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Marius Piedallu van Wyk
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I've been gathering parts and building this keyboard for some time now. It's part of my need to learn how basic things work... but also because of the aesthetic qualities of a beautiful work of art. Form and function in harmony and all that.

I wanted to build a 60% keyboard, because there were a lot more resources available surrounding this form factor, but my ideal would still be a TKL (Tenkeyless) layout. So this keyboard has no physical cursor keys, function keys and other system keys. All of these I have made available using a function layer however... and added some flavorful macros and features of my own.

It is capable of supporting LEDs and I may add one or two in the future... to display when my Windows key is disabled for instance.

The keyboard cost me a total of $300 in parts to build, and I would be able to sell it for that again quite easily, had I not grown attached to this one...

Click the link for more detail on the build:
All the parts 1x GH60 (Satan) board - $35 61x Cherry Clear switches - $35 2x Cherry Blue switches - $3 10x Cherry Red switches - $10 1x PCB Stabilizer set (6.25 space) - $6 1x Royal Oak Glam 60% case (Black Walnut)...
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I love the color scheme on that, Marius.
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No pressure, peeps: Techies are awaiting a fix from their Redmond coworkers
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Senate confirmation hearing begins for the former Texas governor who couldn’t remember the department’s name during a 2012 presidential debate.
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It's good that a man can change his mind. Unfortunately I don't believe that he did: he was just blustering back then to sound strong.
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These crop circle patterns emerge when plants and bugs compete for resources.
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Revisiting a favorite.
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Several adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s beloved works were announced at a memorial service for the writer last year, including a six-part adaptation of Good Omens, penned by Pratchett’s co-author Neil Gaiman. But now we have a time(frame) and a place: It’s coming to Amazon Prime and the BBC next year.
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Oh,oh,oooooh!
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Have you seen Star Wars: Rogue One? Did you like the character Chirrut Imwe, the blind, force-influenced character who beat the crap out of storm troopers... by Jeff Beck in Games, News
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Sadly not available in Lala Land (UK). 
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NHTSA finds “crash rate dropped by almost 40 percent after Autosteer installation.”
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Or Harry Potter fans it seems.
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“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”
- Kurt Cobain

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” Kurt Cobain.
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Interested in language, music, movies, mathematics, computer gaming, and programming.

I listen to; and appreciate most music genres. But I have a soft spot for Alternative, Gothic Rock, World, Folk, and Indie. (Electronic or Instrumental Rock is my preference when I work)

I'm a tinkerer, thinker and easily distracted. I love building things (electronics) and fixing stuff (don't like to discard anything unless I can help it)

I use Linux, Windows and Mac OS X to run my hardware. But my "platform" of choice is Chrome (for now).

I also develop Mac and iOS applications, but use Android.

My favorite books: Ender's Game, Hitch Hiker's Guide, Faerie Tale, Catch-22, Nineteen eighty-four, Mistborn, Magician, Midnight's Children.

My favorite movies: Dead Man, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 8 1/2, Third Man, Seven Samurai, My Neighbor Totoro, The Matrix, Mary Poppins, The Royal Tenenbaums, Three Colors Blue, City of Lost Children, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more.

My favorite computer games: WoW, Diablo, Quake, Starcraft, Borderlands, Skyrim, BioShock, Fallout, Druid (C64), Loom (Amiga), Elite (C64) and Dangerous.
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  • University of Pretoria
    1990
  • Daniël Pienaar Technical High
    1985 - 1989
  • Summerwood Primary
    1983 - 1984
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The best Moxie yet. Pity it's so far from home... but worth it.
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