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by andrewjoy
17 Sep 2019, 17:06
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 41
Views: 798

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

They need to refine that stupid bottom row.

it should be 1.5/1/1.5/7/1.5/1/1.5
by andrewjoy
16 Sep 2019, 11:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Windows 10 Pro Start menu problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: Windows 10 Pro Start menu problem

always stay on the slow branch :) That protects you form most of the fuck ups.

Its almost as if getting rid of 90% of your in house testing team was a bad idea microsoft!
by andrewjoy
13 Sep 2019, 10:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 40
Views: 1111

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

That is awesome! Thanks andrewjoy, i'd like to something a bit more elaborate for the next one, but I'm not sure what yet. I was thinking of getting a wooden case made for standard filco etc TKLs but do it as lots of layers of wood ( a bit like the acrylic cases.) End grain plywood can look quite g...
by andrewjoy
11 Sep 2019, 18:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!

doomsday_device wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 18:50
i have a cheap ps2-usb converter but that didnt worked either. if theres really difference i will try another. thank you.
is it an "active" converter?

Passive ones ( the little green or purple plugs that go on the end of the cable) wont work as they are just a passive pin adaptor .
by andrewjoy
11 Sep 2019, 18:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!

Many modern PCs dont have real PS/2 ports, they are just on the USB bus. Try it through a known good PS/2 to USB converter. You need an active converter, search for " blue cube" PS/2 to USB or lindy also make some good ones. This is the famous "blue cube" many do not bother with it anymore as they u...
by andrewjoy
11 Sep 2019, 18:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any benefits to having a mechanical keyboard if you're not a heavy gamer or aren't a power user
Replies: 20
Views: 887

Re: Are there any benefits to having a mechanical keyboard if you're not a heavy gamer or aren't a power user

Hi, cool. I guess your coolant doesn't go straight from cpu to gpu, but to a secondary radiator first. You must have super high fps in fortnite :D That would make very little difference , its just simpler for routing the tube ( in this case anyway). As long as your res is feeding your pump it matte...
by andrewjoy
11 Sep 2019, 18:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 40
Views: 1111

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

That is awesome!
by andrewjoy
10 Sep 2019, 15:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help with MCL Micronorth Co Ltd
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Help with MCL Micronorth Co Ltd

As was stated above make sure your converter is an active one. This one looks to be a new design https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters-c1/i-o-c125/usb-to-ps-2-converter-cable-p11390 but i have used the older style lindy one and never had an issue, even with two high powered devices ( L-Trac and Mo...
by andrewjoy
22 Aug 2019, 18:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is Apple Extended Keyboard II good to start with?
Replies: 16
Views: 1142

Re: Is Apple Extended Keyboard II good to start with?

Its a very good quality board, if you get relatively clean switches that is! Not quite as nice as an AEK1 but its still loverly. onrage > salmon when it comes to switches. Orange is to slamon what blue is to white. Think some AEK2s have cream alps , they can be good but get very nasty with dirt ( th...
by andrewjoy
22 Aug 2019, 17:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repair Services for vintage Alps boards
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Repair Services for vintage Alps boards

Thanks! I'm going to get a multimeter and muck around with it. I'll probably ship it off, but a little measuring can't hurt. Make sure you get one with a good continuity buzzer (ideally a latching one altho that is usualy on the super expensive flukes etc), you will want to kill yourself if you hav...
by andrewjoy
20 Aug 2019, 17:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 39
Views: 1818

Re: Our desktops of yore.

You look so young ! I had a dot matrix printer in about '90 it was slow as hell but quite nice for the time , colour too. Dont remeber the model , i think it had acorn branding on it and the style matched to A3010 . It looked a bit like an image writer 2 i think . Not exactly the same but a similar ...
by andrewjoy
20 Aug 2019, 17:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3264
Views: 150710

Re: Alps Appreciation

SneakyRobb wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 17:16
they refused to warranty it lol

Apple refused a warranty....... will imagine my shock.
by andrewjoy
20 Aug 2019, 14:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: Acer KB 101-A

If you send it to me i will retrobrite it and send it back in about 40 years or so :)
by andrewjoy
20 Aug 2019, 11:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repair Services for vintage Alps boards
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Repair Services for vintage Alps boards

Muirium wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 11:02
I dunno man, looks legit to me. From the centred text on down to the animated gifs. Thought that mid nineties aesthetic would float your boat!
They do.

