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A top down view of the left half of a split keyboard, an Iris, with blue keycaps and acrylic white top case. Beside it sits an orange coffee cup. Both rest on a desk mat of dark blue with abstract lighter blue shapes.

I’ve been using my Iris now for a little over two months and am feeling pretty fluent with it! In the never-ending quest for perfection, I might change up the switches for something just a bit more positive feeling.

An indoor bicycle, a Peloton, photographed from the front at a low angle. A pair of black cycling shoes sit next to it on a light blue mat.

My weekly indoor rides at the old gym used to be my favorite thing each week, my 5am community. I hesitated on getting an indoor bike for such a long time and I’m happy I finally went for it.

After a week of Aeropress coffee, I opened up, took apart and cleaned up a few key components of this old and much-loved espresso machine (I promise I polished it up afterwards, too). I think it still needs a descaling, but it seems to be pumping along once again. I’m so satisfied.

A water-spotted steel espresso machine with its top cover off, sitting on a gray countertop. Red-handled crescent wrench and pliers sit next to it and a large white mug with an H on it sits beneath the machine’s steam wand. Two water tubes lead out of the top of the machine into a reservoir behind it, and a mess of light blue and brown wires snake over the exposed boiler.

Screenshot of a pixel-style game showing a party of player characters on the right side and a giant floating monster with rays of light emanating from it, on the left.

I’m really having a good time with Chained Echoes. This was the first pretty hard boss and I had to think about how to handle it, revising my tactics and leveling up my party a bit more before I successfully finished it off. This is a great Steam Deck game for kicking back on the sofa.

This Iris is my first split and ortholinear keyboard, and I’m slowly, gradually getting used to typing on it. Getting back to work tomorrow will be interesting!

A top down view of a split ergonomic keyboard, the Iris. It has backlit keys on a white plastic top plate and dark blue keys with cyan legends. Beside the keyboard is a mug of coffee with a swirl of frothed milk on top, and an Apple Magic Trackpad sits next to the coffee.