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Behind the Scenes of Issue 44

Vendor database progress update, 7 new discount codes, zombie stores, behind the controversial vendor top list. Issue 43 follow-up.

Published on September 20, 2021 by KBD.news

So this week I've learned what the heck the Wicki-Hayden layout is, how to use rice to build a keyboard, and that microcontrollers aren't even required to run a keyboard. Yeah, and that you don't mess with the feelings of some community members when it comes to top vendors. :D

But first...

Issue 43 follow-up

Newsletter: 38 new subscribers, opening and clickthrough rates are similar to previous weeks or slowly decreasing which is probably inevitable.

Supporters: ...

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If you can't afford supporting this project, don't worry, I might publish parts of these write-ups later.

Btw, the full story is 5900+ characters long and you can read it at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dovenyi/behind-scenes-issue-44

Published on Mon 20th Sep 2021. Featured in KBD #44 (source).


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