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by andrewjoy
13 Jun 2019, 15:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 265

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: 1729

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: 751

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: 688

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: 251

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: 569

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: 1683

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: 390
Views: 14678

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: 22465
Views: 1155948

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: 2831

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: 1204

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: 523

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: 22465
Views: 1155948

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: 523

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: 346

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: 2831

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: 5145

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: 549

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: 437

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: 437

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 ?
by andrewjoy
12 Feb 2019, 11:09
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22465
Views: 1155948

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

You try with a XT/AT converter or with the terminal one ?
by andrewjoy
12 Feb 2019, 00:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?

Old and vintage blacks are the black sheep of the MX world..... they are good, very good in fact if cleaned lubed and treated well.
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 16:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2036

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

Many keyboard enthusiasts started out with Filco, years ago, but there are many good alternatives these days. I would get a Leopold or a Ducky. Anything costar like , with decent build quality is good :) I prefer filco but if you can find the same quality for less go for it. This is the list of dro...
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 16:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22465
Views: 1155948

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Gamuholic wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 03:13
Computer Lab International with Taiwan Jet Axis switches.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123612034660
123612034660.jpg
I Have one of them with MX blacks, does anyone know anything about converting them ?

For some reason i just like it.
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 16:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?

Muirium wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 16:31
Fantastically what, I wonder?
I like the feel of ML, and the sound.

Better than MX brown IMO.
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 16:34
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 390
Views: 14678

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Arm will drive Intel the way of PowerPC in time. Nothing is immortal. Well, besides Unix, maybe… AMDs chiplets are what will kill intel, if intel don't do it themselves with there pathetic attempt at 10nm, its coming guys soon TM. I mean beating TWO of your competitors chips at half the power with ...
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 15:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning a plate without removing switches
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Cleaning a plate without removing switches

Vacuums baby - always suck, never blow. I would recommend against this, i mean if its all you have go for it, but digging through a whole vacuum bag looking for keycaps and stabilisers is nowhere neat as fun as it sounds... trust me. EDIT Just remembered this . https://www.ebay.com/itm/100PCS-Dispo...
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?

ivelegacy wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 15:22
What about Cherry ML?
Get out!

:P

Not sure on the reliability of them to be fair. The ones i had where fine( and fantastic).
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 15:46
Forum: For sale
Topic: [ENDED] WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.
Replies: 24
Views: 3392

Re: WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.

Is the wyse 50 complete with all caps and stabilisers ? There's only one stabiliser for the space bar since all the >1u keys are stepped. It does have all the caps and that one stabilizer. US layout i am guessing ? I am interested , if we can get it to the UK for a less than insane shipping price .
by andrewjoy
11 Feb 2019, 15:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2036

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

What type of switches do you like ? Do you want to be able to swap out kecaps with little issue ? I usually recommend a filco TKL when people are starting out. https://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard/usa-filco-ninja-majestouch-2-tenkeyless-nkr-soft-linear-action-keyboard.asp They are well made , its sup...

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