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by __red__
10 Jan 2019, 21:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2059
Views: 92997

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

lot_lizard wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 20:44
Assuming @__red__ is game if we can’t reach him
You called? :mrgreen:
lot_lizard wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 20:44
Has @DMA been around?
He's been away for a while, but I can contact him OOB if you need him.


Red
by __red__
06 Jan 2019, 05:35
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 386
Views: 10749

Muirium wrote: façade
Be still my little english-speaking, diacritic loving heart. <3
by __red__
05 Jan 2019, 05:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2415

Muirium wrote: Depends how much you can stand flatness, I suppose. I like my caps cylindrical and row contoured, so, for me, IBM caps on flatness is striking to the point of a straight up no-go.
To be clear, my daily driver is an F-122 at full incline so I'm pretty much typing at a 45 degree angle ;-)
by __red__
05 Jan 2019, 04:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2415

For 300x200mm (4 layer):
1 -> $300
10 -> $78
100 -> $25
by __red__
05 Jan 2019, 04:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2415

The technology has existed for some time to make roll-up musical keyboards, and now foldable phones and displays are making debuts. Should it not be possible to use the same technologies to make flexible keyboard PCBs? I just haven't found the lack of curve to be any issue. Try it before you overco...
by __red__
04 Jan 2019, 06:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2415

Hey Red: does this board really lose nothing by dodging foam entirely? Are there any downsides at all in feel and sound? I uploaded some samples above. I may re-record them because I'm not really happy with how they sound compared to reality. The keyboard sounds amazing. much better than in the rec...
by __red__
04 Jan 2019, 01:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2415

Hypersphere wrote: Could we get a typing video with sound?
After the kid goes to bed.
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 21:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2415

wcass samples:
Flat:
Propped Up:
This does not do it justice.

For reference - other keybs in my collection:
XT:
Unmodified 4704:
Modified 4704 with craft foam:
F-122:
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 21:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2415

wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

Greetings! Just over a week ago I received a package and in that package was wcass' unique Model F compact SSK. I've been using it as my daily-driver for about a week now. I've now gotten enough information to give a good, solid review and consent to tear it down and comment on its construction. Gee...
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 14:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So I broke my Model M by cleaning it...
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Another thing to bear in mind, unicomp sell replacement parts (including new membranes) so it will always be repairable.
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 14:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Buckling spring keyboards
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

ZedTheMan wrote: Hey, it's all good! The battleship sized ones aren't for every desk, haha! Best of luck.
OP needs a bigger desk ;-)
by __red__
01 Jan 2019, 04:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3444
Views: 141794

mike52787 wrote: Wcass built this.
Small World :lol:

I'd better do a teardown and review of it :twisted:
by __red__
31 Dec 2018, 23:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3444
Views: 141794

So I came across this keyboard on my travels... it's buckling spring. Anyone recognize it? ;-)
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by __red__
25 Dec 2018, 19:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: LED for switches
Replies: 4
Views: 257

I'm not at the house so I can't double-check - but from memory they're 3mm LEDs
by __red__
20 Dec 2018, 23:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: What's in the box?!?!?! (IBM Industrial SSK)
Replies: 17
Views: 984

FYI - Unicomp has the industrial case on clearance so replacing that warped case will be easy :-)
by __red__
19 Dec 2018, 23:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stupid Model F keycap questions
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Unicomp will custom print the Ctrl text on that key for you.
by __red__
19 Dec 2018, 22:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

Because if your hopping an interconnect it causes latency. It should be clever enough to say , ok that app is only using 4 threads , lets keep all them threads on node0. But if you have a massively parallel task that is not impacted by latency like a big ass render it should have access to all node...
by __red__
19 Dec 2018, 17:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

andrewjoy wrote: But i would settle for an OS that can keep all of the threads of one app on a single Node or die !
Why would you want to do that? That limits you severely.

You'd be limited to the number of cores your system has.
by __red__
19 Dec 2018, 14:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

... because physics.

We can't make them faster, we can only make them parallel.

Your average software developer is completely incapable of writing software on more than one core.
by __red__
18 Dec 2018, 23:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Pad Printing / Dye Sublimation
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Pad Printing / Dye Sublimation

Has anyone here experimented with either Pad Printing or Dye Sublimation?

I'm interested in doing this to IBM keycaps for the record.
by __red__
18 Dec 2018, 22:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wip - Fully custom tkl with some extras
Replies: 7
Views: 435

jumpifzero wrote: Keycaps will be ordered from maxkeyboards as I they have a good price on abs custom prints with custom colours.
Wait a cotton-pickin' minute. There are companies that do colour printing on caps(!)

I have some emails to send ...
by __red__
18 Dec 2018, 13:13
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 83
Views: 3332

I heard of it but I'm not fluent. Not sure I want to put myself into it considering all the work I have to do with the forum/wiki update. It's one of those things that would require a somewhat steep learning curve up front but will save your bacon (and rez the pig) over time. Maybe not this time......
by __red__
18 Dec 2018, 07:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

If demand is high enough to fuel prices higher than the intrinsic value of an item, it means a speculative mania has probably arisen around the item and the bubble created will eventually burst. You know, the temptation to link this statement to fiat currencies and the gold standard is rather inten...
by __red__
18 Dec 2018, 05:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

What a well thought out post, I can only give you my viewpoint: What is the intrinsic value of a vintage computer and related items, and how useful are they? Modern computer technology is intrinsically superior and more useful for the average person than older tech, which is why modern computers gen...
by __red__
17 Dec 2018, 22:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 83
Views: 3332

(more importantly, if you fsck-up - you can rewind all your configuration changes, upgrades, OS builds... etc).

I'll spin up an example VM for you to play with if you'd like a demo.
by __red__
17 Dec 2018, 22:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 83
Views: 3332

on other news, we purchased the new server! SSD baby! broooom brooooooom! Hopefully tomorrow I will be configuring it. Can I interest you in your Lord and Saviour NixOS? As an example, you deploy mediawiki like this: services.httpd.extraSubservices = [ { serviceType = "mediawiki"; siteName = "your....
by __red__
17 Dec 2018, 22:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018 Photo Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3670

Well, it got a permanent station in my lab. I'm building a computer for it right now.

I will confess, I'm actually kinda taken by it...
by __red__
17 Dec 2018, 15:16
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018 Photo Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3670

So, let's open the box!@ IMG_20181217_084820060.jpg Perty!!! Lots of Candy and what appears to be a keyboard buried underneath. Wassat? IMG_20181217_085251614.jpg A Dell AT101W. Unfamiliar with the keyboard but a few clicks on the deskthority wiki puts me straight. This means I am now inducted into ...
by __red__
17 Dec 2018, 15:01
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8326

Posting to the picture thread now.
by __red__
17 Dec 2018, 02:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1656
Views: 119313

depletedvespene wrote: (also, ISO!)
I can't be the only person on Earth who does the combination ANSI/ISO thing? Can I?

ANSI enter/|\
ISO left shift plus additional

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