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by Harshmallow
17 Aug 2017, 18:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

Yeah, but is it really worth the price to buy a keyboard taken off a laptop unit with switches that, from what I've seen in these forums, aren't well-liked by anyone? You're better off looking for Alps SKCM boards. Oh BTW - here's a very inexpensive Space Invaders board (The Caps Lock isn't stepped,...
by Harshmallow
12 Aug 2017, 06:19
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1884
Views: 179196

If someone in the UK is planning on bidding on this amazing retro lot of PCs, games and electronics, please keep me in mind for that Harvest Moon DS copy sitting on the monitor! http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Joblot-of-Vintage-Computers-Monitors-Games-Sinclair-Commodore-Amstrad-BBC-etc/401379697867?_trkparm...
by Harshmallow
09 Aug 2017, 15:29
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4487
Views: 405097

Maybe someone reaaaaally wanted to complete their kick-ass Midwest Micro PC system. Lol - what the hell is that brand anyway? Never heard of it. Must have been a mail-order IBM clone back in the day...
by Harshmallow
08 Aug 2017, 18:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Mega Haul
Replies: 21
Views: 1890

Michigan eh? That's not THAT far from Ontario :P I agree though, I've found the best deals and items locally, by continuing to search local ads. On 3 of those occasions, I went to pick up a particular board or IBM computer and the seller happened to have extra stuff that wasn't listed. The last Zeni...
by Harshmallow
08 Aug 2017, 05:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

Huh - that beamspring was made in Armonk too, not in Canada at the old Toronto plant...maybe the later ones were made in NY, or just certain models.
by Harshmallow
03 Aug 2017, 20:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3612
Views: 288307

Maybe they had tall switchplates that just lacked pigmentation? I don't know much about those details. My blue alps Monterey K2AX is from early 89 and those have tall white plates though.
by Harshmallow
02 Aug 2017, 16:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 100+ mechanical keyboards typing for 90+ minutes
Replies: 18
Views: 1227

Your new equipment really captures the sound of the Model F AT. I love the deeper sound of it compared to the high pitched sound from the metal case F's. You can also pick up that other unique sound it makes - I had never really thought much about it, but it sounds exactly like two marbles smacking ...
by Harshmallow
02 Aug 2017, 15:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 100+ mechanical keyboards typing for 90+ minutes
Replies: 18
Views: 1227

Definitely love the idea of combining all of these into one video. My thought would be to also make a truncated version that has each keyboard type for 10-15 seconds so that you could go through them all in 25 minutes or less without getting bored of any particular one if you are watching for the p...
by Harshmallow
31 Jul 2017, 20:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The 8Bit Guy repairing a Commodore US*8 calculator from 1972
Replies: 4
Views: 805

My man! Finally, someone who takes the time to also clean the damn cord! That's often the filthiest part of the keyboards I get...I don't understand why some people skip it entirely.
by Harshmallow
29 Jul 2017, 17:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3612
Views: 288307

Hey could you possibly upload the photo directly into the forum with the add file option? I can't see that photobucket image.
by Harshmallow
28 Jul 2017, 17:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Any Idea What Switches are These?
Replies: 7
Views: 778

That looks like one mighty dirty Sejin Electron / SKM-1030. It looks a lot more like that board than the Omron board you linked to. It's a nice board/switch if you can get it back to usable condition and bring the switches back to life.
by Harshmallow
28 Jul 2017, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How I destroyed my keyboard with an attempted mod...
Replies: 22
Views: 4432

To add a serious recommendation instead of more MX Brown bashing (though I don't like them much either) - if you can get your hands on one, I'd really recommend trying a tactile space invader board. There should be quite a few different models of RT101+ boards with them (tactile grey, black or brown...
by Harshmallow
28 Jul 2017, 15:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

This thing looks...hilarious - I want it! No longer will you have to spend countless precious seconds explaining to your friends which TYPE of keyboard you're using, because it will always be both! http://www.ebay.ca/itm/RARE-Monterey-MK-9500-Mechanical-Keyboard-MIDI-revrsable-Combo-Switch-White-Alp...
by Harshmallow
28 Jul 2017, 15:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

This is really the only indication that I could find on the listing: The keys have a spring mechanism under them. I don't know if it would be considered a clicky keyboard, but it does seem to be somewhat similar to one. And based on that, they could be anything - they could be those horrible spring ...
by Harshmallow
26 Jul 2017, 21:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: P77 - The TKL Pingmaster
Replies: 50
Views: 5095

