New Keyboard: Welcome Charybdis

After building the dactyl, I took a long break from building keyboards. In that time I noticed, no matter how awesome dactyl was, I still needed to lift my hand up to use the mouse. So I started dreaming about a keyboard with an integrated trackball. My dreams came true when I ran into Charybdis.... Continue Reading →

Making Mailing Lists “Great” Again

A lot has been written on social media, polarization, radicalization, fake news, and propaganda. I myself have developed a module on the same and been part of some (stalled) research on it. These days I don't have any social media presence, but being disconnected is not really a solution. How does one stay up to... Continue Reading →

My Trials with Danish

I have been taking Danish lessons for almost two years now. I turn on the Danish news every once in a while to see what I understand, as my Czech friends would put it "Rozumim hovno". "Alright" I say to myself, "no worries, you will understand it some day." No need to freak out, learning... Continue Reading →

Making A Glow In The Dark Poster

In 2013 for a brief moment in time you could purchase Clinton Reno's "I Want You To Hit Me As Hard As You Can". It went on sale for $30 and was sold out the same day. According to this Reddit post only 40 were ever made. The poster became a sort of obsession for... Continue Reading →

Poor Man’s Ambient Lightning Made Easy

I have always liked how Philips Ambilight looked but didn't want to replace my carefully selected gaming monitor just yet. The other after market solutions were too expensive and too clunky (a camera pointed at the screen? really?). Last time I checked (back in USA) there wasn't a good solution for this. A week ago,... Continue Reading →

Building the Dactyl – Part 2 – Wiring

After the upper case and key switches were put together I started wiring. I started by following the guide on dactyl git repository but the lack of updates and details quickly drove the project in to the ground. My original intention was to minimize learning and just to blindly follow the guides. That attitude got... Continue Reading →

Digging for Switches on an Old Keyboard

I am preparing to build a dactyl keyboard and for that I would need switches. Denmark being Denmark, it was hard to get mechanical switches for a reasonable price. I had to improvise a bit to get all the parts. had the switches but wouldn't deliver to Denmark, and the ones that did deliver... Continue Reading →

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