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by Findecanor
Today, 04:22
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Mechanical Mice equivalent?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Mechanical Mice equivalent?

Technically, Roller mice don't have hairy balls ... ;)
by Findecanor
26 Jan 2022, 23:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you find your internet nickname?
Replies: 54
Views: 13261

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

You'd think a spambot could be smart enough not to repost a post from the same effing thread, but not even that ... :roll:
by Findecanor
26 Jan 2022, 14:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Any way to fix paint wearing off at the corners of keycap?
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Any way to fix paint wearing off at the corners of keycap?

Hmm. It is often difficult to colour-match. And sometimes a second stroke with a marker over a previous can darken where there is already ink. Markers can have different solvents: Permanent markers should dye plastic permanently. Then there are markers with alcohol-based or water-based ink that shou...
by Findecanor
26 Jan 2022, 10:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do I want too much from Apple?
Replies: 61
Views: 11655

Re: Do I want too much from Apple?

Does Apple really thinks that implementing stupid kludges like TCC on top of Unix permissions is a good idea? The mind boggles... I don't think the idea is bad. Unix permissions are for users , not apps. I haven't used Macs since before TCC was introduced, but I suppose that it is rather the implem...
by Findecanor
23 Jan 2022, 06:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Japanese Keyboard Adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: A Japanese Keyboard Adventure

That makes me suspect that they would have designed the keyboard for Mitsumi switches originally. The Power button was designed for that case, and is probably part of its' set of moulds. The keycaps are probably from another production line, or generic parts from a subcontractor even. To avoid havin...
by Findecanor
22 Jan 2022, 11:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Deskthority is looking for a new owner

Perhaps a new owner could help the forum to get rid of ....

SPAM !
by Findecanor
14 Jan 2022, 00:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Conversion from PS2 to USB-C possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Conversion from PS2 to USB-C possible?

I think there is room inside it for fitting a PS/2-to-USB converter ("active adaptor") inside it. One way might be to put Hasu's PC Keyboard Converter firmware onto a microcontroller board with a ATmega32u4 microcontroller and a USB-C port and mount it inside the case so that the port is right behin...
by Findecanor
13 Jan 2022, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Could anyone identify this keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Could anyone identify this keyboard?

I've spotted it on Swedish auction site Tradera. Did you win it? Found it: Metric 85 computer from Scandia Metric (who later made the ABC-80). A Z80-based machine that was often used as a dedicated word-processor, but could also run CP/M. Parts of the computer were made by Compucorp in the US, but f...
by Findecanor
13 Jan 2022, 01:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is your opinion on Keychron keyboards?
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: What is your opinion on Keychron keyboards?

The wiki is all Creative Commons licensed, surely? Like Wikipedia is. Images (and other files) are licensed, individually for each image. That's because some images are not original works. Some images that are not CC are "licensed to Deskthority" though. Therefore, can not be copied. The text does ...
by Findecanor
12 Jan 2022, 18:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Silicon Graphics keyboard conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 902

Re: Silicon Graphics keyboard conversion

Connector pinout here . Positive and negative 8V !! There are VR1 and VR2 printed next to what like voltage regulator circuits. The one with heat-sink has "5.0" printed on it. Most logic from that era (and USB) runs 5V. I suspect that mouse data was just pass-through to the host, with both ports bei...
by Findecanor
11 Jan 2022, 15:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Pay tribute to IBM PCjr
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Pay tribute to IBM PCjr

Legend has it that keyboard put customers off the PC Jr so much, it led to the dominance of clones and the ultimate failure of IBM to own personal computing, full stop. From what I have heard, the damage to its reputation had already been done with the chiclet keyboard that came before it. Also, th...
by Findecanor
06 Jan 2022, 17:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to remove return key on an Alps Keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: How to remove return key on an Alps Keyboard

Sorry. I edited my post after you quoted me, so I edited back. Your keyboard resembles a Monterey K104 . There is only one mention of ARC in the Wiki: and that is of using rebranded Chicony models. The Chicony with large Enter keys seem to have used the same types and layout of stabilisers as Monter...
by Findecanor
06 Jan 2022, 17:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to remove return key on an Alps Keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: How to remove return key on an Alps Keyboard

