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by micmil
28 Apr 2021, 02:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Karabiner
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Karabiner

Tiny Left Shift should not exist. You know what Tiny Left Shift is? Tiny Left Shift is Hitler's Mustache. It sprang to life, ran off to Brazil, and has been popping out clones of itself every since. One day all of the Tiny Left Shifts will rise up and try to take over the world, but then realize the...
by micmil
28 Apr 2021, 01:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 361
Views: 29399

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

This thread is quite possibly the most internet thing ever. For better and worse.
by micmil
27 Apr 2021, 02:44
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Weird "TurboStar" (made by?)
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Weird "TurboStar" (made by?)

On an actually constructive note, there's a very similar model on eBay right now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303907322235?e ... SwKyxgZ1-S

There are instructions on the box for what the Fn key does. Any of them work on yours? :D
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 21:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSK USB issues
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Unicomp SSK USB issues

But also Unicomp is the one throwing the frisbee so it's more like
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by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 18:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4662
Views: 534701

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Front has Bull logo on it, backside says Zenith. Does that make sense? And if it’s Zenith, anyone has an idea about the switches? Thank you all! This is a Honeywell manufactured, Zenith branded, rubber dome board. Honeywell later sold their keyboard division to Key Tronic and Key Tronic still makes...
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 16:45
Forum: News
Topic: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile

What annoys me here is that they're diluting the MX name. As much as Cherry likely hates it, MX now signifies an ecosystem of keycap and board mounting as well as a specific product. Someone will buy a laptop with these switches, and post an angry message that the bargain Aliexpress "Gamer keycaps ...
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 16:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 'Vaporfly' switches - I want'em!
Replies: 27
Views: 1104

Re: 'Vaporfly' switches - I want'em!

I was trying to make a fine distinction between bouncy and mushy. For me, 'mushy' means that a lot of your kinetic energy just dissipates on bottoming out. As material representing this quality, I would suggest some sort of foam or sponge. Bouncy, however, describes a kind of trampoline effect wher...
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage Increases Value?
Replies: 109
Views: 4139

Re: Vintage Increases Value?

You don't buy a space cadet because it's the most key to ever board. it's a collection piece, and people who buy it for $10k are making an investment. Yes, because the market has been so hyped up that the speculators are rolling into town. May they all crash and burn. Understand, however, that the ...
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 16:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Basic Soarer's configuration for IBM Model M122
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Basic Soarer's configuration for IBM Model M122

Just a couple of them. :lol: That was in a thread specifically about layers and selects.
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 15:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Will Foam fit in a Packard Bell 5131C?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Will Foam fit in a Packard Bell 5131C?

Yep. My Abko K935 is factory silenced as well. That would go a long way towards taking what little noise is in the 5130's away.
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 05:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSK USB issues
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Unicomp SSK USB issues

You know what Unicomp is? Unicomp is pre-training Santa's Little Helper. Sure you love 'em and want them to do well but then they just stand there and let the frisbee doink them in the face. I'm wondering if their new firmware has some sort of frippery they had to perform in order to keep it compati...
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 05:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Basic Soarer's configuration for IBM Model M122
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Basic Soarer's configuration for IBM Model M122

When I was first debating whether or not to get this keyboard I ran across a handful of Soarer's configurations here and elsewhere that gave a bit of a slanted idea of what configuring a Soarer's Converter is like. The multi-layer monstrosities made it look downright HHHhhhhhhhhhHHHHArder than it ac...
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 05:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Will Foam fit in a Packard Bell 5131C?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Will Foam fit in a Packard Bell 5131C?

How in the hell is that not quiet enough for an office? To answer the question, yes. I'm sure you can find something thin enough to make it work. Maybe a thin mousepad? I don't know how much it would dampen the sound though. At least on my 5130's the bulk of the noise is actually from the slider sla...
by micmil
25 Apr 2021, 05:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage Increases Value?
Replies: 109
Views: 4139

Re: Vintage Increases Value?

How were the springs "better?" I highly doubt they've ever been anything but a commodity component sourced from whoever was making that size the cheapest at the time. I just measured the springs on my New Model M, M122, and M2. They're the same thing, at least as far as OD and wire thickness go. Apo...
by micmil
24 Apr 2021, 17:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Microswitch Battleships!
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Microswitch Battleships!

With that NEWS cluster on the bottom one I'm guessing George was really into Nethack. Love these things. Can't wait to see more. It was more just me having too many extra caps and wanting to make the keyboard look purposeful again. I was originally going for a compass type thing with North South Ea...
by micmil
24 Apr 2021, 05:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Buckling spring corne?
Replies: 16
Views: 687

Re: Buckling spring corne?

