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Sep 18, 2022

2022 Keyboard Family Photo

Brief house update: the contractors have started! Actually they started 3 weeks ago, and given the project is meant to be 3-4 months long, that implies they’re ~20% of the way done? It seems like most of the large demo is complete (relative to other renovations though, ours doesn’t have a ton of demo) and they’re starting on electrical and plumbing in earnest now. We’re about to start the wood stripping too. I’m taking lots of pictures along the way but I think I’ll wait til the process is wrapping up to comment in more detail about it; it’ll be easier to get an idea of the major milestones after the fact.

Back to the REAL reason for this post: 2022 keyboard family picture! After being in this “hobby” for 2.5 yrs now (it’s even documented in here–I started back in April or May 2020), I apparently own 12 keyboards. 10 pictured here, 2 are at work so pictured at time of build:

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Jun 8, 2020

Quarantine Hobbies Pt 2: Ariel

My quarantine “hobby” is mechanical keyboards (but mostly just buying keycap sets).

(Is buying things a hobby? Honestly, after spending an ungodly amount of time on r/mk on this subject, I think it is 90% of it.)

Work-from-home keyboard:


The base template: a Keychron K2 (75% form factor) with Gatetron blue switches

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Mar 5, 2017

Do-It-Myself: Light Fixture Upgrade

New year, new light fixtures! Or so I thought. I bought new fixtures for the apartment, but the dining room one seemed a little bit…plain. I’d never really considered myself a DIY kinda person before (at least, not for real life things…) but I thought there was a chance I could do something to spruce them up. Here is the journey:

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