tech

Typewriter Keycaps

2016-09-21-00-02-03

As you can see, I bought more keycaps again!

This time though, I bought them off Taobao at this shop. I had actually considered buying them only if the quality was proven okay when I get my Magicforce keyboard from Massdrop (which still hasn’t arrived at the time of writing this), but my sister was going to buy something off Taobao and I decided to just tag along for cheaper shipping.

And…I’m not sure if I’m pleased with the buy.

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NPKC PBT Front Print Keycaps

2016-07-07 16.50.15

Mechanical keyboards have a pretty large following, and I too was sucked into the world recently. I thought I had all the keyboard goodness I wanted when I bought my Ducky Shine 5, but it turns out that wasn’t enough.

Fortunately (or unfortunately), my Shine 5 uses a standard ANSI profile unlike Razer or Corsair keyboards which have non-standard bottom rows. This meant that buying replacement keycap sets were a breeze, with a huge selection online.

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Building My PC

2016-02-23 20.46.41

I made plans to build my own PC as a graduation gift to myself. Then, as my MacBook Pro started to slow down and show problems, and with AppleCare expiring in June 2016, I pushed the build date a year earlier.

But when I bought my SSD when it went on offer, I figured I might as well just start buying parts. The only part that I wanted to wait for was AMD’s Polaris GPUs, but seeing the news that it was coming in Aug-Sep, and they were releasing only the top-end and low-end cards, I decided to just go for it.

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