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March 4th, 2012 (01:35 pm)

So my ownership of a mechanical keyboard was quite brief. About a week. Not even enough to break it in... The main problem I have with that design is how flimsy the USB connector was. I should not be able to accidentally snap it back into the keyboard's body. Ah well, got a refund for the unit since it was still under warranty. Would have preferred a replacement, but they're out of stock. Practically everywhere is out of Cherry MX Blues until at least April. I think I can last until then...

I do want to try modding it at some point. The force actuation point is really still too low for my liking. I tend to type really hard, so I want to replace the Blue springs with the Blacks. There's also the fact that I'm not particularly fond of linear switches and prefer to have the sort of audible and tactile click. Plus, it sounds pleasant if you type fast enough. Blues are rated at 50cN and Blacks at 60cN. Considering that I sometimes wonder if I'm going to break things with my hands (despite their size, they can be pretty strong!), a higher actuation point might be better to keep me from smashing the keyboard to pieces and accidentally pressing keys I shouldn't. From geekhack, the mod I want looks to be called "Ghetto Green". Greens do exist and are normally used for space bars. After all, the thumb is very strong.

Also been looking at SSDs. Still expensive, but I think the prices are now a bit more manageable. If I wanted one, it would probably have to be about 250GB since I do store a fair amount of lossless music, along with a few games. Since a Linux distro won't take up that much room, more room for other stuff too~ I've only used up about 150GB from my new laptop, so I have a good idea of how much space I need. Well see though. That SSD hybrid looks pretty tempting to try out...