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by eekee
22 Feb 2021, 00:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MT3 Doubleshot
Replies: 105
Views: 15147

Re: MT3 Doubleshot

Hnnnng! Just discovered this thread today. If there were cylindrical caps in these colors, ortholinear but with a 2U left shift, I'd bankrupt myself for it! That goes double if it has the Atari ST's keycap font . The subtle subversion of the muted style with small but brightly-colored lettering is s...
by eekee
21 Feb 2021, 23:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Some parallel ASCII keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Some parallel ASCII keyboards

https://deskthority.net/download/file.php?id=65963 That layout is a beautiful thing! Showing all the ASCII control codes is cool, but the separate LF and CR keys are something else! :D I would have loved that on the Linux console in the 90s. Not so much now though. :) About the same goes for bit-pa...
by eekee
21 Feb 2021, 22:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 521
Views: 60477

Re:

I've missed this thread. I'd buy about half the keyboards in it. :lol: Only about half though. :o That wooden one is intriguing. It initially repelled me because it looks so old and grimy, but looking closer, a lot of work went into it. Also, I often find myself wanting to make my own keycaps, and I...
by eekee
21 Feb 2021, 18:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Tardis Keyboard: More than you wanted to know
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: The Tardis Keyboard: More than you wanted to know

If you don't mind me butting in, I see you've put an Arduino in already, but could you have reprogrammed the Z80 to speak PS/2 and used a PS/2 to USB converter? Or would that be a poor choice anyway?
by eekee
08 Jul 2018, 12:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ABS in dishwasher?
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Before posting this, I read a thread describing an ultrasonic cleaner not working well on plastic, taking far longer than it did on metal. In the end, one of the guys found 48 hours with some denture tabs worked much better. There's that, and my lack of space, and my experience of PBS caps coming up...
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 13:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 521
Views: 60477

I don't often double-post and I obviously don't often complain about bright colors, but this Amazon find just caught me the wrong way: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/717RtR0IupL._SL1000_.jpg https://www.amazon.co.uk/UrChoiceLtd%C2%AE-Multimedia-Ergonomic-Keyboard-Computer/dp/B01CCQ...
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 13:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So shiny! I can has?
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Oh they fall under typewriter retro? Makes sense now. :) Thanks guys.
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 13:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ABS in dishwasher?
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

THat makes sense. They're not thin but they are full-height, and the stem is part of the cap. It would be bad if that warps.
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 12:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 521
Views: 60477

So yeah. All those gaudy keyboards out there. Their contribution to good taste may be subjective, but at least they aren't beige. +1,000,000. In my teenage years, it seemed everyone with any amount of responsibility and sense -- anyone worth looking up to at all -- hated color and nice shapes as if...
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 10:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ABS in dishwasher?
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Thanks Wodan. They are indeed white on black in appearance if not brand. My dishwasher doesn't have any temperature indications and it's plumbed into the hot water line, so I'd best not try it.
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 10:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ABS in dishwasher?
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Thanks. Someone mentioned denture tabs, maybe I'll try them.
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 10:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So shiny! I can has?
Replies: 8
Views: 844

So shiny! I can has?

My apologies for reposting something from the ugliest keyboards thread, :lol: but I'd love to know what the outer keycaps are, (the round ones,) if they're available anywhere, if they take paper labels, and if they fit Cherry. There was no info in the original post. https://deskthority.net/resources...
by eekee
05 Jul 2018, 09:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ABS in dishwasher?
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

ABS in dishwasher?

Just checking, are ABS keycaps likely to survive a run through the dishwasher? It's not a classic keyboard, in fact it's one I'm a little bit annoyed with, but would just be useful right now.
by eekee
04 Jul 2018, 23:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Vectra64
Replies: 27
Views: 3910

I like the pop-up floppy drive. :) Apart from the handle, it doesn't look in any worse state than my Toshiba T1200. I keep meaning to do something with my T1200, but it needs capacitors replacing to even turn on now, and the screen's very small. Have fun with your keyboard! :) I'd say more, but my I...
by eekee
04 Jul 2018, 22:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Vectra64
Replies: 27
Views: 3910

I looked at the first photo before reading anything, and thought "Vectra64" meant you were installing a recent 64-bit board and modern panel into that case. It would mean you'd use the keyboard...

