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by Kurplop
07 Apr 2019, 14:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hello from "iMav"...
Replies: 17
Views: 1128

Re: Hello from "iMav"...

I'd keep it if I were you. You did nothing wrong and, if anything, the community owes you for starting and maintaining GH for so long. I think most people realize that.
by Kurplop
13 Mar 2019, 04:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sold my car... then I made-to-order this IBM SSK
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Sold my car... then I made-to-order this IBM SSK

Very nicely executed. Great adaptation of the Lotus's style and colors.
by Kurplop
11 Feb 2019, 22:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1380

Re: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?

Fantastically what, I wonder? I like the feel of ML, and the sound. Better than MX brown IMO. I'm with andrewjoy. I like the sound and feel of the ML switches more than most I've used. The MX seems slow to me and has too much travel after using the ML's. I also like the 0.70 spacing more than the s...
by Kurplop
11 Dec 2018, 06:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Carpal tunnel syndrome... what worked for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

I finally had CTR surgery on both hands after 45 years of CTS. Even though they said I had irreversible nerve damage, both hands improved a great deal. The braces made my hands even more numb.I've used several ergo boards over the years with good success. Probably split/skewing the halves and adding...
by Kurplop
26 Nov 2018, 17:37
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best Keycap or Keycaps Set
Replies: 31
Views: 2202

Cherry original doubleshots, the most sincere and least pretentious keycaps ever. They show solid, perfect readable and well-aligned legends. Their cylindrical top with the sharp edges and their sculptured design are just perfect for professional typists. Their moulds are so perfect that after deca...
by Kurplop
28 Sep 2018, 20:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A small stepper for a man...
Replies: 11
Views: 762

I’m interested. I’d like to see regular progress reports.
by Kurplop
02 Jul 2018, 20:52
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 6921

iMac shouldn’t feel greedy getting the most he can for GH. I’ve seen too many times someone selling something at a discounted price to the “right buyer”, only to see them turn around and resell it at a big profit. Go for the gold, Imav!!
by Kurplop
26 May 2018, 05:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Post your relics!
Replies: 13
Views: 1125

After my father died about 10 years ago, I found this 2" timber framing socket chisel in his Pennsylvania basement. I'm not sure he know it was even there. It was covered in a heavy layer of rust and tucked away from sight. I cleaned it up some and put an edge on it. Weighing in at over 2.5 pounds, ...
by Kurplop
08 Apr 2018, 14:16
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Electrical knowledge
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Have you considered adapting an igniter used for outdoor grills? They are readily available at home improvement stores.

Make sure you have proper ventilation when using gas.
by Kurplop
23 Mar 2018, 01:49
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergo Keyboard Expo
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Thanks for sharing. Were all of the boards from your collection and how many people were at the event?
by Kurplop
10 Mar 2018, 10:47
Forum: News
Topic: Kailh releases “X Switch” PG1425
Replies: 12
Views: 2500

I wonder if the exposed switches are higher than they would be with the cap snapped in place.
by Kurplop
25 Jan 2018, 21:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Building a foldable, ortholinear scissor switch travel keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 2105

You might be best to ditch the folding aspect. Folding the keyboard doesn't take up any less volume and adds unnecessary complexity. With a 60-70 switch keyboard, the footprint will be manageably small anyways. I used MLs on a 55 key keyboard and kept the total height to 5/8" with a footprint smalle...
by Kurplop
09 Jan 2018, 04:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Best comic strips
Replies: 34
Views: 4053

depletedvespene wrote: I can't believe no one has mentioned The Far Side yet.
I'm glad you did. Definitely my favorite.
by Kurplop
05 Dec 2017, 21:04
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [IC]Information about a potential First San Antonio Meetup
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Thanks Tyson for initiating this. I’ll be in the area some time in the spring. Hopefully the times will overlap. It’s always good to see new keyboards and old keyboarders. Have you got the location picked out yet?
by Kurplop
05 Dec 2017, 16:17
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best input device photo
Replies: 13
Views: 2105

gkubed wrote: All of these are amazing entries, but I had to vote for Slom. It's the one I stared at the longest.
Those caps are mesmerizing. I'd like to eat one!
by Kurplop
02 Dec 2017, 21:39
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best "other" input device
Replies: 15
Views: 2476

Few things are truly original leaps; most are just baby steps and nuanced improvements in existing products and ideas. There is great merit in this. A proven design shouldn’t be radically changed. I cast my vote for the only product in the running that I would be willing to share space on my desk wi...
by Kurplop
29 Oct 2017, 23:54
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: The futile quest for the ideal pointing device
Replies: 12
Views: 895

