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by sharktastica
14 Apr 2021, 16:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3139
Views: 442952

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Speaking of black and blue... I went with a '00s ThinkPad vibe for this M13:
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by sharktastica
14 Apr 2021, 16:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3139
Views: 442952

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Imho, I think one of the nicest combo of keeb and keycaps lately seen around. Kudos to you mate. Really a cute sample.... I'm generally a fan of beige kbs over black, but I do have to admit this looks very cool. Aye! Coming from a beige lover, the combo here is awesome! Same here. Although well, it...
by sharktastica
10 Apr 2021, 19:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3139
Views: 442952

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

WoB and blue mods on a Unicomp Mini M:
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by sharktastica
08 Apr 2021, 05:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is There a Discord for Vintage Keyboards?
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Is There a Discord for Vintage Keyboards?

DT has its own Discord, in fact! The subreddits I moderate, r/ModelM and the recently minted r/ModelF, have a combined Discord. Although as the name implies, it's very much IBM orientated. IBM Alps keyboards, beam spring keyboards, ThinkPad keyboards, even Selectric typewriters, etc., are more than ...
by sharktastica
04 Apr 2021, 22:45
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-02-15]
Replies: 26
Views: 2751

Re: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-02-15]

Wow, such a great heritage so worthily represented can't pass unobserved. knowing the passion you're putting into all this, i'am sure new features are just awaiting to pop up very soon. After all, beyond pixels there's something even more advisable, something to be printed and framed, for instance....
by sharktastica
29 Mar 2021, 20:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Keyboard Operator’s Guide 1st Ed (Dec 1992)
Replies: 1
Views: 154

IBM Keyboard Operator’s Guide 1st Ed (Dec 1992)

So, I recently acquired this cool gem that I’ll be scanning at the earliest convenience. Unfortunately, this document is rather non-technical, but there’s some useful info inside including details on how to use the drivers that would have came with the trackball-equipped Model M5-2 (IBM Enhanced Key...
by sharktastica
29 Mar 2021, 20:15
Forum: News
Topic: RIP Neil Muyskens - Founder of Unicomp
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: RIP Neil Muyskens - Founder of Unicomp

Indeed, I found out too only yesterday. I'm sure we all can give our thanks to Neil for keeping the Model M spirit alive after IBM and Lexmark had lost faith. R.I.P.
by sharktastica
24 Mar 2021, 14:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp Mini M / New Model M Tenkeyless
Replies: 45
Views: 1544

Re: Unicomp Mini M / New Model M Tenkeyless

IMG_1960.JPG Seems they've also plugged another issue I found during my testing. The controller board on my prototype could move around a lot when trying to plug or disconnect a USB cable in/out. Seems they've modified the guide 'stalks' on yours to prevent it (mine, below, are just straight by com...
by sharktastica
24 Mar 2021, 14:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp Mini M / New Model M Tenkeyless
Replies: 45
Views: 1544

Re: Unicomp Mini M / New Model M Tenkeyless

I believe that Chyros concluded that the M13's made in the Mexican plant were up to snuff with the other Model M's at the time insofar as manufacturing quality was concerned. Though the keycaps are still pad printed, so unfortunately even though they look quite nice they'll eventually wear off with...
by sharktastica
22 Mar 2021, 20:55
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: IBM 6094-051 Spaceball
Replies: 2
Views: 512

IBM 6094-051 Spaceball

I bought it for ~£20 (I think) last year and I'm finally getting around to playing with it again. The most I've done with it is gotten it to handshake with Windows 10 over serial and made it beep. The device itself seems to be a rebrand of a Labtec (later 3DConnexion) Spaceball 4000. I'm going to ev...
by sharktastica
18 Mar 2021, 23:18
Forum: News
Topic: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile

https://www.cherrymx.de/en/blog/cherry-mx-ultra-low-profile.html https://www.cherrymx.de/_Resources/Persistent/49e6bbb252bea65cb96b7f90c0b72719041682ef/MX_Comparsion_No_Watermark-1250x588.jpg Takeaways: * 1.8mm total travel * 45cn for actuation, 65cn for tactile * (Unique) SMD mount * Will make thei...
by sharktastica
18 Mar 2021, 14:51
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8951

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Downplay it, I say. Maybe even make it invisible to all but the liked post’s writer themselves. A thank you rather than an invitation to grandstand and troll like we see dominate elsewhere. Agreed. That would go a long way to help the writer of a given post know their post is appreciated/acknowledg...
by sharktastica
18 Mar 2021, 02:15
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8951

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

+1 for dark mode, +2 for an option between modes. Everyone will be happy.
by sharktastica
16 Mar 2021, 13:05
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8951

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Years back I was a moderator for a couple of pretty niche forums (one was fountain pens, but I digress)... and when I came across Deskthority I was impressed by the quality of this community. I then noticed that DT was seeking a new owner, I was intrigued and reached out to the admins. Glad you lik...
by sharktastica
16 Mar 2021, 12:46
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8951

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

webwit wrote:
16 Mar 2021, 12:41
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1626
How times have changed, eh?
by sharktastica
15 Mar 2021, 21:10
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8951

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Indeed, welcome to the chair, Oliver!

