My name is Blair. You may have seen me visiting streams as Badnewsblair. I found my way into this hobby as I do most of my tech related hobbies through Youtube. I started to really pay attention to keyboards (especially custom, mechanical) when Ali on Optimum Tech compared his 3 mechanical keyboards. Then I started watching Taeha, Tae and :3ildcat and then AlexTos, Apiary, Minterly and ExistentiallyYours on Twitch.
I’m currently typing on a KBDFans DZ60RGB Tofu with lubed and filmed Gateron Yellows. It’s fantastic and as an introduction to custom mechs, its great however I just got notice this morning that my KBD67mkii has shipped and will be here soon enough.
I have NovelKey Silk Blacks waiting for that and I got in on the GMK Modern Dolch GB for that (sometime early next year). I am also in on the GB for KAT Iron though that may end up replacing my ePBT WoB on this DZ60… or not! Depending on how I like it.
Some of my other hobbies:
I’m a computer guy, always have been. I started on PCs, then went Apple and now I’m comfortably both. I have a Linux box as well for file serving thee family needs.
I have been playing guitar for over 20 years.
I’m into Warhammer 40K (off and on for years).
I’m a designer by profession. I’ve been in graphic design, industrial design, iOS design, dev tools, and a few more over my 13 year career.
I’d love to contribute to the community in whatever way I can, the obvious being my design background. Thanks and see you around!
NOFX’s Punk in Drublic was my entry into punk. I suppose I listened to mostly what is now Skate Punk from the late 90s, early 00s. I had a Emo Punk phase as well. The Ataris, New Found Glory, Get Up Kids.
Have you seen the orchestra accompanied version of The Decline? It’s intense.
I kinda of wonder about that myself sometimes - designing my own key set or board. I feel like I’m so new tho, and if I ever even attempt to design something for this I want to do it right. But then I see some of these interest checks, and I’m like… really?? Maybe I wouldn’t be so bad it. lol