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by AJM
10 May 2019, 12:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 508
Views: 24414

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

I can't use that. I need an ISO version.
by AJM
10 May 2019, 12:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

__red__ wrote:
09 May 2019, 23:47
Day 4, 19wpm
Although I'm not very intrigued by the device, I'm still interested in your progress, so please don't be discouraged from posting updates.
by AJM
08 May 2019, 17:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 508
Views: 24414

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

I quite like it too. And judging by the wrinkles, it's only wrapped with film - so certainly reversible.
by AJM
03 May 2019, 15:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 33744

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

kbdfr wrote:
03 May 2019, 15:20
.......
Am I the only one here who actually uses his keyboard for real work? :mrgreen:
Good Question. I too often get the impression, that a lot of "enthusiasts" here use their keyboard as a .......... keyboard: :mrgreen:
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by AJM
01 May 2019, 19:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

I think the design process should have happened when the Model F AT had been designed. With only a few minor tweaks, it could have been better and the the Model M layout would not have been necessary. That's the best suggestion so far. (Although even there you have changed more than necesarry.) Fro...
by AJM
01 May 2019, 19:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

That 60 wpm with this device seems pretty difficult. It's a tap for each letter so we are talking about 250 "precise" taps in a minute. I would guess you need a lot more taps than one for each letter. How else would you type 26 diffent letters + numbers and special characters with only 5 fingers? I...
by AJM
29 Apr 2019, 21:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

Ah, ok, sorry, the Alt/Ctrl key seems to create some chatter. So it's often good to include some "DELAY" after the PUSHING/CLEARING of METAs. I've also changed it, so that the characters come repeatedly, if you hold the key: remapblock FAKE_02 LALT # extra pad lhs of space FAKE_04 RALT # extra pad r...
by AJM
29 Apr 2019, 19:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

No problem. Since I don't use the Model F as a daily driver, it's nice to get it out from time to time for some macro programming. remapblock FAKE_02 LALT # extra pad lhs of space FAKE_04 RALT # extra pad rhs of space FAKE_05 EUROPE_1 # extra pad lhs of enter FAKE_06 BACKSLASH # extra pad top of ent...
by AJM
29 Apr 2019, 10:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

Everything's ok. You probably just left out the first line from my code example. Here's everything in one piece: remapblock FAKE_02 LALT # extra pad lhs of space FAKE_04 RALT # extra pad rhs of space FAKE_05 EUROPE_1 # extra pad lhs of enter FAKE_06 BACKSLASH # extra pad top of enter FAKE_07 F11 # e...
by AJM
28 Apr 2019, 13:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22372
Views: 1133913

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Awesome BeamSpring (Displaywriter) with complete system for Sale on eBay: https://www.ebay.de/itm/absolute-Raritat-IBM-DisplayWriter-System-Bj-1983-voll-funktionstuchtig/392285470850?hash=item5b56094082:g:XToAAOSwylhcxIif&frcectupt=true Quite tempting, if space wouldn't be an issue. That disc drive...
by AJM
26 Apr 2019, 12:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration

There is a plastic sheet between the plate and PCB with the same groove pattern so that it fits the plate perfectly, that sheet is there for insulation, protection and to press the PCB uniformly against the switches. I suppose the groove pattern is there for better fitting of that plastic sheet. Ca...
by AJM
25 Apr 2019, 11:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 416
Views: 32824

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Interesting. I'm very fond of any keyboard with an XT layout.
by AJM
25 Apr 2019, 10:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 47
Views: 3511

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

@Ander The holes themselves are quite precise, because they're made with a hole punch (in my case not in the "perfect" size 15 mm, because I couldn't find a tool in that size - instead I used 16 mm). The placement of the holes isn't actually very precise. Mainly because the markings, which I made th...
by AJM
23 Apr 2019, 11:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT "small sticker" dating
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Model F XT "small sticker" dating

That's an interesting subject. I have mostly UK-made Model Fs, where the stickers are a lot clearer in that respect. With US-made ones it seems to be very difficult. Even the big stickers - shown in the youtube video - don't show the correct shop date, I think. Most of them show "dates" in the 90s, ...
by AJM
14 Apr 2019, 16:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration

I only found this great restoration thread now. Had I seen it sooner, I would have been better mentally prepared for the disgusting foam removal task. :o :mrgreen: One thing I would like to add (and haven't mentioned in my 5251 restoration thread): When I worked on the main inner part (opening/takin...
by AJM
14 Apr 2019, 15:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A /deViBE/tty double
Replies: 0
Views: 210

A /deViBE/tty double

Finally I could finish the second Vortex ViBE with /dev/tty caps in "Beige". Initially I would have preferred the "Beige" version, but had started with "Triumph", because these were easier to acquire. But meanwhile I have grown quite fond of the Triumph version and find the Beige one actually a bit ...
by AJM
14 Apr 2019, 15:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

