hilarious to me how many "people in a subculture i don't belong to" value different things than i do


i can't imagine looking at someone who spent $650 dollars on a keyboard and thinking "i bet i know more about what this guy needs in a keyboard than he does"

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like if you have questions there are people who can answer them. if you post the ftl "how do people with those minimalist enthusiast keyboards enter numbers quickly or navigate around" then i could tell you about qmk and how people write custom firmware in C and use macros and the concept of layers to create arbitrarily powerful keymaps to, for example, put the keyboard into different states with different available keys depending on the circumstance. but if you post "who the fuck buys a keyboard without arrow keys" i'm just going to aggressively subtoot you instead

nobody's unboxing their keyboard they spent hundreds of dollars on and going "oh shit, wait, this doesn't have arrow keys on it :("

these are solved problems, just because you can't immediately think of a solution doesn't mean people who are part of this subculture are morons

one time in the middle of programming something i was annoyed that my keyboard layout made it inconvenient to type backticks or tildes

so i just

changed it

that's an option you have

@monorail oh are people really doing this "i don't understand why people value this thing so they're wrong" thing

@monorail Hell, not only is this a solved problem, this has been a solved problem since the 80s.

@monorail i think i can get some of the same functionality in software, kmonad seems to be designed to be more or less a software-level equivalent of qmk

less capable because you can't hook directly into the hardware ofc :blobcatgooglyshrug:​

@00dani yeah honestly it feels fucking great to stroll up to a computer you have to use but don't own and just

feel at home immediately

don't have to mess with settings or anything, it just works

@00dani also i can type in dvorak on my switch with it but i wouldn't have gotten a whole separate keyboard for that if it was the only thing

@monorail is it okay if i make fun of them because i have big hands and can't type well on tiny keyboards

@monorail also it makes sense that you'd want a keyboard with macro-compatible firmware

@hierarchon @monorail firmware that keeps the keyboard from crumbling under holly's big bappy paws

@monorail or you can just you know

buy a tenkeyless board without complaining about people who buy 60% boards

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