Mechanical keyboards

I found these things about a year ago and slowly found myself slipping into a black hole of sorts.

It took me a while to decide that I wanted one after I saw a custom keyboard in a photo on Reddit. I ended up buying a DIY kit and trying it out. It was the KBDfans KBD67. Which is now the KBD67 Rev 1.

Chuck’s KBD67 v1 with GMK Striker keycaps

I got that and a basic keycap set from somewhere, I can’t seem to find out where.

What I know for sure is that this hobby is an exercise in patience. Meaning that you really need to keep up with what is going on, or you will miss out on the group buys, and that is everything in this hobby.

I can’t say it enough, group buys are everything. If you want a cool keyboard and you miss the GB. Good luck finding it in the trade section for a decent price. Key caps – same deal I am afraid. Don’t even get me started on the switches.

If you are new to this, I wish you well, and may you get in on the GBs early and offten.

First post in almost 10 years

Not sure what to say. It has been almost 10 years, and it wasn’t like I posted that much to begin with.

Add to that all the changes and I almost don’t recognize WordPress. So I guess I am on a learning curve once again.

Here we go…

Sun Valley Flying

I made it over to Sun Valley on Saturday. I was going to try and participate in the Intermountain Paragliding League meet.  It was called off because of overcast clouds. I did get to do two sled rides before going home.

Here is my track log from my second flight. Flying Sun Valley

Some pictures from the day as well.


This is definitely one of the sites I would like to go to. I have no idea when, but one of these days.

I also got to fly Bogus Basin for the first time. I was doing pretty good until a cloud blocked the sun, then it was all down. Not much fun after the hike up almost killed me. I’m not in very good shape these days.

Bogus in July 2010
GPS track of Chuck flying Bogus in July 2010