Finally getting around to the self-intro!
Very new to the whole mechanical keyboard scene; after the pandemic started, I ended up “fleeing” my Brooklyn home to a family place in Wisconsin. I realized I needed a keyboard for my WFH setup, and I started reading.
Dove right down the rabbit hole, reading and learning at least, and somehow it was a very comforting distraction from the madness outside. Ordered a super-cheap board off Amazon since I could get it quick and it gave me something to use while I learned more - an E-Element Z-88 (rgb, hotswappable brown switches, 81 keys). Then a switch tester. Then a set of dsa profile keycaps to try out. Then Drop pre-orders of a preonic and a high-profile Alt. A nice gradient set of keycaps now on the E-Element. Then a quickly delivered v60 Type-R with cherry reds to try out both linears and QMK.
In the meantime I’ve moved again, this time down to Florida (not feeling so good about that one now!), and waiting for the Preonic and Alt to ship (this week?). My wife doesn’t quite know what to make of it all but she’s glad it distracts me. Considering learning/practicing soldering sometime and starting to do more builds, but for now there’s enough other stuff to learn and try still.
In non-keeb stuff, I work as a software engineering manager, have spent years working in both Japan and China, and moved to NYC just before 9/11. Lurked here for a bit while seeing it’s a friendly place, and happy to introduce myself and join in.