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by andrewjoy
09 Mar 2020, 16:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration

Honestly think your at the stage of replace not repair, that sun damage is extreme. You possibly could get some clear epoxy (you can get optically clear epoxy if you look around) and cover them in a thin layer but i dont know how you would go about getting an even coat and it would be an insane ammo...
by andrewjoy
02 Mar 2020, 16:16
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Is it just me that laughs and things of innuendos when someone mentioned wang :P Don't tell me you don't remember Wang Computers itself took advantage of that on its advertisements? "Play with your Wang", for starters... Did not know that. Was not into the PC scene at the time , dos is not for real...
by andrewjoy
02 Mar 2020, 15:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Is it just me that laughs and things of innuendos when someone mentioned wang :P
by andrewjoy
02 Mar 2020, 15:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 22
Views: 1943

Re: IBM 5100 find

And that’s all for this IBM 5100, I still have to finish the tape drive restoration and try to make the printer work, but that won’t be so relevant for keyboard enthusiasts. Hey! We want to see it all ! Fantastic work getting this thing back up and running. Clearly a labour of love. Show photos and...
by andrewjoy
28 Feb 2020, 15:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hacking a PS/2 onto a Raspberry Pi for Tipro's reprogramming?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Hacking a PS/2 onto a Raspberry Pi for Tipro's reprogramming?

There is an MDI USB interface that you can simply swap out with the PS/2 one and have full functionality on 64 bit systems. MDI is no longer made by tipro (a shame as they are superior to newer models IMO) and the USB versions are not very common and also very expensive when they do show up. ( i was...
by andrewjoy
27 Feb 2020, 19:18
Forum: News
Topic: Uncomp in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Uncomp in Europe

matt3o wrote:
27 Feb 2020, 19:06
there you go, we found one Brexiter
You will thank us one day :)
by andrewjoy
27 Feb 2020, 14:34
Forum: News
Topic: Uncomp in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Uncomp in Europe

matt3o wrote:
26 Feb 2020, 18:12
not Europe

(kiddiiiing!)
:lol:

Well UK is still in Europe, we are just no longer members of Merkels 4th Reich ;)
by andrewjoy
25 Feb 2020, 16:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

The second one looks to be in great shape, but the differing code number (BTUS965212756 instead of BTUS890923757) makes me wonder if it's a rubber dome instead of a proper mechanical keyboard. As per conversions... shouldn't both be talking in Code Set 3? And if so, wouldn't a common Soarer's conve...
by andrewjoy
25 Feb 2020, 10:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

It WOULD be tempting to get one of those, take out the MX blacks off of it, put MX Clears on (plus QMX clips) and perhaps have a sufficiently silent battleship-sized keyboard for the office. I dont think you will be disappointed , they are built quite well. If you do get one and get it working ( co...
by andrewjoy
24 Feb 2020, 11:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Couple large terminal ISO boards with MX blacks: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Computer-Lab-International-AT-Keyboard-with-weird-function-keys/143492898022?hash=item2168d7dce6:g:reAAAOSw8bteEnVG https://www.ebay.com/itm/COMPUTER-LAB-INTERNATIONAL-BTUS965212756-VINTAGE-102-KEY-AT-KEYBOARD/2742559...
by andrewjoy
21 Feb 2020, 15:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps47 keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Alps47 keyboard

SneakyRobb wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 15:20
Pretty slick. Very nice and aesthetic.

It always happens that the switch that doesn't work would be the one under the promicro. It is almost a rule!
I always hope it is so i have an excuse to use my Weller desoldering station :)
by andrewjoy
20 Feb 2020, 15:07
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Wiki Hackaton
Replies: 32
Views: 6035

Re: Wiki Hackaton

I was thinking that a more advanced category search would be very powerful. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Multi-Category_Search At the moment keyboards are listed under Brand and under switch. The way "by switch" works tho is a mess as i cannot say for example. List all keyboards with alp...
by andrewjoy
14 Feb 2020, 15:06
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - EU-DE: 2 pcs of Model M stabiliser inserts - found/no longer looking
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: WTB - EU-DE: 2 pcs of Model M stabiliser inserts

While the price of goods in the US are the cheapest in the world, postage and shipping prices are among the most expensive. Unicomp is not in the business to attempt to profit from shipping charges - shipping charges continue to be raised by all carriers, public and private. The actual shipping cha...
by andrewjoy
14 Feb 2020, 15:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Grass Valley Group VPE-131
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Grass Valley Group VPE-131

Give that thing a ANSI enter split backspace and 1x1 mods between Ctrl and Alt and you have one hell of a layout! Never did understand why on TKL boards they get rid of the numpad and not the nav cluster . Just move the down arrow from 2 to 5 and you have a T Nav. You could even put insert and delet...
by andrewjoy
06 Feb 2020, 15:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M keyboard search
Replies: 41
Views: 2472

