reminds me of my hand lotion and my TP speakers
Keeb giveaway over on LTT:
Idobao Montex Pad: Hot-swap macropad that support QMK firmware (programmable and incredibly versatile, able to map any specific key to any function).
hmm, angle looks…odd?
MGK64 Update! - Monochrome
New keycaps, new keycaps!
Sound Samples: Kailh BOX Jade + Kailh BOX Navy Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps
Kailh BOX Jade + Kailh BOX Navy Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps (Fast)
Kailh BOX Jade + Kailh BOX Navy Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps (Slow)
For first impressions, I’m quite liking the KAT Alpha keycaps. Comfortable under the fingers, and visually distinct with its curved sides and corners. Not the most accurate description, but they’re kinda like a hybrid between MT3 and OEM?
Only oddity is the KAT Alpha’s PBT material is considerably smoother compared to every other PBT keyset that I’ve touched (Eighty #391’s EnjoyPBT Blank Black PBT Keycaps, R2-968’s Default PBT Keycaps, MGK64’s Classic Dye-Sublimated PBT Keycaps), to the point where I’m slightly whether it’s actually ABS.
In terms of acoustics, currently, I can’t get a firm grasp how the KAT profile affects sound. Mostly because my recording setup’s changed since my last sound sample (Antlion Mod Mic vs. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Phone, lol). Comments might have to wait 'til I swap in those OEM Fog Whites.
Uh, wasn’t planning to beat any personal records tonight, just recording some sound tests.
Update on MGK64 coming soon-ish? Swapping out keycaps/switches and taking recordings of each setup is rather time-consuming.
MGK64 Update - Extra Sound Samples
|Case||“3 Layers” Aluminum Case |
|Plate||Fiberglass Mounting Plate|
|Switches 1||Kailh BOX Jades + Kailh BOX Navys |
|Switches 2||Modded BOX Heavy Blacks |
|Keycaps 1||KAT Alpha Keycaps|
|Keycaps 2||OEM Fog White Keycaps|
KAT Alpha Sound Samples
MGK64 - KAT Alpha Keycaps + Kailh BOX Jade + Kailh BOX Navy Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - KAT Alpha Keycaps + Kailh BOX Jade + Kailh BOX Navy Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - KAT Alpha Keycaps + Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - KAT Alpha Keycaps + Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches (Slow)
OEM Fog White Sound Samples
MGK64 - OEM Fog White Keycaps + Kailh BOX Jade + Kailh BOX Navy Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - OEM Fog White Keycaps + Kailh BOX Jade + Kailh BOX Navy Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - OEM Fog White Keycaps + Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - OEM Fog White Keycaps + Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches (Slow)
Not quite done with sound tests just yet, got some shelf liner to stuff into the case, wanna see if it does anything for the MGK64’s acoustics.
…I really do prefer linears, when it comes to a keeb’s typing and auditory experience. But, eh, haven’t been expanding that collection, 'cos it’s kinda difficult to find a reason to justify spending more money on another set of linear switches, when I’ve already got muh Modded Gateron Ink Blacks.
As in, “What else does this other linear switch offer that the Gateron Ink Black doesn’t?” Different or super bright colorways aren’t much of a selling factor, you should know by now that 'Chew likes monochrome. And while different plastic materials are slightly interesting, I’m not confident that is enough to offer a vastly different experience.
MGK64 Update - Sound Dampeners
“Sound Dampening Foam™”.
…They’re just shelf liners.
Sound Samples: Shelf Liner(s) + Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps + OEM Fog White Keycaps
For the sound tests below, I went with linears (Modded BOX Heavy Blacks) 'cos I wanted to hear bottoming out sounds. Clicky switches would be extremely distracting and probably would drown out any minute acoustical differences between the sound samples, especially with how fast I type.
Ah, forgot to keep those excessively IRL thingies from muh LTT post this time. Moooving it over here now…
…I was/am also very tired by this point and not in the right mood to do more switch-swapping. Any free time I had these past few days were consumed by shelf liners with a bazjillion holes, streaming HEARTBEAT, BSODs during said stream, BSODs outside of said streams, impromptu late-night Windows reinstallations to fix BSODs, cleaning up game directories/paths, fixing preferences/settings for all muh software stuff, and mildly stressing out over my poor start to the Mid-Week Madness Folding Sprint (still in semi-panik mode over whether I have the correct Passkey or not ).
