Offline botatopotato

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #227 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 23:36:17 »
1. Build a budget 40% (probably Gherkin)
2. Finish DSA Royal Navy keycap set or get the GMK whichever happens first
3. Build a nice TADA68
4. Spend more money????

Offline jamster

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #228 on: Sun, 12 August 2018, 20:40:16 »
Clean the crap out from the insides of my keyboards.

Otherwise, I am in a happy keyboard place and have no urge to change anything.
Current: Realforce 87u 55, KUL-ES87 Ergo Clear 65, RC930-87 55, 1986 IBM Model M, 198? IBM Model M UK.

Disposed: Raptor K1 1800 Zealio 65, Northgate Omnikey 101, IBM Thinkpad USB (old style).

Offline StickyBlueJuice

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #229 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 02:28:51 »
Clean the crap out from the insides of my keyboards.

Otherwise, I am in a happy keyboard place and have no urge to change anything.
Ugh I need to clean mine as well. Damn it I am just so lazy today.

Offline Kallus

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #230 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 03:24:01 »
Build my endgame board, Realforce 88u with the noxary case, bke redux domes, silenced and with the kbdfans epbt keycaps

Offline Boom

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #231 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 14:42:11 »
Get in on some Topre, have an acrylic 40% laser cut, get more switches so I can mod them and try new things.

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #232 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 14:51:53 »
LF some nice thick Cherry PBT caps with icon mods and nipples. Nipples are more evident to me than bars or scoops for homing as they are right in the middle of the cap

Going to finish my ALPS builds when I'm not so busy
« Last Edit: Mon, 13 August 2018, 19:58:25 by sncbraxsc2 »
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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #233 on: Mon, 13 August 2018, 21:25:40 »
Pretty much accomplished mine already!

Harvested Blue alps from my leading edge 2014, used them for a LFKeyboards TKL with DSA Granite.

Used VA68m aluminum case with a hotswap pcb to have fun testing out different switches with.

Now to find the right keyboard for my windows 98 set up - got matching dell xps T500 and it's p990 CRT monitor. Thinking an early model AT-101 with salmon alps, that or a model M or old cherry board.

Offline _haru

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #234 on: Sun, 19 August 2018, 20:30:06 »
Bought some SKCM Creams (not the damped type) for my modded DFK101. The tactile endgame is approaching completion
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thanks for clearing that up haru i thought your mouth really looked like the omegalul emote in real life

Offline StickyBlueJuice

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #235 on: Tue, 21 August 2018, 05:46:18 »
1. Receive custom cable for my keyboard.
2. ???
3. ???

I just realized I have no keyboard plans right now.
Probably going build an ortho board at some point so I can learn soldering.

Offline laxfan91

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #236 on: Tue, 21 August 2018, 22:44:47 »
With the exception of receiving/installing the converter for the Pingmaster I bought...I have largely finished my 2018 plans.

1. Replace all boards at my work to IBM buckling springs (co-workers have been ok with this). Have a 2017 Unicomp Ultra Classic and a 1991
    Dell Old Logo Model M made by Lexmark as the boards (one to match my desk color and the other to match my 2nd computer make...I have 2
    computers at my desk).
    We've reached endgame for work (Model F not enough keys and i have a lot of specific data entry/Mainframe usage that uses all F1-F12
    keys...native keys, no shortcuts/workarounds accepted)

2. Replace my laptop and provide an tenkeyless mechanical board to hook into its replacement since it would mostly be stationary.
    (Aukey KM-G7 with RGB PBT keycaps, makes the Outemu Blues sound much better).

3. Reach home endgame with a Model F XT with a Soarer's Converter (Beamspring won't fit on my desk/not enough keys even if i had the cash
    plus I use Function keys too much...no need for F11-F12 but need F1-F10)
4. Have a spare Model M, MX based board (got a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate from 2012 for $1 as a garage sale with MX Blues, in process of
    putting PBT keycaps on it) and a novelty type board (for me) to use whenever (IBM Pingmaster received, waiting for converter).

You can probably tell I'm a buckling spring fan or at least one with a affinity towards clicky switches!

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #237 on: Tue, 21 August 2018, 23:35:16 »
1. Sell or trade SA Miami Nights
2. Finish handwired TKL custom
3. Build a Planck and get into 40%
4. Collect all non-translucent HKP V1 Gaskmasks
Vortex Pure MX Blues

Offline SamLee

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #238 on: Wed, 22 August 2018, 22:49:28 »
Does anybody use mechanical keyboard for your gaming keyboard? :)

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #239 on: Thu, 23 August 2018, 05:04:36 »
Cherry MX switches are actually quite nice for gaming. I played MOBAs on MX blues for years, it was quite awesome.
Not so easy with the Model M anymore.

edit:
My plans involve finding an affordable, probably USB-converted F122 (because the 122 one is the only Model F layout that doesn't suck :blank:) for work. The difference between a rubberdome and my M122 at home has become too obvious in only two days and reading too much geekhack has finally broken my will to not go too deep, money-wise. Or I'll just get a second Unicomp. Į\_(ツ)_/Į
« Last Edit: Thu, 23 August 2018, 05:22:16 by no, the other guy »
gradually watermelon

      
Unicomp PC122 (B/S)     Fujitsu K293 (R/D)
(review)

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #240 on: Thu, 23 August 2018, 07:18:54 »
Does anybody use mechanical keyboard for your gaming keyboard? :)
Yes I use my mech for gaming. I don't want to switch just because I am playing a game.
I will say that I prefer a clicky switch to these Zealios's for gaming.

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #241 on: Thu, 23 August 2018, 08:27:02 »
I game on my mechanical boards, I don't even own any non-mechanical keyboards these days.
I proxy anything including keyboards (キーボード / 鍵盤), from both Japan (日本) and China (中國). For more information, you may visit my dedicated webpage here: https://www.keyboards.es/proxying.html

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #242 on: Thu, 23 August 2018, 17:19:32 »
I am going to finally build these phantoms and ergodox i have laying around, apparently after you build 4 of each you lose the need to build more. they have no resale value at all they are completely worthless.
I am going use a little bit of keyboard allowance to buy some keebio split ortholinear boards and possibly build a BFO-9000 or something like it.
I am going to try to fix this GH36 prototype and order a layer case for it if I am able to fix it.
I am going to clean up my collection and buy some shelves for my massive collection and clean the cat hair off of them as they are on my floor stacked up.
I am going to fully document my collection and make videos on each of my keyboards in detail in hopes someone will watch them.
I may sell my very small collection of Artisans as I despise having them on my keyboards most of the time, probably keeping those BS clacks though.
I may buy some extremely cheap 60% or ortholinear PCBs and load them up with the thousands of worthless PCB mount gateron and cherry switches I have laying around. build a fort out of them, maybe a cat house.

And like my entire sad existence at geekhack and credit card debt, no one will care.

Offline Blue_Moon

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #243 on: Mon, 27 August 2018, 17:04:52 »
i spent months debating a kinesis advantage. i finally bit the bullet and will receive mine tomorrow. time to find out if thumb keys are worth it (i have serious doubts about the layout)

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Re: 2018: What are your keyboard plans?
« Reply #244 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 08:33:16 »
And like my entire sad existence at geekhack and credit card debt, no one will care.
I care, buddy. I care. :thumb: