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July 12, 2012

Trick to tricking out your keyboard & fixing faded keys

Blackout keyboard with foam letters

When I built my new computer, I wasn’t very selective when it came to picking my mouse and keyboard. This turned out to be a mistake. I knew I should have gotten the Razer Tron Keyboard. It has pretty lights.

I ended up getting the Razer Arctosa with a black on black keyboard that doesn’t have any back lights. That made it really hard for me to know what key I was hitting in the dark. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a master typist. It’s like, if a keyboard had sex with Zeus. That’s my typing. Unfortunately, what I didn’t foresee, is the obnoxious amount of generated passwords I had to start using. Even my super skills with the keyboard couldn’t stop all of the “invalid username/password” messages I got.

To solve this, I kept my eye out for small stickers or stencils so I could just paint something on there to make it easier for myself. What I stumbled across was even better. I found these little foam stickers at the dollar store and knew they were going to be what I wanted to use. Plus, they were pink. I’m not sure what it’s been lately, but I’ve had this weird obsession with pink.

Foam letter keyboard

Anywho, they were fairly easy to stick on there. I still need to figure out how to do the punctuation and and I need to find something for the numbers, but this works for now. One thing that did seem weird, was that I didn’t have an X or a V. I had to finagle those. I looked through the other colors and found them there so, no worries, those letters still exist in foam letter world.

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