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by davkol
27 Jun 2020, 15:02
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] NOS Alps Yellow, pcb stabilizer
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: [WTB] NOS Alps Yellow, pcb stabilizer

I have a pack of these. (The light-green stabilizer is PCB-mount Costar.)

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by davkol
22 Jun 2020, 12:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 327219

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I have swapped APC/Tai-Hao leaves (from older models though) into Alps SKCM Black and it improved the tactility quite a bit. The keyboards had okay doubleshot keycaps as well, but that's about it.
by davkol
14 Jun 2020, 13:44
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Re: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020

I can live without a wheel (or equivalent), but at least three buttons are a must.

I'm not too fond of proprietary wireless devices either.
by davkol
12 Jun 2020, 14:07
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Re: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020

I would love a modern, more portable ambidextrous trackball.

No way will I take my L-Trac or Slimblade out to use with a convertible.
by davkol
12 Jun 2020, 13:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23509
Views: 1664843

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Does anyone know anything about the cheap point-of-sale keyboards on AliExpress?

For example, this one is 13×6 grid for ca. $40.

The switches are MX-mount, actuation at 2±0.6 mm and 60±20 cN, rated for 12M cycles.
by davkol
07 Jun 2020, 19:11
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 52
Views: 2720

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

Or gets drunk and assaults a coworker.

Or argue for the execution of public workers exercising their labor rights.

Or…
by davkol
02 Jun 2020, 22:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Found Some Crap-looking Mystery Gamer Keycaps
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Found Some Crap-looking Mystery Gamer Keycaps

One of the fancier Dell keyboards had a very similar cross-like kind of stem. I don't know the exact model number or manufacturer, but if you look up "dell multimedia keyboard", it's the flatter one with a volume wheel above the sixkey but a normal-sized spacebar. The legends aren't the common Count...
by davkol
02 Jun 2020, 12:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23509
Views: 1664843

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

CH Products DT225 trackball (white USB version) in Germany (if anyone's curious, that thing is built like a tank)
by davkol
29 May 2020, 13:11
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 52
Views: 2720

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

Maltron's core proposition is the contoured design. You may object to Malt's reasoning, but it would require getting familiar with it in the first place. I'm not entirely convinced that some of her arguments are right… just as I noted in another thread , there might not be sufficient research to dec...
by davkol
27 May 2020, 23:57
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 52
Views: 2720

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

Please try and use the keyboard and then say how it's "not that bad". That's besides the point. I looked into Maltron layouts years ago (there you have a summary of the design principles) and eventually learned the dual-hand version that I happen to use on Kinesis Advantage2. It was quite straightf...
by davkol
27 May 2020, 23:33
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 52
Views: 2720

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

He's pointing out flaws in a horrible keyboard. You mean presenting a harebrained reaction to anything outside his comfort zone. Reminds me of Kübler-Ross model that I've seen applied to novel ideas (though it could be just as well the famous Mahatma Gandhi quote). denial anger bargaining depressio...
by davkol
27 May 2020, 23:23
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 52
Views: 2720

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

I originally hesitated whether I should reply, or not, and decided for the latter, but now that the thread is already here, I'm going to say it anyway: Chyros is an ableist piece of garbage and seems to be fishing for pewdiepie's audience of 13yo edgelords, I'm only waiting for a "heated gamer momen...
by davkol
26 May 2020, 20:52
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Alps Clones
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: [WTB] Alps Clones

I should have some too. Just shipping to the US is likely about $20, though.
by davkol
23 May 2020, 13:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23509
Views: 1664843

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

left-hand Maltron for $12.5 (either the photo is off, or it's some black version with white keycaps that I haven't seen yet)
by davkol
09 May 2020, 11:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 327219

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

IBM *POS
Something like Mitsumi hybrid switch (very tactile rubber sleeves), although I'm not sure if it was actually Mitsumi.
by davkol
07 May 2020, 15:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: new Perixx thumb trackballs Perimice-720/520 [2020]
Replies: 0
Views: 442

new Perixx thumb trackballs Perimice-720/520 [2020]

Perixx started making a new thumb trackball similar to Logitech M570 back in 2017. Wired Perimice-517 and wireless (proprietary) Perimice-717. Classic 34mm ball, 5 buttons including wheel, but extra two buttons for switching DPI (400/1000), rubber-coated and quite wide shape. It was decent. https://...
by davkol
07 May 2020, 15:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23509
Views: 1664843

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Maltron does in-house laser-etching IIRC, although these seem to have too good contrast for that.
by davkol
07 May 2020, 14:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23509
Views: 1664843

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

another dual-hand Maltron in the UK, currently at £90 right-hand model at £60 ITAC Mouse-Trak for $49 + shipping from Israel vintage Memorex adjustable thumb trackball for $20 in the USA or another (looks like rebranded Micro Innovation Star Track or Web Track ) Traxsys assistive trackball for $45 ...
by davkol
06 May 2020, 15:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 1835

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

correlation ≠ causation There's still no evidence that the model from that table is representative of "the real world" or that those attributes are the ones that actually matter. In addition, you're extrapolating from only two points (QWERTY and Dvorak) to the whole list of layouts. On the topic of...
by davkol
05 May 2020, 23:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 1835

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

This is not surprising, really. Many studies have been done on the efficiency of QWERTY versus several self-proclaimed "efficient" layouts like DVORAK, and there is still no clear conclusion as to whether it works or not; no conclusive evidence has been shown for it to provide for faster typing spe...
by davkol
05 May 2020, 15:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 1835

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

The inventor of RSTHD has open-sourced his programme, should any of us be qualified to dive in. There is about a dozen of such programs publicly available, and a semi-competent coder can make a new one from scratch over a weekend. Been there, done that. That's not the problem. The problem is figuri...
by davkol
04 May 2020, 10:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 1835

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

Your use selective quoting to make it seem that the RSTHD layout is arbitrarily designed. The author goes on to explain he then went on to design an application to sort through the different configurations and, assuming that he based his scoring on correct assumptions , the winning layout would be ...
by davkol
03 May 2020, 22:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How's the view from your toilet?
Replies: 8
Views: 836

How's the view from your toilet?

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and from the backyard

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by davkol
03 May 2020, 21:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 1835

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

I don't understand why the poll has some seemingly unrelated layouts (e.g. Norman and Workman) grouped together as though they were the same thing. Norman and Workman are very different. It would make more sense to either separate them, or just list the 3 or 4 more likely options and then have "oth...
by davkol
03 May 2020, 13:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 1835

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

Stenography doesn't help at all when most of what you type isn't natural language text, which is the case for many software developers. Why would you think that? You can have a shorthand for any (non-random) corpus, and coming up with one for a severely restricted formal language is likely easier t...
by davkol
23 Apr 2020, 12:19
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Ergonomic Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: [WTB] Ergonomic Keyboard

I think Sinc by Keebio might support ISO.

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