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by LeslieAnn
18 Jan 2019, 06:14
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Cooler Master SK630: sexy meaningless keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 4676

Re: Cooler Master SK630: sexy meaningless keyboard

Attaching the USB port to the PCB creates stress on the connector, I see in laptops all the time, give it enough tugs and the solder joints break. It's MUCH more reliable long term to put the port on an extension. This not only allows for give and removes the stress from the board, but also means re...
by LeslieAnn
19 Dec 2018, 01:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What happened to GH?
Replies: 16
Views: 3988

Websites have an ebb and flow, especially sites with a younger crowd. They tend to dip around fall as kids go back to school and are settling in for the school year, then ramp up a little again around Christmas when they have time and some spending cash, then a slight dip again, then a slow build up...
by LeslieAnn
09 Nov 2018, 12:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question about keyboards with 70% layout
Replies: 11
Views: 805

I do not need this backlight thing and kindly ask, if anyone knows if other keyboards exist, which also feature the layout like the C70 and the ZF71 do (without any backlight)? Many thanks in advance. While not the exact same layout, there is the Varmilo VA68 A and Va68M and the Magicforce 68. Whil...
by LeslieAnn
25 Oct 2018, 12:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do I want too much from Apple?
Replies: 56
Views: 6185

I don't understand how iOS could be any better, it's a locked-down feature phone OS. IOS more or less was designed as a stripped down desktop os with a phone, compare that to Android which could better be described as router firmware, with a phone. I hate IOS (locked down and the UI), but at least ...
by LeslieAnn
11 Oct 2018, 02:46
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Time to play on couch
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

This keyboard isn't even listed as being Mac compatible as per their own product pages.
by LeslieAnn
04 Oct 2018, 05:21
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Help with retrofitting my SteelSeries mouse switches/materials
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Short answer: You can probably swap the side switches with Omrons, if there is room, but a sensor swap or the wheel buttons, no. There's not enough room for different buttons in almost any mouse, and swapping the sensor means firmware and lens changes, possibly more. The crazier you get the worse it...
by LeslieAnn
02 Oct 2018, 14:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do I want too much from Apple?
Replies: 56
Views: 6185

Apple survived for a bit last time Jobs left, the difference this time is he left a 5 year plan for them to work off of and they are flush with cash, they can afford some mistakes and buy their way out of it. Besides, Macbooks are not their focus, they could sell off the entire division and it would...
by LeslieAnn
02 Oct 2018, 03:03
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do I want too much from Apple?
Replies: 56
Views: 6185

Well, then that just makes them aluminum Macbook knockoffs. They all have the awful chiclet keyboards, the massive, buttonless touchpad from Hell, lack of adequate I/O ports, impractically thin chassis designed to look "cool" or "hip" or whatever, no screen latches, so the screen hinges have to be ...
by LeslieAnn
02 Oct 2018, 00:03
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do I want too much from Apple?
Replies: 56
Views: 6185

I don’t doubt Louis Rossman is an excellent repairman, but I think he makes these videos because bashing Apple is popular. I’m pretty sure he could have made hundreds of videos about horrible failures of cheap laptops from Dell, Asus etc, but he doesn’t because nobody gives a damn about Asus or Del...
by LeslieAnn
26 Sep 2018, 05:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do I want too much from Apple?
Replies: 56
Views: 6185

The trashcan is not as bad as you think, MacOs doesn’t respond well to hardware upgrades compared to Linux and Windows. More ram and cores will let you do more at the same time, but speeds will not improve much at all. Are you expecting too much? yes. Apple is now a traditional company, they would r...
by LeslieAnn
26 Sep 2018, 04:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 3D-Printable Alps click leaf re-bending tool.
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Metal fatigue is different on every switch due to age and cycles, simply bending them all to look alike/be the same shape will not result in a uniform feel. You will actually make it worse than it already is because you are adding even more fatigue to make them the same shape, which is no longer a w...
by LeslieAnn
25 Sep 2018, 05:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 3D-Printable Alps click leaf re-bending tool.
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Ideally you would bend them to work the same, not look the same, but that gets tricky, and while you can match the spring pressure at any one point, they will differ everywhere else. In order for them to all be consistent all the way through, the material in all of them needs to be the same, same w...
by LeslieAnn
25 Sep 2018, 01:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 3D-Printable Alps click leaf re-bending tool.
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Ideally you would bend them to work the same, not look the same, but that gets tricky, and while you can match the spring pressure at any one point, they will differ everywhere else. In order for them to all be consistent all the way through, the material in all of them needs to be the same, same wo...
by LeslieAnn
23 Sep 2018, 01:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why are Vintage Cherry mx Black Switches so Smooth?
Replies: 7
Views: 3207