IIRC you already had the setup I am aiming at - how would you improve it in retrospective? Sure one cqn check your immediate design changes - I mean in term of what I (soldering skills and low-end wood skills) can do to make it ergonomic wise better. Im planning for my Kinesis Advantage - QMK - Sli...
by Kurplop
29 Oct 2017, 15:19
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: The futile quest for the ideal pointing device
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Can you please share some pics? makes sunking the trackball into the table/chassis of a kb really that much of a difference? I wish I could. I recently lost most of my photo library (temporarily, I hope). If/when I get them back I'll do so. BTW, I never actually butchered up a desktop. The surgerie...
by Kurplop
29 Oct 2017, 05:11
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: The futile quest for the ideal pointing device
Replies: 12
Views: 895

While I also love finger trackballs (especially with a ring scroll) you forgot that while they don't collect desk gunk they collect finger gunk and must be cleaned more often than mice. It's the only thing i dislike about mine anyway. That seems to be a common experience for many trackball users, t...
by Kurplop
14 Sep 2017, 02:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [New]Kailh Mini Choc Switch PG1232
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Smaller switch, shorter travel. 1.2mm pretravel vs. 1.5mm for 1350. 2.4mm total travel vs. 3.0 for 1350.

I wonder if they work as well as the 1350?
by Kurplop
16 Aug 2017, 02:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Status
Replies: 7
Views: 691

if the problem is more than at the switch,it may not be worth messing with it. The switch is an easy fix though; probably less than ten minutes. You could probably find someone nearby to solder it for you.
by Kurplop
15 Aug 2017, 22:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Status
Replies: 7
Views: 691

I used a TECK for a while and still have mixed opinions about it. Good build, fair ergonomic design, and nice size and look. Unfortunately, it was plagued with several glitches; not the least being an unresponsive company. Could your problem just be some faulty switches? If so, you may have a quick ...
by Kurplop
26 Jul 2017, 00:51
Forum: News
Topic: Kailh Cherry ML Inspired low profile switches
Replies: 155
Views: 23117

I took a chance and ordered them from Deskthority user "kailh", who is a rep for Kailh. After many emails, I was able to place an order. I admit I was suspicious because the email address came back as blocked but eventually the messages got through and he was helpful. I was able to pay through Payp...
by Kurplop
22 Jul 2017, 06:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard.io Appreciation Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 436

That's pretty exciting after such a long wait. I had the chance to try one on for size last year and it has a nice feel to it. He really did a good job on the placement of the switches and the profiles of the caps. I'm sure you'll like it.
by Kurplop
17 Jul 2017, 20:40
Forum: News
Topic: Kailh Cherry ML Inspired low profile switches
Replies: 155
Views: 23117

I took a chance and ordered them from Deskthority user "kailh", who is a rep for Kailh. After many emails, I was able to place an order. I admit I was suspicious because the email address came back as blocked but eventually the messages got through and he was helpful. I was able to pay through Paypa...
by Kurplop
17 Jul 2017, 19:41
Forum: News
Topic: Kailh Cherry ML Inspired low profile switches
Replies: 155
Views: 23117

Wow! I got my order from Kailh just 4 days after paying. Looking forward to using them on my next board.
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by Kurplop
14 Jul 2017, 03:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 925982

If I have $5000 as income from PayPal and $5000 as an itemized deduction, the net impact on reportable income is $0. That's not quite true. Depending on how it's reported, you still have to pay FICA, SS, and Self-Employment Tax on it. There are no deductions or credits that reduce ss and medicare t...
by Kurplop
14 Jul 2017, 02:18
Forum: News
Topic: Kailh Cherry ML Inspired low profile switches
Replies: 155
Views: 23117

I ordered some low profile switches from Bella at Kailh at $0.21 each plus shipping. I got variety of reds, browns and whites to play with. I hope to have them in another week. We'll see. As far as I know, they still don't have caps available but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. If I'd known...
by Kurplop
23 May 2017, 14:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Trackpoint step by step guide
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Thanks for doing this. Your instructions look complete and easy to follow. Great job on your keyboard too!
by Kurplop
16 Apr 2017, 14:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is this legal in U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 1752

Without knowing the context of these situations it's hard to say whether the police actions were justified. I've known people in law enforcement that abuse their authority and I know the feeling of being ticketed for an infraction of the law which I deemed stupid (seatbelt violation). Most of us don...

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