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by AJM
Yesterday, 14:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1656
Views: 119049

Re: Post your desktop.

depletedvespene wrote:
Yesterday, 13:39
AJM wrote:
Yesterday, 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
Yesterday, 13:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1656
Views: 119049

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: 3
Views: 115

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: 0
Views: 32

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: 10
Views: 280

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: 306

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...
by AJM
10 Mar 2019, 16:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sun space saving keyboard "Compact 1" (from 1994/95)
Replies: 5
Views: 306

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

As teased a few days ago, here comes the cleaned Sun keyboard, which I saved from the bin, because of its space saving appeal. First the positive aspect: The looks (I really like that curved simple design) a02.jpg a03.jpg a04.jpg a05.jpg a06.jpg A nice quirky touch - the key that usually only shows ...
by AJM
10 Mar 2019, 12:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

Very nice. Do you have some more pictures of the case? That's not the usual 5251 case, that I know.

(And I just saw, that there's no picture of an 5251 in the Wiki at all! I'll try to change that.)
by AJM
09 Mar 2019, 20:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Rattling in the sense, that the switches don't sit tight and can be wiggled around: Yes, that is fixed now.
If you mean rattling in terms of sound: Sound was pretty much unchanged by the restauration.
by AJM
07 Mar 2019, 20:25
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22209
Views: 1058752

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Ok then - I'll clean it and report back. :) - it has a slight rubbery bump, so my description of the feel isn't completely accurate, but it came from the fact that the bottoming-out feel is very soft and spongy - the legends could be a very very dark purple or blue, but maybe just black - the mouse ...
by AJM
07 Mar 2019, 14:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22209
Views: 1058752

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

We're currently closing the office, where I work. There came up this "Sun SSK" keyboard:
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The key feel is quite awful - like poking a mattress, but the SSK layout looks interesting.
What do you think? Should I give it some care and post more pictures or is it trash/not interesting?
by AJM
03 Mar 2019, 17:36
Forum: eBay
Topic: Beamspring 5251
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Beamspring 5251

Towards the end I was again thinking to participate in the bidding as well. Now that I know that you won, I'm happy, I didn't.

Concerning the keycaps: Wow, really?! That would be massively kind of you. I'll pm you.
by AJM
27 Feb 2019, 17:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!
Replies: 41
Views: 1834

Re: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!

As sad as it is, let's be fair. There is no way authorities (in the western world at least) could have reacted differently.
by AJM
27 Feb 2019, 10:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reasonable?
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Re: Reasonable?

I've bought from Candykeys twice. The first time it was a preorder and after the preorder date was reached, there where several delays. I got answers to every e-mail within 1 or 2 days, but they were of the stalling kind: "One week", "next Friday", "soon" In the end I got it with a few weeks delay. ...
by AJM
27 Feb 2019, 00:33
Forum: eBay
Topic: Beamspring 5251
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Beamspring 5251

Same here. I don't really need a second 5251, but the German keycaps are very tempting ....
If whoever gets it prefers US keycaps, I'm willing to trade - just saying. :D
by AJM
22 Feb 2019, 15:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

John Doe wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 15:20
... But 1250usd becomes 1600usd, 350$ for shippng? Can't imagine that even.
Shipping alone would have been something around 80, but to all of that then comes 19 % of import tax.
by AJM
21 Feb 2019, 14:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

@Hypersphere: Yeah, I'm happy, that I found MT3 keycaps to fill both of the Vortex keyboards relatively quickly. (Patience is not my main virtue.) You're right about the programming problem: <FN> is special and apparently can't be programmed to RCtrl. I would be interested to try Topre some day, but...
by AJM
21 Feb 2019, 00:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Wow, thank you all again for your kind words. @Hypersphere: I think I have to start at the beginning: I'm not a fan of flat profiles, also. And finding out, that there are so many different keycaps with different profiles and especially sculpted ones like SA and MT3, was the incentive for me to try ...
by AJM
20 Feb 2019, 17:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

@matt3o: Oh, thank you.

@darkcruiz: Thanks. There is no wobble (at the moment). After cutting around on the foam to make it thinner (by about a good third), I hit the sweet spot: Thin enough to enable a correct assembly, and thick enough to hold the switches properly.
by AJM
20 Feb 2019, 16:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1907

Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Here I have a few pictures of my 5251 restorations from a few months ago. It's not a proper thorough restorations report, because - being my first beamspring keyboard - I wanted to concentrate on not making too many mistakes instead of making sure everything is recorded properly. But maybe it's stil...
by AJM
14 Feb 2019, 10:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help on model F
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: help on model F

This is a config file, that "corrects" the 2 ISO-specific keys, maps AltGr to the CapsLock key and assigns F11 and F12 to <CTRL> + <F1> and <CTRL> + <F2>: # Soarer Converter's configuration for an IBM Model F XT keyboard. remapblock # <> BACKSLASH EUROPE_2 # #' BACK_QUOTE BACKSLASH # AltGr. CAPS_LOC...
by AJM
13 Feb 2019, 10:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help on model F
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: help on model F

And to get F11 and F12 you have to program a makro with the Soarer's converter software.
I put F11 and F12 onto F1 and F2 in combination with <ALT> or <CTRL>.
by AJM
12 Feb 2019, 19:52
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: 2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: 2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods

Thanks to HWHobby from reddit and AdrianMan I've now got the needed 2u Backspace (+ a proper 1.75u CONTROL key and a second 1.5u arrow/Backspace). :) Race3-1.jpg The arrows as legends on the problematic top-row corner 1.5u keys are unspecific enough for me to be interpreted as pretty much everything...
by AJM
12 Feb 2019, 10:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

Ooh, lucky you! What’s your recipe for clean sticker removal? I’m atrocious at peeling. Oh, they nearly fell off by themselves, after being threatened by a hint of moisture. (And it was a wise decision by them. Because they wouldn't have looked good after I was finished with cleaning off the old fo...
by AJM
11 Feb 2019, 21:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

The numbers on my 5251 look very different:
(I took the stickers off, before cleaning everything. Then forgot to put them back on. :D )
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But there's a clear date on the case:
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by AJM
07 Feb 2019, 22:39
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 108
Views: 3742

Re: Deskthority header images v2

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by AJM
07 Feb 2019, 11:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Problems
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: Model M Problems

Probably one of the wires in the cable already had a weak spot and when your colleague messed with it, that finally broke. I would expect such a spot probably close to the SDL connector. When you bend the cable carefully to and fro in that area, while pressing keys, and you then notice a clear diffe...
by AJM
07 Feb 2019, 11:35
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: 2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: 2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods

Thank you very much, Matteo.
I'm in talks with the guy, that AdrianMan pointed my way, and I think that will work out.
But I will keep you in mind.
by AJM
06 Feb 2019, 11:36
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: 2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: 2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods

Hey Adrian,

thank you very much. I've sent him a message as well.

And here is a picture of the keyboard in question (came yesterday).
Maybe it convinces someone to help getting the right backspace keycap. :D
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by AJM
02 Feb 2019, 17:06
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: 2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods
Replies: 6
Views: 271

2u Backspace from MT3 /dev/tty Triumph mods

Hi, I'm looking for the 2u Backspace from the MT3 /dev/tty Triumph Mod set. I'm aware, that this keycap is seldom a left-over, but maybe - in case someone uses a split backspace .... Or, if someone likes colourful accents, I can offer the dark pink 2u Backspace from the CMY kit in exchange - togethe...

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