Astrolokeys Keycaps

I have been in the market to buy a new set of keycaps for quite some time. I just hadn’t really found anything that fit what I was looking for. I wanted something that had cute, pastel or mint/aqua colors utilized so it was really limiting my options.

I had already joined the group buy for Dixie Mech’s GMK Modern Dolch Light but since that wasn’t being shipped until Q4 2020, I needed something else.

I ended up stumbling upon DSA Magic Girl but sadly I missed the group buy for that buy a few weeks. So I opted to try out Astrolokeys via Drop. It fill the bill for something a keycap set that was cute and.. sorta involved pastel colors? I opted for just the base kit since I was going to be putting them on my Anne Pro 2 kb.

I have to say that the design for the keycaps is awesome. I haven’t used DSA profile in a long ass time so it’s taken some time getting used to typing on. I love the graphics on the modifiers, the font used for the alpha/num keys, and the color scheme. It’s such a freaking cute ass keyset!

Unfortunately, my set came to me super damaged. Almost 90% of the keycaps have chips on the bottom side of the caps. I’m disappointed that Drop even kept this set to sell since it’s very obvious once they’re on switches that they’re damaged. I opened up a ticket with them to see what my options are to replace the set but for now I’m enjoying them.

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ASU GIT BS Progress Tracker

I’m finally halfway through my Graphic Information Technology B.S at ASU! My Spring 2020 semester just ended a day ago so now I play the waiting game for my Summer 2020 semester to start up on May 16th.

I have been creating my own schedule and registering my own classes based off of the DARS audit and GIT major map that I can access through MyASU. Since my last two Spring courses ended last night, I was bored and decided to adjust my Summer by adding in ENG 101 since I’ve yet to actually take it.

Then I randomly decided I needed a better way to track the remaining courses I needed, so I created a Google Doc. I added each section for my GIT BS and then also added on potential minors at the end since I plan to have one. While my current Google Doc is specific to my progression, I decided to readjust it to include everything from the beginning for other future students and/or people who might be changing a major to GIT.

Here’s the link to the Google Doc for a current course list for ASU’s BS Graphic Information Technology: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ie…

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Washington bound!

A lot has happened since that singular post I made last year when I brought my website back online. The biggest thing is that Joe proposed to me in October of last year and of course I said yes.

The other thing is that we made plans to move out to Washington together but we had put it off since it wasn’t feasible for his job at the time. But in July we decided to move by March 2020 and stuck with that goal. It’s been a hectic couple of months but we managed to settle on an apartment in Everett, Washington! I also found a store to transfer to for Starbucks and I’ll remain a shift supervisor there as well, so I’m happy for that.

March 2nd officially be my last day of being an Illinois resident. It’s going to be bittersweet as I have some family out here along with my coworkers and friends. But I’m more excited to move to Washington as I fell in love with Seattle and surrounding areas back in Fall 2018.

Goodbye, Chicago!

Long time no see

This poor website has gone through some intense trials and tribulations. From expired domains to deleted databases to years long hiatuses… At some point I managed to repurchase said expired domains and just sat on them for years but never actually did anything with the websites.

And.. despite deleted databases, when you spend hours going through multiple different backups, you realize you have an old SQL backup which isn’t everything you lost, but most of it.

Which leads me to right here, right now. It’s only a six year old backup but hey look, it’s my own website again!

Razer is great for one product and that’s their Naga

For a couple of years now, I have stayed as far away from Razer products as I could. I had no luck with the Razer Lycosa and the Razer Onza TE was another nightmare. In fact, only Razer product I ever “loyally” used after that fiasco was a basic Razer Lachesis mouse. My keyboard replacement for the Lycosa was a Logitech Illuminated keyboard and the Xbox 360 controller? Never used again (in general)! I stopped playing any console games and actually made the switch to PC gaming. Best decision ever too!

The main title I’ve been playing for the last few years has been an MMORPG called Rift. Actually, it’s weird saying “few years” because it still only feels like I’ve been playing this game for a few months. Anyway, so as my experience grows in the MMO world, I have come to realize relying on just your keyboard for some insane keybinding combinations is really awkward. There’s only so many ways to combine Shift and ALT with letters and numbers. So.. a friend of mine kept telling me that I needed to buy a Razer Naga. The price was the main factor that prevented me from investing in the Naga.

Eventually, I caved in. I bought the Razer Naga and I do not regret it at all. It’s made my gaming and work life much more productive and easier. I admit that I was completely hesitant to drop more money on a Razer product but so far, I am proving myself wrong. They might not have reliable keyboards (at least for the Lycosa series) or controllers, but damn do they make good mice. My Lachesis went through a lot of uh, abuse and usage. My Naga just gets a lot of usage from work and gaming but it’s held up really well. My only qualm? I wish it was a little easier to dismantle to clean it out (on the inside) but I can’t complain.

10/10 – Would buy another Razer Naga