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by Limmy
04 Jul 2013, 04:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobright: The Yellow Strikes Back
Replies: 89
Views: 33045

Interesting theory. He has neat evidences that are in line with his hypothesis. Should we prevent the sun from touching beige/white plastics at all costs? If we believe his hypothesis, we probably should. I personally prefer black colored keyboards/key caps, and I think I have more reason to like th...
by Limmy
10 Apr 2013, 05:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My keyboard search is over.
Replies: 111
Views: 20974

I have found 3M self stick rubber pads work quite well and have excellent grip. I got them at Michaels (arts & crafts store) for under $5.00 USD. Thanks for sharing the tip. I too prefer 3M adhesives to any other brand. However, the reason I used the non-slip pad was mainly to provide soft surface ...
by Limmy
09 Apr 2013, 05:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My keyboard search is over.
Replies: 111
Views: 20974

Congrats on finding your keyboard. I would keep your HHKB away from the non-slip pad. Here is what happened to my black HHKB after some time on the pad. DSC_2207.jpg source: http://www.kbdmania.net/xe/3590725 I think the pad reacted with black paint on my HHKB, so I don't know if it would damage you...
by Limmy
21 Mar 2013, 08:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Something to solve all your loud mechanical keyboard woes
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Unfortunately, there is no room for a mouse.
by Limmy
20 Mar 2013, 05:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre vs Matias-silent switches. My first impressions
Replies: 85
Views: 24963

Run this full-screen and let me know what you think: 4-RAwF3oshw I popped several keys on my Dell AT101W and did the same thing. Mine seems to do move around quite a bit. Some switches didn't move as much, but some did. I wanted to further compare Cherry vs Alps. So, I did the same exercise with my...
by Limmy
18 Feb 2013, 07:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 356mini
Replies: 44
Views: 10671

by Limmy
01 Feb 2013, 01:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Does this make me #2 ban on GH?
Replies: 289
Views: 17403

In a libertarian market economy, you have to accept that if there are constantly demand enough, and low enough supply, the price will increase as per the famous curve. Some are simply willing to pay when you aren't Agreed! No problem with that. I don't think most of the people who complain about th...
by Limmy
31 Jan 2013, 16:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Does this make me #2 ban on GH?
Replies: 289
Views: 17403

having it self govern is a very fine line (what is the medium we are comparing to? original sale price? Original sale price minus usage = new price?) which will lead to many many arguments and in turn can be personal. If someone wants to pay that much for an item who's to say they can't (or it will...
by Limmy
14 Jan 2013, 19:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How to transfer funds to a German bank via bank transfer?
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Thank you for the offer, CeeSA.

I just want to grab ISO dyesub caps from the classified. I would be asking to wire around 50EUR. I will send you PM as soon as I hear back from the seller.

Thanks again.
by Limmy
14 Jan 2013, 05:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How to transfer funds to a German bank via bank transfer?
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Thanks for the input.

Last time I asked my bank, they asked for 40 USD. That is prohibitively expensive. I guess I was pretty clear on what I wanted, but I guess I was not.

Could you point me to affordable and reliable service to transfer funds to Germany from the US?
by Limmy
14 Jan 2013, 05:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How to transfer funds to a German bank via bank transfer?
Replies: 6
Views: 496

How to transfer funds to a German bank via bank transfer?

Is there a reliable service that does that? (I am in the US)

Or..

Can any one help me send funds to a German bank? I can send funds via paypal.

Thanks!
by Limmy
11 Jan 2013, 16:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Krytox GPL 200 [All have finally arrived]
Replies: 241
Views: 16324

I know GPL 103 is a little thicker but I have tried to mix it with 205 and the results were not very good. The viscosity was very inconsistant. How do you mix it Limmy? I put grease and oil in a small container and mixed it with coffee stick. They mix pretty well. If you want less thick grease you ...
by Limmy
08 Jan 2013, 22:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Krytox GPL 200 [All have finally arrived]
Replies: 241
Views: 16324

GPL200 is basically PTFE thickened GPL100. If you have any other Krytox grease and GPL100, then you could make grease similar to GPL200. Also, don't be too surprised if you see a lot of oil-grease separation in GPL200. (I have seen quite amount of separation on my GPL201) I have at hand oil: GPL100,...
by Limmy
01 Nov 2012, 04:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Is remapping a USB keyboard using Teensy possible?
Replies: 56
Views: 19338

Wonderful! Now, it would be perfect if we could get a decent housing for the parts. Is there a popular way to put them in a case? It seems it would be hard to hold the boards in place. Is there an easy solution to this? Hmm.. glue gun?
by Limmy
24 Oct 2012, 17:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry DS ANSI keys (first Round3 sets available)
Replies: 727
Views: 59379

I will take two sets. Thanks!
by Limmy
15 Oct 2012, 22:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Audio recordings of Cherry Brown/Blue vs Matias Quiet/Clicky
Replies: 15
Views: 2705

If you are going to make the widget more interesting, you could do something like this. http://webwit.nl/input/kbsim/ made by webwit. I think he uses sound recording of only one switch, but to make the app slightly more realistic, you could do a separate recording for space bar and shift keys(other ...
by Limmy
13 Oct 2012, 07:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [KEYS ARRIVED] Round 3 Moogle Kits
Replies: 211
Views: 18721

There is no sign of left over sale. Is there going to be one?

