The Hong Kong-based start-up lofree is manufacturing a typewriter-inspired mechanical keyboard that was recently crowdfunded at Indiegogo. I purchased one for $79. It arrived on 12 June 2017. Keyboard Layout: Numeric and Function Rows Misaligned The main video on the campaign’s homepage claims — at time 0:48 — that the lofree keyboard “features the exact same keyboard layout as… Continue reading The Lofree Mechanical Keyboard — An Awkward Layout
A friend recently gave me his 2008 MacBook Pro because its logic board died. I discovered online that many people had some success in reviving a dead logic board by baking it in an oven. I tried that. It worked. Update (1 June 2015) The laptop has died. I read online that the baking procedure… Continue reading Baking an Early 2008 MacBook Pro Logic Board
In the summer of 2008, I documented the process of replacing the ignition switch on my 1997 Volkswagen Jetta. The tutorial is on Flickr.
After years of use, the grip on my Hercules guitar stand broke. (A link—with a picture—to a forum post on the matter by other owners is here.) I contacted Hercules about a replacement, and they said they don’t sell parts. They advised me to buy a new stand, of course. Instead of spending upwards of… Continue reading Fix Your Hercules Guitar Stand for About $1