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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.

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


Behind the Scenes of Issue 22

The making of Issue 22, records in many statistics, new supporters on board, Reddit annoyance, fixing an embarrassing bug, Covid jab KO, subprojects continued.

Behind the Scenes of Issue 43

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

Behind the Scenes of Issue 25

Issue 25, personal favorites, new domain coming soon, performance tweaks, issue 24 follow-up, new supporters and subscriber record.

Behind the Scenes of Issue 27

First-hand experience of bad ergonomics, personal favorites, evaluating performance, new supporters (and their management).

Behind the Scenes of Issue 41

Developments, Reddit cake day inventory, Issue 40 follow-up, to-do list, etc.

Behind the Scenes of Issue 34

Behind the Scenes: Split database - permanent links to filtered lists. Issue 33 follow-up. Top 5 posts. Future plans / priority list.