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2021-04-12

Behind the scenes of Issue 21

Issue 21, first supporter, wallpaper montage, minor changes, underglow trial (failed), upcoming podcast appearance, logical layout design framework, etc. [EXCLUSIVE CONTENT FOR SUPPORTERS]

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2021-03-15

Behind the scenes of Issue 17

Sound database continued: search term logging, upload form, automation. Typing test quasi-standard. Night/dark mode. Issue 17.

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2021-03-08

Editor's note - Issue #16

KBD is about tinkering and learning (in contrast to consuming and hoarding) and this week's hand-picked posts show it again that even the most seasoned enthusiast can find new depths of the hobby.

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2021-03-08

Behind the scenes of issue 16

Revamped menu, keyboard sound database, tweaking of the entry pages, sound compilation entries etc. And issue #16.

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2021-03-08

Bad hotkey ergonomics

Using some awkward hotkey combos a few dozen times can cause you pain/discomfort.

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2021-03-06

Keyboard sound database

I've published a keyboard sound database. A searchable database of typing test videos with all the relavant metadata and some neat features.

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2021-03-01

Behind the scenes of issue 15

New feature, second sound test compilation, KBD Issue #15.

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2021-02-22

Behind the scenes of issue 14

Exploding newsletter subscriptions, some new developments, featured content.

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2021-02-22

About the KBD magazine

The Keyboard Builders' Digest is a weekly selection of the best keyboard related posts. It started as a covid lockdown project to neatly arrange my bookmarks and went somehow out of hand with hundreds of subscribers.

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2021-02-15

Last week's events, 40s day & KDB Issue 13

Many updates and some new posts: diodes, Japanese vocabulary, from a pencil sketch to a working keyboard. In addition: thoughts on this year's 40s day and KBD issue 13.

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2021-02-08

Behind the scenes of Issue 12

This week I've written some guides, updated some others and started to write a bunch of yet anothers. Surprisingly, I still managed to finish a whole lot developments in regards of the magazine.

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2021-02-01

Behind the Scenes of Issue 11

I didn't forget to count the number of posts this week... That's why I know exactly that the compilation of this issue took me digging through 2445 posts on r/mk only...

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2021-01-25

Behind the Scenes of Issue 10

What a strange week! It looks like controllers have managed to beat cats and WPM posts. Crazy. SouthPaw's controllers for CircuitPython with Pro Micro footprint, Raspberry Pi Pico and the boards from Adafruit and Sparkfun built on the RP2040 chip. And last but not least, the Puchi C teaser in the DracuLad!

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2021-01-18

Behind the Scenes of Issue 9

This week I had to dig through 2000+ posts (on r/mk only) again. This is not something sustainable, so I made dedicated scripts to automate some tasks and analyse what happens in the sub. This latter has a lot of potential.

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2021-01-11

Behind the scenes of Issue 8

I compile these digests for some time now and thought it would be interesting to share what's going on behind the scenes.

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2021-01-04

KBD Award announcement

As a feedback for the contributors of the Keyboard Builders' Digest I'd like to announce the weekly KBD Award.

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2020-10-14

BEAKL layout

BEAKL is another alternative layout. While I'm sceptic about most of these off-the-shelf solutions, I really liked the home box approach and the somewhat unusual penalty table.

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2020-10-12

Probably the most valuable ruined keyboard

The story of a ruined Apple extended keyboard of Steve Jurvetson signed by both Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

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2019-12-28

DIY dye sublimated keys

A cheap DIY dye sublimation method was published on reddit which is worth a try.

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2019-12-23

Split keyboard toplist

Today, I've made a dynamic toplist based on the searches and visits of my split keyboard list's pages.

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