My new – old – keyboard is working, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing? It’s always nice to mend something, but I meant to gut it. To harvest its innings, its blue Alps-switches. Blue Alps are considered the crème de la crème of vintage switches, and I can testify to the fact that they’re great! Nice, smooth, tactile, clicky and light. Lighter than the Model M, and not as loud.
However, I bought it untested, more or less hoping it wouldn’t work. That way I could have slaughtered it happily. Now, though… I’m not that sure. I don’t like destroying something that works (and I’m typing on it right now).
On the other hand, it probably won’t be my daily driver. I have better keyboards, particularly in ways of layout, and in smaller sizes. This layout is somewhat useful when I write in English, though. So I’ll keep tinkering with it for a while, maybe it’ll grow on me, or I might make the other decision… I certainly don’t need the switches by tomorrow.
A freight company called me today, booking a delivery. I can’t be sure, but the only thing I’m waiting for right now are the switch plates I’ve commissioned. We’ll see.