Re: IBM Model M keyboard search

phinix wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 09:45


I don't have that 5.5mm nut driver, it would be easier to clean it, but I'll try to use brush and clean between keys that way...
Don't you just love an excuse to buy more tools.
by andrewjoy
05 Feb 2020, 17:11
Forum: Reviews
Topic: AT&T 56k 460 ACW keyboard review (AT&T magnetic separation switches)
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: AT&T 56k 460 ACW keyboard review (AT&T magnetic separation switches)

A "banned from work" thread would be cool. I can't start one because none of mine have been banned so far, someone with an actual list could get the ball rolling though My 122F is not banned! You know what users are like , a little threat of rm -rf and they suddenly dont mind the sound of the keybo...
by andrewjoy
05 Feb 2020, 17:06
Forum: For sale
Topic: AT&T Magsep
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: AT&T Magsep

dcopellino wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 15:54
By the way, what bike are we talking about? Mine is a Honda hornet 600cc, clicky, very clicky.
I prefer the safer and warmer version of a bike. What they do is add 2 more wheels so it wont fall over and a metal....body around it to keep the cold air and water out :mrgreen:
by andrewjoy
30 Jan 2020, 10:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 105
Views: 10241

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

kmnov2017 wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 15:08


Also how did you conclude that micro usb is not reliable??
RMA'ing far far too many blackberry devices back in the day when i worked for the local authority. Its better than mini USB tho, they had that on the old blue blackberry devices.... nightmare!
by andrewjoy
30 Jan 2020, 09:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

EnthusiastDude wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 16:12
andrewjoy wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 10:02
Quizerno wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 04:35

Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.
Same.
If I decide to sell one, I'll send a PM to both of you if you'd like that.
That would be cool yeh.

Would be nice to try something different outside the hum drum beamspring model F/M and alps :)
by andrewjoy
29 Jan 2020, 14:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 105
Views: 10241

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

Do you think it would be worth switching that connector to USB C ? mini usb is a bit old hat now and quite unreliable.
by andrewjoy
29 Jan 2020, 10:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread

One i sent out was delivered on 7th Jan. Can provide tracking if needed .
by andrewjoy
29 Jan 2020, 10:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Quizerno wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 04:35

Wanted to get my hands on one, but too slow.
Same.
by andrewjoy
28 Jan 2020, 17:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 2071

Re: Wish me luck...

10/100 are pretty old now but excellent for a home lab when your learning / training . A virtual switch is all well and good but no substitute for learning on the real thing!

Unless it's older Netgear stuff , then you will just want to kill yourself , the UI is terrible
by andrewjoy
28 Jan 2020, 10:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1757
Views: 182620

Re: Post your desktop.

The computer has a bit of a history as well, if you're interested: https://imgur.com/a/UWSavnC That is cool! That looks like the same ram i use on my 2950x ( micron b die right ?). I struggled to get hold of it! Mine can do 2933 at decent timings, have to drop em too low for 3200 to be worth it!
by andrewjoy
28 Jan 2020, 10:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1585915

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

NOS Kawasaki Fujitsu keyboard. Contact the seller outside of eBay for a better deal. https://www.robot-forum.com/robotforum/thread/31701-kawasaki-ad-controller-rare-surplus-spares/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/233477508828 They looks quite cool. Do we know what switches they have ? Beautiful ergodox ki...
by andrewjoy
28 Jan 2020, 10:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Telecomet terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 1542

Re: Telecomet terminal

You could prob fill that back in with paint and a very fine sewing needle as a paintbrush. Dunno what type of paint but you want something quite thick , like modelling paints .
by andrewjoy
28 Jan 2020, 10:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 2071

Re: Wish me luck...

My hat’s off to you! And especially working for a not-for-profit I can respect the frugality. My company is very different - it has revenues in excess of €10B a year, and it’s is most definitely for profit, so there’s a lot of waste and no significant pressure to reduce it. I know we work with a la...
by andrewjoy
27 Jan 2020, 11:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rubber domes suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: Rubber domes suggestions

Some early IBM rubber domes are ok. Some cherry ones aint too terrible. Some much older Compaq. Dont remember the model number , but some Packard Bell keyboards (early ones) where dome on PCB, never used one but they are supposed to be on the tail of the best rubber dome ( and one of the better swit...
by andrewjoy
27 Jan 2020, 11:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 2071

Re: Wish me luck...

I went and asked the friendly guys in IT asset management (their office is right by the coffee machine and I had nothing to do anyway) and they said no problem, just keep the mouse and keyboard. I guess they have better things to do than de-cap and de-grease people’s old keyboards just to be able t...
by andrewjoy
27 Jan 2020, 11:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 2071

Re: Wish me luck...

To those who recommend talking to IT asset management, you’ve got a point. That’s how it should be handled and if my boss was in any way running things by the book then I’d just do that; but he’s not. As an IT manager myself , i don't inventory keyboards even expensive ones. They are not something ...

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