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Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard

Qwerkywriter
Qwerkywriter

I've been using my new Surface tablet more to avoid being at a desk, but the typing experience of any laptop cannot compete with the Coolermaster keyboard that sits atop that work surface. So I was looking for what I wasn't sure possible, a Bluetooth mechanical board. At random I came across a Facebook post to a friend who enjoys retro styling, linking to a crowd funded project called Querkywriter, a mechanical keyboard designed to mimic a mechanical typewriter, complete with carriage return level. It's not perfect, like the angle of the tray that holds a tablet upright is far too steep, but battery life is excellent and it feels very solid.

Christmas 2015

Mocha lying by the fireplace
Mocha lying by the fireplace
Modern way of enjoying a great album
Modern way of enjoying a great album
Flirt and Azure
Flirt and Azure

After just a week away I returned to California for the Christmas holiday, brining Mocha in tow. It was nice to spend time with mom and dogs despite recent events.

Snow in Kansas City
Snow in Kansas City

I returned home on the 28th just after the first real storm of the winter season. The roads are slick after rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow but the area is picturesque covered in white as the sun returns.

Merry Christmas

Christmas lights
Christmas lights
Mocha by the Christmas tree
Mocha by the Christmas tree

Winter is Coming

Gray skies abound
Gray skies abound

Leaves have completely left the trees, temperatures are regularly near freezing, and Kansas City has experienced its first ice storm of the winter.

Strong winds blew over chairs
Strong winds blew over chairs
Ice covered mailbox after freezing rain
Ice covered mailbox after freezing rain

Introducing Mocha

Mocha
Mocha