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by sharktastica
Yesterday, 22:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2972
Views: 290435

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

IMG_2922.jpg 2.59kg in 21st Century units! ;) I'll agree that metric makes much more sense. However, having lived in Canada, the UK and the US, I've spent most of my life in a general state of confusion about how to spell, pronounce and measure just about everything :shock: :D I generally just adop...
by sharktastica
Yesterday, 20:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2972
Views: 290435

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

ddrfraser1 wrote:
Yesterday, 18:22
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2.59kg in 21st Century units! ;)
by sharktastica
27 May 2020, 14:56
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Various IBM Keyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: [WTB] Specific Model F and M variants

Bump with changes
by sharktastica
27 May 2020, 13:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A yellowed '86 "Type I" Model M122
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: A yellowed '86 "Type I" Model M122

I painted my F and M 122s. Perhaps these pics will inform your decision. The only thing I don't like about retrobriting is that it turned out uneven for me. :( Yeah, I've seen some retrobriting horror stories. Like even for David Murray/The 8-Bit Guy, he's had things come out marbly (like his Osbou...
by sharktastica
27 May 2020, 13:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A yellowed '86 "Type I" Model M122
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: A yellowed '86 "Type I" Model M122

I have never seen a 1st generation 122-key M terminal from Greenock, so I can't say for sure, but my understanding was that Model M cases are PVC. But then again, Greenock made ABS space bars, so who knows. Honestly, I have never seen a yellowed IBM M/F case. Hmm. I'm beginning to think that materi...
by sharktastica
27 May 2020, 00:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads

Sturmtiger001 wrote:
26 May 2020, 23:03
I always wanted to get one of these things and after watching your video on the sound of them, I think I might just get one after all.
Awesome!
by sharktastica
27 May 2020, 00:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A yellowed '86 "Type I" Model M122
Replies: 7
Views: 316

A yellowed '86 "Type I" Model M122

So today, I received this 'little' fella in the mail. IMG_20200526_192546464.jpg A yellowed M122. Even considering the piss-poor lighting of my room, you can see a stark contrast with the patch of white on the top-right area of the keyboard where a sticker once resided. The fact that it was yellowed...
by sharktastica
24 May 2020, 16:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2972
Views: 290435

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Got my second Model M13 today! It came in pretty great condition and with a still-wrapped manual. SNKB-M1995EP101.jpg "pretty good", that looks mint! Nice find :D The original did not read " pretty good ", but " pretty great ". One may find it to be an insignificant difference, and in such a contex...
by sharktastica
23 May 2020, 21:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2972
Views: 290435

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Got my second Model M13 today! It came in pretty great condition and with a still-wrapped manual.
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by sharktastica
23 May 2020, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: F XT foam
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: F XT foam

You’ll just have to get some scissors to make the weird ones line up. Plus make some small holes under each barrel since XT (/3178/5291) barrels mount slightly differently than 4704/104/122/AT ones. IMHO, you might as well cut a piece foam yourself at that point but YMMV. As ddrfraser1 said, I'm su...
by sharktastica
20 May 2020, 16:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Japanese ibm model m-- 5576-C01 find
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Japanese ibm model m-- 5576-C01 find

5576-C01s:
webwit wrote:
20 May 2020, 14:06
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5291 Bigfoots: Ah, a challenger approaches
by sharktastica
17 May 2020, 23:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads

Aye. I'm hoping that I can adapt the Wheelwriter conversion mod for it, allowing me to use a Soarer's directly on the matrix and bypass the RS485 serial components. But failing that, I have a few other things in mind. Besides, it will be a while until I'm allowed back at my office, so I've got a whi...
by sharktastica
17 May 2020, 20:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads

If you turn the key to the off position (according to your planned mod) does the computer throw a shutdown dialog, straight shutdown, or hard power off? Just wondering on the intended implementation! There’s a range of user experiences available. I'm leaning towards straight shutdown. I like the id...
by sharktastica
17 May 2020, 16:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads
Replies: 7
Views: 358

IBM/Toshiba Model M7 POS Keypads

Yeah, I know these are not the most glamourous things in the world, but I thought it might be of interest for some. IMG_20200509_230108188.jpg I'm working on converting two of these keypads into macropads - one for home and one for my university office I'm allowed back - with the ultimate goal of ma...
by sharktastica
12 May 2020, 14:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demonstration XL - Nightowl keyboard (silicone mat & membrane)
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Typing Demonstration XL - Nightowl keyboard (silicone mat & membrane)

So this is where Notch got his Minecraft walking sound effects from?

