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by alh84001
18 Jan 2019, 01:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 101353

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Hell yeah! Welcome back LL!
by alh84001
05 Dec 2018, 05:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Docutech Keyboard - cleanup and (hopefully) conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 1744

Nice! I completely missed that there is a converter for this thing. I'll have to assemble one when I get back to my boards.
by alh84001
09 Jun 2018, 11:48
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS/T] IBM F AT, IBM Alps Plate Spring keyboard
Replies: 152
Views: 13273

Little timestamp paper that could :)

Nice Displaywriter. I have some Alps stuff like Alps-3420 and Sharp X68k if that rocks your boat.
by alh84001
29 Apr 2018, 13:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

No 'xxx slut' key though :D
by alh84001
29 Apr 2018, 13:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

I know, I know :). I'd strongly prefer the EN layout, and for it to be <trigger_warning /> as white as possible.
by alh84001
27 Apr 2018, 23:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

I was veeery lucky with getting this one. I got it together with monitor and main unit (no floppy disk unit or printer), and as shipping was from Germany, it could have been way worse on my wallet :). Quite an interesting board, and really nice looking. It has a weird design flaw (or mine has a brok...
by alh84001
12 Apr 2018, 17:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 64655

More than a month has passed, so bump bump :)
by alh84001
12 Apr 2018, 17:27
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: SHARP X68000
Replies: 11
Views: 1639

I thought I got stuck with a ~$150 paperweight, but it didn't take long after I put it on ebay to see it snagged by someone in Switzerland, for a small profit to boot. So no complaints there :)
by alh84001
03 Jan 2018, 18:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
Replies: 170
Views: 12557

On the upside, you don't need to screw every hole when test-fitting.
by alh84001
03 Jan 2018, 17:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22382
Views: 1138444

3278s are way more common than Kishsavers I wouldn't say 3278s are way more common than kishies (especially some variants), if at all. Because of that batch two years ago, kishies are not the rarest of boards (still veeeery rare by all accounts), the trouble is no one wants to get rid of them :)
by alh84001
03 Jan 2018, 09:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22382
Views: 1138444

seebart wrote: The 3101 is one of the nicer Beams but $1200 is just silly unless it's NIB'ish.
RIP my chances to get a Displaywriter.

This is not great, but certainly interesting
https://www.ebay.com/itm/122893570176/?autorefresh=true
by alh84001
23 Dec 2017, 14:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3091
Views: 121127

Yep. I would say there is no comparison to first gen SKCM in good condition.
by alh84001
23 Dec 2017, 05:03
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 82934

How much are you looking for it? :)
by alh84001
23 Dec 2017, 04:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Texas Instruments Low Profile Customizable Layout + Fat Brown Alps?
Replies: 78
Views: 4363

It's hard to tell from the pics, are they pin- and plate- compatible with SKCL/M switches?
by alh84001
23 Dec 2017, 04:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3091
Views: 121127

I finally put this together - (Almost) Ultimate Alps Tester https://i.imgur.com/SAxuCJJ.jpg I still have to add a controller to it, so for now it's just for show - SKCL Heavy Grey, SKCL Heavy Green, SKCL Lock Brown, SKCL Double Action (I am about to get last one donated). Many, many, maaaaany thanks...
by alh84001
21 Dec 2017, 17:45
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2725
Views: 191021

alh84001 wrote: Mixing apples and oranges
Spoiler:
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Redux.
It's been a year, but I got all of Apple's SKCM Orange boards
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At some points it looked almost impossible to get everything (at a reasonable price), but patience payed in the end.
by alh84001
21 Dec 2017, 08:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Macintosh Portable
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

This is a pinout for the 34-pin headers.
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Keyboard and keypad map to a raw matrix (with some special keys), but trackball is an ADB device on pins 27, 28, 29 and 30.
by alh84001
06 Dec 2017, 23:44
Forum: Results
Topic: The Deskthority Award
Replies: 31
Views: 2322

I bit bummed Daniel didn't win it, but congrats to Chyros, well-deserved as well.
by alh84001
01 Dec 2017, 18:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting an IBM Pingmaster
Replies: 241
Views: 14318

It won't work with Soarer's (either converter or controller). It works with hasu's 4704 converter.
by alh84001
01 Dec 2017, 18:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 5524

Indy case really works well with Unicorn vomit color schemes :) Looks awesome.
by alh84001
01 Dec 2017, 18:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Xerox Docutech Keyboards and Restoration [Alps SKCM Lime/Neon Green]
Replies: 37
Views: 2515

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This just arrived at my office. I won't have my hands on it until monday. It's gonna be a loooooong wait :)
by alh84001
23 Nov 2017, 21:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Texas Instruments Low Profile Customizable Layout + Fat Brown Alps?
Replies: 78
Views: 4363

Interesting, I didn't know that. Alps being Alps.
by alh84001
23 Nov 2017, 21:38
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 82934

gogusrl wrote: Actually I did buy a 5th watch from the flea market (3$) :
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That's a real nice find. I would have thought Samsung branding would cause its price to be higher even in a flea market, but I guess not :)
by alh84001
23 Nov 2017, 21:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Texas Instruments Low Profile Customizable Layout + Fat Brown Alps?
Replies: 78
Views: 4363

JP! wrote: Image


Wait, what?!
by alh84001
23 Nov 2017, 20:43
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 82934

gogusrl wrote: I kinda got into watches. After lurking for 6 months I bought 2 in 3 days :)
Heh, I got into smartwatches. Got Gear S3 the other day, but I have to wait a few weeks to actually put my hands on it, so I got Gear Fit2 in the meantime as well :)
by alh84001
23 Nov 2017, 20:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 411
Views: 29243

DMA wrote: Anyone knows how to make a spacebar to be more solid? Those washer retention clips are not ideal.
On my XTant I use binder clips handles on one side to clamp down on the stabiliser wire and I'm quite satisfied with the result.

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by alh84001
23 Nov 2017, 20:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: What features would you add to Soarer’s / Hasu’s Converter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1096

orihalcon wrote:
Chyros wrote: More protocols!
Hasu's pretty much has everything already :)

Which protocols would top your list to add to Soarer's Converter?
Nitpicking, but It would be nice if hasu's had support for PC-8801 and Xerox Docutech.
by alh84001
15 Nov 2017, 20:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Electronic Typewriter Model 95 - Capacitive Buckling Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 2069

Yeah, it's quite rare. People over on http://www.ibmtypewriters.com/ don't have one for instance.

How can you pass up a model F, whatever the condition is?! If anything, springs and flippers are useful to all of us here :)
by alh84001
27 Oct 2017, 23:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3277 Conversion (Updated w/ Completion Pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Mine is done actually. I don't have it home at the moment, so pics will come later.
by alh84001
19 Oct 2017, 19:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M AT - 76X0035 - POS Keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Just archiving my base layer non-ANSI-modded Soarer Controller config.

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