and you could install a trackball into that boxy bit. :lol:
by eekee
10 Feb 2017, 13:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Round 6: The Cappening
Replies: 255
Views: 42034

7bit wrote: There are no photos.
:roll:
The only photos I'm not seeing are yours. :lol: Maybe they were rehosted, someone else posted them on page two.
by eekee
25 Aug 2016, 23:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The reverse keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

It seems people forget (if they knew it to begin with) that prof. Dvorak was an educational psychologist and half of the point of the Simplified Keyboard is that it should be much easier to learn to type properly on it. Just because he was an educational psychologist doesn't mean he wasn't crazy. P...
by eekee
25 Aug 2016, 20:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The reverse keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

What a nightmare! I don't touch-type, my hands have the wrong proportions for it, but I still don't look at every key. There's a huge range of typing styles between touch-typing at one extreme and "hunting and pecking" at the other, which all get ignored in these discussions. (There's also a wide ra...
by eekee
27 Jul 2016, 16:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Chyron Duet keyboard - Cherry MX Clear/gray
Replies: 25
Views: 3110

Good to know!
by eekee
27 Jul 2016, 16:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: HADers gonna hate!
Replies: 30
Views: 2732

Apostrophes are logical enough, but I can understand native English speakers reluctance to try to understand anything about their language because school teaches us many of the normal, natural constructs of our language are wrong, and we ought to be using this different grammar which is not natural ...
by eekee
27 Jul 2016, 13:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I want a "Bonbon" key
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

Now I'm hungry, kbdfr. :)

"Bonbonbonbons" seems rather like "banananana"; very silly indeed!
by eekee
27 Jul 2016, 12:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Chyron Duet keyboard - Cherry MX Clear/gray
Replies: 25
Views: 3110

I almost want one of these purely for the blue wave style!
by eekee
27 Jul 2016, 12:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: HADers gonna hate!
Replies: 30
Views: 2732

Don't worry, plenty of idiots misuse apostrophes in English, too.
Wodan wrote: But there are still places only retard's put an apostrophe ...
*sigh*... :lol:
by eekee
27 Jul 2016, 11:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I want a "Bonbon" key
Replies: 14
Views: 1203

I want a "Bonbon" key

I bought a foreign-language POS keyboard recently, and it's put me in the mood for keycaps with silly text. I want a "Bonbon" key. :D Crazy-long German words that sound like thunder are always fun too, but I'm not sure what to think of the fact that half these keys have something to do with prescrip...
by eekee
17 Jul 2016, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Worst switch that you've ever tried?
Replies: 78
Views: 8788

That reminds me of the time I was told programmers prefer clicky switches, typists linear.
by eekee
22 Jun 2016, 15:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ortholinear Keyboards? keyboards with opposite slant on left side?
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

For my delicate, graceful hands (ahem :)), equal stagger is much nicer than normal, but I only had one keyboard with equal stagger and it had dreadful rubber domes, so I didn't keep using it. Even so, I don't really like the stagger between the q and a rows, as small as it is. Seeing columnar stagge...
by eekee
22 Jun 2016, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Foam and foil: Like 'em or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

"Like typing on wet newspaper" sounds dreadful! I almost want to offer sympathies for your terrible experience. lol~ Looking at the Key Tronic picture on the wiki, I see the foam is quite thin. The 'board I owned had long foam cylinders, I remember them as about about an inch long! I figured the foi...
by eekee
22 Jun 2016, 14:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Worst switch that you've ever tried?
Replies: 78
Views: 8788

Thanks for the replies. I like the 'like 'em or not' thread.
by eekee
21 Jun 2016, 01:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Foam and foil: Like 'em or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Well, that cleared up my questions on foam & foil. I had an f&f 'board about 18 years ago -- much nearer to when it was new. I didn't have anything that could work with it, nor the skills to make my own controller; I couldn't quite cut it with board design and programming at the time. The key action...
by eekee
20 Jun 2016, 20:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Worst switch that you've ever tried?
Replies: 78
Views: 8788

Does anyone like foam & foil? I liked the smoothness and light pressure of one or two boards I had when I was younger, but never did any real typing on them.

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