What the hell..... I've never seen bad paint on ANY IBM keyboard Well I could take a photo to show you, but it's really just a case of someone rubbing away the bottom portion with their wrist over years of use - then the paint started peeling/flaking off. Since the plastic is textured and also beig...
by Harshmallow
26 Jul 2017, 20:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

Haha, I see what you did there. Not sure why you quoted hansichen's post though. Yep - I'd probably pay the $20 for it as well, but it's the 4 hour drive (each way) that I'm just not too keen on right now.
by Harshmallow
26 Jul 2017, 20:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

So I freaked out a little when I took a glance at this listing near me in Ontario, but then realized it's a discrete rubber dome style...Model 00 'Unsaver'? I guess? I don't know what people refer to this one as, but here is the listing incase any Canadians are interested, and here is a link to some...
by Harshmallow
26 Jul 2017, 15:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: P77 - The TKL Pingmaster
Replies: 50
Views: 5095

Great job man! That's gotta be a lot of work, but I'm sure it's rewarding. BTW, my Model F AT top case is painted/textured the same way - I've tried describing it to others but I'm not sure how common it was. I'm going to scratch off all of the paint with my fingernails one of these days as the pla...
by Harshmallow
25 Jul 2017, 21:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: P77 - The TKL Pingmaster
Replies: 50
Views: 5095

Great job man! That's gotta be a lot of work, but I'm sure it's rewarding. BTW, my Model F AT top case is painted/textured the same way - I've tried describing it to others but I'm not sure how common it was. I'm going to scratch off all of the paint with my fingernails one of these days as the plas...
by Harshmallow
25 Jul 2017, 00:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

Right, but near $230 is quite a bit more than $100. $100 would have been more reasonable for that NIB board.
by Harshmallow
24 Jul 2017, 18:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

The price is a bit ridiculous on a lot of things lately. It would be nice to see prices fall a little bit. This one suprised me a bit: $228 for an NMB Erase Eaze. Granted its NIB, but still http://www.ebay.com/itm/122600198507 Yeah I saw that too - I think people just got carried away by the fact t...
by Harshmallow
22 Jul 2017, 04:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

TBH, I prefer my F AT - I may have a slightly later one, or just an odd duckling, as it doesn't have that hard, brittle plastic top case that the F XT has and that people have said the F AT is supposed to have. Mine is beige plastic...painted beige. It''s really odd - no idea why it was painted...on...
by Harshmallow
21 Jul 2017, 22:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

I....I just don't understand. Is there a hidden image in there I'm not seeing? Why the hell did they pick that seemingly random smattering of grey and red key caps? It's not like they're highlighting vowels or anything. Is that modeled after a popular console on the ship from the show?
by Harshmallow
21 Jul 2017, 22:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dell AT101
Replies: 49
Views: 3773

Just paint everything black. Everything looks good in black.
by Harshmallow
21 Jul 2017, 21:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

Yeah he releases one from time to time after having modded it. He clearly robbed a bank in his past and is being smart about selling off his assets slowly. :P
by Harshmallow
21 Jul 2017, 17:27
Forum: For sale
Topic: Deskthority Rabbit Hole kit (2018 Christmas Edition)
Replies: 104
Views: 12251

Or if you're talking about the Pingmasters, then your one and only source is Mendelson's / their Ebay listing.
by Harshmallow
21 Jul 2017, 15:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hi-Tek were having a laugh
Replies: 64
Views: 7253

I haven't received my RT8255CWE+ with clicky black switches in the mail yet, but I do have experience with the tactile switches as I've been using the tactile grey board (from the CDN group buy) at work for a few months and can confirm the switches are quite stiff, but they feel less so when you adj...
by Harshmallow
20 Jul 2017, 22:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ANSI NMB RT-8251C
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

I just don't have the money that this is probably worth right now. Maybe when mid-year bonus time comes around at the end of the month.
by Harshmallow
20 Jul 2017, 15:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

I offered $10 and it was auto-rejected...I guess there's a setting for that LOL. *Also - balotz, I must say - you always post pretty great finds from what I've seen. You found me my Sejin SKM-1030 that I got for under $30 and I am grateful! Glad you found it useful - what did you think of the 1030?...
by Harshmallow
19 Jul 2017, 22:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954465

I offered $10 and it was auto-rejected...I guess there's a setting for that LOL.

*Also - balotz, I must say - you always post pretty great finds from what I've seen. You found me my Sejin SKM-1030 that I got for under $30 and I am grateful!

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