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by Findecanor
29 Jun 2020, 05:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4996

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Public EnEmBee

The magnificent seven
by Findecanor
28 Jun 2020, 04:57
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Xiaomi Yuemi MK03C keyboard review (TTC MT hybrid clickbar switch)
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Xiaomi Yuemi MK03C keyboard review (TTC MT hybrid clickbar switch)

It's appropriate! Earlier this year, spyware had been found in a web-browser pre-installed on Xiaomi's cell phones.
by Findecanor
27 Jun 2020, 14:45
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Xiaomi Yuemi MK03C keyboard review (TTC MT hybrid clickbar switch)
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Xiaomi Yuemi MK03C keyboard review (TTC MT hybrid clickbar switch)

Xiaomi makes keyboards? Does it come with a built-in key-logger reporting back to China? :evil:

Looks good though. I couldn't really tell: does it click on the upstroke like Kailh click-bar switches do?
by Findecanor
26 Jun 2020, 19:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: so... ARM on your next computer
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: so... ARM on your next computer

Well technically they licence the cores from ARM. There is a difference between getting a core and plopping it in, and designing your own based on ARM's architecture. Apple designs their own cores, but they may have broad access to stuff within ARM that others don't. Apple's CPU division stems back...
by Findecanor
26 Jun 2020, 09:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: so... ARM on your next computer
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: so... ARM on your next computer

Apple isn't really using ARM-chips: they are using their own chips that happen to run an ARM ISA. If IBM had stayed competitive for Macs laptops with PowerPC, I think it could have very well been that ISA instead. Although AArch64 is a more modern ISA than x86-64 or PowerPC, I think it is still most...
by Findecanor
26 Jun 2020, 06:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issue with Numpad = on ADB to USB converter
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Issue with Numpad = on ADB to USB converter

MS-Windows does officially not recognise USB's Numpad = code, but MacOS does. Microsoft's own Natural Keyboard 4000 sends the standard code for it but on another interface, and it is recognised by a special driver. Without that driver, the keyboard's key does nothing in Windows, but is recognised on...
by Findecanor
25 Jun 2020, 14:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Case Material Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Case Material Questions

From comparisons I have seen on Youtube, a wooden case could give a bassier, more pleasant sound than milled aluminium or polycarbonate, but that's of course my personal opinion. The nicest I've heard was the combination brass plate and wood case.
by Findecanor
24 Jun 2020, 00:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RS232 to USB?
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: RS232 to USB?

Sun's keyboard protocol was TTL-level RS232, and there are a few converters for that including TMK for the ATmega32u4.

Of course the actual protocol is going to be different, so you'd have to reverse-engineer that and rewrite the code.
by Findecanor
22 Jun 2020, 17:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another one from the archive…
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Another one from the archive…

I thought about chording because you hinted you were German and I knew Siemens made a chording keyboard for Bundespost.

I thought the number of keys on this one would have ruled out chording though, as most chorded keyboards don't have nearly as many keys.
by Findecanor
19 Jun 2020, 23:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: any interest in Redragon stuff?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: any interest in Redragon stuff?

Hmm. Most of their keyboards seem to use Outemu's dust-proof MX-clone switches or Outemu's optical switch. Then there's one with Outemu's lower-profile version of the same MX-clone. Does any of them have any special characteristics? Otherwise, I think not. BTW. They have a keyboard named "Magic Wand...
by Findecanor
19 Jun 2020, 16:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another one from the archive…
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Another one from the archive…

I have seen hundreds of ergo keyboards but I don't remember that one.

Is it something you've been involved in in Germany?

The holes around some switches must be for PCB-mounted stabiliser, and should indicate the keys's size and orientation.
by Findecanor
18 Jun 2020, 13:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The importance of air conditioning
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: The importance of air conditioning

It was a different time ... The other day, I binged a few Bond movies with Roger Moore from the '70s and was amazed by things they could get away with back then that would bring an angry mob with torches and pitchforks today. BTW. Back in the '90s here in Sweden there was a PC store that used to hav...
by Findecanor
16 Jun 2020, 21:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stabilizers vs Switches
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Stabilizers vs Switches

Dummy switches are never as stable as stabiliser bars, no, and when a key is not level, it has binding. There are many keyboards that have some keys "stabilised" that way that are often widely disliked for their key feel. Apple M0118's and M0116's Return keys and Fujitsu Peerless are some examples. ...
by Findecanor
12 Jun 2020, 10:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recent Matias Switch Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Recent Matias Switch Reliability

Alps and Matias switches don't work in Acer 6311. Acer 6311 has Acer switches — with Alps-compatible sliders but which are backed by membranes instead of a PCB. The Acer switches also feel somewhat Alps-like, and some switches have white sliders in black housings so they are often confused with scra...
by Findecanor
07 Jun 2020, 11:14
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 1865

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

I'm using MX Clears with Zilencio clips, which do reduce the key travel a bit both at top and bottom, but I find the reduced travel to be OK because the spring is so hard that it prevents me from bottoming out. I think I could cope with 3.6mm if there are similar hard springs for Silent Box switches...
by Findecanor
07 Jun 2020, 10:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A Modern Contactless MX-style mount switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: A Modern Contactless MX-style mount switch?

