… planck


saturday, 17 april 2021

georgi'ous – keyboard and how i have become a chording engine convert. A couple years ago, g Heavy Industries introduced the Georgi for steno advocates using Plover. It is one of the few dedicated split steno keyboards and i ... colophon

friday, 29 january 2021

beakl wi'd – the main BEAKL development test bed platform for the past two years has been the Chimera Ergo 42 and Corne 42 key keyboards. They both share the same codebase including all the layers with only a single configuration ... colophon

saturday, 2 january 2021

lazy beakl wi – or shortie pinkie Wi. i came across this keyboard design some time ago which had a distinctively heavier pinkie finger stagger than is commonly found. But as radical as the column stagger appears, i had noticed ... colophon

tuesday, 7 january 2020

corne – with the unavailability of the Chimera Ergo 42 the past several months, i came across the Corne keyboard in the hunt to build another keyboard. While not wireless, it is another 42 key 40% keyboard which ... colophon

monday, 22 april 2019

planck zi – Split keyboards have been my daily driver for awhile now so the Planck hasn’t seen a whole lot of love on this site of late. Time to acknowledge this solid keyboard that opened up ... colophon

friday, 4 january 2019

beakl si – the keyboard layouts for the Splitography and the Planck on this site, applied certain personal thumb conventions—noticeably, the Shift modifier, the Space Enter Backspace Delete Tab Escape keys, and raising the various Symbol Number Fn ... colophon

wednesday, 14 november 2018

beakl ti revisited – it didn’t take long. BEAKL Vi’s placement of the Enter key and its improvement to chords and sequences involving Enter was immediately discernible over BEAKL Ti’s use of the Shift Space for the Enter ... colophon

friday, 3 august 2018

thumb h – the HIEA home row of the split thumbs up layout featured nice finger rolls and low same finger usage. But having come from the standard BEAKL layouts, the left pinkie finger H assignment always felt ... colophon

tuesday, 5 june 2018

split thumbs up – layouts with home row modifiers, latency issues aside, confirmed one thing: thumbs shift and switch layers with the least effort and pour moi, at least, feel more natural doing so. Thumbs just want to do ... colophon

monday, 16 april 2018

beakl mu redux – mashes up the BEAKL mu layout further by applying the HIEA home row of BEAKL EZ to the left hand, thus, resolving the UAI same finger issue of BEAKL 8 in favour of finger rolls. ... colophon

split redux – my new daily driver applying the Planck BEAKL layout to the SOFT/HRUF Splitography keyboard— though, this design should be effective with any keyboard layout. legend splitography beakl I have since reverted ... colophon

planck reduxed – defining the PERMISSIVE_HOLD and IGNORE_MOD_TAP_INTERRUPT config.h options enables applying responsive modifiers to the home row, for vastly improved accessibility. The redundant center column modifier chords are now replaced with layer toggles, freeing both hands ... colophon

tuesday, 14 november 2017

planck redux – is the ongoing evolution of the Planck layers. Notable is the refinement of the Shift Layer symbol clusters from a 2x3 to a 3x2 (row by column) layout emphasizing the stronger index and middle fingers with ... colophon

monday, 13 november 2017

planck history – was originally part of the supposedly last write-up on this site’s particular Planck keyboard layout. The annotations grew, then became long enough to warrant being separated out into its own update page here! In chronological ... colophon

sunday, 12 november 2017

planck done – plancks with Cherry “Silenced” MX-Black keyswitches with 62 gram springs and sculpted SA profile keycaps.. Planck constant was supposed to be the last word on this Planck. One glance at the change history reveals ... colophon

thursday, 31 august 2017

planck constant – the current Planck (keyboard) state as documented on this site and dotfiles. This page is a continuously updated explanation and history of the keyboard layout iterations. Notes in the accompanying keyboard descriptions pertain to layout ... colophon

tuesday, 1 august 2017

colemak mod-xvcf – the alternative layout Colemak significantly improves upon the widely used QWERTY. The Colemak community further refined the Colemak layout with.. colemak dh addressing the DH placement, D for its letter frequency and H ... colophon

thursday, 13 july 2017

planck one shot – finding one shot modifiers very useful in relaxing the finger timing for key chords, I was interested in seeing if adding a Shift one shot modifier to the thumb row would make typing feel more ... colophon

sunday, 18 june 2017

planck qmk – software easily allow programming the layers and key actions that make the Planck such a uniquely powerful 40% keyboard. For many, the robust QMK library of available keyboard macros is sufficient for constructing their ultimate keyboard. If ... colophon

wednesday, 29 march 2017

ergo planck – it wasn’t long after settling on the wide Planck layout for a time, that a number of thoughts and observations came to mind (with input and inspiration from the Colemak community, ever in pursuit of ... colophon

monday, 23 january 2017

wide planck form – just when you think you’re done, there is always another idea to try out! The Colemak forum has long advocated a wide or extended key layout to further enhance the ergonomics of the Colemak layout ... colophon

wednesday, 14 december 2016

planck on – just as I thought I was done, typing revealed one last(?) change! Double tapping on the number layer was a clever way to allow keying symbols that would have otherwise required either, shifting ... colophon

friday, 2 december 2016

thumb plancking – changes to my Plancks are incremental now. Without a totally different layout approach, it would be difficult to cram much more key overloading to the basic layout I arrived at. That being said, ... colophon

saturday, 19 november 2016

maxed planck – no sooner said, than undone.. or at least revisited! Taking advantage of the QMK firmware, keys have been overloaded with complimentary modifier, one shot and double tap actions to increase the power of each layer. ... colophon

monday, 7 november 2016

planck refactored – it didn’t take long to publish my original Planck layouts and then do some rethinking about the hexadecimal keypad and the symbol layers. Writing will do that. modifiers the outer left, right ... colophon

wednesday, 7 september 2016

plancked – a picture can be worth a thousand words. keyboard-editor-layout.com is used to realize the Planck layouts described here. colemak dh the default layout (with V B key swap).. where my ... colophon

monday, 29 august 2016

plancking – after using the planck ortholinear keyboard for only a few weeks, I am a converted user. Even a 60% keyboard now feels unnecessarily large, cumbersome and less ergonomic. The ortholinear layout provides left-right hand ... colophon

wednesday, 13 july 2016

ergo shift-dh – the flashed layout Colemak Shift-DH introduced left/right hand diagonal fingering symmetry which alleviates the left hand wrist twist of most keyboard layouts. Lately, I have been playing with optimizing the keyboard experience by changing ... colophon

saturday, 9 july 2016

planck ortholinear – the planck ortholinear keyboard is a 40% keyboard of 4 rows by 12 keys which, at first glance, would appear to be inadequate for serious keyboard usage. Like its 60% keyboard cousin, firmware configurability allows ... colophon