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by Findecanor
Today, 01:55
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

IMO the keyboard doesn't even HAVE to have a removable cable. I mean, let's be honest here - it's a gimmick. How many times do most users unplug the keyboard cable on the keyboard side? Yeah, that's what I thought. A Model M Mini is still a bit of a niche product, for the enthusiast market — and en...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 13:24
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

I think people want the electronics industry to standardise on USB-C mostly so that they won't need to have fifty-eleven different types of USB cables like they have to now. They are also reversible and more sturdy than most Micro-B, which are surface-mounted only. Through-hole Micro-B does exist, a...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 02:06
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

Older Unicomp Model M keyboards had 'em. I certainly prefer the 1.5/1.0/1.5 disposition. This is my preference too: 1.5/1/1.5 - SB - 1.5/1/1.5 because it mostly resembles the original M layout (with extra 1U keys). So my remark was directed at the weird 1.25U key next to the spacebar. It looks out ...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 01:44
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 34
Views: 1174

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

For all those missing a USB C - for whatever reason! - you can use this https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33023256761.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.3f1f4cd6CVTUZ0&algo_pvid=e98b649c-dcf4-41bd-a7ce-d08ef37e100f&algo_expid=e98b649c-dcf4-41bd-a7ce-d08ef37e100f-4&btsid=0b0a050b15855765324595143ed2c4&ws_...
by Findecanor
31 Mar 2020, 05:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is the Topre 87U's bottom row standard?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Is the Topre 87U's bottom row standard?

I would not change the keycaps. They are top notch. Very nice profile and texture, dye-sublimated medium-thickness PBT. The space bar is only ABS though, but there are replacements available for that key. I rather wish that I could use those on a Cherry MX keyboard. The bottom row might not be to yo...
by Findecanor
29 Mar 2020, 23:31
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Nightowl keyboard review
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Nightowl keyboard review

I think it looks like the imprint where someone has sat. About the right size also.
by Findecanor
28 Mar 2020, 09:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New keyboard, quiet mechanical?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: New keyboard, quiet mechanical?

There are keyboards with Cherry MX Silent Red switches. Those have internal damping making them more silent than other Red switches. The downside is that these keyboards with genuine Cherry MX and especially "Silent" Cherry MX are a bit more expensive. Damped tactile switches exist, but only for tho...
by Findecanor
28 Mar 2020, 04:52
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Eager to try Holy/Holier Panda switches!
Replies: 4
Views: 3517

Re: Eager to try Holy/Holier Panda switches!

If you care about the difference in feel from Halo switches, I'd think that the different in feel with the Durock T1 switches would also be significant enough for you. (Mass)Drop has sold ready-made Holy Pandas, in some kind of housing with Panda lineage. I would check that out and vote/sign up for ...
by Findecanor
24 Mar 2020, 16:35
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Cyberboard | Do you like this cybertank ?
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Cyberboard | Do you like this cybertank ?

Reduction of the nav column makes me angry.
by Findecanor
23 Mar 2020, 20:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?

I have found the least fatigue with a light and tactile damped switch, but I think the best option for that would be Cherry MX Blue with O-rings. And if you are able to do Leslieann's "jailhouse" mod you could move the actuation point up a lot higher. That would also move the tactile point higher. ...
by Findecanor
22 Mar 2020, 23:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?

I have found the least fatigue with a light and tactile damped switch, but I think the best option for that would be Cherry MX Blue with O-rings.
by Findecanor
22 Mar 2020, 21:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 428
Views: 48484

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

I spotted this Topre Realforce 106 and Microsoft Intellimouse in the anime Steins;Gate ... darus_realforce.jpg In Japanese fashion, the Delete key has a different spelling though ... :lol: A Sharp X68000 is also shown prominently. Central to the plot is a "IBN 5100", which has a slightly different a...
by Findecanor
22 Mar 2020, 04:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log
Replies: 18
Views: 855

Re: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log

Wow. It looks like the beam spring had corals growing on it ... I would use acid-etch primer on the case, and then fill with fillers on top of that. It would be quite an undertaking though, probably requiring several iterations until you'd get a perfect smooth surface. But that's what I would do, be...
by Findecanor
22 Mar 2020, 00:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?

So far my favourite for repairs of non-force-bearing plastic is https://www.amazon.ca/Tamiya-FBA_87038-Extra-Thin-Cement/dp/B000BMYWYC Quick set, strong bond, and produces an almost invisible seam if you get the parts fitted properly. I've also had some luck using E6000 glue to put a replacement st...
by Findecanor
19 Mar 2020, 23:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where do you guys find your vintage keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Where do you guys find your vintage keyboards?

