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by Bjerrk
35 minutes ago
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 60
Views: 15696

Re: Vacation

Yup.
by Bjerrk
Today, 17:53
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built

Myoth wrote:
Today, 17:52
Mass produced is sufficient. I'm not going to dwell on it more in this thread, this is not the appropriate place :roll:
I can understand. I was only asking since you brought it up.
by Bjerrk
Today, 17:49
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built

Could you explain how it fits the description of "generic hunk of metal"?
by Bjerrk
Today, 17:46
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built

BTW Love how 300£ for a custom made keyboard produced at few quantities with peculiar aesthetics that could appeal to a certain niche is surprising, but a generic hunk of metal which doesn't comply to modern standard that sells for 3 times that much, doesn't really bother anyone. That would be inte...
by Bjerrk
Today, 17:03
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: [WTS] Weaven 60% pre-built

Sincere but perhaps stupid question: why is this keyboard desirable? As in 300£ without keycaps desirable? There must be something special I am missing :-)
by Bjerrk
Today, 12:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 60
Views: 15696

Re: Vacation

Here, it's mostly the slow vaccine rollout which prevents me from going abroad. On a more positive note, I am already by the sea (Copenhagen), so it could be worse.
by Bjerrk
Today, 10:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM FSSK Build Log
Replies: 35
Views: 2915

Re: IBM FSSK Build Log

Of course, if you dip the springs in glowstick juice, they'll get even lighter!


... I'll see myself out ...
by Bjerrk
Today, 09:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM FSSK Build Log
Replies: 35
Views: 2915

Re: IBM FSSK Build Log

Why don't you grease the floss? You're making it sound like this isn't something we've already tried :) Conclusion: No real advantages over a regular floss mod. I could imagine the floss mod increasing the force required for the tactile event ever so slightly. If anything, I'd say the reverse is tr...
by Bjerrk
Today, 08:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Where to find good mechanical mouse?
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Where to find good mechanical mouse?

Weezer wrote:
Today, 08:10
Is this AI training?

Also the original question is stupid even on Reddit
I think it's more trivial than that. In the previous instances, the post was just edited after a while to reveal some spam link.
by Bjerrk
Today, 07:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My 1993 3278 Model m
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: My 1993 3278 Model m

[…] my […] IBM Model M. I was born in the early 2000s […] I hope to keep using it for the rest of my life as my main keyboard. Hopefully parts will still be around in 20 years if i have to fix it again […] In a few years the current Model M hype will be over, and of course you’ll have to fix yours ...
by Bjerrk
Yesterday, 15:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: [EU-DE] IBM M122 Terminals, Battlecruisers, Battleships, Unicomp
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: [EU-DE] IBM M122 Terminals, Battlecruisers, Battleships, Unicomp

ifohancroft wrote:
Yesterday, 14:11
Btw the Model M spoiler doesn't show. I mean the button is there but nothing happens when clicking it.
Which only makes the whole thing more exciting. What's going to happen? What's behind the spoiler? I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE
by Bjerrk
Yesterday, 13:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6476
Views: 998189

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

First one is very similar to cwcowell's situation above - one key wasn't buckling, and jiggling or stretching the spring didn't help, as per the manual video I decided to try pulling it off and reattaching it. The spring looks fine visually, but I just can't get it to attach when pushing down with ...
by Bjerrk
22 Jun 2021, 12:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My 1993 3278 Model m
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: My 1993 3278 Model m

Looks superb, gotta love those Ms. And nice to see the post-millenials enjoying some classic tech :-D
by Bjerrk
22 Jun 2021, 09:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 443
Views: 59522

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Any idea what these funny looking external coil springy fellas are?
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by Bjerrk
22 Jun 2021, 08:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25188
Views: 2728549

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Slom wrote:
22 Jun 2021, 08:39
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283725751989?h ... Sw~EReCC3v

1PC used DOLCH portable industrial computer keyboard

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Ah, I see it's one of the rarer models with the inverted layout.
by Bjerrk
22 Jun 2021, 07:36
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 4704 Model F 77-key reproduction keyboard review
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: IBM 4704 Model F 77-key reproduction keyboard review

I don't have my F77 yet, but I'd be willing to take a swing at it. Hope you succeed where I would fail. Out of pure disgust, I might even place the package under our fleet of Caterpillar 797Fs as they run over it in a fully laden procession. That way, it becomes part of our working site - forever. ...
by Bjerrk
21 Jun 2021, 21:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beamspring daily drivers?
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Beamspring daily drivers?

