Again to actuality – A remaining response to the imposter. : ErgoMechKeyboards

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There’s no going round it, I’m on no account excellent. I’ve made errors of my very own and I’m actively working to repair them and enhance on myself. That mentioned, I’m not anticipating that you just consider all the things that will likely be laid upon you on this put up. I’m basing the next on details out there to me on the time of writing and I assume it’s best to take it with a grain of salt.

The present state of affairs during which I discovered myself has pushed me to despise what I as soon as beloved—making reasonably priced ergonomic keyboards. All the things began properly, it was enjoyable and it paid my lunch. Somebody with (on the time) extra data in PCBs approached me and since that second, what was once a pastime grew to become an organization. Loads of orders, it was magical. From then on, it solely spiraled downwards.

Within the following, I’ll clarify in crucial element how I’ve been blindsided by who was as soon as a trusted companion, whom I’ll now discuss with as ‘John’ as to not demean in any means this particular person’s life in accordance with the legislation. It definitively took me unexpectedly.

Publicly out there proof (censored if required by legislation) will likely be discovered on the backside of the web page together with contextual info. Counter-evidence to this particular person’s allegations may even be offered.


Eager to deal with the general public picture / advertising aspect of the corporate is nice accountability. You cope with quite a few social media platforms. That is key—you. When you get the cling of it, there’s not far more to it. Issues come when the topic switches from firm to particular person. This particular person has all the eye. It’s excruciatingly simple to make use of this at your benefit—promote your self and/or your concepts.

With John asking for extra permissions within the firm—particularly the general public picture and advertising side which he cared for therefore dearly—trusting him extra by the day, I wrongfully loosened up and gave him entry to this function of nice significance. I didn’t notice it on the time however the entire information, wanted product design and communicative look made him the centre of consideration, seem just like the centre of this firm to be fully trustworthy.

From this level on, no matter good occurred within the firm, everybody would affiliate to John. On the flip aspect, no matter unhealthy occurred will need to have been me. In addition to, I’m not very communicative as he mentioned. That is the place the actual drawback arises. John had the chance to form all the things in his favour. Form individuals’s opinions as he deemed affordable.

It doesn’t take a lot to lean the constructive in direction of your self and repulse the detrimental. In spite of everything, it’s human nature to take action. Nobody wishes to be within the centre of detrimental feedback, we wish to be appreciated.


The corporate operated a Discord server of small following which then grew to a neighborhood of it’s personal. This server was the primary imply of communication between John and I. Non-public channels which solely us might entry, see and work together in. A protected area for personal discussions.

On the 4th of December 2020, I acquired an electronic mail stating that my Discord account had been reported for “violating the phrases of service” (untruthfully so, I gave up the Discord help). The account was promptly disabled then deleted completely. This made John the only real Administrator of the server. A place of energy which grants him all permissions.

John had assured me that he despatched a number of emails/tickets to Discord help as to assist me get well what I had misplaced. If my reminiscence serves proper, he had by no means proven any proof of this and I think that he cannot present it now both. Moreover, he acknowledged having began the possession switch course of. Since then, he has by no means thought-about giving me Administrator entry although I had particularly requested for it. He remained the only real Administrator to at the present time.

This example, denial and lack of proof from his half leads me to consider that he’s the one which filed a report for “violating the phrases of service” (untruthfully so). This conveniently—and anonymously—gave him full possession of the neighborhood server which meant that he might begin the transition to ‘BSTKBD’ even with out my consent. The timeframe would additionally coincide with the timeline I’m uncovering on this put up.


John has acknowledged that he was going to go away and begin an organization of his personal. Key phrase being “depart”. That is advantageous. I didn’t object then, nor do I now. The actual drawback with this comes from the truth that he took the entire mental property which he has no rights over and ran away with them. He modified the Discord server to go well with his new model and began to discredit all of my work. Taking it as his personal. He cloned the web site then modified the looks/theme.

It is a main safety threat for the purchasers. I actually wouldn’t need my private info to flow into in every single place for the world to get pleasure from. Moreover, I’ve observed that this web site just isn’t even remotely compliant with the Common Knowledge Safety Regulation (GDPR) which is once more placing clients in danger.

This web site has been registered on January sixth of 2021 however claims being operational since 2019. Take this as you need it.


John made native archives of firm emails. This was actually not pre-authorized and his actions trigger a serious safety threat for the purchasers which interacted by way of electronic mail and/or used the contact kind on the web site.

