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by AJM
Today, 10:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

The picture you posted is already very good. And I admit, that in the lower two corners I can't see any hints of a sticker, but on the top two corners I'm quite sure to see the edges of a sticker. But I don't want to push you into trying to remove it. If it sits so well and evenly, it's quite ok as ...
by AJM
17 Sep 2019, 16:59
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!

Danke. Das zweite Bild ist auf Reddit vor kurzem recht gut angekommen.
Jetzt wo Du danach fragst, fällt mir ein, dass das letzte Bild eigentlich gar nicht hierhin gehört - ist eine Gummi-Membran-Tastatur :? (und nach meinem Gefühl eine von den Schlechteren). Schaut aber nett aus.
by AJM
17 Sep 2019, 15:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I had no issues with 3 protective films, either. All the more I was surprised to see that at the forth a little bit of the legend stayed on the film.
So I just wanted to mention it: Better safe than sorry.
by AJM
17 Sep 2019, 15:15
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!

Ich habe die zwar zum Großteil schon an anderer Stelle im Forum gepostet, aber wenn's genehm ist, poste ich hier nochmal. (Die vertauschten "Y" und "Z" bei den ersten Beiden bitte ich zu entschuldigen, aber die entsprechenden deutschen Tasten aus dem "International Kit" würden durch ihren zu fetten ...
by AJM
17 Sep 2019, 10:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I think there might be still a protective sticker on it, which has yellowed.
Should you try to peel it off, check very carefully, if some of the IBM lettering gets off too. Maybe it would be good to warm up the sticker with a hair dryer beforehand.
by AJM
15 Sep 2019, 14:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2779
Views: 215560

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

NCR-06.jpg A NCR H0150-STD1-01-17 keyboard (for NCR Decision Mate IV or V) The build quality and the feeling of the "RAFI RS 76 M" switches (orange) are nothing to write home about, but I really like the look of these keycaps. They're quite thin, but otherwise they wouldn't fit over the switches. N...
by AJM
08 Sep 2019, 19:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 49
Views: 4611

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

As I wrote at the end of my initial post - The 5251 keyboard looks a bit bloated in front of a 27" Apple Display. In front of a 13" inch display it's fine though - provided you choose the original terminal ;) : 5251-b-1.jpg 5251-b-2.jpg 5251-b-3.jpg 5251-b-4.jpg 5251-b-5.jpg 5251-b-6.jpg And if you ...
by AJM
25 Aug 2019, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 7189

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

Nice! I have a soft spot for the "Bigfoot". It's such an elegant keyboard, although its USP - the low height - is somewhat lost, if its extremely long feet are extended. And using these feet, seems to have been the norm as I have seen in this promotional video for the System/36 (https://www.youtube....
by AJM
25 Aug 2019, 16:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 7189

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

The 3178 should definitely be a model F. I would think IBM got confused with their stickers in this case.
by AJM
25 Aug 2019, 13:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 7189

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

Since you mentioned 5251 and XT-style keyboard layout, I would have thought you mean this one:
5251.jpg
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by AJM
25 Aug 2019, 11:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 7189

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

@vometia: Apart from the shoes - I can totally relate to your buying motives. :) (Estimated ship date is Feb 10, 2020 btw.) This is also my first proper group buy, I'm partaking and I don't want to make you anxious, but I've read, that the safest payment method is indeed a credit card. It apparently...
by AJM
24 Aug 2019, 22:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 7189

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

Sorry, I forgot (after registrating), that there is a registration wall.
This link might be better then: https://zambumon.com/portfolio/mt3-serika/
by AJM
24 Aug 2019, 20:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 7189

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

Concerning availability: There is a group buy running for a MT3 set just now (in a slightly garish colour scheme): https://drop.com/buy/drop-zambumon-mt3-serika-custom-keycap-set (If you were really interested in the profile, but wouldn't want to commit to a group buy just yet, I could lend you a 60...
by AJM
23 Aug 2019, 11:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4162
Views: 410651

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I don't quite understand, what you all are talking about. On Model F XT/ATs there is a space between "Pg Up" AND "Pg Dn", only at "Pg Dn" it's a bit smaller.
"PgUp" and "PgDn" without space screams "Model-M".
by AJM
23 Aug 2019, 10:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F XT not working suddenly
Replies: 28
Views: 799

Re: IBM model F XT not working suddenly

consensual-penis wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 06:16
off topic, but would unplugging an adapted F XT cause any problems?
I don't think so. The only important thing is, when you plug it in again, to first connect the converter to the keyboard and then the converter to the pc.
by AJM
23 Aug 2019, 10:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 512
Views: 29027