Update: BSOD’s still happening. Might be a motherboard issue, not Radeon drivers or Streamlabs OBS (not even installed right now). Usually happens when I attempt to run [email protected], I think. Event Viewer gives me BugcheckCode: 292. Gonna update BIOS when I get back home and cross my fingers that it solves the issue. Plan B is to reseat the CPU, but I very much doubt that’ll do anything.
…Now that I think about it, I recall everything was running fine before I updated motherboard stuff through ASUS’s Armoury Crate bloatmalware. Armoury Crate is currently not installed on the freshly wiped PC, I really don’t want it to cumdump it’s bloatcrap in my drive.
On the plus side, I might have freed up more space on my OS drive.
Something something small victories and win the battle lose the war.
Not to mention I managed to somehow IDK injure the inside of my right cheek + jaw area, so eating, drinking, and idle mouth movements are a biiit of a pain. Also uncertain whether this persistent minor headache I’ve got is due to stressing over Hoshī, the cheek-jaw injury, the warm spring heat that dropped from outta nowhere, the side-effects from the second vaccine shot I received yesterday, or a wonderfully pleasant blend of all the above.
No. Biggie. Smalls.
'Chew iz 'kay. Iz 'kay. Just, haven’t been bukkake’d by this many issues in a while, ahaha.
Oh, YIL (Yesterday I Learned) the
left right part of my face twitches every now and then when I’m under more stress than usual.
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps + Bottom Shelf Liner Only (Fast)
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps + Bottom Shelf Liner Only (Slow)
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps + Top and Bottom Shelf Liner (Fast)
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + KAT Alpha Keycaps + Top and Bottom Shelf Liner (Slow)
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + OEM Fog White Keycaps + Bottom Shelf Liner Only (Fast)
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + OEM Fog White Keycaps + Bottom Shelf Liner Only (Slow)
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + OEM Fog White Keycaps + Top and Bottom Shelf Liner (Fast)
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches + OEM Fog White Keycaps + Top and Bottom Shelf Liner (Slow)
Can’t really tell the difference between MGK64 w/o Shelf Liner, MGK64 w/ Bottom Shelf Liner, and MGK64 w/Both Shelf Liners. But keystrokes do sound a teeny weeny bit less echo-y with more shelf liners, I think? Er, if there is another audible difference, my ears don’t pick 'em up.
Difference between OEMs and KATs are easier to pick apart. Still prefer the sound of those good ol’ thocky OEMs over the KATs.
The Discord channel mini-project will probably be put on indefinite hold for now. Wanted to consolidate all my keeb Discord news (especially discounts, promos, and giveaways ) to one server, but: one, Discord has a limit of 50 servers to one account, and not every Discord server has announcements set up correctly (or relevantly ). Thought of writing up a Discord bot to handle the latter, but erm, would need to invest more time into learning Python, and I’m beginning to doubt whether it’s even possible*.
Asterisk(*): Possible as in, whether a bot could copy and paste messages from another server’s channel into my own without having the bot join the other server. Kinda sounds more like it breaks some TOS somewhere, lol.
Plus, I’ve got too many irons in the fire right now.
This Week’s Schedule: (ノ ゜_゜)ノ 彡 ┻━┻
Priority One is to deal with the constant BSODs.
…GMK keysets are starting to become super samey or plain unattractive to me…
Wait, do drop my one-liner and then drop the mic or izzit the other way around? Fueck.
This entirely too cute, but accurate Ted Talk hits the nail on the head.
You want my money now so I can wait a year for… this? Or pay $400 on r/mm and say I got it for a steal?! Hard pass.
Den is the biggest of sexys.
Also the most wholesome and caring and inspiring of persons.
I wubba wubba.
MGK64 Update - Case, Stem, Spring Swaps!
