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fohat wrote:Was that a metal space bar on that blue Model M?

No. It was an experiment in vinyl wrapping keys.
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Are you trying to say you have the gaudiest ergodox on DT?
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How did you afford those keys wow :o
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green-squid wrote:How did you afford those keys wow :o

Sold my soul to the finance gods
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Joker key-caps? Let's put a smile on that keyboard!
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Blaise170 wrote:Terrible choice of color scheme (orange, cyan, and red do not match) but otherwise not that bad.

You're right, though the top plate is more pinkish in real life than it photographs. Probably not much of an improvement to you however.

So how about red chrome?
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Looks much better.
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codemonkeymike wrote:Are you trying to say you have the gaudiest ergodox on DT?

I was trying like hell. :D

One more try?

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codemonkeymike wrote:Are you trying to say you have the gaudiest ergodox on DT?

I was trying like hell. :D

One more try?

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Nah. Keycaps are too nice. ;)
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digital_matthew wrote:Nah. Keycaps are too nice. ;)

Oh well. It's hard to top the purple and green of Troubled Minds. That's such a gorgeously tacky keyset. Whoever it's creator ... God bless 'em! :D
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Blaise170 wrote:I wouldn't call it a generational conflict at all. I know plenty of people in this hobby younger than 30 who can't stand "keebs", artisans, etc. I'd describe it much more as a matter of taste, as I don't think a keyboard with 30 artisans on it is good taste. I like practicality and that's exactly what (most of) my keyboards are.

It most definetely isn't a generational thing. I'm 20 and I don't like that word and closest thing to an artisan I have is the DT-keycap on my Model F XT. Also the trend following isn't my cup of tea either, I may have blue Alps and a beamer but then again I have plate springs which are the opposite of "hip" :lol:
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As I often point out, it's similar to the "objectivism vs. subjectivism" conflict in consumer hi-end audio, even though many of the conservative keyboard collectors are hardline "subjectivists" with stances as irrational as the "keebtards", albeit in a different direction.
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davkol wrote:As I often point out, it's similar to the "objectivism vs. subjectivism" conflict in consumer hi-end audio, even though many of the conservative keyboard collectors are hardline "subjectivists" with stances as irrational as the "keebtards", albeit in a different direction.

It's funny. Here, depart from grayscale or the IBM pebble/pearl/babyshit khaki or stick an LED on something and some folks will become apoplectic. On Reddit, state a doubt about 60% layouts being truly efficient or "ergonomic" and it's the same reaction.

I vote that we all let people enjoy stuff and lighten the hell up.
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just_add_coffee wrote:I vote that we all let people enjoy stuff and lighten the hell up.

Agreed but it's always good to rattle their cages once and a while ;) .
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This looks like how bile tastes...
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The classic pic I'm sure most of you have seen this:

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The classic pic I'm sure most of you have seen this:


I posted this photo years ago here and on GH, and it has taken on a life of its own ever since.

It is really kind of impressive that it still functions at all.

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digital_matthew wrote:This looks like how bile tastes...

:o
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Yeah its been posted many times before.
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seebart wrote:Yeah its been posted many times before.

In fact, it was one of the first posts of the thread. :lol:
Menuhin wrote:I cannot tell when a keyboard is molested... or when a keyboard is willing to be caressed. :roll:
Definitely the keyboards may have some trauma when molested.

Here's the keyboard that I remember as the dirtiest, perhaps not the ugliest. And I have to do more research to confirm its mechanical identity. The user is probably from Europe.

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fohat wrote:
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The classic pic I'm sure most of you have seen this:


I posted this photo years ago here and on GH, and it has taken on a life of its own ever since.

Please don't tell me that's YOU in the picture. :o
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depletedvespene wrote:Please don't tell me that's YOU in the picture. :o

More importantly, what keyboard is that?
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depletedvespene wrote:Please don't tell me that's YOU in the picture. :o

More importantly, what keyboard is that?

That's a keyboard?
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Blaise170 wrote:That's a keyboard?

Correction = What keyboard was that?
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The classic pic I'm sure most of you have seen this:


I posted this photo years ago here and on GH, and it has taken on a life of its own ever since.

Please don't tell me that's YOU in the picture.


No. And I dont smoke.
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digital_matthew wrote:This looks like how bile tastes...

:o

Yes. Click here if you want to purchase this...item...
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digital_matthew wrote:This looks like how bile tastes...

:o

Yes. Click here if you want to purchase this...item...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Topre-Realforc...0033.m2042

I recon I can tolerate it's colour with my sunnies, hence I would look cool typing on this keyboard with my Ray-Ban's ;) .
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davkol wrote:As I often point out, it's similar to the "objectivism vs. subjectivism" conflict in consumer hi-end audio, even though many of the conservative keyboard collectors are hardline "subjectivists" with stances as irrational as the "keebtards", albeit in a different direction.

It's funny. Here, depart from grayscale or the IBM pebble/pearl/babyshit khaki or stick an LED on something and some folks will become apoplectic. On Reddit, state a doubt about 60% layouts being truly efficient or "ergonomic" and it's the same reaction.

I vote that we all let people enjoy stuff and lighten the hell up.

You know what grinds my gears...

The assumption that I *don't* want bling on my keyboard or that I want all of my keyboards to be 'pristine' or 'original' in every way just because I exclusively[α] collect keyboards manufactured by three letter companies with switchtypes abbreviated as BS.

Au contraire mes amis! I would freaking LOVE to collect keycap sets for my Fs.
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I think that this is the most amount of cancer I have seen in a while.

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