I’m starting to feel like I’m getting this studying thing down.
So happy with how these came out! I decided to go with a galaxy theme for these keycaps this time around 🤩 Let me know what you think!
Almost ready! I just need my new computer!
Feb. 26, 2021
it was my birthday on the 23rd! got a new keyboard and deskmat :D also had an exam yesterday and got 96/100 !! VERY EPIC
Keyboard came and I put pink keycaps on it fellas
Took some pictures of my new board today ^.^
This multimedia video render features USB-powered and random RGB infused plastic products from China. RGB must flow.
Welcome to the first journal of failure entry! We have a lot to cover.
I had a nostalgic ping around the new year for my pre-teen years playing Warhammer 40,000. Back then I was playing 2nd edition Orks, Imperial Guard and Chaos. Most games were just us arguing about rules, and I can’t ever remember actually playing a mission - it was always a fight to the death (or until our parents picked us up).
Now, a lot has changed in that time. 9th edition is the new shiz. But who cares about staying up to date? I’m still longing for building the perfect 2nd edition lists, actually playing a real mission, and maybe taking the rulebooks advice that all arguments can be settled with a dice roll and some civilized conversation later.
So I set out to try to find on eBay an old book which had some great battle scenes. After a lot of searching I found the Battles book. I’m pretty sure this is what I had back in the day, hauling it to summer camp and back.
The book is a collection of White Dwarf articles, a few battle reports, a few special rules, and a new mission.
So my goal, at least originally set out, was to find some mission I would want to play and build armies for it. Just something small. In the Battles book there’s one that involves some battle bunkers. It’s laid out as a fight of about 500pts between Space Marines and Orks. The Space Marines get two battle bunkers to setup in their deployment zone, and the Orks get additional victory points for capturing them. What’s interesting is that the Orks can have an entire 10 ork squad and their dreadnought return upon being killed as a second wave, entring from either the left or right as a flanking attack later in the game.
This sounded great, all I needed was to build these out! But, as I thought more about things (never ends well) I started to deviate.
The first thing was looking at the prices of models. Damn… they’re really not cheap at all. Were they this expensive when they were pewter? For plastic miniatures I would expect some price reduction.
Then came the question of whether I wanted to build either of these armies. Space Marines (the entire imperium) are really just facists right? But once you open that can of worms things go downhill rather quickly. Do we really want to glorify war? Are these armies satires anymore?
Searching the internet to try and come to terms with my concerns certainly didn’t help much. I left feeling the only viable army was Tyranids, since they’re single minded and only interested in the devouring of everything.
Now, interestingly enough back in 2007 I bought a bunch of Tyranids. They sat in a box for years, and I gave some away, but to my surprise I actually had a bunch stuck in the garage still. That was 20 hormaguants, 3 tyranid warriors, 2 carnifexes and some ForgeWorld models that were definitely not in 2nd edition.
At this point I can’t say I’ve made any decision on what I’ll do going forward. Maybe I won’t build anything. Maybe I’ll just build out the terrain and do some painting, but not make any commitments to actually play.
With that, I’m looking into various painting techniques. I had some good luck with dry brushing some hormaguants, but as it was pointed out online, this leaves a rather “chalky” look. Now, what is considered the best way to build up and blend is using glazing. Lots of thin coats of paint using a glazing medium. This sounds incredibly time consuming and tedious. Stay tuned!
For better or for worst I like mechanical keyboards. Now I’m not looking for my hash tag “end game”, but I am for some reason still buying and building them. My latest purchases recently arrived - GMK Kaiju and two DZ60 PCBs. Awhile back I bought two MelGeek Mojo60 cases, but I was still using an old holtite-equiped Banana Split board that was very flakey (because of my installation of the holtites most likely).
I’ll make another post with some photos, but in general the board is GMK Kaiju, DZ60 PCB, Black MelGeek Mojo60 and box pink Kaihl switches. The fly in the ointment though is that 1. the stabs for delete key were sticking, so I removed them, and 2. even though the internet says differently, I cannot type a backtick using Fn + Esc.
There is of course another thing, and that is I didn’t realize that the PCB uses a tap-and-hold right shift that doubles as “/”. Back when I was using the foobar (a split gherkin), which exploits these tap-and-hold keys for all the fn keys, I got really tired of them because you can’t reasonably type faster than 30wpm due to the tap term settings etc. I tried to adjust these, but ended up with something worse than the defaults. So now I have to dig into his issue again. Great!
With 40k, keyboards, sofubi… what other things could I possibly be interested in? Let me list the other things that are on-hold -
Well that’s all for this post. Hobby on!
Studying is endless, but here’s a nice picture
I’ve been getting pretty obsessed about the world of Mechanical Keyboards lately. It’s become a new found love for me and to see all the different customizations and mods is pretty astounding. So far I think I’ve fallen in love with the Space65 design layout. It’s so simplistic and minimal yet has just enough accentuation throughout the design that it’s beautifully made. Amazing execution on GrayStudios part. The only sad thing right now is that I’m a Mac user and am in need of a layout that can cater to that along with wireless. So far I’ve noticed a big gap for Mac users and the only company that seems to focus here is Keychron. While Keychron is great, there are some customizations missing where the Mechanical Keyboard Mod community thrives in. If I had startup seed money, I’d probably try and fill this niche lol. XD
i am losing my absolute mind trying to find a set of key caps that are the right shape but just plain white someone help
like ones that look like this but minus the pinks and purples
someone help i beg 🙏
i’ve resolved that i’m gonna come out to my friend by sending them this:
“hey, can you tell me what you think about my keyboard lights?”
These are OEM R1 (Row 1/Escape) profile, with Cherry MX compatible mount.
Discounted/listed as B-grade due to some crookedness, but they are still super cute and 100% functional! The crookedness is especially not noticeable if you use this as a single artisan on the escape key. :)
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(* For reference, shown on a POK3R keyboard with GMK Peaches and Cream keycaps)
OwLab Voice65 packaging is on point.
Today, my hair fell down the way I always wish it should every day. I’m grateful for that. I haven’t had a good hair day where my bangs would fall beautiful without hitting my eyes, and my pastel pink-colored hair is smooth to touch. It feels healthier, and I’m glad because my hair has been through many bleaching sessions and DIY coloring to achieve the color I have now.
Oh yeah, since quarantine, I changed my hair color. I used to have bright red hair to which faded into this gorgeous pastel pink. Well, I did initially color my hair pastel pink, then green. So yeah, my hair went through a lot.
Hmm, what else? Oh! My Anne Pro 2 sounds so much better after I re-lubed my switches. So, I’m having fun using it typing! I was planning to do a full modification, but I’m scared to fuck it up. At the same time, I’m determined to do it, which is a good thing.
Anyway, here’s a photo of my Anne Pro 2 in its current form.
Keyboard: Anne Pro 2 (Cherry Red MX switches)
Keycaps: PBT Sub dye Sakura
Artisan: Cardcaptor Sakura
hehe bi rainbow keyboard go clack clack
“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” —James N. Watkins