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Behind the Scenes of Issue 43

Keyboard vendor database, new promo codes, moving, MOMOKA Frogs save the day, pearls cast before swine (me).

So it seems people are back from their holiday and more open-source projects are published. Stumbling upon the Zephirum was especially heartwarming because it seems making it open-source was motivated by Keyboard Builders' Digest. Cool!

Keyboard vendor database

I don't want to repeat myself too much.

I published a new tool on Thursday:

And I've written about the public part here:

But there was a lot of things going on behind the scenes and it seems it started some kind of chain reaction. Let me tell about you this now.

So it all started maybe 2-3 weeks ago when...


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Published on Mon 13th Sep 2021. Featured in KBD #43 (source).


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