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Living Room / Re: Mechanical Keyboards
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:35 PM »
Thanks for posting about your setup. How'd you make those spiffy layer layout images?

Also, if you don't mind, it would be cool if you updated your post to add links to the various components you purchased for your setup, so everyone could see the individual parts that make the whole. I had to modify the Ergodox Preset to look like the Iris. I'll take the time to fix my original post to update it with links to the sites I shopped for parts.

But without further ado... here's my first homemade keyboard.

Introducing the Iris:
Both Sides.jpg

With the lights out.
Lights off.jpg

LEDs off.
No LED.jpg

I had some more pictures taken, but apparently my phone decided today was the day to dump all my camera pictures.

Living Room / Re: Mechanical Keyboards
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:12 PM »
I've recently heard about as a source for some of these custom keyboard builds. Anyone here have any experience with them and their supplies?
Deozaan, I bought mine from Only issue I have is the guy can't keep his new Iris in stock, so I had to jump on what was available when I could get it. Luckily, I like what I did get. You can sign up to be notified when he gets things back in stock. I'd love me a steel plated keyboard though... pretty! :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Mechanical Keyboards
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:10 PM »
I have the bug. I just completed my first build of the Iris, a split, ortho-linear, 60% keyboard. I'm expecting my keycaps to be delivered today. I've already bought the PCB and case to make another one as parts aren't always in stock. This is a relatively new keyboard, (has only been out for a few months) so the supply/demand has yet to be ironed out.

I promise to get pictures on here once I get my keycaps put on, which will hopefully be taken tonight and uploaded tomorrow.

Price breakdown:
PCB and Plates/case - ~$50 - Found at
LEDs and Resistors - ~$15 - The build guide recommends using 470s, but I used 220s on the resistors and 2x3x4 LEDs - LEDs Resistors *note: There are several choices. I got one that had several different types.*
Pro-micro and Header Pins ~$45 - I bought SparkFun pro-micros due to the high reviews they got. I've had friends spend $6-9 dollars on pro-micros and they ran into issues with ports breaking off after a single plug/unplug. These are about $20 each, (need one for each side) but they are sturdy. I'm sure that's not the case for all the pro-micros, but I want this to last and don't want to have to desolder/resolder a new pro-micro if one decides to break. Pro-micro
Switches - ~$20 - Gateron blues/browns. Browns for my alpha numeric, and blues for my modifier keys (shift, function, space, etc) Switches
Key caps - ~$70 - Split purchase between WASDkeyboards and MAXkeyboard. WASD had the color's I wanted, and MAX had the pricing and printing options I wanted.

Add shipping/handling to this and I ended up around $215 or so.

It'll make more sense once I upload some pictures. I've typed in Dvorak for about 12 years, but I also game quite a bit. I got pretty tired of some games not allowing you to change the keymaps, so I built a gaming layer that removes that problem. I'm also left handed, so the games I can remap the keys, I usually bind on my 10-key. This keyboard isn't your standard, so I built a 10-key on a different Layer, and keep in mind that this is still very new to me, so I'm still tampering with the layers.

Base Layer: My Dvorak layout.

Left Layer: Keys to allow for the 10-key while pressing the L-FN key.

Right Layer: Keys to allow media and arrow keys while pressing the R-FN key.

Game Layer: Left side of a standard Qwerty keyboard, with a few adjustments based on games I play.

GLayer: Right side of a standard Qwerty keyboard while pressing the R-FN key to allow for the rest of the Qwerty access.

Still a heavy WIP, but it's working so far. I'm pretty happy with the way I have things so far, but I know I still have room to adjust things. I also didn't include some of the less used keys like Print Screen and Pause Break, or Num-lock(Don't need that one anymore) Also, I have the ability to double tap the Shift key and it becomes a caps lock toggle. If I press and hold it, it's just the Shift key, so there are a lot of things like that, that I still need to get a feel for. I love being able to tweak things, somewhat simply, by modifying the firmware and reflashing my pro-micro.

DC Gamer Club / Re: GOG Summer Sale Begins
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:20 PM »
I have Alan Wake.

