Stop Windows 10 Update Notifications from Interrupting Your Games

I had taken quite the hiatus from Windows gaming while I worked on certification, but got a chance to have some quick Overwatch sessions last night, only to have one of the competitive matches interrupted by a popup that took me out of the game (I was able to alt-tab back in) that stated the […]

New Zeal60 Keyboard Layout – Split Backspace, Split Right Shift, ANSI

I’ve really been enjoying the programmable firmware on the Zeal60 keyboard PCB from ZealPC. It’s definitely not all the bells and whistles, this layout gives you 62 keys in total, though you might need a keycap set that supports all of these keys. I’m currently using the Originative Co ┬áModern Beige set, though I hear […]

Zeal60 Zealencio Zealiostotle JSpacer Holtite Custom Keyboard Build

A build log for a custom keyboard made using parts from ZealPC (Zealios, Zealencios, Zeal60 60% PCB), Sentraq (aluminum case and plate), Originative (Modern Beige keycaps) and some mods like TE Connectivity AMP Holtites, The Van Keyboard JSpacers and Aristotle mechanical keyboard switch stems.

Building Zeal60 Keymaps on OSX

Before starting, this guide requires Homebrew, which you can install from here: Open Terminal, and paste in the following. It will take a while to build, but you should be able to get it all done in one fell swoop: cd git clone cd qmk_firmware git branch zeal60 cd keyboards/zeal60 git submodule update […]

Getting Started with the ZealPC Zeal60 Keyboard PCB

Recently I picked up a Zeal 60 printed circuit board from BC-based ZealPC, and I couldn’t be happier! The board supports a few layouts for now, though it’s open source, and you can either fork it to add your own, or add a pull request to share with the community. The first thing you’ll want […]

Outemu Blue JSpacer Jailhouse Mod

This tutorial will cover removing Outemu Blue switches from a TeamWolf Zhuque+ and applying the “Jailhouse Mod” – so-named as it stops the mechanical keyboard switches from “clicking” when depressed. What’s great about this mod is that it also retains the tactile feeling of the switch, and slightly increases the force needed to bottom out. […]