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by Halvar
09 Aug 2018, 21:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which Unicomp color corresponds to original IBM?
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Pearl and pebble it is. Just don't expect the legends to be anywhere near where they should be....
by Halvar
14 Feb 2018, 10:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 10720

gogusrl wrote: She actually sleeps like this.

Got a great deal on a Citizen Independent 1481010 . Don't see myself wearing it much but there's something about it that ticks for me.
I feel fertile looking at that design ... I guess I'm weird. :D
by Halvar
07 Feb 2018, 18:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: .
Replies: 86
Views: 3009

Great keyboard! May I ask where you found these nice Windows and Menu keys? Did Unicomp sell them to you?
by Halvar
06 Feb 2018, 14:18
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89840

Strong isopropyl alcohol on ABS is not a good idea, it can spoil the surface. I would only use it if other means are unsuccessful. E.g. ballpen marks are quite easy to remove with a bath in denture cleaners and a soft scrub.
by Halvar
02 Feb 2018, 16:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So I bought a keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 277

In case people begin to forget: Soarer's converter isn't hardware -- it's a piece of software (for AVR microcontrollers). You can download it for free from this forum. https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/xt-at-ps2-terminal-to-usb-converter-with-nkro-t2510.html You can buy very nice hardware that has...
by Halvar
02 Feb 2018, 13:05
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89840

Yes, white Alps are kinda nice switches, but the blue SMK switches that Monterey used in a lot of these boards are indeed an absolute favourite of mine. 8-)
by Halvar
27 Jan 2018, 20:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3166
Views: 135162

I appreciate it, thanks slom! ;)
by Halvar
18 Jan 2018, 18:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Halt and Catch Fire
Replies: 27
Views: 2632

HCF is now included in Amazon Prime Video here in Germany (don't know where else), so we poorer folk can watch it.

Loved the first season. Second season is a bit boring so far, I'm in the middle of it.
by Halvar
15 Jan 2018, 15:19
Forum: News
Topic: Cherry MX Low Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Why on earth is it called "MX"? I guess this is like Mac OS X, where it's stuck at X forever as the version number has itself become a name. I guess "MX" now means "a keyboard switch" instead of denoting a series. I vote for MZ personally. While this is true, I always thought that the X in MX stood...
by Halvar
14 Jan 2018, 12:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22562
Views: 1199066

The caps don't fit Cherry MX!
by Halvar
13 Jan 2018, 19:06
Forum: News
Topic: Cherry MX Low Profile
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Cherry has people who actually design switches? That's great news!
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by Halvar
09 Jan 2018, 18:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Oracle Answers
Replies: 1533
Views: 120470

The classic and secure way of fixing that would be to find the solder spots at both ends of the broken path and solder in a piece of wire between them that bridges the gap.
by Halvar
09 Jan 2018, 16:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best comic strips
Replies: 34
Views: 4059

"Round 6" A Graphic Novel in ASCII art. :evilgeek: Warning: Explicit content, viewer discretion is advised. :idea: Send COMIC/VOL1 to 7bot now to order leftovers of volume 1 that will appear in 2019 :) or COMIC/ALL to order the whole set of graphic novels (price, number of volumes and date of produc...
by Halvar
09 Jan 2018, 11:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best comic strips
Replies: 34
Views: 4059

I always wanted 7bit to make a SMITE cap.

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by Halvar
09 Jan 2018, 07:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best comic strips
Replies: 34
Views: 4059

Used to love The Far Side, but it's only a distant memory at this point. There hasn't been anything new since 1995.
by Halvar
08 Jan 2018, 19:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best comic strips
Replies: 34
Views: 4059

Findecanor wrote: xckd does not have to be mentioned. Who here does not read xckd regularly? ;)
You're right. But just the thought of the endless hours of joy you can give to someone who doesn't know it yet by showing it to them makes it worth the ridiculous odds... :D
by Halvar
08 Jan 2018, 13:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best comic strips
Replies: 34
Views: 4059

xkcd must be mentioned.