I look forward to seeing what you'll bring to the table and learning more about you. Big thanks to the previous owners for their dedication over the years, and I remain (hopefully understandably) cautiously optimistic for the future!
by sharktastica
11 Mar 2021, 22:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 755
Views: 108940

Re: IBM SSK club!

Geez dude, no need to be a jerk about it. From sharks other comments he helped identify some bugs in the anti ghost code at extreme high rollover among other things. Sounds like standard pre-release/beta testing to me. My goodness Unicomp will never please people no matter what they do with the bot...
by sharktastica
10 Mar 2021, 02:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 755
Views: 108940

Re: IBM SSK club!

wobbled wrote:
09 Mar 2021, 22:08
How did you manage to get your hands on the prototypes?
Unicomp approached me to critically review the Mini M to find any outstanding issues and review from my perspective.
by sharktastica
08 Mar 2021, 22:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 755
Views: 108940

Re: IBM SSK club!

How's the build quality? Also the legends for the windows key and context menu looks off. Maybe it's just me. I do like the lock lights though. It's pretty good. This is a prototype keyboard and the right Windows key alignment is a known issue that's already been fixed (chyros' example, which is a ...
by sharktastica
08 Mar 2021, 17:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 755
Views: 108940

Re: IBM SSK club!

Whilst certainly not as valuable as a Mopar, I'll take the distinction of posting the first Mini M (well, prototype of) nu SSK on this thread.

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by sharktastica
07 Mar 2021, 23:02
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 89
Views: 17742

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

Keybug wrote:
07 Mar 2021, 21:47
The mind boggles!!

It has finally become a reality.
Indeed! If you're curious, I've touched base on a prototype: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=25313. Chyros has also done an unboxing video on another prototype too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ48wTg0YDc.
by sharktastica
03 Mar 2021, 13:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 473
Views: 86053

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

This is my favorite TV show when I was a teenager! I remember watching every episode. And now I only remember some of the characters, and I probably don’t remember the plot, because I’ve watched so many different films. You should definitely watch this show again! This has always been my favourite ...
by sharktastica
03 Mar 2021, 02:17
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unicomp Mini Model M SSK prototype first look, overview/review and experience
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Unicomp Mini Model M SSK prototype first look, overview/review and experience

Minor update: I've added a photo of the backplate at the end. (warning: it's very anticlimactic! 😅)
by sharktastica
03 Mar 2021, 01:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 473
Views: 86053

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Model M in Stargate SG-1: Season 2, Episode 15 - "The Fifth Race". Seen around 16 and a half minutes in, during the scene where Jack O'Neill is entering new Stargate addresses into the computer.

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by sharktastica
26 Feb 2021, 00:11
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unicomp Mini Model M SSK prototype first look, overview/review and experience
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Unicomp Mini Model M SSK prototype first look, overview/review and experience

About a month ago, I was contacted by Unicomp to help critically review a prototype of the now-March coming Mini M. This is my article on my experience with the Mini M over the last three weeks, some details of the Mini M's new features, and how/what I reported to Unicomp as things to fix/improve! T...
by sharktastica
25 Feb 2021, 21:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Colleagues say my keyboard is too loud...
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Colleagues say my keyboard is too loud...

Get new colleagues.
by sharktastica
25 Feb 2021, 20:34
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK

On a different subject, I was looking around their site and noticed the following: Note: The Classic Trackball keyboards are temporarily unavailable. Check back in the 3rd quarter of 2021. Sorry about the inconvenience. https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/category/ClassicTrackball I wonder if Unicomp h...
by sharktastica
25 Feb 2021, 18:23
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 39
Views: 2971

Re: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

Donated. I hope to donate a bit more in a few days time.
by sharktastica
25 Feb 2021, 16:45
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK

* They got rid of the gaudy icons on the lock light label * They are using multiple colours on the keycaps, not just for the embedded numpad, but also for Alt and the Numpad keys. This is a nice touch, and reverses a cost cutting measure that dates back to the Lexmark days. Aye, my article coming l...
by sharktastica
25 Feb 2021, 13:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 64 Bit Soarer's Tools for Mac
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: 64 Bit Soarer's Tools for Mac

Oh, this is awesome!

I'll spread the news since I know a lot of people who would be interested in this. Cheers, Mu!

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