After leaving the corporate, he distributed the client’s info/conversations as “proof” with out asking for his or her consent. Moreover, he has used buyer emails to distribute spam and/or deceptive them right into a false sense of safety.


The corporate’s GitHub group hosts most if not the entire supply recordsdata—licensed to the corporate. PCB supply recordsdata are uniquely discovered on the GitHub group though it does additionally embody numerous different tasks developed beneath HID Applied sciences.

By leaving the corporate, John has no proper to make use of the supply recordsdata discovered within the GitHub group. We have been each directors on GitHub and this provides each customers entry to each permissions.

On January 31st 2021, I acquired an electronic mail from GitHub stating that I’ve been faraway from the group. This denied me entry to the entire supply recordsdata which I’ve the rights for. John then again determined to take them for himself as he lastly departed from the corporate. He stole the supply recordsdata and actively makes use of them in violation of the licenses.

After I confronted John with this case (minutes after receiving the notification), he requested for a ransom and acknowledged that I might in any other case not have entry to these recordsdata anymore. This motion/state of affairs of his is against the law on a number of ranges. I’m now within the means of regaining entry to the group with GitHub help, after which most if not all of it will likely be open-sourced as I don’t plan to promote any product by any means.

Internet hosting

The corporate web site begun to decelerate to the purpose the place we needed to wait as much as minutes as a way to entry it. This resulted in lots of complaints relating to the inaccessibility of the store. Prospects couldn’t entry the web site and on the underside line, this impacts the gross sales.

On the time, the web site was hosted at Since their service didn’t go well with the corporate’s wants anymore, we began to look elsewhere. I seemed into NameCheap and it was very promising. John then again was actively pushing me to maneuver the web site on his account the place he hosts his mom’s web site. He went so far as clone the corporate web site with out authorization. Moreover, this motion is a giant safety concern and he knew that the web site shouldn’t be touched with out approbation from my half as I explicitly instructed him quite a few instances previously.

Transferring the web site to his internet hosting account would additionally let him handle everything of the corporate’s web site. Letting him change it as he needs to finest match his personal wants. Contemplating that he pushed this concept a lot and went so far as cloning the web site to his account, it’s truthful to imagine that this was his final intent. He would then be capable of take full possession of the shop thus full his devious plan.


Most if not the entire paintings made for the corporate was created solely by err0r#2070 (Discord deal with) and I. John had no involvement within the course of. That is on prime of being firm property which, as John left, has no proper to make use of any of it by any means.

John’s web site clearly reveals HID Applied sciences product photos and common paintings. At finest, he has stripped “” and/or “HID Applied sciences” in place for his personal model. In all circumstances, he’s knowingly infringing the licenses.


Within the final couple of days, John has taken reddit as his playground for making demeaning feedback about me. He’s deceptive everybody by attributing most if not the entire work to himself. He’s creating falsified proof to help his random claims in hopes to get help from the neighborhood as a result of he’s conscious that that is the one likelihood he has for getting away with the difficulty which he has created.

For some cause, individuals over credit score the primary particular person to strike and leap to conclusions. This ill-intentioned particular person is utilizing this as leverage for pressuring me left and proper. This particular person offered chosen/cropped content material with out context as proof, not counting what has been falsified/crafted proof.

Moreover, this madman is pushing neighborhood members to name the police based mostly on his sayings and no reputable cause. It is a waste of sources which can be utilized for actual world issues. If you happen to genuinely wish to name the police, do it your self. You might be allowed to take action. That’s, except you aren’t being truthful and calling the police would then be taken again in opposition to you which might clarify why you’re telling everybody else to do it for you.


This particular person is a charlatan. He has fished me into giving him all the things I had. Into trusting him. After which he departed with the nice, left behind the unhealthy and blocked me from all the things he might. This isn’t sufficient for him, he’s additionally attacking me personally, making an attempt to demean me as a lot as potential and flipping all the things/everybody in opposition to him by leveraging the neighborhood.

John has formed all the things to suit him (and nonetheless is), his story and no matter else he makes an attempt to get by with. I’ve misplaced greater than I’ve gained from working with him. I’ve paid him for orders he didn’t full. He’s making an attempt to choose the very best apples and depart me with a spoiled bag, hoping that the neighborhood will help him and “his” work.

He has joined Discord servers for the only real function of lurking on me. That is making me uncomfortable and concern for my very own safety. Servers during which I’m actively partaking with the neighborhood as finest I can. As an illustration, I invite the Quebec neighborhood within the Canadian Mechanical Keyboards server to supply their perception. I’ve given with out ever asking for something in return, granted some do anyhow. My intent is to not earn money. I design stuff, that’s about it.

