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by kelvinhall05
13 Jun 2021, 15:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25161
Views: 2661956

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Maybe a Focus keyboard but NOS green alps according to the seller. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/294220297933?_trkparms=aid%3D1110018%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.COMPLISTINGS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908103955%26meid%3D9ebcd8188040433cac45ba09fffcf6d3%26pid%3D100229%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D324670343732%26itm...
by kelvinhall05
11 Jun 2021, 21:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3178
Views: 473098

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Really hot wang, would love to put my hands all over it.
by kelvinhall05
10 Jun 2021, 15:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4760
Views: 566927

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Urbi wrote:
09 Jun 2021, 18:53
Can someone identify this switch type?

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External return spring(s) scream foam and foil to me
by kelvinhall05
03 Jun 2021, 17:22
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Pingmaster Name Change
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Pingmaster Name Change

While we are changing names I also suggest we rename the Focus 9000 (specifically mine with Matias quiet linear, a solenoid, and a new calculator module of my design) "Endgame" on the wiki.
by kelvinhall05
02 Jun 2021, 14:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3784
Views: 408444

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hello, i have a question. Why is the sound of my Matias Tactile Pro 4 so much different to this one in the video: https://youtu.be/5T7v8yOihW8?t=166 My Matias sounds awfully hollow compared to his. I mean just listen to this hollow sound: https://youtu.be/_Nv9_LoLn5c?t=678 Edit: thanks lispnick for...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 16:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

I don't know if this needs to be explicitly said, I guess I am just trying to figure out how we are about to proceed, established next steps sort of things, but: Why doesn't someone contact him and try to find out what happened? Report back the finding here in the forum. If he is alive and well - a...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 16:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

That definition is rather lacking, as the malicious intent is not a "typical" but a fundamental part of it. Then what do you consider posting someone's full, legal name and home address on a public forum without their permission? Well, was it done with malicious intent? Irrelevant. Posting someone'...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 16:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

"Shoehorn" or "add elegantly"? We can't know just yet. It could be that the source code is a total mess that needs to be redone from scratch, or that is elegantly designed and full of future-proofing and feature-hooks (we... I don't know). And perhaps some people would prefer a revived Soarer's Con...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 16:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

To finish out the collection of evidence, two more things need to happen. 2. Soarer's full name and last known address need to go public. This is not doxxing This is LITERALLY the definition of doxxing. Unbelievable. Screenshot_20210527_100314.png That definition is rather lacking, as the malicious...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 16:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

just wait a couple weeks for Shallot to finish their QMK/Via/Vial converters Yup. It'll be done Real Soon Now(tm). Really, why are you trying to squash competition? In the world of open source software more is better. You are completely ignoring what I'm saying and being extremely pessimistic about...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 16:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

esr wrote:
27 May 2021, 15:43
To finish out the collection of evidence, two more things need to happen.
2. Soarer's full name and last known address need to go public.

This is not doxxing
This is LITERALLY the definition of doxxing. Unbelievable.
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by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 16:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

ALSO: " mediocre firmware"? That's probably why is it still so highly valued, despite its latest build being 7 years old, and the name/handle of its author still spoken of in high regard. If this thread has taught me anything, a large amount of the praise for Soarer's firmware is people stuck in th...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 15:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

You can go ahead and cry "cancel culture" for my disdain of someone's disgustingly racist, misogynist, and homophobic views, and you can dismiss them as "irrelevant political views" (they aren't), but if you do that I strongly suggest you read the ncurses link I posted in a previous reply and see h...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 15:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

Just wait a few weeks for Shallot to finish their QMK and Via/Vial converters. Will be even easier to configure than Soarer's, as well as be open-source, actually maintained, and the creater has not (and hopefully will not) ghost the project. I'll believe it when I see it. Be patient then. This is ...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 15:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

I don't wanna get into this but I feel like this needs to be said: I may not agree with some of Eric's views (which for all we know, he may not even hold anymore), but you are the one here personally attacking people. I really don't see the problem with just reposting his publicly available views (...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 15:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

so you can reverse-engineer some mediocre converter firmware Methinks he doth protest too much. Once we find out what actually happened, then we can figure out the best way to honor his legacy. But this is entirely orthogonal to Eric's political views, for which many have tried to cancel him and no...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 15:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

If something terrible did happen to Soarer, we can honor them by sharing their keyboard converter project and keeping it alive. Going after information sent in private messages and trying to contact his friends/family, getting lawyers involved, etc just so you can reverse-engineer some mediocre con...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 15:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

