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by andrewjoy
Yesterday, 18:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

For business purposes, I was repeatedly offered a Windows phone or laptop or tablet in the past 10 years. Free stuff, IF I did something else such as purchasing X or ordering Y. I never took up a single one of these offers and have no regrets. Free Windows devices usually are of minimal use. Paying...
by andrewjoy
Yesterday, 12:44
Forum: For sale
Topic: Beamspring with NUMPAD!
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Beamspring with NUMPAD!

zazxyz wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 09:45
Wingklip wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 09:34
Yeah, Beams are appreciating insanely in price
Beamsprings are the new Bitcoin
At what price to i cash out my beamsring :P
by andrewjoy
Yesterday, 10:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!

Impressive.

One day i will tell you about my industrial grey Z-KB2 :D
by andrewjoy
25 Jun 2019, 18:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

He makes a good point. All they had to do was move down arrwo from 2 and move it to 5 and not bother with the whole silly nav cluster to begin with.
by andrewjoy
25 Jun 2019, 18:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

They have two windows keys two shift keys who control keys ( that all send different scancodes) a menu key and 12 bloody F keys.

If they cannot program proper keyboard navigation with that then they need to give up and go home.

I would however be all for F13 to F24 becoming standard !
by andrewjoy
24 Jun 2019, 16:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 49
Views: 981

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Four more years. MAGA!
Boris for PM!
by andrewjoy
24 Jun 2019, 16:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pictures for Posterity
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Pictures for Posterity

Always good to see your photos.

Dont know why but this photo reminds me of the 4704s that got away that that guy had shredded.
by andrewjoy
24 Jun 2019, 16:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3179 Model F
Replies: 21
Views: 2864

Re: IBM 3179 Model F

You have a tab key on the numberpad! This pleases me!
by andrewjoy
24 Jun 2019, 16:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!

You should have done a black keys cream case and tried to find some grey alphas .

That would have looked amazeballs!

Good job tho mate !
by andrewjoy
24 Jun 2019, 11:09
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 46
Views: 3233

Re: Redmaus Megasale

Keyboards made it in. Don't have time right now to clean up the Hi-Tek RT101 but the Old Logo AT101 has the cleanest Alps switches I've ever gotten without cleaning them myself. Red Space invaders !!! Do tell! The dell looks nice. I was lucky enough to get myself a NIB dell ( new logo sadly) and mo...
by andrewjoy
13 Jun 2019, 15:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

Very impressive work mate!

Old IBM documentation is just outstanding! Some of it is so good i am convinced you could build the machine just from the books.

If only that was still done today!
by andrewjoy
11 Jun 2019, 17:08
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Shall we have a DTA 2019?
Replies: 40
Views: 1820

Re: Shall we have a DTA 2019?

This sounds like a fantastic idea. I would be up for more DT merch , i love my anniversary mug. How about a huge desk pad , something like this. Let me know if i can help out with this or the DTA. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57c48b9f6a4963affcaf57d5/581cecb39f7456e5fe2423fe/5a27121171c10b...
by andrewjoy
01 May 2019, 18:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 771

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

Yeh I call bullshit on 60wpm on that. I would say it would be possible if you had two of them , one for each hand.
by andrewjoy
01 May 2019, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

I think the design process should have happened when the Model F AT had been designed. With only a few minor tweaks, it could have been better and the the Model M layout would not have been necessary. modelf.jpg I quite like your layout however that caps lock needs to go away and be replaced with c...
by andrewjoy
20 Mar 2019, 12:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: GameKeyboard touch control problem
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: GameKeyboard touch control problem

Could you please provide more info on the problem.

The name and model of the device
The OS of your computer
by andrewjoy
13 Mar 2019, 14:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sun space saving keyboard "Compact 1" (from 1994/95)
Replies: 5
Views: 579

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

We need reproduction sun caps for cherry / alps and so on.