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Indeed.
The golden spacebar representing a lipstick case or brush handle. I find it quite original and I have seen many many worse color combinations on keyboards.
by AJM
19 Aug 2019, 10:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F XT not working suddenly
Replies: 28
Views: 799

Re: IBM model F XT not working suddenly

In case you use USB extension cables: You should try it without them. I had a "Tinkerboy" Soarer's converter from the Philippines and it seemed to be sensitive to cable length. If that's not it, try to move the original keyboard cable into different positions and check constantly, if some keypresses...
by AJM
19 Aug 2019, 10:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 7189

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

@vometia: It took me a surprisingly long time to understand, how it was possible, that modern notebook keyboards became acceptable. One factor was certainly - people with long fingernails. Now that I know, that you sport properly maintained nails, I can - with good conscience - recommend a keyset wi...
by AJM
15 Aug 2019, 10:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 3299

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

Ah, ok. So if you would prefer AltGr - Esc - e (without the FN) to type a "è", it's not a problem. (still a keypress more than the sophisticated Windows route, but hey ;) ). To program <ESC> = "`" <Shift>+<ESC> = logical negation thingy <FN> + <ESC> = ESC you would have to do: - choose layer - <FN> ...
by AJM
14 Aug 2019, 21:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 3299

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

vometia mentioned "à" and "`" being in the function layer of the ESC key on the Pok3r. The "´" (in contrast to " ' ") on the other hand seems to be missing completely on an UK layout as far as I can see.
But maybe we better let vometia have her well-deserved rest and let her clear it up later. :)
by AJM
14 Aug 2019, 21:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 3299

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

I've learned a lot today. Apart from depletedvespene making good points ;) , that Apple uses its smartphone keyboard UI apparently also for its "serious" OS!? @vometia: What do you have to press to get an "à" as mentioned in your example? I thought "`" + "a", but if I understood you correctly, you "...
by AJM
14 Aug 2019, 17:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 3299

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

Or - if you are used to "`" on this position, you can also reprogramm:

<ESC> = "`"
<Shift>+<ESC> = that strange rotated L-thing, one can only find on UK keyboards (how is it called?)
<FN> + <ESC> = ESC
by AJM
14 Aug 2019, 17:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 3299

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

On these Vortex boards you can remap only whole keys (for which on a 60 % the options are very limited) or the <FN> layer. So you can't change the behaviour of <Alt> + something. Because for <F1> you have to press <FN>+<1>, <Alt><F1> requires <FN>+<Alt>+<1>, I'm afraid. Concerning "`": Would it help...
by AJM
13 Aug 2019, 17:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 3299

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

I have several Vortex boards (ViBE and Race 3), so I have a bit of experience with programming them, should there be any questions. (The PN key is only for some backlighting shenanigans and to end a macro while programming. Otherwise it's pretty useless.) Using the caps-lock key as FN is of course t...
by AJM
08 Aug 2019, 18:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22649
Views: 1252354

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Blimey!
I've seen some weird stuff in the "ergo"/split department, but that clearly tops it all. :lol:
by AJM
30 Jul 2019, 10:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE
Replies: 18
Views: 3904

Re: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE

I'm quite sure nobody will pay $300 for a yellowed M0110A keyboard with EXTREMELY scratchy and binding Mitsumi switches and missing/wrong keycaps. ;)
by AJM
12 Jul 2019, 11:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring

From my experience the best way to hold the keyboard - when putting on keys - is with the cable (if it comes out of the back) pointing downwards. Then the springs lean against the back of the barrels and the keys should catch them in the right way.
by AJM
10 Jul 2019, 11:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?

A Vortex ViBE is even closer to a F77.
It only has that 1 column additional on the right.
ViBEs.jpg
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by AJM
04 Jul 2019, 16:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 179
Views: 11529

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Wazrach is of course correct. The other cases can't hold a candle to an XT.
And should anybody hit the case with an axe, you can touch the XT up with a bit of paint, while on the other "pure" plastik cases it will never look right again.
by AJM
03 Jul 2019, 17:09
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] /dev/tty International
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: [WTB] /dev/tty International

Who isn't? ;) I managed to get 2 International sets thanks to a guy from this forum, but they're from R1 and the legends are a bit wonky. So far I haven't even seen a set from R2 anywhere. All I could offer you (for the price of shipping), are the keys, that I don't need for my German layout. If the...

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