Reflections on Mechanical Keyboards in the Time of Covid-19

Why building the perfect keyboard for someone can be an act of love

Mechanical keyboard with rainbow backlighting.
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We all need a hobby, and sometimes the lie we tell ourselves is that this tool will be useful for our profession so it’s perfectly fine if we indulge in it.

An Akko 3087 SP Ocean Star mechanical keyboard, a pre-built keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches
A TKL keyboard and a 65% keyboard
Taking apart a keyboard by pulling out the keycaps

A Bibliophile Stalker. Wicked, Foolish, Evil. Adores you. Hates everyone else. Mean and angry in real life.