I built my small collection years ago. Too many people to compete with at local auction sites, so prices are high now compared to when I started. Thrift stores I found stuff in the past haven't had anything remotely interesting for years either.
by Findecanor
18 Mar 2020, 21:20
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Ch MVP Trackball
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Ch MVP Trackball

BTW, both old Macintosh and Silicon Graphics used 8-bit mini-DIN for serial ports, although I find that unlikely...
by Findecanor
18 Mar 2020, 15:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Who makes large keyboards with many additional keys?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Who makes large keyboards with many additional keys?

You could check out the Sun Type 7 . Has USB, cheaper-looking keycaps and is still a rubber-dome keyboard but the rubber domes feel different: are not as mushy. I did not mind using one at work instead of my mech keyboard with Cherry switches. BTW, how do you use the Sun Type 5? Have you got the add...
by Findecanor
18 Mar 2020, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "keyboard data line failure"
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: "keyboard data line failure"

I've had a similar model.

Does the keyboard work? If not, do you at least have a Num Lock LED?
If nothing works, you could open up the keyboard case (clips best unclipped with wide flat screwdriver, Philips screws) and check if the cable has been disconnected or damaged internally.
by Findecanor
17 Mar 2020, 03:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 80
Views: 2922

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

I need to keep more accurate records. The reason I don't have an exact number is because I don't actually know. You will have to start making better records because you are going to have to pay tax on the profit. With the exception of any sales you might have made with cash, there are records that ...
by Findecanor
16 Mar 2020, 18:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ways to Silence/Quiet a Keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Ways to Silence/Quiet a Keyboard

I dunno about the value of Zeal's linear switches. I think you could get Cherry's or Gateron's "Silent Red" switches, Sprit's gold springs and lube the switches yourself and get pretty much the same result for less, if you already have some or could get all three from the same shop ... but different...
by Findecanor
16 Mar 2020, 16:44
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Any Open Source Controllers out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Any Open Source Controllers out there?

The retro-gaming scene seems to be quite strong though and there are lots of replacement parts for other controllers: rubber dome pads, analogue sticks, switches, stick tops, button tops etc. A custom gamepad could probably be made to use some of those ... but the company behind the original part mi...
by Findecanor
15 Mar 2020, 20:02
Forum: Other
Topic: Giveaway of winkeyless G81 innards and cases
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Giveaway of winkeyless G81 innards and cases

BTW. Those key modules are great if you want to mock up a layout. Pop off the pins and glue them onto something flat.
by Findecanor
15 Mar 2020, 16:29
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Any Open Source Controllers out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Any Open Source Controllers out there?

I have seen some clunky ones for sure, but neglected to save the links. People don't have hardware to make rubber-dome buttons at home, so most projects have been digital joysticks or based on analogue thumb-sticks. XBox 360/One and maybe PlayStation 3/4 allow only licensed controllers with a crypto...
by Findecanor
13 Mar 2020, 19:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: i need some help designing a new computer keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: i need some help designing a new computer keyboard

I looked at their post history... the posts appear to be from a real person. Aside from this low effort post, what makes you think they're a bot? The top post is gone now. adamcobabe's post is a reply to that. The original poster had a post count of one. I had googled for a non-trivial sub-phrase f...
by Findecanor
13 Mar 2020, 01:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Column 5 totally dead - Quefrency
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Column 5 totally dead - Quefrency

The Pro Micro's pinout in the schematic happens to be the pinout in real life ... except that it is mounted upside-down from this angle. Col5 is on PB3. It is the third pin from the left on the top row in the picture. Do first use a multimeter to check continuity between that pin on your Pro Micro c...
by Findecanor
10 Mar 2020, 23:41
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Kailh PG1593 series
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Kailh PG1593 series

Other Kailh switches with names have redirects from those names, so I added a "Kailh KO" redirect. Then when someone searches for "Kailh KO" they will get to the right page directly. Because not all Kailh switches in the wiki have names, only numbers, I think it be best to keep using product numbers...
by Findecanor
08 Mar 2020, 14:50
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Pro role for Discord
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: DT Pro role for Discord

matt3o wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 11:31
...old-man-rant...
Your keyboard is old! :P
by Findecanor
08 Mar 2020, 14:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where to get Costar Stabilizer keycap adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Where to get Costar Stabilizer keycap adapters

Search for "Cherry MX stabilizer insert", and you will find lots!

From the top of my head: they have been available from WASD Keyboards, MechanicalKeyboards.com and Max Keyboard, and I've also seen them on eBay.
by Findecanor
07 Mar 2020, 10:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Pro role for Discord
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: DT Pro role for Discord

There is a DT discord? I'm on a couple Discord servers. I find it to be an annoying time-waster, all its notifications and unread messages that need to be clicked to go away. Bad user interface design ... but I suppose that they can't change it now that it has too many users that would be annoyed ju...

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