Regarding the "bad ergonomics" question:
Isn't it much like a typewriter? I have an IBM Selectric, for instance, whose keys of course sit quite high above the table. Is it then implied that all the Selectric typists suffered under bad ergonomics?
by Bjerrk
21 Jun 2021, 13:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Removing and replacing Futaba MA switches
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Removing and replacing Futaba MA switches

Yeah, I have removed a few, but ultimately abandoned the project because the switches were in too bad condition. They were a bit of a hassle to get off, but this was mostly due to the pins being bent very firmly onto the PCB. Other than that it didn't seem to require any special methods.
by Bjerrk
21 Jun 2021, 13:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 443
Views: 59522

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Anyone have any idea about this funky looking switch in a Philips keyboard? https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9t4AAOSwdw1gDzEI/s-l1600.jpg Looks like a rubber dome + plunger, but the design is interesting ... Yeah, I have one of these too. Probably one of the nicer domes I've used (I think the fact th...
by Bjerrk
21 Jun 2021, 12:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dear Model F owners, can we talk? (Long rant)
Replies: 62
Views: 2223

Re: Dear Model F owners, can we talk? (Long rant)

I own two Ms, and a lot of F keyboards. I didn't measure the difference, but it is there and the F is way lighter. Not everyone is able to tell the difference, which seems incredible to me. Agreed, the difference is substantial! I can't use a model M, it's too heavy when typing 10 000 characters in...
by Bjerrk
21 Jun 2021, 08:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Removing and replacing Futaba MA switches
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Removing and replacing Futaba MA switches

It's the former. You can remove a single switch and replace it with a new one.
by Bjerrk
21 Jun 2021, 08:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6476
Views: 998189

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

goomba_ wrote:
21 Jun 2021, 07:59
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is this when production is ceasing?
In all likelihood: No.

See this comment by ytirohtksek and the surrounding discussion, as well as this comment.
by Bjerrk
20 Jun 2021, 22:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom keycaps: current options for one-off custom set?
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Custom keycaps: current options for one-off custom set?

vometia wrote:
20 Jun 2021, 07:20
That said, I may be migrating away from Mint for various reasons anyway (well, for one reason, which is systemd), just to make it even less relevant.
I hope you don't mind me off-topic'ing a bit, but do you have your eye on any particular systemd free distribution(s)?
by Bjerrk
20 Jun 2021, 19:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Seeking rather specific keyboard recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: Seeking rather specific keyboard recommendations

I also agree that MX tactiles are not as nice to use as sharply tactile domes like the BTC DWS sort; I find them frankly quite horrible across the board, and I don't just mean actual Cherry. I've tried quite a few now and don't really like any of them, they just feel sort of broken. I've never comp...
by Bjerrk
20 Jun 2021, 13:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Seeking rather specific keyboard recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: Seeking rather specific keyboard recommendations

I think I'll have to place myself in the "just doesn't get Topre" category. I tried a HHKB. I tried BTC D+S boards. Both are fine. Reasonably pleasant. I even liked them. But I still have difficulty understanding what makes Topre so special. Looking at the force curves only leaves me more perplexed....
by Bjerrk
20 Jun 2021, 13:39
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 4704 Model F 77-key reproduction keyboard review
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: IBM 4704 Model F 77-key reproduction keyboard review

Nice review! My only complaint is that the QMK bashing was somewhat unfair. It really isn't anywhere near as hard to use as it is made out to be, and I much prefer it over some platform-specific, proprietary, Alexa-connected GUI nightmare. But if we want think about this as a mainstream product (whi...
by Bjerrk
18 Jun 2021, 17:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod
Replies: 89
Views: 40635

Re: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod

What's the best way to accurately drill into the rivet without a drill press? I have a dremel and hand drill but is either one better for this type of mod? 1) Should I just purchase a dremel drill press? ($50; most expensive and I don't need for anything else) 2) Can I use a drill-bit guide from a ...
by Bjerrk
17 Jun 2021, 11:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Seeking rather specific keyboard recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 1116

Re: Seeking rather specific keyboard recommendations

On top of that, you can easily linearize or click-mod these Alps later on when you just wanna experiment. I click-modded mine and it felt and sounded absolutely nut-worthy. The tactility is mad. How could your co-workers not tell you to type louder? :D I think this is really one of the best things ...

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