Flaretech, Gateron's optical and Light Strike (what is used in Razer Huntsman) also require the optoelectronic components to be on the circuit board. Worse, they all have different footprints and electronics. If you made a PCB, you would have to choose one of these to support, whereas Cherry MX's fo...
by Findecanor
03 Jun 2020, 19:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?

If the paint contains some solvent that isn't oil (such as enamel) or just water, then it should adhere to ABS just fine. Just clean and dry it well beforehand, and don't paint too thick layers. You will lose some texture. If there are any printed logos or other sharp colour artefacts (such as repai...
by Findecanor
03 Jun 2020, 08:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 375
Views: 43380

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

I think the original was Plaid , which was a cheap DIY thing, without case or plate: only FR4 bottom, standoffs and acrylic cover. I suppose the reason had been to avoid having exposed diode legs in-between switches and to allow a thick acrylic plate (which would be cheaper and easier to get done DI...
by Findecanor
03 Jun 2020, 04:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Found Some Crap-looking Mystery Gamer Keycaps
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Found Some Crap-looking Mystery Gamer Keycaps

I think I've seen that slider before but I can't remember where...

A laptop keyboard wouldn't have such tall sliders, even if it was older and not using scissor-switches.
by Findecanor
02 Jun 2020, 06:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you found your internet nickname?
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: How did you found your internet nickname?

I've had several, none of them very good. Each one chosen quickly without much thought. I've used "Findecanor" since 2005 or so. I put the words "hair burned by the sun" into an "Elvish name generator" on the web (Tolkien's world) and got "Findecano" (name of a long-haired elf) and "Anor" (sun) whic...
by Findecanor
01 Jun 2020, 14:10
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 69
Views: 5238

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

Each of those dimples correspond to the location of a rivet. When I saw that I opened one of my old IBM Model M's to check: and they too have dimples corresponding to rivet locations, only smaller.

Those scratches though ...
by Findecanor
31 May 2020, 11:47
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 69
Views: 5238

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

A short review of the new Model M on imgur with thread on Reddit.
Only the case differs from other current Unicomp. The case has a smooth texture that catches fingerprints.
by Findecanor
30 May 2020, 04:06
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 1865

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

I thought so... Now I have to get my hands on some.
I would also like to compare them to Alps Cream damped ... On a real keyboard of course. Comparing single presses is not always representative to the real experience.
by Findecanor
29 May 2020, 06:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Idea for different Keyboard Matrix
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Idea for different Keyboard Matrix

If I understand it correctly, then this is the same as the method called Charlieplexing . It is more commonly used for LED matrices, but has also been used for keyboards . As I understand it, it isn't used because you couldn't get NKRO with Charlieplexing, or at least it wouldn't be possible with a ...
by Findecanor
29 May 2020, 02:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 52
Views: 2696

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

Chyros exposed three big points against the keyboard, which are: -Horrendous design which claims to be "ergonomic" but has unreachable keys or just uncomfortable to the absurd, like the literally vertical ones in the upper row of the main cluster, -The worst building quality ever seen in one of his...
by Findecanor
28 May 2020, 04:05
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 1865

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

Thanks for the post!
When I saw the listed specs for the switch I anticipated that they would feel a lot like the Input.Club Hako switches, which are also a tactile Box switches.
Do you have any Hako switch to compare with?
by Findecanor
27 May 2020, 12:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kailh Silent Box Red 60% Mechanical Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Kailh Silent Box Red 60% Mechanical Keyboard

A replaceable plate section for different bottom rows?
by Findecanor
26 May 2020, 06:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion

John Doe wrote:
26 May 2020, 06:13
Are there Silicon Graphics keyboards with original ALPS White if my memory still there?
Tactile white damped, yes. Not clicky ones.
by Findecanor
25 May 2020, 15:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1767
Views: 189677

Re: Post your desktop.

ddrfraser1 wrote:
25 May 2020, 15:01
Holy shit... that guy has a landline :o
He must be some ultra special kind of wizard, then?
by Findecanor
25 May 2020, 15:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326510

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

"Teken" is obviously a Dutch word. That spelling is not found in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or German.

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