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by AJM
12 Jul 2020, 14:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE
Replies: 32
Views: 13550

Re: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE

After trying out the MT3 Godspeed set, I thought I might post a picture with all used MT3 colourways, so far. The alphas on the last one are /dev/tty, though, not Godspeed, because their yellow/brownish colour just didn't work with my "marbled" case. ViBEs-all.jpg Apollo.jpg On this occasion I also ...
by AJM
12 Jul 2020, 14:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3025
Views: 310463

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Although I can't stand the "noise" anymore , the F XT will always have a special place in my heart. Especially for its last sensible layout, before the world got flooded by the abominable "Extended layout". :evil: A serious problem is the heavy space bar, though. (Which can be improved a lot, but re...
by AJM
11 Jul 2020, 12:18
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 116
Views: 16961

Re: Deskthority header images v2

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by AJM
27 Jun 2020, 14:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

Sorry, if that's a silly question, but I myself had badges that looked similar to that and later I found out, that the protective sticker was still on and underneath waited a shiny mind badge. (The resolution of the picture is very low, but I thought I might be seeing the tiny edge of a sticker in t...
by AJM
25 Jun 2020, 15:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688763

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

MMcM wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 04:15
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Has APL legends on the front, but they look like decals.
Let's hope so. Since the front legends are hand-drawn, you wouldn't want them directly on the keycaps.
by AJM
23 Jun 2020, 21:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

Re: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)

That looks very professional. And I totally agree to use a proper connector like USB-B instead of such flimsy micro, mini or C connectors.
by AJM
21 Jun 2020, 22:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea

Thank you very much. That "working on the street" really was their "thing", it seems. :D
That also explains, why I had never heard of Amdahl before. Here in Europe there is certainly a law that forbits that kind of office furniture placement. ;)
by AJM
21 Jun 2020, 21:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea

I had such an idea in the 80s, when I got my first computer (Amstrad CPC464). Because it had such a high case, I thought about cutting a hole in my desk, but never actually did it. Although my priorities seem to have shifted - going from an flat Apple Aluminium keyboard to a mechanical one in an aga...
by AJM
21 Jun 2020, 14:59
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!
Replies: 59
Views: 6866

Re: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!

Gleiche Tastatur - neue keycaps:
(Unter anderem, weil MT3 Serika kein R5-Profil hat, ist die unterste Reihe etwas "durcheinander", macht aber ergonomischen Sinn.)
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by AJM
18 Jun 2020, 22:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The importance of air conditioning
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: The importance of air conditioning

... But to be fair the only people that complain about " sexual advertising" are ugly fat feminists who are bitter, and clueless idiot politicians who think we all think like that! … while of course the only people that complain about " crazy the things you cannot do now " are pimple-faced dumb-wit...
by AJM
03 Jun 2020, 20:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with converting Philips P2812
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Need help with converting Philips P2812

Unfortunately I can't help you, but I'm interested in the outcome and hope you will succeed.
I love those old XT keyboards with their stepped keyscaps and this Philips version seems to have the prettiest XT caps, I've seen so far.
by AJM
23 May 2020, 21:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 6706

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

matt3o wrote:
07 May 2020, 09:44
FYI there will be some updates in the ergodox and a few fixes here and there...
Hi Matt3o,
could you please tell a bit more if there have been changes/fixes and if yes - what and where?
by AJM
22 May 2020, 11:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Angled stem keycaps vs straight keycaps
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Angled stem keycaps vs straight keycaps

Oh and one thing, I hadn't mentioned is key travel. On (mechanical) typewriters key travel was a lot longer, so the staggered arrangement was also necessary to give the fingers enough space for that long travel without hitting the keys in the next lower row. That is obviously not such an issue with ...
by AJM
22 May 2020, 10:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Angled stem keycaps vs straight keycaps
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Angled stem keycaps vs straight keycaps

If you would try both versions, you would probably notice, that it makes ergonomic sense to have the rows above the home row sit higher and the lower ones lower. For typewriters this was more important, because you had to hit the keys so much harder compared to computer keyboards. But still - human ...
by AJM
21 May 2020, 17:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4255
Views: 332817

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

This button is connected to the long weird feet under the keyboard. On my keyboard one of the feet wiggles, when I press it. Either something is stuck or I don't press hard enough. I'll find out, when I have the time to open and clean it. An ingenious mechanism to lower the feet without turning ove...
by AJM
14 May 2020, 18:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do you think about this keyboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: What do you think about this keyboard?

