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by cloudhax
02 Jun 2019, 15:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference

Also have you ever stuck your face down in a pingmaster and taken a good whiff? Smells of pure burning plastic. That's gotta be toxic right? (smells fantastic btw)
by cloudhax
02 Jun 2019, 15:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference

You could try putting an EMI shield on top of the controller. Some thin foil or something could work. But try and prevent it from shorting out the components! thanks, if I get the guts to try opening this thing and poking around I'll give that a try. Should I be worried this thing is frying my brai...
by cloudhax
27 May 2019, 12:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference
Replies: 5
Views: 398

IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference

my pingmaster board interferes with bluetooth, for example if my apple magic trackpad is within 6 inches of the board the cursor lags and skips badly and if you hold the trackpad directly over the keyboard it loses bluetooth connection entirely.

is there any reason for concern or easy fix?
by cloudhax
07 May 2019, 13:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22700
Views: 1304293

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

what is this? looks vaguely SKCC ish

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retrocomputing ... SwSldc0Jb9
by cloudhax
28 Feb 2019, 03:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: An Unsaver... finally...?
Replies: 31
Views: 2471

Re: An Unsaver... finally...?

great board. I used one on a 3290 terminal for many years. Running batch jobs like that neat little note you have on yours :)
Now I have the F122 battleship because I love my numpad but I would certainly not pass on picking an unsaver up if I ever find one. congrats
by cloudhax
19 Feb 2019, 21:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22700
Views: 1304293

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

ZedTheMan wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 21:39
maybe they had to promise someone who got tired of listening to it that they would "sell" it, its just going to take "a while".
ok that is brilliant, I am definitely gonna use that one when the time comes
by cloudhax
09 Feb 2019, 22:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: cut/copy/paste programmed keys in Mac OS X?
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: cut/copy/paste programmed keys in Mac OS X?

I tried with the built in media keyboard cut/paste etc. codes hoping I could use them and others. I guess Mac OS ignore them, was there never a media keyboard for Mac with such keys? oh well, not a big deal. I will use a macro as suggested to send cmd+c etc.
by cloudhax
09 Feb 2019, 03:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 4970

Re:

[OT] Does anyone remember the ballpark figures of what a replacement beam spring unit used to cost back in the 70's and early 80's? I remember seeing like a catalog scan or something like that here in DT, but can't find it anymore :( [/OT] I don't know, but I would bet it was a lot. And adjusted fo...
by cloudhax
09 Feb 2019, 03:52
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Whatever happened to ________?
Replies: 58
Views: 13457

Re: Whatever happened to ________?

I hope everybody is ok. It could always be that people have moved on to exciting new hobbies once they feel they have mastered this one, or have nothing new to catch their interest. I know I am that way - get into something intensely for a while including posting actively on the best forums and movi...
by cloudhax
08 Feb 2019, 22:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: cut/copy/paste programmed keys in Mac OS X?
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

cut/copy/paste programmed keys in Mac OS X?

I'm on a hackintosh. I've tried programming custom buttons for cut/copy/paste on a pingmaster with hasu convertor, an F122 with a Soarer's and a f107 with an xwhatsit. But in any case they don't seem to work for me in any application in Mac OS. Is this an expected limitation of the OS or does anyone...
by cloudhax
04 Feb 2019, 23:38
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB : IBM model M Indy SSK (1395682)
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: WTB : IBM model M Indy SSK (1395682)

I always knew I was a gold digger-.- The smaller the better, my mouse’s sens is always low AF, so I need some space saving things you know ^^ ah that does make sense. I've seen pro gamers and it always amazes me how low the sensitivity they have set their mouse to, using huge sweeping motions of th...
by cloudhax
03 Feb 2019, 02:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Packard Bell US ANSI with Blue Alps Switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1248

Re: Packard Bell with Blue Alps Switches

keyboard looks amazing. this is one of the only ansi layout blue alps boards I've heard of. anyone know of others? your idea about tuning a board like a violin sounds pretty awesome
by cloudhax
02 Feb 2019, 17:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB : IBM model M Indy SSK (1395682)
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: WTB : IBM model M Indy SSK (1395682)

good luck in your search. I have always found it curious people pay such a premium for small keyboards. I've always preferred the opposite. The bigger, heavier and more buttons, the better!
by cloudhax
16 Jan 2019, 17:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?

thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely be trying a sticker or something non destructive if I feel like I can't adapt. I want to make this work as a daily driver since its so cheap, I can buy a backup board. at least until my kid grows up and is less likely to spill a cup onto my prized F122, ...
by cloudhax
16 Jan 2019, 02:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Re: Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?

