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by an_achronism
26 Aug 2021, 11:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 520
Views: 48102

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

So I'm wondering, surely it's not necessary for the water to be boiling, right? It's about delivering some heat, enough to clean the dirt off and melt the wax. So for the ABS housings, anything under 100C should be ok? (iirc that's when it starts warping?) So maybe a sous vide heater, set to like 7...
by an_achronism
06 Aug 2021, 01:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What happens when your "White Whale" disappoints?
Replies: 56
Views: 2673

Re: What happens when your "White Whale" disappoints?

That's really strange. I used to own both a Realforce and an HHKB and felt no difference due to the plate. Perhaps it had something to do with my setup. I still regret trading that HiPro, even if I got a sweet SSK out of the deal. I've never tried a HiPro one but the HHKBs I've tried don't feel any...
by an_achronism
05 Aug 2021, 22:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What happens when your "White Whale" disappoints?
Replies: 56
Views: 2673

Re: What happens when your "White Whale" disappoints?

I guess this is totally mundane compared with the rare vintage keyboards being discussed, but 7 years ago or so I convinced myself based entirely on reading forums like this that Topre was the ultimate thing and splurged on a RealForce board. Within a few minutes of receiving it and using it, I hat...
by an_achronism
01 Aug 2021, 00:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

wobbled wrote:
31 Jul 2021, 18:24
The closest thing to BTC dome w/ Slider with N Key rollover is Topre & clones with BKE domes.
Having just received a test batch of BKE Redux domes, I think I am inclined to agree. Nothing like actual Topre, which kinda surprised me.
by an_achronism
31 Jul 2021, 00:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

They have a German 105U and a French 105UB at the moment. Sadly, no , they don't . If you're talking about Compose, you use X11, it seems. Want my funky xkb configs? They won't grow physical keys on your HHKB, but they will at least give you Compose. Nah I know how to set it up in X, but it require...
by an_achronism
29 Jul 2021, 18:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Model M Restoration Megaguide
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: My Model M Restoration Megaguide

Since this is a very detailed and comprehensive Model M restoration guide I just wanted to suggest adding an additional technique which has not been been commonly used, the the "Model M Threaded Insert Mod" - https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22822 I personally think using threaded insert...
by an_achronism
20 Jul 2021, 03:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Switch Erase-Ease on BTC 8120
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Switch Erase-Ease on BTC 8120

hellothere wrote:
20 Jul 2021, 02:35
One thing I'd really like is to have a translation of all the legends on all the keys. Just because.
I can do that if you like. Chuck me a clear photo or two of your particular board just in case there's any individual variation and I'll see what I can do.
by an_achronism
20 Jul 2021, 01:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

Re: Topre Question

Go-Kart wrote:
19 Jul 2021, 21:03
Cooler Master's NovaTouch
Those things seem to be gold dust because they're MX compatible. Personally, I'm just going with Niz switches, and (I think) BKE Redux v1 domes, which are a frustrating match to assemble but theoretically pleasing to use.
by an_achronism
20 Jul 2021, 01:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Switch Erase-Ease on BTC 8120
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Switch Erase-Ease on BTC 8120

I recently acquired an IBM 5576-001 . It sorta has 5 split space bars. One's really a caps lock key. Two are read as space bars in Windows 10 non-Japanese. I don't remember if the other two do anything, as the keyboard is currently on my bench and taken apart, I can't check. I'm really hoping I can...
by an_achronism
19 Jul 2021, 10:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

Re: Topre Question

I don't yet understand the naming difference between HHKB, Realforce, and Leopold. Looks like the Realforce KBs are the only ones available with 55g switches. Leopold has at least one full-size model and is more expensive than Realforce ($259 vs. $226). HHKBs start at about the same list price as m...
by an_achronism
13 Jul 2021, 14:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

Since then I have just decided to keep Joe's amazing contribution to the community separate from his questionable business practices: Appreciating the former does not mean approval of the latter. I still believe that a more transparent communication would actually help the business side of his proj...
by an_achronism
12 Jul 2021, 01:09
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 36
Views: 4857

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

Did this stuff happen? I'm considering trying out some box clickies in a keyboard, but only ever tried whites before. It actually did, and I shot a video, but it's way too much footage for the topic and my entire methodology was based upon some misinformation: I'd read that Pink and Noble Yellow sp...
by an_achronism
10 Jul 2021, 00:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

Go-Kart wrote:
09 Jul 2021, 22:33
Bro, do it.
One thing that might be a bit of a barrier: seems ISO layout Topre boards aren't exactly common. I missed the board on KeyboardCompany selling them already. Definitely want ISO left Shift...
by an_achronism
09 Jul 2021, 20:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

I'm a fan of the R1 beige chassis. I was surprised how quick I adjusted to JIS and how slowly I'm getting used to the HHKB layout! That's one of the reasons why my HHKB ain't leaving my desk for another week or so. Adjusting to the physical layout of JIS with UK logical mapping is easy, but actuall...
by an_achronism
09 Jul 2021, 00:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