.... The T-shaped cursor keys are laid out adjusted to the different lengths of the index, middle and ring fingers when they are resting on the three columns. With the middle finger being longer, its most natural resting-position lies in-between the Up and Down keys — it being just as economical to...
by AJM
14 May 2020, 16:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do you think about this keyboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: What do you think about this keyboard?

I like the 2u vertical enter a lot. And moving it one row down - compared to the XT layout - makes ergonomic sense and looks retro-beamspring-cool. Small Shifts also look good and one isn't dependent on sometimes annoying stabilizers. I - like most people - manage to hit the keys on a Model F XT, wh...
by AJM
13 May 2020, 08:57
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3741 Data Station
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: IBM 3741 Data Station

I love these keyboards integrated into the desk. It makes beamsprings look so slim. :D
by AJM
12 May 2020, 20:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3025
Views: 310463

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

The creaking comes from the spring rubbing against the peg in the bottom part, onto which the spring is stuck. A design flaw, that affects more or less every mx style switch. Thankfully it's easily solved with putting lube in this place.
by AJM
09 May 2020, 13:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

Re: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)

Wow! You are my hero! :!: I had exactly the same thoughts and wishes for such a project. The only difference is, that I don't have the knowledge and skills to make it a reality. :? Should you ever consider building such a device for others, I would be very interested. (BTW: I've heard of EBCDIC, bec...
by AJM
07 May 2020, 11:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 6706

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Thanks for that, Matt3o. That's the first time for me, that I can buy my favourite keycap set, without dependence on the aftermarket. FYI there will be some updates in the ergodox and a few fixes here and there I know I'm annoying, but as I'm one, who will be ordering blanks: I really miss the 2u "+...
by AJM
06 May 2020, 23:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal find
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: IBM 5251 terminal find

Wow! Thank you very much. That's very useful.
by AJM
05 May 2020, 22:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal find
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: IBM 5251 terminal find

Very nice. I also got a 5251 terminal/screen some time ago - to keep my keyboard company. (The weight of this thing is unbelievable :shock: .) I think you're very lucky, that your terminal still has that cover in the front of the stand, where the cable comes out. So far I haven't even seen a photo o...
by AJM
18 Apr 2020, 23:00
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [WTT] MT3 /dev/tty Triumph: 2.75u SHIFT
Replies: 5
Views: 3465

Re: [WTT] MT3 /dev/tty Triumph: 2.75u SHIFT

BTW - I would still be interested in that MT3 /dev/tty Triumph: 2.75u SHIFT ;)
by AJM
18 Apr 2020, 21:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5108
Views: 615812

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

I haven't been following the whole discussion, but if you're not sure what the picture, you posted, shows: That's a 5251 beamspring.
by AJM
02 Apr 2020, 20:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688763

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

It's from an IBM Wheelwriter.
by AJM
31 Mar 2020, 10:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My customized IBM 3278 Beamspring!
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: My customized IBM 3278 Beamspring!

Congratulations! That's a very nice specimen. (and with very nice German keycaps, too!) But please think carefully before painting it, because the original paint is in quite good condition and - unless done very professionally - a repainted keyboard can become a very sticky, unpleasant affair. Espec...
by AJM
30 Mar 2020, 19:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Decision Data terminal keyboard (IBM 5251 clone?)
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Decision Data terminal keyboard (IBM 5251 clone?)

Recently I bought a "Decision Data" terminal keyboard for the following reasons: - I like everything, with my favourite XT layout - The keyscaps are very precise copies of the ones from the IBM 5251 - The brownish colour of the keycaps looked very "70s" dd-01.jpg Well, the last reason was "dropped",...
by AJM
25 Mar 2020, 20:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4255
Views: 332817

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/200822459420_/Decision-Data-Computer-Corp-Keyboard.jpg What is the weird little button on the back? Some pictures have it up and some have it down. Any idea what it is for? This button is connected to the long weird feet under the keyboard. On my keyboard one...
by AJM
21 Mar 2020, 17:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 42381

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Ah, ok. That's the final straw to make it quite unfit to be used for something other than decorating a makeup stand. :D

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