But its the layout and the yellow and the centre aligned text

All websites should look like this

http://www.toad.com/gnu/sysadmin/index.html
by andrewjoy
20 Aug 2019, 10:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repair Services for vintage Alps boards
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Repair Services for vintage Alps boards

Northgate bob has been in the keyboard repair business for years, before the whole keyboard community got started.

However his web design skills could use work.
by andrewjoy
16 Aug 2019, 12:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted

Ahh NP then.

I had one ( a case) and i was stupid and got rid of it. And now i have a NoS XT replacement internals and need a case for it, dont want to use my good XT :P.
by andrewjoy
16 Aug 2019, 10:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted

So one of the companies said they'd do it for £40 and it should take 10 minutes when they "get a moment". The other one said I'd have to prep the plastic first, then I'd be looking at around £20-£30. Is the first one just hoping to take my money and do a quick coat of paint that won't last? Need so...
by andrewjoy
16 Aug 2019, 10:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1698
Views: 141059

Re: Post your desktop.

depletedvespene wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 22:14
andrewjoy wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 16:45
Where are the empty beer cans discarded crisp packets and mouldy mugs of tea ?

Or is that just me ?
Let me teach you about the joys of something called a "trash can". :mrgreen:

Yeh but thats full!
by andrewjoy
16 Aug 2019, 10:34
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Foot switch.
Replies: 7
Views: 2939

Re: Foot switch.

I seem to have missed this thread, thanks to CeeSA for his comment which bumped it :D hmm i guess you could even remove any circuitry in the pedals then hook them to a pro micro then they could just be programmed like any other key switch That is a good idea. […] @andrewjoy As I said in another thr...
by andrewjoy
15 Aug 2019, 16:45
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1698
Views: 141059

Re: Post your desktop.

Where are the empty beer cans discarded crisp packets and mouldy mugs of tea ?

Or is that just me ?
by andrewjoy
15 Aug 2019, 16:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted

First off if your going to try it yourself get good quality paint, there is nothing worse than you doing everything right and then having crappy paint not work. I have used this company in the past ( they had a different name tho) https://www.dcpaintsolutions.com/ I spoke to a guy named Darren there...
by andrewjoy
15 Aug 2019, 16:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1698
Views: 141059

Re: Post your desktop.

Some of the pictures are amazing , some of them tho , you wonder why someone can spend 100s if not 1000s on a keyboard have crappy 22 inch monitors worth 20 quid :D
by andrewjoy
15 Aug 2019, 16:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 39
Views: 1818

Re: Our desktops of yore.

I dont have any pictures of me with my A3010 :(
by andrewjoy
13 Aug 2019, 17:29
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Tipro 16*8 matrix KMX keyboard with USB
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Tipro 16*8 matrix KMX keyboard with USB

I tired a USB footswitch, its fine and all but it floats around too much as its just cheap china junk.
by andrewjoy
13 Aug 2019, 17:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: M0110 Clear Case
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: M0110 Clear Case

That fully transparent G4 cube is dope! Gota love the G4 cube, some of the best engineering apple has done, pritty much ever!
by andrewjoy
13 Aug 2019, 17:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: M0110 Clear Case
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: M0110 Clear Case

In the depths of my mind i can see a image of a clear classic shaped Macintosh, so i think your right that it was a thing for apple in the past. Now that Mr Form over Function has left lets hope we get apple devices designed for humans to use again , and not just look pretty in photos. The new mac p...
by andrewjoy
13 Aug 2019, 14:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: M0110 Clear Case
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: M0110 Clear Case

I found that the Mac SE (1987) had been made in clear supposedly so that they could study the airflow inside the machine to see that the fan worked as it should. The engineers blew smoke inside and watched through the clear plastic where it went. When apple cared about cooling :D The picture above ...
by andrewjoy
13 Aug 2019, 14:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is your ideal switch for a laptop keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: What is your ideal switch for a laptop keyboard?

My argument is why use wireless when cables will do! The wireless spectrum is already a mess of old standards and overlapping spectrum that mess with each other and you want to add MORE !!! ( just ask the weather station guys how happy they where when 5ghtz PTP wireless links came out and messed up ...
by andrewjoy
12 Aug 2019, 14:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 39
Views: 1818

Re: Our desktops of yore.

Do you still have that trinaton. Even after all the years ( it was even old in 2011) it still looks fantastic! 2003’s hardware. But I really did use it as my desktop then. We used them as lighting controllers in our galleries up until about 1 or 2 years ago, they never failed and where on 24/7. Back...

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