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Offline radio_killah

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #250 on: Wed, 24 December 2014, 23:44:38 »
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #251 on: Wed, 24 December 2014, 23:54:18 »
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #252 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 01:44:22 »
I will make the payment either today or tomorrow.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #253 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 01:57:27 »
Shipping to Italy has been a problem since they need to declare full value on the item for tax purpose.  Not sure why it's only for Italy, so you'd have to pay VAT..

sorry I don't get it. I have to pay import tax, like in any other EU country. I pay VAT on any value you declare, being a one of the kind product there's not way for them to verify the value you put it on.

I also got a duck mini, last year and everything went smooth.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #254 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 08:36:38 »
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #255 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 09:05:52 »
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.
Did you pm Elton to order or did you fill out the Google doc? I am strictly mobile right now a days can't access the Google doc.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #256 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 09:08:58 »
Shipping to Italy has been a problem since they need to declare full value on the item for tax purpose.  Not sure why it's only for Italy, so you'd have to pay VAT..

sorry I don't get it. I have to pay import tax, like in any other EU country. I pay VAT on any value you declare, being a one of the kind product there's not way for them to verify the value you put it on.

I also got a duck mini, last year and everything went smooth.

Same here, just declare any (small) reasonable amount when sending. When I received Duck Eagle, as the package had no price I got a call from the tax authorities (in Switzerland) asking me what the value of the goods was. I just told them 50 USD as a keyboard might cost and payed tax on that. Should work fine as long as you write something.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #257 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 12:30:11 »
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.
Did you pm Elton to order or did you fill out the Google doc? I am strictly mobile right now a days can't access the Google doc.

derrr what?

do you not have an android or iphone?  google docs can be accessed through the app or the browser.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #258 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 14:50:36 »
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.
Did you pm Elton to order or did you fill out the Google doc? I am strictly mobile right now a days can't access the Google doc.

No i ordered it through Google doc.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #259 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 18:00:58 »
Put in an order. Don't rape my wallet Elton.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #260 on: Thu, 25 December 2014, 22:45:29 »
Elton, I just PM-ed you regarding payment.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #261 on: Sun, 28 December 2014, 23:15:19 »
Yeah, sorry I didn't have time. Been busy over the holidays. I'll do it now..

Shipping to Italy has been a problem since they need to declare full value on the item for tax purpose.  Not sure why it's only for Italy, so you'd have to pay VAT..

Frostylove: I've already have that down on my spreadsheet from your PM ;)

Thank you so much! :)
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #262 on: Sun, 28 December 2014, 23:17:22 »
Elton raped my wallet just recently for the Viper and Eagle and now this  :eek:

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #263 on: Mon, 29 December 2014, 00:38:36 »
Hey Elton I received the invoice but haven't had a chance to look at it yet. I will pay it tomorrow morning as soon as I get a chance.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #264 on: Mon, 29 December 2014, 09:20:48 »
Hey Elton, is it too late for me to change the case colour? I just joined the GB like a few days ago. I might wanna choose the black case as it looks really good with Dolch keyset, though I have to think about it first.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #265 on: Mon, 29 December 2014, 17:05:02 »
Does the octagon use only plate mounted switches or will PCB mounted ones work as well? A little confused about that.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #266 on: Mon, 29 December 2014, 17:11:09 »
Does the octagon use only plate mounted switches or will PCB mounted ones work as well? A little confused about that.

Duck's PCBs support PCB mount switches, so either switch type will be fine.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #267 on: Tue, 30 December 2014, 00:13:15 »
Exactly. Btw you can always look at the PCB and count the numbers of holes for each switch. On most kustom boards there're 5 holes which means you can use plate mounted switches to build your keyboards with plate, or choose PCB mounted ones just leave out the plate. But for those boards with only 3 holes for each switch, Plate mounted switche is the only choice. As you would guess, the extra 2 holes is designed to improve stability of non-plate keyboards.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #268 on: Tue, 06 January 2015, 09:37:33 »
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #269 on: Tue, 06 January 2015, 09:47:03 »
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..

My 75% at work has the correct row key from a numpad.
At home, I use arrow keys. 

I prefer the arrow keys as they at least imply what the key does :)

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #270 on: Tue, 06 January 2015, 10:54:31 »
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..

My 75% at work has the correct row key from a numpad.
At home, I use arrow keys. 

I prefer the arrow keys as they at least imply what the key does :)

  Great idea. I didn't even think about the keycaps for the outermost right part of the keyboard. Lately I've been aquiring the stuff I will need to build the keyboard completely. Keycaps, stabilizers and what not. Price comparing/looking around to get the best deal on clear MX switches which I plan to use for this board. If anybody can help point out to me where is the best place to get mx clear switchces I would greatly and fully appreciate it. Thanks.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #271 on: Tue, 06 January 2015, 13:52:31 »
If anybody can help point out to me where is the best place to get mx clear switchces I would greatly and fully appreciate it. Thanks.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #272 on: Tue, 06 January 2015, 16:21:28 »
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..

My 75% at work has the correct row key from a numpad.
At home, I use arrow keys. 

