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My review of @technomancy's keyboard kind of got away from me – it ended up at over 5,000 words.

What can I say? It's a *really* good keyboard, and it turns out that I had a lot to say!

My review: codesections.com/blog/atreus-r

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

@codesections @technomancy
Very cool. Good article. I'm building an old school one but the case.

@codesections Nice article btw. I spend more time than is healthy thinking about keyboard and typing and this was useful to me.

@sirvertalot

I'm glad you liked it – and thanks for pointing out that typo, which I've now fixed

@codesections thanks for the kind words. I like the way you went from explaining the shift key into explaining fn as "another shift".

the part where you talk about gradually evolving your layout over time made me think of the Minimak layout, which makes a series of small improvements to slowly transition from Qwerty to Colemak; have you heard of it? minimak.org/

@codesections also, did you end up shifting the pinky columns down by one key so you can rest your finger on what's normally the Z key as the A key? I'm curious to hear how that would feel if you did try it.

@technomancy > also, did you end up shifting the pinky columns down by one key so you can rest your finger on what's normally the Z key as the A key? I'm curious to hear how that would feel if you did try it.

I tried it for a day or so, but it didn't really work. The Z key is much lower than where the Kyrya has its A key, which looks like it'd about right, blog.splitkb.com/blog/introduc

What I've tried instead is to ban punctuation from layer0, which lets me keep letters off the Q, B, P, and ' keys

@technomancy

> I like the way you went from explaining the shift key into explaining fn as "another shift".

Thanks!

> have you heard of [Minimak]? minimak.org/

A bit, but I decided that, if I'm taking my time, I could aim at something a bit more extreme – so I'm working toward something inspired by the arensito layout, pvv.org/~hakonhal/main.cgi/key

@codesections @technomancy nice! I’m on my fourth or fifth mechanical now, and have toyed with the idea of going ergo ortho but haven’t quite made the jump.

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