The Warhammer fan in me was very very confused.
by micmil
24 Apr 2021, 01:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 83
Views: 19146

Re: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

Acer’s oooooooooohkay, if you really are recently divorced, now on the hook for alimony kind of broke. It’s the kind of switch that will remind you why you don’t deserve nice things. They're the Model M of Alps. Fite me IRL. When Covid's blown over and I can actually go to Scotland. We'll do it at ...
by micmil
24 Apr 2021, 00:58
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Topre to pre-try
Replies: 19
Views: 1366

Re: Topre to pre-try

Muirium wrote:
23 Apr 2021, 23:39
While I agree with the rest of your point, you’ve put it in a real cunty way, cuntface. :roll:
I couldn't cuntain myself.
by micmil
23 Apr 2021, 23:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 83
Views: 19146

Re: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

Topre Realforce or HHKB. I think we'd get along.
Anything real Alps. Acer switches are nice though.
A full-size board with Box Jades. Screw the clients, they can deal with the noise.

Yeah, I'm a broke bastard. Too busy piling money into an impending stock crash to buy keyboards.
by micmil
23 Apr 2021, 23:10
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Topre to pre-try
Replies: 19
Views: 1366

Re: Topre to pre-try

Bump, maybe you can try buying one and then making up bullshit reasons to scam the seller into giving you a return? That might work. It might work but then you're a cunt, as is anyone that even suggests doing this. A multi-billion dollar corporation like Amazon doesn't even give a shit but Steve in...
by micmil
23 Apr 2021, 18:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage Increases Value?
Replies: 109
Views: 4139

Re: Vintage Increases Value?

Just buy a Unicomp man. bUt ThE qUaLiTy!!??! I have an IBM M122 and a Unicomp New Model M. I have no idea what people are talking about with the quality. Maybe the Unicomp Classic wasn't as good. The only real difference now is that the Unicomps don't waste money on pointlessly heavy metal panels. ...
by micmil
22 Apr 2021, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay
Replies: 96
Views: 4452

Re: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay

Yes, the speculators have found the keebs. Keebs.

KEEEEEEEBS.

Quite annoying, really. I haven't even bothered picking up an Alps board because they're all already well above my budget for a single used smoke-encrusted yellow oldhead. Closest I have is Acer switches. Pity me, forum. PITY ME!
by micmil
22 Apr 2021, 01:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias Quiet Clicks - scratchy?
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Matias Quiet Clicks - scratchy?

You obviously just need to break them in.
:lol:
by micmil
21 Apr 2021, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay
Replies: 96
Views: 4452

Re: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay

It will sell for no less than $650,000. This number is absolutely based on fact I just made up, so you can't get mad.

Then again it seems a large percentage of people come here just to get mad so whatever.
by micmil
20 Apr 2021, 02:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Micronorth Keyboard
Replies: 54
Views: 3252

Re: Micronorth Keyboard

Chyros wrote:
19 Apr 2021, 19:29
Muirium wrote:
19 Apr 2021, 17:31
Chyros wrote:
19 Apr 2021, 17:23
One of Orihalcon's Soarers' weorks for me.
Are you seore about that?
It weorks for me, Meoreom! ;p
No Welsh language on the forum, please.
by micmil
19 Apr 2021, 22:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How do I fix membrane keys?
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: How do I fix membrane keys?

"Siri, add "NEVER BUY AN OLIVETTI" to my to-do list."
by micmil
19 Apr 2021, 05:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Concept) modulable keyfeel optical discrete switch
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: (Concept) modulable keyfeel optical discrete switch

Pointless waste of electricity. The much better option is to use a ferrofluid-filled tube system like is used in the suspension systems of expensive cars. Sure, it'll cost about $200 per key but at least you won't have to spend that extra $1.85 on electricity per month. It'll only be about $1.75 in ...
by micmil
18 Apr 2021, 01:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay
Replies: 96
Views: 4452

Re: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay

I swear it was over $5k when I looked at one point. Fake bid, maybe?
by micmil
18 Apr 2021, 01:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Oh my F***ING G*d!
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

Re: Oh my F***ING G*d!

treat the music keys like "extra keyboard keys" Software already exists to do this. https://midikey2key.de/ https://www.bome.com/products/miditranslator These are just a couple of quick searches. MIDI is old as hell and already has a tool to do literally anything you could possibly think of involvi...
by micmil
17 Apr 2021, 15:25
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Keebswap - A Mechanical Keyboard Marketplace
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Keebswap - A Mechanical Keyboard Marketplace

You're going to get a lot of cunty replies. Don't take it personally. Most here are a peculiar form of Luddite that hasn't taken a dump since 1993 so they're both irrelevant and full of shit. I mean, how fucking dare you use a shortened form of a word while also not fellating antiquated technology t...

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