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by fruitalgorithm
07 Aug 2017, 11:37
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: OLKB Planck EU Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 4302

Just got it today. What a beautiful board. It really feels solid. Thank you Wodan.
by fruitalgorithm
07 Aug 2017, 11:36
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 13608

It arrived today and will be tried out. Thank you for doing this.
by fruitalgorithm
05 Jul 2017, 17:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
Replies: 250
Views: 18567

Needing a driver means the keyboard can't be used with iOS or Android. It also means it can't be used in corporate environments where end users have to get permission to install software. This keyboard also looks like it's designed to last a while. Are you prepared provide a decade of driver updates...
by fruitalgorithm
05 Jul 2017, 16:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
Replies: 250
Views: 18567

I'm working on the UI software right now. The GUI is being written in Java so it will run essentially the same on any machine. A thin OS-specific driver to interface with the keyboard will be written in C++. That driver will be able to take a file generated from the GUI to populate macros and key a...
by fruitalgorithm
30 Jun 2017, 15:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plum Nano75 keyboard with 45g, black frame and POM side print keycap
Replies: 63
Views: 5144

I also have a Logitech K380 keyboard with bluetooth, which has a much better implementation of bluetooth. - no need to disconnect devices to pair new devices - fast wake from sleep - super long battery life (I guess the Plum has limitations due to the switches and the backlight) - fast switching bet...
by fruitalgorithm
29 Jun 2017, 11:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plum Nano75 keyboard with 45g, black frame and POM side print keycap
Replies: 63
Views: 5144

A great thing about Bluetooth is also that it allows you to switch between devices very quickly. At least if the keyboard has proper device switching built in. The Plum Nano 75's switching is servicable, but could be better and quicker. Multi device support isn't great on mechs I have used so far, i...
by fruitalgorithm
28 Jun 2017, 16:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: External graphics card
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

If you only count initial acquisition costs, then separate systems are cheaper. They do cost you more in time very quickly. You have to maintain, administrate, update two systems. Data has to be synchronised back and forth between two systems. This additional cost in time will cost more very quickly...
by fruitalgorithm
23 Jun 2017, 15:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: External graphics card
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

External GPU enclosures are always expensive. It doesn't matter if you're using a Mac or Windows laptop. Comparing to a desktop is missing the whole point of this. You can have a powerful and very portable laptop for on the go usage and connect it to an eGPU when you're at home. No transferring of f...
by fruitalgorithm
23 Jun 2017, 13:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: External graphics card
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Apple announced improved support for external GPUs just now at WWDC. Apple is releasing a development kit with a supported external enclosure with Thunderbolt 3. https://developer.apple.com/development-kit/external-graphics/ Using Thunderbolt instead of PCI directly adds significant overhead. It can...
by fruitalgorithm
23 Jun 2017, 12:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 65% -75% keyboard buying advice
Replies: 16
Views: 3121

Plum 84 might also be interesting. It comes with lasered PBT keycaps and is fully programmable. The switches are Topre clones with MX mounts. They are very light though at 35g and feel almost linear. You can exchange the rubber dome sheet with a 45g or 55g sheet from eBay. Available on German amazon...
by fruitalgorithm
23 Jun 2017, 12:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: If it's a joke, obviously, it's gone too far...
Replies: 74
Views: 3978

I don't have much to add to cookie.

Only: capitalism ≠ free market ≠ economic justice
by fruitalgorithm
20 Jun 2017, 15:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: If it's a joke, obviously, it's gone too far...
Replies: 74
Views: 3978

Mr. Nobody, your angry incoherent ramblings aren't really worth reading. To sabotage a nation by turning its people against its own government, isn't this textbook tactic? There are many governments that abuse and oppress their people all over the world. That doesn't justify any one of them. Western...
by fruitalgorithm
14 Jun 2017, 13:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crypto-currencies and Alt-coins
Replies: 55
Views: 2394

Reagrdless of Bitcoin from what I read the "road" to a cashless society is quite long and difficult but may work in the long run. A truly cashless society would be worrying. It would be very easy for a governments to oppress people they don't like. It also means total surveillance of most of your d...
by fruitalgorithm
14 Jun 2017, 11:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crypto-currencies and Alt-coins
Replies: 55
Views: 2394

Paying with and receiving Bitcoin is a hassle. You can't pay for any essential things of your file with it: rent, taxes, food, clothing, etc. The transfer is slow, buying Bitcoin is a hassle, risk of value fluctuation, no charge back, cost of converting to and from fiat etc. Using for example PayPal...
by fruitalgorithm
14 Jun 2017, 11:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crypto-currencies and Alt-coins
Replies: 55
Views: 2394

