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by Cattus_D
02 May 2020, 22:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Crashing current prices for IBM Model M
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Crashing current prices for IBM Model M

The 1989-91 ones are still very good, though! Cool that you'll be giving others the opportunity to buy one of your boards.
by Cattus_D
02 May 2020, 16:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?
Replies: 29
Views: 1451

Re: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?

Interesting question! For years, I typed on a Microsoft Internet Keyboard - until I spilled a large mug of coffee over it, and its spirit ascended to keyboard heaven. The Microsoft Internet Keyboard, although a rubberdome, is really quite comfortable to type on, so I thought I'd be OK with a cheap n...
by Cattus_D
20 Apr 2020, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The World is going Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: The World is going Pro

I like how these sound! Thank you for the video!
by Cattus_D
27 Nov 2019, 20:46
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 24
Views: 3790

Re: good mouse for CAD work?

I realise that the original post was made a while ago, but if you are still looking for a mouse which makes repeated middle-clicking less frustrating I can recommend IBM's old Scrollpoint Pro mice. A seller on E-Bay still has them in stock, albeit in the ball-mouse variety (new old stock, the rubber...
by Cattus_D
03 Sep 2019, 07:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adapter to use Model M keycaps on Cherry MX stem?
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Adapter to use Model M keycaps on Cherry MX stem?

Thank you for your suggestion!

I think what I might do in the end is get an old Cherry keyboard and harvest its key caps. I will wait a while, though, as it is possible that the keyboard won't materialise.
by Cattus_D
02 Sep 2019, 08:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adapter to use Model M keycaps on Cherry MX stem?
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Adapter to use Model M keycaps on Cherry MX stem?

Has anyone ever made an adapter that allows you to use the top half of a two-part Model M keycap with a Cherry MX stem? I've pre-ordered the Input Club Keystone keyboard on Indiegogo, and while the keycaps that it comes with look nice, I'd prefer to use a spare set of Model M keycaps that I have if ...
by Cattus_D
28 Aug 2019, 07:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 29
Views: 2932

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

Two drawers and space behind one of the cabinets in my office. Not ideal, but it's enough for now (ten keyboards).
by Cattus_D
27 Jun 2019, 00:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 29
Views: 3701

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

For business purposes, I was repeatedly offered a Windows phone or laptop or tablet in the past 10 years. Free stuff, IF I did something else such as purchasing X or ordering Y. I never took up a single one of these offers and have no regrets. Free Windows devices usually are of minimal use. Paying...
by Cattus_D
25 Nov 2018, 14:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Pingmaster custom key legends
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Cool project!

On a completely unrelated note, are you using StartisBack, by any chance? If so, what skin is it that you are using? Its interpretation of the Windows XP task bar looks very accurate.
by Cattus_D
26 Oct 2018, 08:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A AT layout modelM
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Very cool! I'd never seen images of that board before. Thanks!
by Cattus_D
24 Oct 2018, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Scorpius dome with slider (Qtronix Scorpius 104)
Replies: 3
Views: 506

That does sound rather nice, although I personally prefer the sound of the 2000 Microsoft Internet Keyboard:

https://youtu.be/x6YpxMmyEig
by Cattus_D
22 Oct 2018, 22:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need some info about this company
Replies: 4
Views: 654

There should be a label inside the board with more information about the make of Model M. You'll need a somewhat uncommon type of screwdriver, though.

I personally use this one for my Model Ms:

https://primetools.co.uk/product/wera-1 ... ver-5-5mm/
by Cattus_D
20 Oct 2018, 22:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can you tell me some info about this keyboard?
Replies: 42
Views: 4222

What a great board! I hope that you'll succeed at converting it!
by Cattus_D
05 Sep 2018, 08:36
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Do any of you use an old-school mouse as your daily driver?
Replies: 29
Views: 3917

abrahamstechnology wrote: IThere's just something about the feedback from an actual ball
That sounds a bit like my experience when I use my older IBM mice. I love how they 'whirr' over the surface of my desk.
by Cattus_D
25 Jul 2018, 09:13
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: My new mouse: Lenovo ScrollPoint mouse - game changer for my PC usage
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

Hey guys,

Slightly OT, but there is someone selling Scrollpoint pro mice on E-Bay right now. Just look for 'IBM Scrollpoint'.