Muirium wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 01:33
Model Fs don’t have them either.
luckily there are model M keycaps with bumps, the previous owner of my F122 thankfully added them. Replacement keycaps compatible with pingmaster are out there so maybe I'll source some if I decide not to deface the stock caps
by cloudhax
16 Jan 2019, 01:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?
Replies: 13
Views: 941

Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?

Just acquired an IBM pingmaster with an external converter by Hasu. I can deal with the wonky chinese keycaps, but the lack of homing bumps on the F and J keycaps is bothersome. Anyone have a good method to add them DIY? like a tiny drop of epoxy or something? side note, I see the layout editor here...
by cloudhax
04 Jan 2019, 04:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wang 724 with KR sublegend
Replies: 9
Views: 676

andrewjoy wrote: Good luck with your search
he needs the keyboard first for the Good luck (GL) button

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by cloudhax
03 Jan 2019, 04:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting an IBM Pingmaster
Replies: 241
Views: 17025

SaltyMcSushi wrote: with some research you can also figure out which keyboard are which by looking at minor differences in the keycaps.
I'd love to know more on how to spot which TI-99/4a have the pingmaster compatible keycaps. are they all black? I see some beige models with keycaps that look like they might work
by cloudhax
31 Dec 2018, 03:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 2018 IBM Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 933

impressive collection indeed
by cloudhax
30 Dec 2018, 14:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What kind of keyboard is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Ander wrote: I've never seen an ortholinear (non-staggered) keeb with its keys arranged alphabetically
now you have!
https://youtu.be/7qcDrYH7qzs?t=428

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by cloudhax
29 Dec 2018, 06:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: F122 spacebar slightly crooked?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

I'm under the impression that the pictured degree of bending is within tolerances. IBM spacebars are made of PBT plastic, which can warp while forming. thanks, I guess that is why PBT space bars are rare. I think you are right, its pretty minor, and it does still function fully. It is just somewhat...
by cloudhax
28 Dec 2018, 05:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: F122 spacebar slightly crooked?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

F122 spacebar slightly crooked?

https://i.imgur.com/Zmw24JP.jpg Loving this ansi-modded IBM Model F 122 I purchased. The only minor issue I have is the space bar is sort of crooked. On the left side of the space bar it seems 'pushed down' too far compared the right side, and thus pressing and activating the space bar is difficult...
by cloudhax
28 Dec 2018, 04:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please
Replies: 49
Views: 11547

on my ansi-modded F 122. I am playing with some macros to make use of some of the more obscure terminal keys like 'Erase EOF', 'ExSel' and 'Cursr Sel'. What I programmed is likely not their original function but I'm just messing around and these functions are somewhat useful to me in editing text fi...
by cloudhax
21 Dec 2018, 04:09
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Model F 122-key (F122)
Replies: 2
Views: 476

well I didn't get that one but I did pick one up on ebay after all. thanks
by cloudhax
18 Dec 2018, 20:03
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Model F 122-key (F122)
Replies: 2
Views: 476

IBM Model F 122-key (F122)

Gotta own one so I can die a happy man.

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by cloudhax
17 Dec 2018, 01:34
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM F122
Replies: 8
Views: 871

how much is shipping to the USA you reckon? I'd like to buy it if its still available...
by cloudhax
30 Nov 2018, 02:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22700
Views: 1304293

I assume you've all seen this already? I want it, but not for $2800 :(

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3 ... :rk:2:pf:0

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by cloudhax
31 Oct 2018, 06:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Information Panel
Replies: 7
Views: 860

I used these terminals many years ago as a mainframe console operator. We had lots of old school IBM terminals with the awesome beam spring keys and solenoids but this IBM plasma was my favorite terminal. We operated it in a 4-screen split style, with each console assigned to a different VM (the mai...

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