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Offline KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK

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Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 01:41:34 »
Long time lurker, first time poster.

Like many of you I used to scrape by on membrane keyboards, constantly replacing them as they repeatedly failed. I thought the Logitech G11 keyboard was finally the perfect keyboard I had been looking for until it proved unable to stand up to a bit of abuse and I had 3 break within half a year. I bought a Das keyboard just for the coolness factor of the blanked keys with no knowledge of what Cherry MX key switches were and upon typing out my first test sentence I was hooked. I then careened through KBC Pok3rs, Ducky Shines, Corsairs, Steelseries keyboards trying out Cherry MX blues, blacks, reds, and browns before settling on clears. I thought that would finally do and I was set.

Until I saw a Happy Hacking Keyboard and just had to have one for its minimalism and aesthetic. Anyway to cut a long story short I'm now hooked on Topre typing and have an HHKB at each workstation in my house.

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 01:45:09 »
very nice name KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK

and welcome :D
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 02:01:15 »
You are making the process a lot easier by coming to geekhack with your end game keyboard already :) Welcome to Geekhack! I also enjoy topre :D

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 02:32:29 »
and have an HHKB at each workstation in my house.

how many workstations do you have in your house?

Offline KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 05:21:24 »
and have an HHKB at each workstation in my house.

how many workstations do you have in your house?

I've got 3 at the moment, all kind of next to each other. I'll probably end up with a couple more since I'm living in a rented out abandoned mental institution at the moment (while I save to buy an apartment) so I have tons of secure space for very cheap.

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 05:29:55 »
You are making the process a lot easier by coming to geekhack with your end game keyboard already :) Welcome to Geekhack! I also enjoy topre :D

They're great! Interesting that my favourite kind of key switch just happens to be the most expensive. I'm wondering whether I should get myself a Realforce keyboard next or an old school IBM Model M SSK for the nostalgia appeal and to try out some buckling springs since I haven't used BS keyboards since I was a kid. I'll use that one to control a little CLI Gentoo server that controls a bunch of headless Raspberry Pis.

I won't be home for quite a while but I took this on my phone before I left of 2 of my HHKBs. There's another CF skull I'll stick on the white one that should be waiting for me to pick up from the post office by the time I get home too:

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 05:34:09 »
One of us... one of us...
Please feed my addiction.

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 05:45:31 »
I'm living in a rented out abandoned mental institution at the moment

...pics or you're a liar

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 05:51:43 »
I'm living in a rented out abandoned mental institution at the moment

...pics or you're a liar

Yeah, I want some evidence. In a good way.
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Offline KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 05:59:54 »
I'm living in a rented out abandoned mental institution at the moment

...pics or you're a liar

The real estate agent person told me it used to be a "kind of nursing home" but it has all the signs of a much more secure institution and trying to find any history on the building leads to dead ends. I have a couple pictures on my Instagram and I'll take more when I'm home including the creepy "LOOK THROUGH WINDOW BEFORE OPENING" sign on one of the security doors plus the panic buttons that are all over the place. This gated off room is under the house and has iron bars over the windows and nobody has the keys for the alleged 'cool room', not that I would ever go in there:

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 06:04:46 »
hrmm.. must be where all the cool people go.

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 07:01:16 »
I'm living in a rented out abandoned mental institution at the moment

...pics or you're a liar

The real estate agent person told me it used to be a "kind of nursing home" but it has all the signs of a much more secure institution and trying to find any history on the building leads to dead ends. I have a couple pictures on my Instagram and I'll take more when I'm home including the creepy "LOOK THROUGH WINDOW BEFORE OPENING" sign on one of the security doors plus the panic buttons that are all over the place. This gated off room is under the house and has iron bars over the windows and nobody has the keys for the alleged 'cool room', not that I would ever go in there:

Wow OP delivers big time.

Can I ask how many sq feet you get? Are you renting the whole thing or are there other tenants?

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 08:15:12 »
Plot twist: you're actually there for being mental
The whole mental institution thing explains your forum name.
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 09:36:08 »
Can I get a phonetic pronunciation of your name please?

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 10:03:53 »
You are making the process a lot easier by coming to geekhack with your end game keyboard already :) Welcome to Geekhack! I also enjoy topre :D

They're great! Interesting that my favourite kind of key switch just happens to be the most expensive. I'm wondering whether I should get myself a Realforce keyboard next or an old school IBM Model M SSK for the nostalgia appeal and to try out some buckling springs since I haven't used BS keyboards since I was a kid. I'll use that one to control a little CLI Gentoo server that controls a bunch of headless Raspberry Pis.

I won't be home for quite a while but I took this on my phone before I left of 2 of my HHKBs. There's another CF skull I'll stick on the white one that should be waiting for me to pick up from the post office by the time I get home too:

For the longest time, because I've never owned or used a HHKB, I never knew why people put those colored caps on the right alphas. I didn't know until recently that those function as the arrow cluster as well.
Now I think they look awesome like that.