They're about four euros each. Postage is a bit expensive if you live outside of the States, though.
by Cattus_D
01 Jul 2018, 21:22
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: My new mouse: Lenovo ScrollPoint mouse - game changer for my PC usage
Replies: 8
Views: 1864

Congratulations on getting a Scrollpoint! I love these devices. My main mouse is a 'Scrollpoint pro' - effectively the 'ergonomic' variant.
by Cattus_D
23 May 2018, 09:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many snapped rivets is too many snapped rivets for a Model M?
Replies: 54
Views: 2417

Indeed! I even slightly prefer the key feel of my Model M over that of my two Fs. And that Model F spacebar just hurts after half an hour of typing...
by Cattus_D
03 May 2018, 23:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weird Russian/Soviet keyboard modules - what are these?
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Looks like replacement keyboard modules for computer terminals. At least that is what they remind me of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYr3j21aKvg
by Cattus_D
02 Mar 2018, 22:33
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Do any of you use an old-school mouse as your daily driver?
Replies: 29
Views: 3917

What about an IBM Scrollpoint Pro ( http://www.ibmfiles.com/pages/scrollpoint.htm ) ? It's the first mouse that fits in my rather large* hands and built like an armored rodent that's clicky too. [*) Definitely not insinuating any political commentary here.] Yes, I have one and use it almost daily. ...
by Cattus_D
14 Feb 2018, 10:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retr0bright - German options
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Looks good! Thank you for sharing.
by Cattus_D
06 Feb 2018, 20:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Future of mechanical switches? which one is the best?
Replies: 54
Views: 3468

The future of ALL switches is zilch. Nada. Nothing. The near-future is voice , and the not-too-distant-future is thought . But in the here-and-now, the best mechanical switch is old school IBM buckling spring, though if you like artisan keysets, keycaps, customization, color, etc., you should give ...
by Cattus_D
06 Feb 2018, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Future of mechanical switches? which one is the best?
Replies: 54
Views: 3468

The future of ALL switches is zilch. Nada. Nothing. The near-future is voice , and the not-too-distant-future is thought . But in the here-and-now, the best mechanical switch is old school IBM buckling spring, though if you like artisan keysets, keycaps, customization, color, etc., you should give ...
by Cattus_D
02 Feb 2018, 22:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Carbon Fiber IBM Model M project, what do you think
Replies: 33
Views: 2373

Really, really cool project. That looks fantastic!

What does the keyboard sound like in its new shell?
by Cattus_D
31 Jan 2018, 19:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can I reduce the weight of the big spacebar on IBM Model F PC AT?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Yes, there's a mod you can do, but it involves disassembling the keyboard:

workshop-f7/model-f-improvement-dis-ass ... t6982.html

What I personally do when I type on my model f is put a few small weights on the spacebar, which I find helps.
by Cattus_D
19 Jan 2018, 21:58
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Dell GYUM97SK review (Alps SKCM Pine Black)
Replies: 19
Views: 2081

Today we go over the Dell GYUM97SK, an oft-overlooked, superior version of the AT101, as well as an overview of the timeline of these keyboards. Hope you enjoy the video! :) JcV8_4MUwT8 Many thanks for this review! The GUYM97SK is one of my favourite keyboards, along with the Model M. Bought a blac...
by Cattus_D
17 Jan 2018, 09:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: As for switches (Problem and Help)
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Hydrogen peroxide is a bleach, so it will make the stems white whether they ever were white or not. Also, UV is not required, and possibly will make them turn yellow again faster if they are exposed to heavy UV during the whitening process. All that is required to activate peroxide is heat. 120f-18...
by Cattus_D
14 Jan 2018, 13:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: As for switches (Problem and Help)
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Good answer! Thank you. But I only have medical hydrogen peroxide.It has only 3% concentration.Seems ineffective. Do you have a good idea to restore clear switches's key-stem? With white plastic, it should work, albeit very slowly. Put it in a closed jar, and check on the plastic a few times every ...
by Cattus_D
14 Jan 2018, 11:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: As for switches (Problem and Help)
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

High concentrations of hydrogenperoxide do, indeed, work (hydrogenperoxide is also the most important ingredient in retrobrite), but people restoring old toys in this way have reported that the yellowing often returns within a few years. A few people have also stated that the yellowing ultimately go...
by Cattus_D
14 Jan 2018, 11:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 6112884: pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Just a simple question, how much does the pingmaster weights when it's boxed with all the things it included ? I'm trying to proxy one and I wonder how much it would cost to ship it to me from the US Thanks in advance ! I no longer have the boxes so, sadly, I cannot give you an indication of the fu...

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