Hi im a senior cs student from NY and have lurked the mk subreddit for about a year and a few months ago decided I really wanted to buy a mk. At first, I disliked clicky switches a lot and thought to myself “I, a grown-up would NEVER buy something so annoying!”. I thought I was patrician for wanting quiet tactile switches instead of the popular clickys . It’s funny bc I think the clicky switches was what pushed me down the rabbit hole. They grew on me out of no where ! I felt like what’s the point of having a boring quiet board at home where I could only annoy myself and no one else . The loudness of the clicky switch will make me feel and sound productive lol . So I spent weeks obsessively watching sound test vids on youtube of switches and here I am now .
I bought my first keeb a few weeks ago and made some noob mistakes . I went with a low profile aluminum case it’s okay but I wish I would have just bought a tofu instead . I also purchased a cheap 9009 dsa key set off amazon (The profile feels tiny on my finger tips I don’t really like it and a 1up HSE pcb, this pcb is cool and I plan to keep it and use it in an acrylic case one day to get the full rgb experience of the underglow but I didn’t understand pcb layouts at the time so I got a standard 60% ANSI and now I really miss my arrow keys . Layers are neat but a hassle. Last but not least I bought the wrong stabs!! In true noob fashion . The one thing I got right and have 0 regret about are my box jade switches . I LOVE them! I love pretending I’m being productive while using them
So while these missteps have been kinda frustrating I’m still excited to get things right . Plan to buy a tofu case this week and I’m already in 2 GMK keycaps gb’s lol. I’m hoping my current keeb can hold me over until I can get a really NICE build . Currently on the market for a TKL or 75% .
I impulsively bought a minivan for travel/school and I think I will like it bc it’ll have the arrows that I so dearly miss . I bought zealios v2 67g switches for them. I want to lube them and make them sm0o0th .
I love the design of this website! It’s SOOOO clean compared to geekhack/desk authority. The navigation is seamless and I feel like I’m in 2050 when I’m on here. I really like the badge system and how it tracks user activity. I want to do front end web dev once I graduate but would like to be full-stack one day and the aesthetic of the site is oddly inspiring and makes me want to program and start another side project I wont finish .
So yeah that’s it for keebs… other stuff I like is skateboarding, snowboarding and cherishing my fleeting youth.