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 10 December 2015, 16:55:54 »
I'd totally love a thread in the OT section where you take us around this hospital that you live in. It looks really interesting

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 11 December 2015, 02:38:25 »
Haha thanks for getting the pics man! Any weird vibes going around?
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 04:00:55 »
Welcome to Geekhack!

That's quite a range of keyboards (and presumably switches) you've tried.

You've tried the rest, now you've got the best (HHKB, that is).

How did you come up with your username?
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 05:47:25 »
You are such a character! welcome
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 05:50:06 »
Welcome to Geekhack!

That's quite a range of keyboards (and presumably switches) you've tried.

You've tried the rest, now you've got the best (HHKB, that is).

How did you come up with your username?

Based on your sig, your HHKB makes up 5.88% of your collection, is one enough?
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 10:29:33 »
Much love for new members and topre! :D

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 10:32:09 »
The best kind of -holic there is!

Welcome to GH!

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 10:39:23 »
OP come back plssssssssssssssss. We need a tour of the home

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 10:43:40 »
OP come back plssssssssssssssss. We need a tour of the home

Registered 12/07/15, last active 12/11/15. RIP OP  :(

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 12:40:30 »
OP come back plssssssssssssssss. We need a tour of the home

Registered 12/07/15, last active 12/11/15. RIP OP  :(

OP murdered by ghosts of dead patients.

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 17:52:45 »
OP come back plssssssssssssssss. We need a tour of the home

Registered 12/07/15, last active 12/11/15. RIP OP  :(

OP murdered by ghosts of dead patients.

OP is now ghost, queue new member post incoming about abandoned mental hospital pad.

And the cycle continues...
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 18:00:12 »
OP come back plssssssssssssssss. We need a tour of the home

Registered 12/07/15, last active 12/11/15. RIP OP  :(

OP murdered by ghosts of dead patients.

OP is now ghost, queue new member post incoming about abandoned mental hospital pad.

And the cycle continues...

I feel sorry for all those ghosts trying to pronounce his name!  Maybe he spelt it wrong!
Maybe he can't log back in!  Of course, it could be the ghost of the person in the first place!
Imagine that!
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 18:02:16 »
Congratulations KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK, your name can easily be remembered with a mnemonic made from memorable dinosaurs!

K   Kitadanisaurus
P   Platyceratops
H   Haya
M   Magnosaurus
B   Breviceratops
X   Xiaosaurus
Z   Zhongyuansaurus
O   Omnivoropteryx
L   Lycorhinus
J   Jinzhousaurus
U   Unicerosaurus
K   Kunmingosaurus
U   Uberabatitan
W   Wellnhoferia
J   Jeholornis

Hopefully you weren't murdered by ghosts!  Have a nice day.
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 18:06:59 »
OP come back plssssssssssssssss. We need a tour of the home

Registered 12/07/15, last active 12/11/15. RIP OP  :(

OP murdered by ghosts of dead patients.

OP is now ghost, queue new member post incoming about abandoned mental hospital pad.

And the cycle continues...

I feel sorry for all those ghosts trying to pronounce his name!  Maybe he spelt it wrong!
Maybe he can't log back in!  Of course, it could be the ghost of the person in the first place!
Imagine that!

Woah dude, come on, Halloween was 2 months ago, I don't need no more scares in my life.
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 22:17:38 »
HHKB SQUAD UP
No he's not around.

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 18 December 2015, 04:07:31 »
Welcome to Geekhack!

That's quite a range of keyboards (and presumably switches) you've tried.

You've tried the rest, now you've got the best (HHKB, that is).

How did you come up with your username?

Based on your sig, your HHKB makes up 5.88% of your collection, is one enough?

Oh, have I got that many keyboards? :eek:

One is all I can justify.  And to think that I originally got it to put on my server as it was a small keyboard that wouldn't take up much space over in the corner :))
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 18 December 2015, 06:40:36 »
Welcome to Geekhack!

That's quite a range of keyboards (and presumably switches) you've tried.

You've tried the rest, now you've got the best (HHKB, that is).

How did you come up with your username?

Based on your sig, your HHKB makes up 5.88% of your collection, is one enough?

Oh, have I got that many keyboards? :eek:

One is all I can justify.  And to think that I originally got it to put on my server as it was a small keyboard that wouldn't take up much space over in the corner :))

Maybe I will justify one someday as well, idk though, I'm pretty into MX Blues.
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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 06:24:02 »
HHKB356mini | Groda-T | Salamander | UNIKORN (soon)

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Re: Hello, my name is KPhmBXZoLJuKUwJ1BYWK and I am a Topreholic
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 06:35:08 »
0 posts. That’s what happens when you start the forum with your end game setup.. smart.. :0