Due to this pretender, I’ve acquired loss of life threats. I’ve been demeaned by everybody who jumped to conclusions based mostly on this imposter’s put up. I’ve been cellphone referred to as solely to be degraded. Folks have referred to as the police quite a few instances. All due to John, a mendacity fraud.


= Proof



err0r#2070 (Discord deal with) is the artist that designed most if not the entire artworks.

He has given me his consent to share this publicly.

The highest most image to comply with is an instance of the unique paintings I’ve leftover. The 2 final photos are latest photos posted by John on 04/02/21.

Supposed lack of communication

John acknowledged that I’m not responding to any of his messages (which he by no means despatched) while right here is me making an attempt to achieve him on Discord earlier than the drama. To this date he has not responded though I’ve witnessed his identify present as “typing” on the backside of the chat while I waited for him. He’s now making enjoyable of me on “his” server (the identical one I despatched the messages) as individuals nonetheless consider his story.

“I’m making an attempt to achieve him”

In the meantime in the identical server, in a channel he created, messages pinging him from a pair days in the past… (see beneath)

Worldwide transfers

All that’s due has been transferred already. You might have seen me do the transfers. I’ve referred to as and went to the financial institution for these 2 final ones out of my time to get extra info on this regard. The calls have been recorded and I’ve despatched them to you instantly after.

That is if you determined to ghost me.

Have you ever thought-about responding to me speaking precisely about that within the personal channel you created on “your” Discord server? (See “Supposed lack of communication” proof for context)

( $ USD )

Leveraging the neighborhood

What seems to be to me as endorsing and contributing to doxing.

Pushing individuals to name the police on me as a result of he gained’t to it himself. He can’t put himself vulnerable to being investigated, can he.

Inciting individuals to name the police on me for a second time in the identical channel in 20min.

Benefiting from this case whereas demeaning


But he makes use of my fashions. It is a private assault.

Untruthful attribution

Now he’s mainly saying that taking my venture is on his thoughts and he considers doing it… similar to each different venture he took.

“releasing my work”

The next photos are in response to the remark straight above this textual content.

Right here I present the Bastyl-Mini prototype PCBs (amongst others) whereas I’m at it earlier than he claims he did that too.

Isn’t this odd? I see my identify there they usually’re not from a 12 months in the past, hmm.. I consider that that is referred to as making iterations on a number of designs which I’ve not been paid for…

What he would owe me

So that you assume I owe you for “your” design. Let’s do some simple arithmetic to see how a lot you owe me for the Bastyl-Mini.

Right here is the ultimate Bastyl-Mini design (not counting earlier iterations). It began on December 21st, 2020 and completed on February the 4th, 2021. It is a delta of 46 days. Let’s be beneficiant and say that I solely labored twice each Three days and a conservative 4h for the times I labored. This totals to 122h. Now let’s use the minimal worth I presumably cost for my providers, 25$ per hour. You owe me 3’050$ for this iteration of the Bastyl-Mini.

I can hold going for the remainder too if you would like.


John ran away with mental property which he has no rights on.


He took buyer’s emails to mislead/spam them.

This electronic mail screenshot has been anonymously despatched to me.

u/Fmcraft**, I problem you.**

Unequivocally show that you’ve got despatched this electronic mail to any one in every of my publicly out there electronic mail addresses and show that I’ve replied to that electronic mail as you’re pretending.

r/ErgoMechKeyboards - Back to reality - A final response to the imposter.

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I provide you with my consent to publicly expose the private info associated to this particular electronic mail dialog 😉

I’m saying it now, that is falsified proof created by the identical particular person which is sharing it (amongst others) in every single place for the only real function of demeaning me.

If you can’t show this easy factor, your whole proofs are irrelevant and cannot be relied upon nor are they legitimate by legislation.

r/ErgoMechKeyboards - Back to reality - A final response to the imposter.

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r/ErgoMechKeyboards - Back to reality - A final response to the imposter.

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r/ErgoMechKeyboards - Back to reality - A final response to the imposter.

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Last phrases to John.

That is the final warning. If you happen to proceed to demean me, unfold misinformation, use mental property which you would not have the rights to and/or do something remotely unlawful, the following time we’ll converse is in court docket.

EDIT : Added mirror hyperlinks to the final pictures.

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