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by Halvar
16 Dec 2017, 14:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Advice on modifying a new (old stock) IBM Model M (1390120)?
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Yes, this is the first approach I am thinking about taking. I was wondering if I should get the Teensy++ 2.0 or the Adafruit ATMega32U4 breakout board instead? Both seem more than up to the task. If you're going for a converter, you can also use the "Micro Pro" which is dirt cheap, or the Teensy 2....
by Halvar
16 Dec 2017, 10:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Advice on modifying a new (old stock) IBM Model M (1390120)?
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Also, there is an open source converter: you can configure Hasu's TMK controller to convert AT to USB. However, you can also configure it to work as a controller and replace the Model M's original controller. What you need is basically an ATMega32U4 breakout board and some membrane connectors. I use...
by Halvar
15 Dec 2017, 21:38
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Tastaturenquiz auf Heise Online
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Wenn ich als alter Sack schon mal im Vorteil bin ... :D
by Halvar
15 Dec 2017, 21:23
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Tastaturenquiz auf Heise Online
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Tastaturenquiz auf Heise Online

Es geht um das Erkennen von Tastaturen. 8-) https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/TGIQF-das-Quiz-Schau-mir-auf-die-Tasten-3918750.html Vorsicht, es kommt auch stark auf die Zeit an, also lieber schnell und mal falsch als zu lange überlegen. Mein Score: 245 Punkte (bei einer falschen Antwort :? ).
by Halvar
13 Dec 2017, 19:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 927064

@WilliamG: I paid for my Round 5 order on November 18, 2013 and got my magnificent keycaps on August 8, 2015. Many people paid much earlier in Round 5 and waited longer than 2 years. You could have known that if you had read up on 7bit's GBs before committing. In other words: it will be fine. Eventu...
by Halvar
13 Dec 2017, 17:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chicken Dinner ISO Nordic
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Nice, is that a real thing? WASD keyboards?

Most people here have more than enough keyboards to use one per game...
by Halvar
13 Dec 2017, 08:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 420
Views: 32521

Soarer wrote both a controller and an AT converter, these are two separate programs. The 5291 can be made to work with Soarer's controller, but it's used as kind of a converter for the output of the IBM capacitive sensing chips. I'm not sure if the IBM chips handle debouncing, but I don't think so.
by Halvar
12 Dec 2017, 22:14
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89840

Congrats! A very satisfying keyboard if you have the desk space.

I'm using the upper function keys as media keys on mine. You can get keycaps for that from Unicomp.

http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/MEDIA
by Halvar
10 Dec 2017, 09:27
Forum: Results
Topic: Best input device photo
Replies: 26
Views: 2376

It might also have helped if he hadn't named the thread "We need your votes!". The posting was ambiguous and I have no reason to think that this was unintentional. He only let the Schrödinger wave function break down to one of the possible interpretations when he was confronted.
by Halvar
08 Dec 2017, 13:23
Forum: Results
Topic: Best artisan keycap
Replies: 151
Views: 7669

This face on a keycap would win all the votes!
by Halvar
07 Dec 2017, 18:08
Forum: Results
Topic: Best artisan keycap
Replies: 151
Views: 7669

Thanks gateron and jkaos92 for answering. I would probably not have voted for them if I had known about them employing shady business practices. For the keycaps, I still think that what they show on their website is beautiful and original. I don't know much about the process of the "real artists", m...
by Halvar
07 Dec 2017, 17:15
Forum: Results
Topic: The *Ping* Award
Replies: 46
Views: 4708

I would have preferred SP this year, but the balldrop win is something I can get behind.
by Halvar
07 Dec 2017, 17:08
Forum: Results
Topic: Best artisan keycap
Replies: 151
Views: 7669

Without quoting everything What you mean exactly, what should i explain, why i nominated and voted KF or why JK winning is a joke? Umm just to let it be clear, you guys voted for a shady company that was nominated as a JOKE! This entire thing is akin to a Budweiser product winning "Best Craft Beer"...

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