I am no longer on the market for one.
by Limmy
25 Sep 2012, 21:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New Cherry MX keyboard - Which switch?
Replies: 32
Views: 4835

Doing something that no one else is doing is not usually a good business strategy. There are reasons why firms do not do certain things. By the way, it is good to hear something new is coming out from Cherry. I personally didn't like the most recent G80-3800 because the caps were not compatible. I h...
by Limmy
18 Sep 2012, 16:58
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Keyboard Lube
Replies: 148
Views: 13518

Limmy, why not use (one of) the Krytox for the springs? Krytox is too thin? I found the Victorinox oil on-line for about £3.something. Was there a specific Silicone oil you used? I expect there are many varieties with that title. Reason is simple. I tried it and I didn't like it or should I say the...
by Limmy
18 Sep 2012, 00:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Keyboard Lube
Replies: 148
Views: 13518

Limmy how viscous were the oils you used? Was thicker oil better? Or oil with more creep? Would the Victorinox oil be thin(ish) with low creep (so it stays on the bearings and doesn't creep all over the tool and then the hand and pocket? The oil is rather thick. For use on springs, I think thicker ...
by Limmy
17 Sep 2012, 21:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Keyboard Lube
Replies: 148
Views: 13518

Can you recommend a product to lubricate the springs? LSD oil is popular choice among Korean community members. I do not have any experience with the oil, however. I have used some silicone oil and it works pretty well in my opinion. I used Victorinox multi-tool oil and Abu Garcia reel oil, both wo...
by Limmy
09 Sep 2012, 23:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Techkeys Group order
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

I ordered some center stemmed stepped CapsLock keys. Prices are reasonable. (mark up seems to be relatively low) Seller seems to be honest. I like what he is selling. In these cases, I wouldn't mind giving the seller some money for my convenience. I hope Moogle kits are sold in this way too. I don't...
by Limmy
06 Sep 2012, 14:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Is remapping a USB keyboard using Teensy possible?
Replies: 56
Views: 19338

Thank you for the update! With PS/2 to USB converter using Teensy(one developed by Soarer or another by hasu) and this USB device, I should be able to remap any keyboard except keyboards with integrated USB hub. I don't put my computer to sleep nor require NKRO(6KRO is enough for me), so I am happy ...
by Limmy
06 Sep 2012, 00:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Is remapping a USB keyboard using Teensy possible?
Replies: 56
Views: 19338

How exciting! So, I need to purchase 1. https://www.circuitsathome.com/products-page/arduino-boards [ Edit: this is not what is needed. It is Arduino Leonardo that is needed for this mod. Link for Arduino Leonardo http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardLeonardo ] 2. https://www.circuitsathome.com/pro...
by Limmy
05 Sep 2012, 12:56
Forum: News
Topic: 108UG-HiPro: Spherical keycap REALFORCE announced
Replies: 24
Views: 5341

I hope the new ones use better plastic more suited for friction. The current material for slider housing is ABS, which is not great material where friction is of concern. Also, I saw a similar keyboard from photos of Realforce event in Korea. http://www.kbdmania.net/xe/2061297 (5th pic) http://www.k...
by Limmy
03 Sep 2012, 00:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Deskthority Keycap
Replies: 35
Views: 2872

I like it!
by Limmy
02 Sep 2012, 10:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Keyboard Lube
Replies: 148
Views: 13518

I began buying different kind of lube because of my 6-year-old HHKB. It became pretty hard to press if not hit on the spot. Especially the control and backspace key were problematic. I have tried Krytox oils and grease on Topre switches and I think combination of the two works best. Using oil only a...
by Limmy
30 Aug 2012, 19:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Keyboard Lube
Replies: 148
Views: 13518

high cap.png low cap.png Here are my thoughts on high caps and low caps. Pivot point and point of friction are kind of off for Cherry switches, but it conveys general idea. Also, I think it has something to do with friction being more noticeable in the first few mm. However, you feel more when appl...
by Limmy
22 Aug 2012, 10:09
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Advice on mice to stop RSI problems
Replies: 78
Views: 49947

It depends all on which mouse you have. This mod involves desodering and soldering. The parts can be ordered from mouser or digikey. I have modded Logitech G700, Razer Mamba, Razer Lachesis, Razer Habu, and Razer Copperhead(failed mod, it was my first time desoldering..) Here are some disassembly pi...
by Limmy
22 Aug 2012, 08:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Advice on mice to stop RSI problems
Replies: 78
Views: 49947

I had the same problem with my right index finger. I switched the switches to Omron D2F-01F and problems went away. The previous one was also an Omron switch but with different part number, D2FC-F-7N, however the difference in feel is pretty noticeable. D2F-01F switch is made in Japan and it has lon...

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