I passed by the Esplanade, a Sunday market for craftsmen in Melbourne, on my way home from the penguins and juin
. Saw a lot of nice things, but the best stall -- the absolute best one, bar none, was a stall near the end which sold various jewelry designed like vintage typewriter keys, scrabble tiles, and vintage mahjong tiles.
The maker assured me that he created the typewriter keys himself -- no vintage typewriters were harmed in the making of the jewelry (awkward joke is ALL MINE)
My left ear says "ctrl", my right ear says "alt", and my ring says "delete". I feel so extremely powerful! Look out world, here I come!
What first caught my eye was the delete ring, which I snatched up with glee and put on my hand, cackling about the power it gave me. And then! And then! I realized that he had a ctrl earring, and that got me to hunting for the "alt" AND NOW I CAN FACE ANY BSOD. ANY AT ALL.
(Talking to rb
made me realize that I could also have gotten ctrl+z or basically any other important letter for unix commands. I am a bit sad; if I'd thought of that earlier, I'd have been able to mix and match depending on my mood. Oh well!
But then I didn't have enough money to buy anything else, so!)Google turned up one hit for him
. He doesn't have a website (I asked :-( ), but if you're in Melbourne and you like scrabble/typewriter keys/mahjong, it's well worth it to get your hands on some of the things he's made :D
I saw: cufflinks, rings, earrings. There were also circuitry necklaces, but those were just kinda okay. One ring is $20 AUD, a pair of earrings is also $20 AUD. Not sure about the others.
(I got a discount because of how enthusiastic I was *G* Which was just as well, because I'd calculated that I could spend no more than $35 and still be certain I could get home safe -- I was mentally debating with myself whether I could afford to risk being $5 short, and then he told me he'd give me both for $35 and I was just ASADFGKGHKLKLJLJLK;;;GHH and \o/ and I got them both before he could change his mind)