DC Gamer Club / Re: GOG Summer Sale Begins
« on: June 19, 2017, 11:34 AM »
I'll take it if no one else has claimed it. :Thmbsup:

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: June 01, 2015, 04:08 PM »
I'm not entirely sure why I'm so excited for Windows 10. I couldn't get the Technical release to work, VM or otherwise. I have the computer power, and plenty of RAM, so it shouldn't have been an issue. Yet, coming from Microsoft 'July 29th', and free to boot, I feel very anxious with anticipation.

Living Room / Re: Movie Trivia: How Many Can You Get?
« on: October 24, 2014, 01:26 PM »
2: Sweeny Todd
3: Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire
6: Pearl Harbor
7: Cinderella
8: Thor
9: 12 Monkeys
10: Titanic
11: Devil wears Prada
13: E.T.
14: Her
15: Edward Scissor Hands
17: Babe
18: Kingfu Panda
23: Happy Feet
24: 2012
25: Independence Day
26: Up

Living Room / Google's new Inbox powered by Gmail
« on: October 24, 2014, 12:40 PM »
Has anyone heard of or have access to this?

I personally always try to get in on new 'Google Action', and even got in on their Google Glass when it was by invitation only, but couldn't afford the steep $1500 price tag. Anyway, if you're in, and have any extra invites, I would love to have one.

Now you're going to have to find 4k resolution wallpaper that you like. :)

Community Giveaways / Re: SteamGifts Giveaway: Many games
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:10 AM »
Thank you so much, LLC! Very thoughtful.  :Thmbsup:


Living Room / Re: Building a Desktop
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:05 PM »
I decided to go with Carol's case (thank you!) after reading about the design of the case I had originally picked out, and the comments by Deozaan. :Thmbsup: After looking at the comparison on Newegg of both the i5-3770k and i7-3770k, it's really worth the $100 to upgrade, rather than spend $300 later to upgrade, so I'll most likely do that. Right now I'm looking at putting in 16GB RAM, 2 8GB sticks, with the possibility of upgrading to 32 later.

I intend to build a machine capable of running most of the games that have come out recently 2011-current: Tomb Raider, BattleField 3, Saints Row: The Third, etc. Also, I plan on using it to program in the Unity 3D engine. I think it should be sufficient for that. So, lets hear those thoughts, wraith808.  :)

I also just want to add a big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. I've taken all of your opinions and suggestions to heart.


Living Room / Re: Building a Desktop
« on: March 06, 2013, 02:37 PM »
The wireless adapter supports the new IEEE 802.11ac standard. And while I don't have the home equipment, or connection for that matter, I was hoping this could be an investment that is a little future proof. I am going to be purchasing the parts shortly. I appreciate all the feed back and I would love to post pictures of the components and the building process.  ;)

I appreciate the other suggestions, Carol. I've taken them into consideration, but haven't made a final decision yet. Either way, I will keep you posted.


Living Room / Building a Desktop
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:41 PM »
I haven't had the pleasure of building a desktop in many years, and this year I am going to do it for myself. Having been out of the game for such a long time, there are several things I don't feel 100% comfortable about proceeding with before getting some sound advice. I'm going to list my components here and I would like help knowing if the build will work with the PSU I am looking at buying, and will it all fit in the box? - Processor - MotherBoard - Memory - PSU - GPU - 'Bling' Cooling Fans - Wireless IEEE 802.11ac - DVD Burner - The Computer Chasis

I was trying to stay cheap, and this looks decent to me. I just don't know if the components are too much for my 550W PSU, or if the whole thing will fit in the chasis. Thank you!  :Thmbsup:


Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:13 PM »
I'm just about ready to format my C drive and see if that helps the problem. Unless there are any other suggestions, I'm out of ideas myself.
That would be just a kinda random thing to do - you have no reason to suppose it will achieve anything. Probably a complete waste of time.

The only reason I thought of this was because I had tried all the setting adjustments I could think of, and all of the suggestions listed here to no avail. I thought a computer format would reset everything back to default thus eliminating the problem.  :)

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I don't know what changed, because I have never tampered with the keyboard settings before this issue appeared. I have gone several times to the keyboard delay/repeat settings and tampered with them after reading your suggestions, and now, quite suddenly, things are back to normal - from what I've experienced. I've only tested it out on Terraria, and general typing, and if there is a delay, it's very minute. Again, thank you for the time you've invested.


Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:37 PM »
After reading on a forum with a similar problem, I went to the device manager and found that there are several keyboards installed:

HID Keyboard Device - Does not require a reboot to remove
Microsoft eHome MCIR 109 Keyboard - Does not require a reboot to remove
Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard - Does not require a reboot to remove
Microsoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard keys - Does not require a reboot to remove
Standard PS/2 Keyboard - Requires a reboot to remove

I've removed all of these, with the exception of the Standard PS/2 Keyboard, (keep in mind I'm on a laptop with no external keyboards connected) and I've had no change.

Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:56 PM »
This issue isn't just related to games. It looks like my keyboard has a delay in it. This is apparent in the keyboard test (where you can change your settings and test them out. Also in Microsoft work. I hold down the 'a' key for 5 seconds, and it continues for about 2 seconds after I release the key, but it's also slightly delayed before it begins typing. I'm completely at at loss as to why this is happening. I've tried shortening the delay to nothing and even speeding up the repeat speed, but the delay persists.

Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:34 PM »
Ok, sorry for the delay. I don't get to play as much as I'd like but after doing all of your recommendations, the problem persists. I have found that this problem is not present in FFXI or D3 (but Diablo 3 is mouse clicks only). I'm just about ready to format my C drive and see if that helps the problem. Unless there are any other suggestions, I'm out of ideas myself.

Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: May 13, 2012, 07:51 PM »
I've only noticed this during game play. I have not checked the event log, but I'll do that and report back. I have never killed the antivirus before and this problem has only recently showed up. I'll try this out later and let you know. Thanks for the suggestions.

Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: May 13, 2012, 07:37 PM »
This has affected all games I've played. Both online and offline. Anything else I can add to shed light on this situation?

Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: May 13, 2012, 07:17 PM »
I've played around with the Filter Keys and there is no change at all after enabling and disabling them. Thanks for the suggestion.

Living Room / Re: Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: May 13, 2012, 03:28 PM »
I don't use TapTap Hotkey Extender. I appreciate the thought though.

Living Room / Keyboard keys 'stuck' (software???)
« on: May 12, 2012, 06:52 PM »
Dell Studio 1735 laptop - Running Windows 7

Recently I have had problems playing games where my keys get 'stuck' but not physically. After releasing the Move Forward button for example, there is roughly a 2 second delay before my characters actually stop moving. I have checked online on several websites and most of the topics I find that are related, all point to sticky keys, which I have verified are turned off.

This has occurred over several different games, both full screen and windowed mode, using different keys, (NumPad, Arrows, WASD) and the problem persists. The laptop has been turned off and rebooted with no change. Any ideas?


Coding Snacks / Random Word Generator
« on: February 13, 2012, 11:54 AM »
Dear Coders,

I'm looking for a plugin that's compatible with WordPress that creates 3 sets of 3 words randomly, weekly on Friday's for example. After a lot of internet search, I have been unable to come up with anything. The idea is to have these words at the top of a webpage where users can go to the page and instantly see the new list of words. Nothing fancy, just 3 lists of 3 words each.





Maybe having a setting where we can change the time or date of the next change would be nice as an extra, but we're just looking for something simple.

If you have any questions or comments, please PM or reply here.

Thanks in advance!


N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: Flipside
« on: January 03, 2012, 12:13 AM »
It sounds like you didn't end your turn by pressing T after moving the special unit. If that's not the case then please send me your console.log so I can look for errors. Thanks.

You're right. I need to add some sort of indication of which team's turn it is. I'll add it to my to-do list. :Thmbsup:

Thanks for playing.

I must have missed the T key. That's what I get for using a Dvorak Keyboard layout.  :-[ I'll keep testing this out and encourage others to do the same!

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Release: Flipside
« on: January 02, 2012, 11:54 PM »
Game crashed/froze when I moved the guy in the top left corner of the 'light side' board. Also, just a thought, maybe an arrow or something to signify who's turn it is?

Great seeing this in a release!  :Thmbsup:

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