So I've tested it with my Model F XT now and it works fine. I don't think it matters if it's an AT or XT in this case. In your post you left out the first line "macroblock". But that can't be the reason, because then the error message would complain about line 1 or 2 and not 20. But is there really ...
by AJM
13 Apr 2019, 23:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

I didn't get my Model F "out of storage" to test it, but this should be the necessary commands for the programing of the keys 1 - 4. I couldn't find any key codes for fast forward or rewind, though. (All I see are "previous track" and "next track".) macroblock macro 1 CTRL -SHIFT -ALT -GUI PUSH_META...
by AJM
10 Apr 2019, 22:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 47
Views: 3511

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

And to finish my thread off - a few pictures with a new set of German keycaps, which I got through swapping with a well-known forum member.
They're a bit yellowed, but I simply call them ivory-coloured = problem solved. :mrgreen:
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by AJM
07 Apr 2019, 16:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 47
Views: 3511

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Hi Luca, In the end it was about 2 mm thick. But I fear that information isn't worth much, unless you have foam with the same firmness. (And as I wrote - I can't say what kind of foam it is and where it came from.) All I can say is that it's quite firm. (Some people write, that they're using 2 mm th...
by AJM
04 Apr 2019, 22:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

While there are quite a few differences to tell an UK and US made XT keyboard apart - including the shape of the keycaps (US made ones usually having slightly rounder corners than UK made ones), the thickness is not such a clear indication and seems to vary quite a bit. I would say my experience lea...
by AJM
01 Apr 2019, 10:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2218

Re: ISO users

BTW: The ISO enter is a "properly sized" enter. :D
The classic "Big Ass Enter" is found on keyboards, that are not quite sure, what layout they want to be - like the Model F AT.
by AJM
29 Mar 2019, 00:41
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: MT3 /dev/tty - beige numpad / blanks / international kit
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: MT3 /dev/tty - beige numpad / blanks / international kit

Thank you for the hint.
I got the numpad kit. No blanks or international kits, though.
by AJM
21 Mar 2019, 16:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soarer's converter and FN key
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Soarer's converter and FN key

Yeah, that's a bit tricky. PUSH_META saves the information, which modifiers are pressed at the moment. CLEAR_META LSHIFT "declares" the LSHIFT as not-pressed (otherwise the later "PRESS F11" would actually send "SHIFT F11", because you're holding the SHIFT key down at that moment) POP_ALL_META resto...
by AJM
20 Mar 2019, 14:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1664
Views: 127471

Re: Post your desktop.

depletedvespene wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 13:39
AJM wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 13:29
Only the stool looks a bit "humble" for such a desk. :mrgreen:
I bet that one's for the cat and the real chair was pulled back for the photo-op. :D
I thought that, too - hence the green smiley. :D
by AJM
20 Mar 2019, 13:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1664
Views: 127471

Re: Post your desktop.

<darth_vader_voice>
Impressive!
</darth_vader_voice>
:shock:

Only the stool looks a bit "humble" for such a desk. :mrgreen:
by AJM
19 Mar 2019, 15:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soarer's converter and FN key
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Soarer's converter and FN key

Ideally, I would like to make the LSHIFT + F9 and LSHIFT + F10 combos work as F11 and F12. Maybe I'm missing something, but why not simply .... macroblock macro F9 LSHIFT PUSH_META CLEAR_META LSHIFT DELAY 5 PRESS F11 POP_ALL_META endmacro macro F10 LSHIFT PUSH_META CLEAR_META LSHIFT DELAY 5 PRESS F...
by AJM
18 Mar 2019, 15:18
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: MT3 /dev/tty - beige numpad / blanks / international kit
Replies: 2
Views: 147

MT3 /dev/tty - beige numpad / blanks / international kit

I'm looking for several MT3 /dev/tty kits (in Europe preferably):

- beige numpad
- big blanks
- small blanks

(and international kits form round 2 would always be welcome)
by AJM
13 Mar 2019, 21:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: M122 Soarer's Converter { and < keys
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: M122 Soarer's Converter { and < keys

At least for a Model F XT, these two settings are necessary to "fix" the ISO specific keys you mentioned. remapblock BACKSLASH EUROPE_2 BACK_QUOTE BACKSLASH endblock In case you're not yet happy with your configuration, if could be worth a try. (.... Or maybe I have no idea, what I'm talking about.)
by AJM
10 Mar 2019, 17:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sun space saving keyboard "Compact 1" (from 1994/95)
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Sun space saving keyboard "Compact 1" (from 1994/95)

Now to the darker sides of this keyboard ... This keyboard is not meant to be taken apart. Levels of frustration while trying to open it: - Yippee! Five screws - wait ... no, there are 3 clips at the front, that have to be bent simultaneously - wait ... no, there are 2 more clips under the rubber fe...

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