Thank thing just looks amazing!
by andrewjoy
27 Feb 2019, 14:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1709

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

John Doe wrote:
23 Feb 2019, 16:42
I also face the intractable problem of the rusty springs, no helpful solution after searching whole forum.

Tried vinegar and WD40 also, still like shit.

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If you have good idea finally, really really appreciate it. :D :D :D
Try Evapo-Rust
by andrewjoy
22 Feb 2019, 14:36
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 391
Views: 15000

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Just an idea , how about 2FA ?
by andrewjoy
20 Feb 2019, 15:06
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22492
Views: 1160400

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

[I did not know filco made piles of translucent vomit :P normaly they make classy shit , like my majestouch 2 or my zero( that is filled with green alps now :) ) :D Filco can swim with the best of them, in any cesspit. This was an attempted but very conservative copy of the early iMac phase when Jo...
by andrewjoy
20 Feb 2019, 09:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Me too! Beamspring refurb
Replies: 44
Views: 2843

Re: Me too! Beamspring refurb

What a fantastic job! Good show old chap. There looks to be some issues / corrosion under the solder mask, you think there is anything that can be done about that ? There is not much... nothing you can do about corrosion under the soldermask. It's due to delamination humidity age moisture etc. The ...
by andrewjoy
19 Feb 2019, 18:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reasonable?
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Reasonable?

I would at this point just cancel the order and get your money back before your paypal protection runs out.
by andrewjoy
19 Feb 2019, 10:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM brown tactile leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: SKCM brown tactile leaf question

Could it also be that the dummy switch plate that acts as the tactile element adds more stability to the slider ( as its physicaly more substantial ) making the switch feel better as there is less movement in the slider so its more consistent and therefore smoother?
by andrewjoy
19 Feb 2019, 10:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22492
Views: 1160400

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Found this just now on Flebay; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Filco-FKB-Skeleton-Vintage-PS-2-Japanese-Keyboard/123605471595?hash=item1cc775d16b:g:JssAAOSwNqRcRdDz Unique looking Filco, with some kind of bamboo-like Alps switches. Interesting find. I did not know filco made piles of translucent vomit :P ...
by andrewjoy
18 Feb 2019, 15:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM brown tactile leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: SKCM brown tactile leaf question

Browns have a totally different tactile element than any other alps. Its not just a bent metal leaf , it has a plastic part that a piece of metal fits over https://deskthority.net/wiki/Alps_SKCM_Brown They are not very common. Cannot say how they feel as never used them, but they apparently they fee...
by andrewjoy
18 Feb 2019, 12:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: find one special ibm model M
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: find one special ibm model M

Indy model Ms with a square badge are quite rare indeed. You lucky little monkey you !
by andrewjoy
18 Feb 2019, 12:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Me too! Beamspring refurb
Replies: 44
Views: 2843

Re: Me too! Beamspring refurb

What a fantastic job! Good show old chap.

There looks to be some issues / corrosion under the solder mask, you think there is anything that can be done about that ?
by andrewjoy
15 Feb 2019, 14:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Genius idea of the day
Replies: 87
Views: 5168

Re: Genius idea of the day

You can get USB break outs that have the male connector on them

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micro-USB-Pl ... rk:27:pf:0

But they are quite bulky.
by andrewjoy
14 Feb 2019, 12:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

I don't care what its being used for i would expect my 2000 USD machine to not throttle when a 400 USD laptop works fine .
by andrewjoy
13 Feb 2019, 12:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing a Commodore SX-64 keyboard - alternative to "Graphit 33" conductive spray?
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Fixing a Commodore SX-64 keyboard - alternative to "Graphit 33" conductive spray?

How about aluminium tape ?
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/adhesive ... ium-tapes/

THe surface may be protected with something but you can just rub it off with a scotchbrite
by andrewjoy
12 Feb 2019, 15:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)

You think they would let me trade that black SDL cable for a modern crappy one ?

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