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by kekstee
23 Jul 2019, 00:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2779
Views: 214400

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

New addition to the collection, a HHKB 400BN with silent sliders and HiPro keycaps. The white 400W one is stock.
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by kekstee
12 Mar 2019, 23:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 111103

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Looking to join this time around. I've seen more Fs since the last attempt at running this and would love those components in my SSK :)
by kekstee
23 Feb 2019, 21:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2442

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

A couple of friends got the Fnatic Rush since it's available in Cherry MX Silent Red ISO-DE. It's reasonably priced for a backlit gaming keyboard. If you want to go more Premium, look for Filco Ducky or Leopold boards. They don't scream "gaming" in your face but are very well built keyboards you cou...
by kekstee
08 Jan 2019, 23:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4162
Views: 409282

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

Haha, that was more of a phone potato for Telegram, but I was glad someone made the effort to bring something like the F107. The little meetup was dominated by fully/semi custom split boards and a couple UHKBs. I couldn't be bothered to bring anything but a lame excuse of a 60% keyboard either. Btw ...
by kekstee
08 Jan 2019, 22:18
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 438
Views: 21045

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Thanks for the change hiding user information with each post. Little things like this add so much usability. After looking at it for a while my brain still can't handle the alternating shading every other post by the way. the thin line and gap from icons/title might be enough emphasis? The example a...
by kekstee
07 Jan 2019, 17:53
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 438
Views: 21045

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Major issues from a first glance: Thread tables put way too much emphasis on the titles. Doesn't work and isn't readable. Inside threads all clarity has gone by displaying shitty user information all the time. Picture, name, maybe title. Again a LOT of space wasted vertically. There's more but those...
by kekstee
25 Nov 2018, 19:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority's emote bank
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

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by kekstee
25 Nov 2018, 16:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I got kicked out from the unofficial DT's group on Telegram.
Replies: 104
Views: 17558

Myoth wrote: Jokes apart, this was bound to happen, and you guys (telegram admins) fell for it, kudos to Mr.Nobody for basically stirring shit up by just joining :lol:
Falling for something kind of implies the outcome is unwanted or unexpected, but as long as he stays here in OT that's a win?
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by kekstee
25 Nov 2018, 11:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1697
Views: 140268

I do miss CRTs a bit :(
Wish I could sit down with one just to play Quake or something.
by kekstee
16 Nov 2018, 16:32
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best Project or Innovation
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

I would like to nominate the UHKB
https://ultimatehackingkeyboard.com/

It has always been a cool project, and it turned into a super professional product which is open source:
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by kekstee
09 Nov 2018, 22:51
Forum: News
Topic: MECHANICON is back! Meetup in Frankfurt, Germany on November 3rd!
Replies: 33
Views: 2560

by kekstee
24 Sep 2018, 17:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why are Vintage Cherry mx Black Switches so Smooth?
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

It's difficult to define a clear cut-off age, since it seems some batches were assembled into boards at different times, but it seems 90+-3 is your best bet. It's not the springs, some early 2010s Reds I had were still awful with lube and new springs. And the retooled linears (I have a bunch made th...
by kekstee
24 Sep 2018, 01:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which part of Alps switches make contact?
Replies: 5
Views: 293

I think you could pry it apart from the top a bit without breaking the rivets. You should be able to get a look at the state of the contact, maybe there is even a way to clean it a little.
Not quite sure though. It's been a while since I sorted/cleand those.
by kekstee
24 Sep 2018, 00:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which part of Alps switches make contact?
Replies: 5
Views: 293

You cannot reach the contact point without breaking apart the rivets on the switch plate assembly. In the upper half of the picture you can see an opened one with the corroded dent in the middle. That's the actual contact point between the plate and the "leaf", held apart by a plastic spacer. IMG_20...
by kekstee
25 Aug 2018, 09:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How do you store your keyboards?
Replies: 50
Views: 2789

I have some shelf space dedicated to my 60 cases and plenty cardboard boxes stuffed away with everything larger than that. Also original boxes where applicable.

One thing I thought about is getting a display case for some keyboards. Closed cases with UV blocking glass should exist, right?
by kekstee
20 Aug 2018, 21:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 512
Views: 28932

There's something new on my desk. Who could say no to a gift like this?
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by kekstee
11 Aug 2018, 20:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?
Replies: 135
Views: 7990

voight-kampff wrote: I must say, this keycap stem breaking issue is annoying. However one must not forget that cherry MX stems was not designed to often change keycap sets.
Doesn't change the fact that the design isn't at fault if you cram it onto out of spec shit switches
by kekstee
29 Jul 2018, 19:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?
Replies: 135
Views: 7990

Have you measured the results?
by kekstee
27 Jul 2018, 17:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?
Replies: 135
Views: 7990

If you had ever seen switches from the 2000 to 2010 period compared to ~90 ones you wouldn't make fun of it like that.

Btw I really wonder when the BOX mount got out of spec or if it has always been this way. The keyset death toll must be... enormous.
by kekstee
27 Jul 2018, 17:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?
Replies: 135
Views: 7990

I only really liked them after applying some lube, but yeah. Being able to buy new switches I would build a board with is a nice thing. It applies to the linear molds and their new dampened linear, I think. There's a little notch on the top of the stem which is an easy way to tell them apart, maybe ...
by kekstee
27 Jul 2018, 16:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?
Replies: 135
Views: 7990

Happens to PBT as well. Those switches simply aren't MX compatible in this version. So measure first before you put anything on them. You won't be able to use it anywhere else. Also material fatigue might kill the caps completely even on Boxes over time. Jm6P8rLUvmw source: https://www.reddit.com/r/...
by kekstee
11 Jul 2018, 17:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM 3278 Display Station Beamspring Keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 2963

Beamspring prices have indeed gone off the charts.
by kekstee
11 Jul 2018, 17:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 689
Views: 53845

Yes that's correct.
First time I hear about those replacement chips, that might work.
by kekstee
11 Jul 2018, 09:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 689
Views: 53845

It's a terminal SSK. I put in an M controller instead of converting the real one so far.
by kekstee
11 Jul 2018, 01:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 689
Views: 53845

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by kekstee
08 Jul 2018, 12:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ABS in dishwasher?
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Ultrasonic works best. Of course it also depends on the cleaning agent used.
I wouldn't go beyond 40°C on ABS.
by kekstee
03 Jul 2018, 16:41
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 7268

I don't blame iMav not at all. No matter what company buys it, you have to keep your eyes open and look out for things. Well, given how things went down and how the community had no chance in hell to keep up... it's a pretty shitty deal. I wonder how the site will be squeezed for money now. //e Giv...
by kekstee
02 Jul 2018, 13:29
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 7268

iMav wrote: (guess I haven't been all that active here...you should SEE the PMs I have in my inbox from Ripster from 2012! LOL)
Haha, time capsule inbox.
by kekstee
28 Jun 2018, 14:25
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4412
Views: 261979

Desoldering a decent board with H-code for keys is pretty stupid.
by kekstee
12 Jun 2018, 13:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SKB75 / SKB65 / SKB60 (SHIPPING!!!)
Replies: 329
Views: 26533

The same issue as it is with powdercoating in the first place, a decent layer of paint will change the cutout size in unpredictable ways.
(I've done that when restoring old plates, it always kind of sucks)

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