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by Archie
12 Apr 2021, 19:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Olympus trackball
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Olympus trackball

Thank you! Actually, I'm still using it till now: really well-made device.
by Archie
07 Apr 2021, 10:55
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 92
Views: 22121

Re: Future of DT

Obviously this tread is not dead - it's just vintage one!
by Archie
06 Apr 2021, 22:57
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Recommended Ergonomic Trackball?
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Recommended Ergonomic Trackball?

Can't say anything about thumb-driven trackballs - but as for me, one of the best are Elecom Deft Pro and Kensington SlimBlade. Ergonomic is highly personal thing, and nobody will make the optimal choice for you - so, just try different models.
by Archie
06 Apr 2021, 22:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 92
Views: 22121

Re: Future of DT

Forums are generally dying all over the web. Google, reddit, facebook, instagram, discord, ... they are killing them, but there are a few that still work, so I guess there is hope. Definitely. Yes forums as such follow the fate of dinosaurs - evolution is hard to prevent. But despite reptiles aren'...
by Archie
03 Apr 2021, 22:36
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Olympus trackball
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Olympus trackball

Seems there's some attraction to the old devices here... :-) My new addition to the collection: https://forum.trackballs.eu/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=109
by Archie
22 Mar 2021, 14:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Oops, I've totally forgotten about that new European privacy game, sorry.
by Archie
22 Mar 2021, 13:56
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Muirium wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:58
I'd write that "Like!" myself, but I'd need to load paper into the printer.
Feel free sending me a greetings postcard.
by Archie
22 Mar 2021, 12:45
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

shallot wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 02:42
As a 100 year old boomer, I think we should close the website and go back to writing each other letters.
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by Archie
22 Mar 2021, 09:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Doesn't anyone remember the CB radio craze back in the '70s, where all the basement dwellers used their CBs to talk to other basement dwellers...about their CBs? Kids today are doing exactly the same thing, only using their phones. Yes, exactly - and several decades later, they'll remember these go...
by Archie
19 Mar 2021, 20:51
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Muirium wrote:
19 Mar 2021, 20:44
I’m honestly surprised anything with “balls” in its name works well on Reddit of all places.
Good balls are working anywhere regardless from external conditions.
Go use a friend’s phone, this is research!
I see you understand! :lol:
by Archie
19 Mar 2021, 20:28
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

you can't remotely compare reddit to a forum community. On reddit you need instant gratification, you don't search for actual information just quick mindless entertainment. While I myself dislike technical / organisational structure of Reddit, I have to disagree. As a member of /r/Trackballs/ I'd s...
by Archie
19 Mar 2021, 20:17
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

I recalled how badly we've wanted the *.GIF files to be loaded starting from the bottom, not from the top. Of course, these were purely technical pictures, nothing more: I swear!
by Archie
19 Mar 2021, 20:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8944

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Muirium wrote:
19 Mar 2021, 17:34
Ever less folk have that shared experience. Let alone the usernet stuff that was toast before my time. Or the dialup BBses, or that weird French version of Ceefax, or good old pen pals…
OMG, you remember Usenet, Netscape and BBS?!? Do you have a 2400 modem hiss as your smartphone ringtone? :D
by Archie
15 Mar 2021, 19:43
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Certificate Error Messages
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Certificate Error Messages

Different CA will be used, perhaps?
by Archie
15 Mar 2021, 19:37
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Certificate Error Messages
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Certificate Error Messages

Seems to be, work in progress: currently it was blocked again...
by Archie
15 Mar 2021, 19:26
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Certificate Error Messages
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Certificate Error Messages

Old Firefox version didn't allowed the connection at all: This site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to specify that Firefox only connect to it securely. As a result, it is not possible to add an exception for this certificate. http://images.vfl.ru/ii/1615832414/57276044/33689722_s.jpg But...
by Archie
03 Mar 2021, 13:43
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 17
Views: 2512

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

What model namely?
by Archie
02 Mar 2021, 02:56
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 104
Views: 9257

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

Also remember that there is a thing called uBlock Origin :D. I haven't had very many ad problems in the past several years since I installed that. Adblockers are good thing of course: in fact, I use them all the time. But anyway, presence of ads is a matter of overall site perception. Being an owne...
by Archie
28 Feb 2021, 21:43
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 104
Views: 9257

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

I doubt it have any value, actually. Who/what is Z?
by Archie
28 Feb 2021, 20:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 104
Views: 9257

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

raoulduke-esq wrote:
28 Feb 2021, 18:11
Not sure how this forum would generate revenue,
The only method I know of is, to put annoying banners and similar ads - and I haven't seen them on DT till now... :)
by Archie
25 Feb 2021, 23:25
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 104
Views: 9257

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

robo wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 20:18
Maybe this is a crazy idea, but what if a bunch of members pooled their money, and it became a member owned site?
I'd support that. Definitely won't want to see this site to be converted into advertizing-driven place.
by Archie
25 Feb 2021, 23:22
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 104
Views: 9257

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

webwit wrote:
24 Feb 2021, 11:37
So I've decided to look for a new owner,
Very sad... In any case, many thanks for your effort, and for the creation of excellent resource!
by Archie
03 Dec 2020, 22:40
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: A New (To Me) Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: A New (To Me) Microsoft Trackball Explorer

apastuszak wrote:
03 Dec 2020, 22:15
The only thing I want on the left side is the left click, right click and scroll wheel. Nothing else does that besides the MSTE.
Any vendor software, including Elecom one, allow to reassign the buttons as desired...
by Archie
03 Dec 2020, 11:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: A New (To Me) Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: A New (To Me) Microsoft Trackball Explorer

Among Elecom products, Deft Pro is quite close to the MTE in design and controls (buttons, wheel) placement.
by Archie
21 Nov 2020, 13:07
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: A New (To Me) Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: A New (To Me) Microsoft Trackball Explorer

Congratulations! :) IMHO, it's one of most convenient trackballs (except for strange Microsoft's decision to put its right button on the left side - but it's easy to reassign in software), and even today it's still quite usable. Steel bearings wear quickly, but after putting ceramic or ruby ones ins...
by Archie
10 Nov 2020, 11:28
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

Nice collection! You might consider selling entrance tickets for viewing it... :)

Once upon a time, I've had a kind of small 'home museum' of ancient computers, but discarded them due to the space problem. Sometimes I regret that...
by Archie
20 Oct 2020, 10:41
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

Are you familiar with any smaller active serial converters that could be installed inside a device so that the keyboard + trackball connections could be internally converted and combined using a small USB hub so the whole thing would only use 1 USB port? I wonder is a promicro could serve as an act...
by Archie
17 Oct 2020, 12:58
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

Mine seems to have a few chips inside, but they might for be the buttons, guess I need to break out a voltmeter. The only quadrature trackball with microcontroller I'm aware of is DT-225 where Microchip PIC16C55 is used for axis rotation, pulse rate (i.e., sensitivity) change, and button function h...
by Archie
16 Oct 2020, 09:57
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

Do you mean replacing the controller with a microcontroller or reading the outputs at the plug? In case of quadrature output, there's no controller in device typically - so I'll have to add one. Any idea what to do about the disintegrating roller foam? I'm thinking glue or doublesided tape and a st...
by Archie
15 Oct 2020, 10:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

3 inches is extremely entertaining, but could be a pain in daily use. -snip- the switches are backlit and stupidly tall for the amount of travel. Depends on particular use case, I believe. Trackball of such size/shape probably was never intended to be used as a pointing device for computer GUI cont...

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