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by Jaki1122
17 Oct 2019, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

Last update to this post. Thanks to @Mattelec who donated a functioning Cherry controllerd board, I colud get the keyboard to work. As you may have already deduced, I just changed the controller board for a working one.
by Jaki1122
01 Oct 2019, 02:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

Well just a little update, I replaced both ceramic capacitors since they were shorted. The new ones didn't made the trick, wich make sense since it seems like this board suffered an overvoltage at some point and presumably not only damaged the caps but also the main controller itself. Also, I though...
by Jaki1122
27 Sep 2019, 18:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

ZedTheMan wrote:
27 Sep 2019, 06:12
Hang on a moment, are those cherry Dyesub caps?

If so, wow, those are nice.
I don't have any help for getting it working though, sorry.
I don't think so, but I'm still not sure. I'll tell you when I know.
by Jaki1122
27 Sep 2019, 04:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it possible to make and omnikey ultra with a detachable ps2 cable fully programable?
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Is it possible to make and omnikey ultra with a detachable ps2 cable fully programable?

my buddy and I recently starting reprogramming our IBM keyboard because of the soarers converters, but he has more useless keys than me because he has one of the m122 models where I just have a standard model M and F. But my Omnikey has a bunch of keys that I will never use, is there a way (easiest...
by Jaki1122
27 Sep 2019, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

So, if some time ago I kind of complain that here in Spain is quite a night mare to find any mechanical keyboard (that's when I bought my beloved and fantastic Northgate Omnikey 101), today out of the blue, came a friend of mine and gave me an Olivetti KDB 2812 manufactured by Cherry and with Cherry...
by Jaki1122
02 Jun 2019, 04:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Learning to touch-type properly
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

Re: Learning to touch-type properly

Laser wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 12:05
Ah, SEGA's TotD :) (jump to 5:07 for the end-of-level boss sequence)

Simply AMAZING!

Thanks mate, didn't know about that glorious piece of history of videogames. I don't know how I could have been living all this years on complete ignorance.
by Jaki1122
02 Jun 2019, 03:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Learning to touch-type properly
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

Re: Learning to touch-type properly

3) I now realise just how insane the QWERTY layout really is. The majority of commonly used letters are typed with the left hand, all the vowels except A are not on the home row, and some of the most-frequently used letters (such as P or A) are under pinkies! The worst problem for me is that I cann...
by Jaki1122
23 May 2019, 15:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tell me about your experience with dome boards
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Tell me about your experience with dome boards

The worst rubber dome keyboard I've typed on is probably the one my university has in its so-called IT labs. It was one like this: http://i.imgur.com/9h0FlzV.jpg It felt like real crap and I really hated the very little noise it make. Another one I really hated was a cheap Microsoft keyboard, all ke...
by Jaki1122
22 May 2019, 03:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

Thanks for the advice mate, but since I use Linux SharpKeys won't do it for me, but as said, thanks anyway. Today I still haven't got the time for setting up everything, but probably I'll use Xmodmap for remapping the keys, and later I'll see how does KDE work with multiple layout distributions, mac...
by Jaki1122
21 May 2019, 17:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

Little update, today I received the keyboard. Very clean, looks almost like brand new, no yellow anywhere and feels & sounds amazing! Everything works, now I just have to figure out how to emulate or activate the Windows keys, but I don't think that's going to be a problem. Thank you all for the hel...
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 15:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

Well, afer reading everybody's feedback, I decided to spend more money and get myself a Northgate Omnikey 101 with White SKCM Alps. I almost bought a Focus FK2001 but because of the construction quality, I went for the Northgate. Now just wait for it to arrive... Thanks everyone!
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 05:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

The Tactile Pro is expensive for what it is. What about the KBParadise V80 plus a Planck-style "ortholinar" kit to add a few dozen extra keys? Maybe, looks like one of the bests options given how expensive it get to import a keyboard form ebay that comes from other country... Ends up very overpriced.
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 04:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

StrangerInTheAlps wrote:
09 May 2019, 04:31
...may be more challenging in Spain, though.
Yep... I'm actully from Valencia and the only mechanical keyboards you can find are some pretty expensive or pretty damaged IBM M series and some Acer 6312-TW or similar. Nothing at recycling centers. Import, new or rubber dome :(
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 04:48
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: 3DConnexion products
Replies: 26
Views: 4311

Re: 3DConnexion products

Has anyone used any of the 3DConnexion products? I have a SpaceBall4000 on the way from ebay (nice and cheap) and wondered if any of my fellow DTers had used any of their stuff. The SpaceBall line looks pretty promising as a trackball... Ok, I'm quite late, but I've got two (one for me, the other f...
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 04:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

So after a lot of research, I'm about buying a clicky alps (or the closest possible) keyboard at a fair price. I've around 150€ (167.93$) to spend, and going to use the keyboard for coding (aka typing the lines that doesn't compile at StackOverflow ;) ). My question is, do I get a Matias Tactile Pro...
by Jaki1122
05 Mar 2019, 05:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2969

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

If you dislike the previous MSI, there is an alternative, the predator 21X, again with Cherry Brown switches. https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-series/predator21x https://images.anandtech.com/doci/11532/acer_predator_21x_678_678x452.jpg It really annoys me how horrible today laptops are...
by Jaki1122
04 Mar 2019, 14:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2969

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

Here is the review of that "laptop" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4FFYD8pufc
As a note, the touchpad can be used as a numpad if you want.

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