Bitcoin being used for crime is the only thing that really makes it useful and valuable. It's excellent if you want to hide money from tax collectors and law enforcement. It's also enabled the safest and most reliable way to buy drugs. Speculation and the built in deflation also contributes to the h...
by fruitalgorithm
13 Jun 2017, 17:53
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: HHKB in DE kaufen?
Replies: 34
Views: 6373

Also mir gefällt's das candykeys sich mal bemüht es einfacher zu machen in Deutschland ein HHKB zu kaufen. Auf dem japanischen Yahoo rumzukriechen und sich seine Dämpfung selbst herzustellen, kann man schon machen, ist jedoch alles andere als einfach. Ich hatte damals 225 Euro für mein HHKB Pro2 gez...
by fruitalgorithm
13 Jun 2017, 14:03
Forum: News
Topic: Berlin Keyboard Meetup (12. June)
Replies: 15
Views: 1407

by fruitalgorithm
12 Jun 2017, 23:44
Forum: News
Topic: Berlin Keyboard Meetup (12. June)
Replies: 15
Views: 1407

hypkx wrote: - (Maybe, if not to heavy) IBM 5251 Beamspring
- Blue Alps 60% with Hipro keycaps
- IBM SSK with Cyrillic keycaps
All of these were a joy to type on! Thanks for bringing them.
by fruitalgorithm
12 Jun 2017, 12:14
Forum: News
Topic: Berlin Keyboard Meetup (12. June)
Replies: 15
Views: 1407

You can sign up. But I guess you can just show up. There's lots of space.

Because the date was moved to today, I can actually make it. I packed a bag full of ergonomic keyboards (Kinesis Advantage Pro, Truly Ergonomic 229, Apple Adjustable, Matias Ergo Pro).
by fruitalgorithm
24 May 2017, 15:47
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 13608

I also want to test it :)
by fruitalgorithm
24 May 2017, 11:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry/Triumph Adler G81-1106HAU
Replies: 25
Views: 2484

Congratulations!
by fruitalgorithm
22 May 2017, 23:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plum new 21-key white numpad 35g capacitive PBT cap
Replies: 33
Views: 3522

It's just the Plum brand that's more targeted towards gamers. The same OEM also makes the ABKO Hacker and CH7 Happy Typist, which are 45g and 55g.
by fruitalgorithm
22 May 2017, 17:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plum new 21-key white numpad 35g capacitive PBT cap
Replies: 33
Views: 3522

One thing that's pretty terrible about all Plum keyboards is the instruction manual. I have a Plum Nano 75 and Plum 84. There are places like here in product descriptions where there are parts of it copy and pasted. But that's always incomplete. Then there's the official manual, which is hard to fin...
by fruitalgorithm
22 May 2017, 15:28
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Linus on Kenesis
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

The ErgoDox EZ with tilting, tenting, and wrist rest is 295$ plus shipping. https://ergodox-ez.com/collections/frontpage/products/ergodox-ez-original Even if you build your own ErgoDox, it won't be significantly cheaper. PCB, switches, and keycaps will be around 100$ in parts alone. Then you still n...
by fruitalgorithm
22 May 2017, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard
Replies: 389
Views: 39974

After I liked the Plum 75 Nano with 45g so much, I also got a Plum 84 with 35g. I like the layout a lot better with dedicated arrow keys. It's just more comfortable. The typing experience is very smooth. The keys are very soft and are a joy to type on. If you like the cloud of boobs feel of Cherry M...
by fruitalgorithm
20 May 2017, 19:53
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Das 110.000-Euro-"Schnäppchen"
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Aber die wichtigste Frage ist doch: Welche Schalter waren verbaut?
by fruitalgorithm
20 May 2017, 19:51
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Linus on Kenesis
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

The review makes a god job of introducing ergonomic keyboards in general. All points criticizing the Kinesis Advantage are very valid. Ugly case an wasted space in the middle being the primary examples. The high price isn't only because of the low volume market. The switches in the shaped key wells ...
by fruitalgorithm
19 May 2017, 16:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K-Type Skepticism
Replies: 81
Views: 9254

jbondeson wrote: PCB, mechanical designs, software and firmware are all going to be open source as well
This is definitely great and could lead to K-Type becoming the ErgoDox of TKLs.

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