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by smknjoe
12 May 2014, 22:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ducky pbt blank keycaps (blue+grey, pink+white)
Replies: 2
Views: 927

I have a set of the blank blacks and I like them quite a bit. They seem to be well made and of medium thickness. The texture is nice too. Not too rough and not too smooth. They're juuuuust right. ;)
by smknjoe
12 May 2014, 21:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Six Nasty SSK Steel Plates... now in assorted flavors!
Replies: 57
Views: 4153

According to an e-mail response they use HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) for the cases at Unicomp. They couldn't say for sure what IBM used, but I tend to think it was not HIPS.

...and the keycaps are still PBT.
by smknjoe
11 May 2014, 12:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New WASD v2
Replies: 41
Views: 3096

I just got a WASD v2 with MX greens and no caps for $95 pre-tax/shipping. With shipping it was ~$113. I added a set of Ducky PBT blank black caps to it and it's great!. I'm really surprised with the overall excellent quality and feel of this board. I own or have owned Ducky, Filco, Leopold, HHKB, Ch...
by smknjoe
10 May 2014, 08:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Six Nasty SSK Steel Plates... now in assorted flavors!
Replies: 57
Views: 4153

Now I'm really curious about the case composition. I know that I've read somewhere that it's PVC. After looking it up this time I see ABS. I'll have to shoot Unicomp an email and see if they know what IBM used.
by smknjoe
10 May 2014, 04:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Six Nasty SSK Steel Plates... now in assorted flavors!
Replies: 57
Views: 4153

Muirium wrote:What material are Model M shells anyway? It's not ABS is it?
I think it's PVC.
by smknjoe
08 Aug 2013, 21:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 73369

I've tried colored keycaps on my boards and they just look terrible and are distracting to me. If you enjoy it then that's all that matters :)

I think some blank keycaps might work well though. I sure like the way my Otaku Leopold looks.
by smknjoe
26 Jul 2013, 03:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New IBM SSK
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Nice find! I too just got a NIB SSK. You'd probably be miffed if you knew what I got it for. :) $360 is a little high but I'd pay it coming from this source. He has a great reputation. And you KNOW it's never been touched until he aquired it. How do you like your new one? Love mine! Edit: did you po...
by smknjoe
21 Jul 2013, 16:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ID this IBM keyboard
Replies: 20
Views: 3083

Is it some type of model F?
by smknjoe
21 Jul 2013, 15:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 73369

It's in every picture...look again.
by smknjoe
20 Jul 2013, 23:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 73369

Here's the "NIB" I got around the same time. Just now getting some pics of it and decided to post them here. It's also from 1987. Seems to be a popular year for these suckers.
by smknjoe
20 Jul 2013, 02:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wanted: IBM SSK -- TaoBao?
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Post some pics in the SSK club thread. I want to see that NIB bad boy along with any others you have aquired.
by smknjoe
19 Jul 2013, 01:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX Blue stiffer than MX Brown: am I hallucinating?
Replies: 36
Views: 5501

Webwit is right, take heed. You never know until you try. Personally BS is my favorite switch that I've tried so far.

...and same here. I just learned to type (properly) a couple of years ago after ~30 years of quite fast H&P.
by smknjoe
19 Jul 2013, 01:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX Blue stiffer than MX Brown: am I hallucinating?
Replies: 36
Views: 5501

They are slightly heavier, but not much. I prefer blues myself. Browns are much less tactile.
http://www.corporate.qpad.se/modules/ne ... toryid=254

You'd hate a buckling spring board at about 80g of force. Most rubber domes are 60g +
by smknjoe
16 Jul 2013, 01:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wanted: IBM SSK -- TaoBao?
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Glad I was able to help rich! These have been popping up almost weekly on ebay recently. If you are patient you can get the used ones for about $150. That NIB was pricey but as long as your are happy price isn't a huge deal. As for keeping it NIB, no way! The whole point of getting NIB is to make su...
by smknjoe
15 Jul 2013, 06:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wanted: IBM SSK -- TaoBao?
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

by smknjoe
15 Jul 2013, 04:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wanted: IBM SSK -- TaoBao?
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Here is one New In Box on ebay. One hour to go.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221250813183?ss ... 1423.l2648

and another in good shape

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161063407595?ss ... 1423.l2649
by smknjoe
14 Jul 2013, 07:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 73369

Here is the one I recently aquired. Pretty happy with it. 1987
by smknjoe
09 Jun 2012, 23:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

I hope DT is treating you well Rip. GH is boring as hell now...and did they delete some other member forums besides yours? It seems like something else is missing. Maybe you just had such a massive "presence" that it felt like there were more member subforums!
by smknjoe
09 Jun 2012, 23:05
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

This is the first one I've had and I like it. I've had a couple of Belkin in the past and they were always a little flaky and after testing the power on one I saw it was only putting out 3 volts!

I've used CyberPower Professional UPSs for years and they are high quality as well.
by smknjoe
09 Jun 2012, 01:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

Did you get your Pi yet?

I've been using a Cyberpower USB hub to power and expand my Pi(s). Can't remember what my measurements showed exactly, but they were between 4.8-5.15v. Much better than what my HTC chargers were putting out.
by smknjoe
05 Jun 2012, 07:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

I had to create a config file and turn overscan on to get mine to fill the screen when I first got it. I had originally planned on testing the device as a thin client for terminal servers, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I also installed xbmc on there to see how it was a HTPC but it was too f...
by smknjoe
04 Jun 2012, 02:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

I'm using a USB charger for HTC rated at 5v 1A and it really only puts out 4.76v and 700-800mA when I test it using this method. From what I read, 4.76V would be within tolerance (+/- 5%) and that current measurement means the Pi is only drawing 700-800mA as that is all it requires. If you add some...
by smknjoe
04 Jun 2012, 02:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

Snap! You beat me to it. Try turning overscan on http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting#Display Nevermind that. It doesn't look like an overscan/underscan problem. Continue on... ...as for ordering one...IDK, they are shipping like crazy now. I would guess a 6-8 week wait. I placed my orders over th...
by smknjoe
03 Jun 2012, 02:03
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unix for newbies
Replies: 27
Views: 1509

Which UNIX OS are you going to use (not OS X)? Since most UNIX systems are servers - set up server. I'd suggest starting with Ubuntu Server (with no GUI) since they have tons of experienced people on their forums and they are glad to help. You really need to just dive in. Once you get the basics dow...
by smknjoe
03 Jun 2012, 01:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

Well, it works! I was going to take a photo, but the camera battery's dead. Preparing a bootable SD card was no problem (I chose the Debian install but the Pi downloads page has others), it powers just fine from a Belkin 1A USB wall charger, and the KBC Poker looks quite happy sitting alongside it ...
by smknjoe
03 Jun 2012, 00:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry pi
Replies: 63
Views: 4584

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Here are some pics...I also have to comment on how silly it is that they are locking all threads about the Ripster over at GH. They don't even want to talk about it!
by smknjoe
07 May 2012, 02:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Raspberry Pi - Anyone else manage to get one?
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

...not yet. Ordered late on the 2-29 and ship date still shows 8-16.

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