First, you should have a wire keycap puller tool. Then find where it is most likely that the switch is. The positions of the switch and stabilisers under the key are different on different keyboards. The stabilisers are often either horizontal (like an ANSI Enter) or vertical (like an ISO Enter) und...
by Findecanor
06 Jan 2022, 00:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "First" mechanical keyboard (ISO needed)
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: "First" mechanical keyboard (ISO needed)

... but a friend of mine recently (2-3 months) bought the board and since then the PCB is creating issues with 2 sockets not functioning. Reliability issues are quite common with hotswap sockets. Unfortunately, pretty much all keyboards with hotswap-capability of MX-type switches have sockets of mo...
by Findecanor
30 Dec 2021, 04:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wooden keycaps
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Wooden keycaps

I think the keycap stem would still need to be plastic still, and the wall thickness would be an issue also for Alps and MX. I believe the mass-produced keyboards that do exist with wooden keycaps either have very narrow switch parts (rubber dome plunger) or the wood is fully on top of a flat plasti...
by Findecanor
26 Dec 2021, 11:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a keyboard with feeling like Logitech dinovo edge
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Looking for a keyboard with feeling like Logitech dinovo edge

I'm sorry, I was mistaken and thought the K740 was the original Illuminated Keyboard, but it is not. Apparently it is a cost-reduced variant that does not contain original PerfectStroke key switches. The switches could have a little more key travel than typical for scissors though. (according to som...
by Findecanor
25 Dec 2021, 19:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a keyboard with feeling like Logitech dinovo edge
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Looking for a keyboard with feeling like Logitech dinovo edge

The switches in the DiNovo Edge were a bit special: smooth tactile scissors switches with a key travel of a 3.2 mm. They were found in the DiNovo, DiNovo Edge, DiNovo Desktop and the Illuminated K740 original Logitech "Illuminated Keyboard" — all long discontinued. I have not seen anything like it s...
by Findecanor
21 Dec 2021, 15:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shelf lock light dongle? for boards without.
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: Shelf lock light dongle? for boards without.

I disable Caps Lock, so I know it is always off.
by Findecanor
08 Dec 2021, 15:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 old keyboards "slow" simultaneous presses
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: PS/2 old keyboards "slow" simultaneous presses

Is this a limitation of PS/2 or is there a way to make this work somehow? PS/2 does send key events sequentially and USB sends them all at once, but I didn't think the difference would be big enough to be noticeable. Although.. Only the serial transmission of each byte is required to run at full sp...
by Findecanor
02 Dec 2021, 19:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)
Replies: 173
Views: 129146

Re: My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)

geekabit wrote:
02 Dec 2021, 16:25
Smile, you're on Hackaday.

https://hackaday.com/2021/12/02/keebin- ... -keyboard/
This is a "geekhack thread" apparently :lol:
by Findecanor
01 Dec 2021, 13:24
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Mechanical Mouse?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Mechanical Mouse?

Here we go again ... The same SPAM for the umpteent time.
by Findecanor
30 Nov 2021, 21:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teardown - Outemu clicky optoelectric switches
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Teardown - Outemu clicky optoelectric switches

I think there is also a semi-low profile metal-contact switch that uses the same method for click, but I don't remember who made it. (maybe it was Outemu/Gaote ...)
by Findecanor
26 Nov 2021, 11:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Mouse to match a Mechanical Keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Mouse to match a Mechanical Keyboard?

I think I have seen this particular SPAM posted half a dozen times before, even ...
by Findecanor
10 Nov 2021, 18:49
Forum: For sale
Topic: (EU-NL) 10 NeXT Keyboard's with feet-Make offers in comments!
Replies: 77
Views: 4132

Re: (EU-NL) 10 NeXT Keyboard's with feet-Make offers in comments!

TedG wrote:
10 Nov 2021, 18:24
Findecanor wrote:
10 Nov 2021, 18:23
Do you take bank transfer?
Like Dutch bank transfer or outside The netherlands?
I'm sorry. I meant "EU". Should work like a Dutch bank transfer but may take a day extra.
I closed my PayPal account not too long ago.
by Findecanor
06 Nov 2021, 21:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: ELITEBOOK keyboard rant
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: ELITEBOOK keyboard rant

Yes, TKL would have been perfect. But laptop manufacturers want to cater to "business customers" who'd need a numpad.

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