Also thanks, I hate it.
by sharktastica
11 May 2020, 19:02
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Does anyone have issues posting picture attachments?
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Does anyone have issues posting picture attachments?

All good from my end.
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And I can see the photo you posted.
by sharktastica
01 May 2020, 20:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?
Replies: 29
Views: 1173

Re: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?

Relatively speaking, I'm quite an infant in this hobby so I can't comment historically speaking. I only really dived into 'proper' keyboarding and appreciation last August when I got my first Model M (an '87 battleship), and I was born in 1997 so I missed out experiencing the golden river of vintage...
by sharktastica
01 May 2020, 12:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2972
Views: 290435

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Received my blue ANSI caps from Unicomp today, spicing up this On-The-Stick M13:
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by sharktastica
28 Apr 2020, 23:11
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Various IBM Keyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: [WTB] Specific Model F and M variants

Another WTB added.
by sharktastica
28 Apr 2020, 23:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Blaise170
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Blaise170

Sad news indeed. Rest in peace.
by sharktastica
28 Apr 2020, 21:13
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Various IBM Keyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: [WTB] Specific Model F and M variants

Bump, with some additional WTB's.
by sharktastica
19 Apr 2020, 21:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Learning System Sciences (?!)
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: IBM Learning System Sciences (?!)

Awesome piece of history you got there! It definitely seems like a prototype for IBM's 49-key POS keyboard (and its LCD-equipped Model M8 cousin), which has two slightly different variants; a silver-square badged one possibly known as the IBM 3320 (for 4683/4684) made in Mexico (possibly in their ow...
by sharktastica
19 Apr 2020, 20:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Switch does my old laptop have?
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: What Switch does my old laptop have?

Yeah, it just looks like a generic scissor-switch. Since there's not much innovation to be had with them, most look the same. Also, to add complication, IBM (and later Lenovo) never made a definitive ThinkPad keyboard internally and instead relied on multiple OEMs at the same time to produce them. M...
by sharktastica
11 Apr 2020, 23:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird / interesting vintage computer advertisements
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Weird / interesting vintage computer advertisements

Not weird, but interesting (and Model M). Especially considering that this gives us a peek of how IBM was marketing typewriters in an age where the PC was on the verge of taking over completely - ie, Wheelwriters were basically diet word processor computers with integrated printers. https://i.imgur....
by sharktastica
11 Apr 2020, 23:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird / interesting vintage computer advertisements
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Weird / interesting vintage computer advertisements

snacksthecat wrote:
11 Apr 2020, 22:56
I know IBM stuff holds it's value well. But $18k??? Sadly I feel we boomarang back to this price range at some point.
Yeah, nothing's changed with Beamsprings.
by sharktastica
01 Apr 2020, 14:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Interest Check] 75%Keyboard:Cyberboard(With Color Option form)
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: [Interest Check] 75%Keyboard:Cyberboard(With Color Option form)

Yeah, I've seen this posted before a few days ago. I'll bite though. Let me get this straight - there's an RGB LED strip on the back of the keyboard that would: A) require me to use the keyboard backwards to see properly B) shine RGB puke glare at my monitors in the night if used normally Otherwise,...
by sharktastica
30 Mar 2020, 15:04
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 57
Views: 3389

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

I've long wondered what a 101/104-key case with the same bezel dimensions as the SSK would look like. This looks miles better than the current 5576-C01 case they use right now. Agreed. I don't think the old case was necessarily bad though, it just never fit in with the family's design language (nor...
by sharktastica
29 Mar 2020, 21:03
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 57
Views: 3389

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

Agreed about the reprogrammability, but I'm still excited to get my one. Above all, I was really hoping for Type C more than anything. But still, it's not like we've lost a feature (just could have been better). I suspect Type C mods will happen (should be easy enough to do). The new compact is real...

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