And that specifically applies to 45 g Topre in a HHKB - the flex of the plastic chassis has a surprising impact on key feel. Yeah my RealForce arrived and I kinda like it but the bottom out is brütal. I would probably adore this thing if it had a plastic rather than solid metal plate. Furthermore, ...
by an_achronism
07 Jul 2021, 14:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: £ symbol macro QMK / VIA
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: £ symbol macro QMK / VIA

If you are on ANSI, as Myoth says, using an International layout in the OS will help. Alternatively, just stick with your usual logical layout and the keyboard will still output most things as usual, regardless of the key legends. For example, there is a workaround built into UK layout for the lack ...
by an_achronism
07 Jul 2021, 01:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

You succeeded. Are you proud about bringing so much negativity to the conversation? There are too many "loud asshats" on Internet forums these days and people are just sick of it. If so much as a single person realises because of that shitshow that the order "deadline" is a complete fabrication, th...
by an_achronism
06 Jul 2021, 20:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

Every crowdfunding initiative (group buy, Kickstarter, preorder, whatever flavour you want to call it) honestly will have unhappy participants when it comes to timelines and scheduling..... nothing new. They aren't wrong but being on the other side myself, sometimes there are things beyond your con...
by an_achronism
06 Jul 2021, 19:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

What a shitfest this thread became over the last five pages, holy crap. There’s being in the right and then there’s being in the right and being a loud asshat about it. And an_achronism managed to cross that line repeatedly and at top speed, so he and his parrot are now the latest additions to my i...
by an_achronism
06 Jul 2021, 01:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS
Replies: 320
Views: 19142

Re: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS

photekq wrote:
05 Jul 2021, 16:04
Who asked?
Some people are laying into him on Discord, so I guess they did.
by an_achronism
05 Jul 2021, 22:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

mrprofessor wrote:
05 Jul 2021, 21:58
Well, that's kinda weird. If I were given an option, I would choose a type-c version, which seems more future-proof to me.
Well exactly, so would just about everybody else though. Which is probably exactly why you don't get to pick, I imagine? Idk.
by an_achronism
05 Jul 2021, 04:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

Huh! Is there a documentation somewhere that specifies this? The website only says it's usb interface. I am see that people getting both type-c and micro-usb cables. The cable is randomised, basically: you get whatever you get. If you order extra USB cable, you get same type as the one with the boa...
by an_achronism
04 Jul 2021, 21:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Closest non buckling spring buckling spring alternative?
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Closest non buckling spring buckling spring alternative?

I don't type anywhere near fast enough to notice the latency of return springs. :lol: On the contrary, it's more noticeable if typing slower. It's extremely subtle when typing fast, to the point where it probably doesn't really matter. But it's one of those "cannot unsee" kinda things: I've noticed...
by an_achronism
03 Jul 2021, 13:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Closest non buckling spring buckling spring alternative?
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Closest non buckling spring buckling spring alternative?

I found BOX Navy to be the most satisfying of them all. The Noble Yellows had a nicer weighting, but the thinner click almost makes the switch like a toy compared to Navy. Navy is no contest most satisfying but they're way heavier than even a Model M which makes them undesirable to me. I feel like ...
by an_achronism
03 Jul 2021, 02:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Closest non buckling spring buckling spring alternative?
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Closest non buckling spring buckling spring alternative?

Weird as hell but the closest to IBM buckling springs I've found are Box Jades. There's a short ramp up, a distinct clack, and then some extraneous throw after. It's really that heavy click that makes them feel similar under my fingers. Then again I type like a pissed off monkey so grain of salt it...
by an_achronism
02 Jul 2021, 15:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NOS rubber dome. After how many years of storage it still makes sense?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: NOS rubber dome. After how many years of storage it still makes sense?

I am assuming you're talking about an "HP" Key Tronic E03633QLUKQ. If so, I got one of those. It's not a very smooth key travel experience but they're extremely rigid/binary/snappy (choose your preferred adjective) rubber domes so I have a certain soft spot for it. I don't think it's particularly de...
by an_achronism
02 Jul 2021, 03:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

Oh, FFS. Give it a rest. Everyone knows what you think of his business practices. Quite frankly, in his position, I too would have concluded you're out to harass and cut off all communication with you long ago. You, Sir, fit Churchill's definition of a fanatic: someone who can't change his mind and...
by an_achronism
02 Jul 2021, 02:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

To my surprise, I got a reply after all. Since Ellipse has asked that I not contact him again in any way (which he claims would be "harassment"), I will not do so, either by addressing him directly in this public thread or by replying to his email. I do however think that this is a truly disgusting ...
by an_achronism
02 Jul 2021, 00:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102545

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

Well, here's your TL;DR since you're apparently not willing to read longwinded messages, despite being more than happy to write them. I think you're making a mistake by leaving the misleading "deadline" on the website and other things already discussed, but as of yet, this hasn't fully put me off us...
by an_achronism
02 Jul 2021, 00:03
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: WTF is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Re: WTF is this?

If it grandfathered in people like we assumed it would I suspect it would be fine but since that's not the case we'll see what else we can sort out to get the working for everyone. I wonder why it's inconsistent; I never got any kind of message about having to go through phone number verification o...

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