A couple years ago someone put some new and vintage Cherries and new Gaterons under a microscope and took pictures, the legs on vintage and Gaterons were were really smooth compared to newer Cherry legs. This only led to more speculation that Cherries molds were starting to deteriorate. While I coul...
by LeslieAnn
23 Sep 2018, 01:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias Mini Quiet Pro: what's it like to live with?
Replies: 123
Views: 6217

I would say that's most likely the case, the contacts are just floating in the housing and are very finicky. The switches are great as long as you are careful while soldering them, I refurbished 2 Dell AT101Ws with Clicks and they are solid. To me, that indicates a major design failure when even ma...
by LeslieAnn
23 Sep 2018, 01:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias Mini Quiet Pro: what's it like to live with?
Replies: 123
Views: 6217

I must admit I'm slightly surprised at your comment about pinginess, LeslieAnn, not quite what I was expecting, but it does seem that people's perceptions of the keys differ as much as their reported reliability which perhaps suggests they're not 100% consistent. I'd kinda hope it's a bit quieter t...
by LeslieAnn
22 Sep 2018, 01:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias Mini Quiet Pro: what's it like to live with?
Replies: 123
Views: 6217

I recently got a V80 with quiet clicks. The switches all seemed to work fine, however they were extremely inconsistent, with some louder than others, and some more tactile than others. It's usable, just bothersome. It's the most inconsistent board I own, by far. Talking with some people on GH, a the...
by LeslieAnn
16 Sep 2018, 06:47
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeekHack Refugee Camp?
Replies: 82
Views: 4792

I don't think there is any hostility, just a lack of interest. This whole thread is built around the idea of keeping people out not asking how you should welcome them. Like Webwit, I didn't expect a big exodus then or now anyhow but letting everyone here sh*t all over GH users and the things they a...
by LeslieAnn
16 Sep 2018, 03:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When do you decide to desolder switches from old boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

The problem with Myoth's suggestion is many of these switches are no longer made, you can get used ones, but those were just desoldered by someone else from another board, so what's the difference. Depending on the keyboard and its condition, I wouldn't worry about it. It's not like either of those ...
by LeslieAnn
16 Sep 2018, 03:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeekHack Refugee Camp?
Replies: 82
Views: 4792

Must agree with Mu. Kids need to know that there is a big bad beautiful world out there. The internet doesn't work that way. Most people new to this hobby are not looking for Alps or buckling springs, they don't even know those exist and without knowing those terms they can't search for them, which...
by LeslieAnn
15 Sep 2018, 12:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeekHack Refugee Camp?
Replies: 82
Views: 4792

I really don't know how DT became the "cranky Euro-site" but it's really not so bad. "Get off my Alps you darn kids!" While it has gotten better (been lurking for a long time), you guys very much give off an old men and and their vintage toys impression to outsiders. Go look at the first page in th...
by LeslieAnn
13 Sep 2018, 00:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard recommendations based on a few preferences?
Replies: 26
Views: 932

Jailhouse blue MX Good one! Those have the tactile bump high up. But it is a mod , which you would have to apply to every switch. A bit tedious. A faster way is the Jspacers, but it does lead to a bit different feel than the wire method. The wire method creates almost a Matias Clicky switch, it's n...
by LeslieAnn
02 Sep 2018, 12:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22860
Views: 1361662

This seems like a good deal on an FK-5001 with functioning calculator, has a stuck key but that's easy enough to fix.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FOCUS- ... SwZgxbfMYv
by LeslieAnn
30 Aug 2018, 01:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: We should make a full-size keyboard kit.
Replies: 37
Views: 1546

These cheap keyboards are what is known as white label keyboards. All the engineering has already been done, the parts are engineered down to the penny and are known to work together. They are kind of like those promotional pens companies have with their logo on them, you pick a style, a color and t...
by LeslieAnn
20 Aug 2018, 00:45
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Omron "10 million" Fail Logitech M570
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Well, I don't think I clicked it ten million times, but who knows. Simple resting your finger on the button causes wear on these switches, and anything over about 3 pounds of weight will damage them, slamming your finger or even dropping the mouse can exert enough pressure to damage these. When I w...
by LeslieAnn
09 Feb 2013, 04:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Case discussions
Replies: 130
Views: 11131

I like this and if it goes for around $200, I'm in. I have a suggestion on the LED holes... Make the large hole come from the backside, but only a pinhole pierce the top. This wouldn't disturb the lines as much but would allow LED's to show if desired, and only two tiny dots if you don't want it. I ...
by LeslieAnn
21 Dec 2012, 00:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 289686

Order 0117 recieved.
Thanks!

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