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Behind the Scenes of Issue 50

Upcoming giveaway, vendor map disaster with takeaways, bong cat guest appearance, new discount codes, experiences of mailing 340 keyboard vendors.
Published November 1, 2021

Giveaway will turn one on 20th November so I started to organize a little giveaway.

3DKeebs, Mechbox, pkkeyboards and already offered prizes and I'm in a talk with Coffeekeys and Khor.

The giveaway page is WIP, [for BMC members only]

I will set up an online form for people to apply – to prevent flooding the newsletter subscriptions.

Stay tuned!

I will end my weekly posts on r/mk

At least in the quite elaborated form I've presented them for the past year. Sorry folks, but bots and even mods kept deleting my posts without any notice so I had enough. The time I spent with creating and posting these weekly summaries will come in handy for picking up other forgotten side-projects like the split database and the logical layout design series.

Vendor map disaster & takeaways

I worked so hard on this keyboard store map, had high hopes, but I'm not sure if I should cry or laugh now. Because the announcement of the keyboard store map was a complete disaster. I can't really imagine a worse introduction than what happened on Thursday. :D

I prepared everything, checked all the entries in my quite long todo list and published this new interface in its best shape and at the right time. But then...


This is exclusive or early-access content for my regular supporters (members) on BMC.

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 7,700+ characters long and you can read it at:

Published on Mon 1st Nov 2021. Featured in KBD #49 (source).

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