I prefer the arrow keys as they at least imply what the key does :)

Mind posting a picture?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #273 on: Tue, 06 January 2015, 17:27:41 »
Here is my board at home.

Err, not sure why it's upside down, sorry. 

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #274 on: Tue, 06 January 2015, 17:42:16 »
Here is my board at home.

Err, not sure why it's upside down, sorry.

Hmm that is an interesting way of doing it. Solid.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #275 on: Fri, 09 January 2015, 00:49:51 »
This is supposed to ship around the end of this month correct?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #276 on: Fri, 09 January 2015, 08:14:16 »
Here is my board at home.

Err, not sure why it's upside down, sorry.

Hmm that is an interesting way of doing it. Solid.  :thumb:

Here's my work board:
http://i.imgur.com/0v08LYH.jpg

The layout is the same, but with the keypad caps.
I prefer the arrows.

// Man, that board looks messy. :)

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #277 on: Sat, 10 January 2015, 23:19:08 »
Any new updates for this?
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #278 on: Thu, 15 January 2015, 12:45:41 »
How are we looking, elton?  Any buzz from duck lately?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #279 on: Thu, 15 January 2015, 23:24:25 »
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #280 on: Fri, 16 January 2015, 00:25:10 »
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #281 on: Fri, 16 January 2015, 08:35:17 »
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)

woop woop!  :D

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #282 on: Fri, 16 January 2015, 08:38:36 »
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)

Holla!

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #283 on: Fri, 16 January 2015, 16:53:22 »
HYPE HYPE HYPE

I just realized this is called Octagon because it has 8 sides. Unless is was already mentioned in the previous pages.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #284 on: Fri, 16 January 2015, 19:17:08 »
HYPE HYPE HYPE

I just realized this is called Octagon because it has 8 sides. Unless is was already mentioned in the previous pages.
How do you figure?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #285 on: Fri, 16 January 2015, 19:17:48 »
HYPE HYPE HYPE

I just realized this is called Octagon because it has 8 sides. Unless is was already mentioned in the previous pages.

I didn't know that.

Mmmmmmmmmmmhmmmmmmm

So excited

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #286 on: Thu, 22 January 2015, 05:32:14 »
thought i had this figured out, but now i'm confused. what are the optimal profiles for the arrow cluster and the 4 rightmost nav keys? is it all R4 like in tjweir's photos, or is it

R1
R2
R3
R4

and

       R3
R4   R4    R4

?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #287 on: Thu, 22 January 2015, 05:36:35 »

thought i had this figured out, but now i'm confused. what are the optimal profiles for the arrow cluster and the 4 rightmost nav keys? is it all R4 like in tjweir's photos, or is it

R1
R2
R3
R4

and

       R3
R4   R4    R4

?

It's a balance of profile and legend. I value a legend that describes to function more than uniform profile.

You may value profile more. 

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #288 on: Sat, 24 January 2015, 06:46:49 »
Finished and remapped my viper, excited for a Duck quality 75%. 

Hype!

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #289 on: Sun, 25 January 2015, 08:33:52 »
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #290 on: Sun, 25 January 2015, 08:47:45 »
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~

Does it have to be an Octagon, or will a MX-MINI do?
I'm replacing my two Aikon-based MX-MINIs with my two Octagons.

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« Reply #291 on: Sun, 25 January 2015, 16:06:44 »
It's a balance of profile and legend. I value a legend that describes to function more than uniform profile.

You may value profile more.
fair enough, but if you use the keys often enough it becomes muscle memory, and by that point i'd much rather have it in the right profile than in the correct legend

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« Reply #292 on: Sun, 25 January 2015, 16:30:46 »
It's a balance of profile and legend. I value a legend that describes to function more than uniform profile.

You may value profile more.
fair enough, but if you use the keys often enough it becomes muscle memory, and by that point i'd much rather have it in the right profile than in the correct legend

Totally valid.  I have the (almost) matching profile at work, and the arrows at home.  I don't notice anything different, but it's been a few years now. :)

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #293 on: Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:11:29 »
Any news Elton?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #294 on: Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:13:27 »
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~

Does it have to be an Octagon, or will a MX-MINI do?
I'm replacing my two Aikon-based MX-MINIs with my two Octagons.
What is aikon? I'm thinking of getting a 75% keyboard but I don't think I need aluminum.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #295 on: Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:33:08 »
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~

Does it have to be an Octagon, or will a MX-MINI do?
I'm replacing my two Aikon-based MX-MINIs with my two Octagons.
What is aikon? I'm thinking of getting a 75% keyboard but I don't think I need aluminum.

Aikon is the controller - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=8308.0
Both of the boards I am replacing use Aikon controllers.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #296 on: Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:39:06 »
Soon™??

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #297 on: Wed, 28 January 2015, 12:28:45 »
I totally forgot but was it march or febuary for the eta on these boards?

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« Reply #298 on: Wed, 28 January 2015, 12:35:39 »
I totally forgot but was it march or febuary for the eta on these boards?

I think Elton said they would be ready by the end of this month.

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« Reply #299 on: Wed, 28 January 2015, 12:45:47 »
Yup, end of January, hence my post.