If something terrible did happen to Soarer, we can honor them by sharing their keyboard converter project and keeping it alive. Going after information sent in private messages and trying to contact his friends/family, getting lawyers involved, etc just so you can reverse-engineer some mediocre con...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 15:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

Regardless of how bad of an idea this is (seriously, just learn to use qmk lol), I wouldn't work under the leadership of Eric. To put it simple, he is batshit insane. Here's just one of his absolutely wack views: https://web.archive.org/web/20210421193741/http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=26 So if metaphor...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 14:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

Regardless of how bad of an idea this is (seriously, just learn to use qmk lol), I wouldn't work under the leadership of Eric. To put it simple, he is batshit insane. Here's just one of his absolutely wack views: https://web.archive.org/web/20210421193741/http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=26 So if metaphori...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 13:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4760
Views: 566927

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Any idea about this module? This is the second one I've seen on japanese auction sites and missed by 10 seconds. If I had to guess I would place my bets on Microswitch. i-img1200x492-16215157179fzaje194420.jpg i-img1200x466-1621515714aoaxrn120434.jpg It is the old/tall KT foam and foil. PCB materia...
by kelvinhall05
27 May 2021, 13:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17275

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

I too think we should dig up a grave for keyboard converter code from 2013.
by kelvinhall05
22 May 2021, 00:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of Soarer's converters
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Availability of Soarer's converters

1. Yes, but I would never buy a prebuilt one as they are overpriced trash. You can build one yourself in 5 minutes for a quarter of the price. Some people see value is a neat thing that has been professionally assembled. Yes, it may be sold for rather more than the cost of the parts but isn't that ...
by kelvinhall05
21 May 2021, 14:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bad Damped Alps Remedies?
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Re: Bad Damped Alps Remedies?

Not very helpful to suggest stuff based on several year old information. My points still stand. Matias are by far the best value for OP. You sound like you've had a bad experience with the early revisions and it soured your taste, which is understandable, but they've fixed the issue they had and ar...
by kelvinhall05
21 May 2021, 13:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bad Damped Alps Remedies?
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Re: Bad Damped Alps Remedies?

Aye, these days. I got my own Alps for no more than that… many years ago. ;) I remember this topic of recent Matias switch reliability came up on DT in the last few months. People still had mixed reports about it. Matias keyboards in particular can come in a mix of good and baaaaaaaad switches, as ...
by kelvinhall05
21 May 2021, 02:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bad Damped Alps Remedies?
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Re: Bad Damped Alps Remedies?

Now, I would *not* advise bothering with Matias switches. We all want them to work, because worn old Alps, amirite? But the new fuckers just fail too much to be worth it. Matias retooled their switches a while ago and they no longer chatter. They are also very smooth and nice to type on. OP, I can ...
by kelvinhall05
19 May 2021, 00:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of Soarer's converters
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Availability of Soarer's converters

Love Hasu and TMK and QMK too. But Soarer has them all beat, pants down, when it comes to macros. Always has done. Nobody does it better. Soarers is closed-source. Huge negative imo. Personally I don't think Soarers beats them "hands down" when it comes to macros but I haven't done advanced ones wi...
by kelvinhall05
19 May 2021, 00:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of Soarer's converters
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Availability of Soarer's converters

4. Well the answers to 2 and 3 are yes, but TMK is a solid alternative. Worst case scenario you map matrix and use QMK. Hasu did a great job handling all the various IBM boards with a single firmware: https://github.com/tmk/tmk_keyboard/tree/master/converter/ibmpc_usb You can easily edit your layou...
by kelvinhall05
18 May 2021, 23:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of Soarer's converters
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: Availability of Soarer's converters

1. Yes, but I would never buy a prebuilt one as they are overpriced trash. You can build one yourself in 5 minutes for a quarter of the price. 2. As mentioned above, DIY one. You just need a Pro Micro, the appropriate socket or connector for the board you're converting, and some wire/solder/solderin...
by kelvinhall05
18 May 2021, 22:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25161
Views: 2661956

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Interesting...seller says this is a NOS Apple IIc replacement board with Blue Alps. Anyone seen that before? I was pretty sure it was hairspring (A2S4000) and Amber Alps (A2S4100/memory expansion) only.... https://www.ebay.com/itm/133764731514/ Yes I remember seeing one, someone posted it either he...

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