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I got the brilliant idea to use my jacket as a background for a (hopefully) better looking photo of my keyboard. :)

@hund ooh! What is that? Ducky? Also, is it silent? I'm on the lookout for a compact and tenkeyless new keyboard that is as silent as possible (the clicks kills me when I have a migraine :/ )

@Drakfot It's a custom built keyboard. I call it the Black diamond because it's black and the case is called Diamond. :P

But I could probably help you find anything. :) What size are you looking for? 60%? 65%?

@hund Ah I see :) Well, I am currently using a Logitech K380 and am quite comfortable with it. But it is always interesting with alternatives. Not sure about what size it would compare too though, but something in that range so to say. Have any suggestions / pointers for me? :)

@Drakfot I have a billion pointers. :D You don't happen to have XMPP? Or are you on IRC?

@hund My shell should still be on IRC yes, let me check :)

@hund that is n i c c e ! is that a BDU i see in the background? :thinkergunsunglasses:

@archtoasty Thanks! :D No, it's just a regular jacket. I've always liked that kind of clothes ever since I was a little kid. :)

@hund I can imagine that keyboard in classes teaching you to use Vim. 😀

@selea Jag hade inte råd med det. :(

Närå, kostnad var förvisso en faktor, men även tillgänglighet och valfrihet när det kommer till layout. :) Några av mina krav är PBT-plast, 1,3-1,5mm tjocka, Cherry-profil, ISO-Enter och eventuellt svenskt språk.

Och om du vill ha allt det brukar det kunna springa iväg en del rent prismässigt, om du har tur att ens hitta något.. Därav blanka. :)

@selea Just ja, dyesub eller dubbelskjutna legender är ett kriterium om det ska vara text också.

@hund looks good. I really want to make my own keyboard but ideas are still forming: ISO with an extra key in left shift (for § instead of $ in shells, change / to ¦ for paths), double height enter instead of tab (to shift-space) and capslock (gone), thinking about alt-gr (3rd symbols, including APL), compose( fzf style unicode selector)... dunno yet

@buckshee Thanks! That's a lot of very specific scenarios. Check out the QMK firmware and see what it can do for you.

@hund soundcloud.com/m8umusic/klik-k wow, those 3 linked at the top are amazing, you give me hope for my cheap little RK61 too

@hund I really want to build a 60% with blank keycaps, like this! Where did you buy the parts?

@hund thanks for the links! A lot of stuff is out of stock, is it better to wait or find alternatives?

@hund not yet. Which provider/server do you recommend? Does linuxrocks have a server?

@hund @benoitj ok, I've registered on xmpp.linuxrocks.online. should I resister on linuxrocks.online again and delete the other one?

@benoitj
All right, I've managed to delete the other one. It was confusing to have two of the same account.
@hund

@chozron
Yes. It's a little bit hidden in Conversations. You have to long tap the account to access the delete option, otherwise you can only disable it.
@benoitj @hund

@istvan
Ah, I did that, but I wasn't sure it deletes from the server as well.

@chozron
I'd think so, but I don't know for sure. @hund might know the answer.

@istvan @chozron That should only delete the account from the client. I think Gajim supports deletion of the actual account, but I need to look into it more.

I could delete it if it's urgent though.

@istvan @hund I'm also available on xmpp to answer keyboard questions.

@istvan @hund kbd fans has a lot of the stuff you will need for pretty cheap. Switches will always be personal preference. And blank keycaps are pretty easy to find.

@istvan [2/2] It's about $270 excluding shipping and taxes. I would recommend Gateron over Tealios though, you get more bang for the buck. Tealios is better, but price is $56 vs $14.

And if you're after a standard layout, how about a hotswap PCB? It costs $84 vs $34 (+ shipping and taxes for the S60-X since it's from the US). But you get per-key SMD RGB-LED with the HS60 V2 and you don't have to solder.

mechboards.co.uk/shop/all/hs60

@hund Thnaks for all this super info! I'd definitely go with the HS60 PCB, KBDfans 5 degree alu case and blank PBT keycaps. I'm not sure about the switches. Is Gateron better than Cherry MX? I like my Browns, but wouldn't mind trying something different. Especially with a hot-swap PCB.

@istvan @hund What kind of switches are you looking for? Something heavier and/or more tactile than browns? Kailh Pro Plums are pretty sweet, and I've heard good things about Kailh's Box switches too.

@algernon
Yeah, definitely tactile. I'm not sure about clickyness though.
@hund

@istvan And if you are okay with a more standard alu case, you can probably shave of like $40 of the price for the case.

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