[Kicks drum away.]
Ain’t no one got time for that.
Found a liking for the Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g), out of the modded combinations I went through. Sooo, went ahead and lubed + filmed up those 99 × Silent L7s (TS-150g), then popped 'em into muh Eighty #391.
…Yes, 99, and not 100, because I mangled 6 × Modded Ink Blacks (150g) while ripping them out of Eighty #391, and I was literally one switch film short of 100 × Modded Silent L7s.
(Er, technically still have a sheet of 20 × Deskeys Switch Films that is still in mint condition, but… I’m not touching that sheet for one unmodded switch. Because. My. OCD. Is. Stupid. 'sides, 99 is plenty enough for a TKL. )
Eighty #391 Update in the next couple’a days or so, when I can find pockets of time to
shirk work I mean, divert a portion of my attention towards a productive, invigorating, and not-wholly-officially-sanctioned break.
MGK64 - Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - Durock L7 (67g) Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Durock L7 (67g) Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - Modded Silent L7 (67g) Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Modded Silent L7 (67g) Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - Modded Silent L7 (150g) Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Modded Silent L7 (150g) Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g) Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g) Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - Gateron Silent Ink Black Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Gateron Silent Ink Black Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - Modded Silent Ink Black (150g) Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Modded Silent Ink Black (150g) Switches (Slow)
MGK64 - Modded Silent Ink Black (TS-150g) Switches (Fast)
MGK64 - Modded Silent Ink Black (TS-150g) Switches (Slow)
That resonated on a cellular level.
LOOK LOOK, LOOK-LOOK-LOOK!
IDK much about doggos, pls tell me whether it’s a striking resemblance or not.
it is quite like snowy yis yis
…want…want! want the keycaps too, but 90USD D:
this hobby is much expensive
danke for showing me!
That makes me wanna lay on the floor and chill.
Need a pillow though.
Do you really gotta rub it in so hard that my typing sucks
EDIT: got around to doing it and we’re just gonna ignore the first few runs
Eighty #391 Update - Hush, Hush
Spent an entire Sunday outfitting Eighty #391 with lubed and filmed Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g) switches!
Eighty #391 w/ Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches + Modded Silent L7 Switches
Durock L7 Switch Housings
Gazzew/Outemu Silent Linear Stems
Flashquark Two Stage Long Springs (150g)
Krytox 205 G0
Deskeys Switch Films
Modded Silent L7 Switch
Was a bit more generous with lube application this time around.
Eighty #391 + Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g) Switches
Now if only the stabs would come in the same colorway for consistency…
…Pls don’t release Black Silent Linear Stems and compel me to buy them, pls.
EIghty #391 + EnjoyPBT Blank Black PBT Keycaps
First set of keycaps I owned, and it’s still my fave set!
Eighty #391 - Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g) Switches (Fast)
Eighty #391 - Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g) Switches (Slow)
Eighty #391 - Modded Silent L7 (TS-150g) Switches (No Spacebar)
…Need to make spacebar shut up.
Had a couple’a friendos over last weekend, and let them try muh keebs! (Friendo Visit! Status Update)
MGK64 is currenlty stripped of switches, currently deliberating which ones to put innit.
Also, one o’ teh friendos brought their keeb over!!!
Surprise NK65! - Milkshake Edition
Keeb is adorable!
–MUUUH MILKSHAKE BRINGS ALLA BOYES TO TEH YARD–
NK65 - Milkshake Stabilizers + Switch
Took off a keycap and my eyes were like:
Switches are suuuper lightweight, a tiny bit scratchy as well. Nice, thocky sound when paired with the NK65. Colorway is distinct enough that I recognized it on first glance.
Stabilizers, tho, were a surprise! Didn’t expect them in Milkshake colorway. Apparently they’re NovelKeys’ own brand o’ stabs?
Took me by total surprise, 'cos the last I heard, they had a Leopold w/Cherry MX Silent Red switches.
And then one thing led to another and somehow two of them dropped into the custom keeb hole?
…I’m innocent. …Probably.
Edit: Dear forum software,
Stop warning me that other people exist besides 'chew.
I’ll reply to who I want…