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by Compgeke
23 May 2019, 15:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13

I've got a *lot* of old computers with PS/2 so it's easier to just throw an adapter on the end when I need it. So update: It works! The keyboard side of things works absolutely fine. On the other hand, the trackpoint isn't auto centering. It's just stuck racing to the bottom of the screen no matter ...
by Compgeke
22 May 2019, 22:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13

Alright some cable update. Went ahead and lopped the cables off an old ball mouse and a random trashed Unisys POS board. A little work later, they're sleeved together. https://i.imgur.com/ov2gckK.jpg?1 The next step was strain relief. I didn't want to just leave a cable hanging out a gaping hole in ...
by Compgeke
19 May 2019, 08:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Fixing the $10 Industrial M13

$10 Industrial M13? We all wish we could be so lucky...or do we? Here's what I'm starting with. It doesn't look horrific here, just a bit dirty. https://i.imgur.com/N5ImQY9.jpg It's a Maxi Switch manufactured M13, dating from 1996. I want to say that's the newest Model M I own. https://i.imgur.com/w...
by Compgeke
23 Apr 2019, 06:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack
Replies: 25
Views: 1503

Re: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack

aaand...fixed. Looks like someone got through the spam filters, always fun when that happens.
by Compgeke
01 Apr 2019, 17:23
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Topre ANSI Enter Key Cap (Just the one)
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Topre ANSI Enter Key Cap (Just the one)

Much thanks to everyone who responded, I've managed to snag one! Just gotta wait a week for that shipping.
by Compgeke
29 Mar 2019, 14:55
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Topre ANSI Enter Key Cap (Just the one)
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Topre ANSI Enter Key Cap (Just the one)

I'm currently on the search for a Topre compatible enter key. Unfortunately me being me I managed to snap the stem on my Type Heaven's enter key making the board a little challenging to use. I don't particularly care what colour, could be black, could be puke green, just needs to fit.
by Compgeke
30 Jan 2019, 18:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018

Sorry for disappearing for a while, my job's gonna kill me.

Anyway, I've sent out the collections notices to the remaining Santas who haven't paid up. With any luck, the credit hit will be enough and we won't need to send out the "collectors", if you catch my drift.
by Compgeke
06 Jan 2019, 17:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Alright so here's the current status: So far we have 9/14 received which ain't a terrible result for international shipping. People who so far haven't received their packages (please let me know if you have!): andrewjoy ZedTheMan Myoth Darkshado Wobbled I'll start bugging senders in the upcoming day...
by Compgeke
21 Dec 2018, 15:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I got kicked out from the unofficial DT's group on Telegram.
Replies: 104
Views: 11599

green-squid wrote: Not posting cat pic so this thread can get locked. We were ONLY supposed to post cat pics (I started it!).
Correct. As a Moderator I say we need one last shot as converting back to the official Deskthority cat picture thread.
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by Compgeke
15 Dec 2018, 02:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018 Photo Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3961

A lucky day for me too, got a box in the mail. I don't feel like waiting around so let's go! Is that a violin in the box? I recognize chocolate at least (minty fresh even)! https://i.imgur.com/E7uHS6k.jpg Well would you look at that. An Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard with SMK switches and a Sanyo MBC-55...
by Compgeke
14 Dec 2018, 18:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Based on some tracking numbers, yes. No ones posted yet though.
by Compgeke
11 Dec 2018, 15:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I got kicked out from the unofficial DT's group on Telegram.
Replies: 104
Views: 11599

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by Compgeke
11 Dec 2018, 04:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

It's alright, I didn't exactly give a super long time there. Just as long as something gets out before Christmas 2020.
by Compgeke
09 Dec 2018, 05:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018 Photo Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3961

Deskthority Secret Santa 2018 Photo Thread

Welcome to the Secret Santa Photo Thread, post your great gifts here!

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by Compgeke
07 Dec 2018, 15:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

There's no need to fear, there'll be another round next year!

Unfortunately with the matches already thrown out, I wouldn't be able to easily match you up with someone. The only exception would be if someone else voices they'd like to join late and I could pair up you two.
by Compgeke
07 Dec 2018, 06:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Congrats to everyone who signed up, you should now have a PM with your lucky recipient!
by Compgeke
06 Dec 2018, 02:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

I'm afraid we're almost out of time guys! Only 6 hours give or take left! Better hurry up and send that PM if you're looking to get in this year!
by Compgeke
05 Dec 2018, 20:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Alright we’re now on the last day to sign up! You’ve got until 11:59 California time so better hurry up!
by Compgeke
04 Dec 2018, 01:47
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Alright guys two more days! No one else want in on the fun?
by Compgeke
03 Dec 2018, 00:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Myoth wrote: only 4 participants when there is 3 days until the deadline D:
Yeah! What's everyone else waiting for?
by Compgeke
02 Dec 2018, 17:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I got kicked out from the unofficial DT's group on Telegram.
Replies: 104
Views: 11599

adhoc wrote: I have no idea what you wanted to say from your nonsensical ramble, but I''m sure it made sense in your head.
I think he's trying to say it's time to get back to the cat pic thread.
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by Compgeke
29 Nov 2018, 01:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone interested in retro/older/refurbishing computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 3739

Great news, you can vet a VMS hobbyist license. The method involves signing up for something like DECUServ then registering for an OpenVMS hobbyist at https://www.hpe.com/h41268/live/index_e.aspx?qid=24548 . One of these years I need to get around to getting something installed on the MicroVAX 4000 ...
by Compgeke
27 Nov 2018, 03:27
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The Deskthority Award
Replies: 22
Views: 1334

He does now!
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by Compgeke
27 Nov 2018, 03:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8888

Deskthority Secret Santa 2018

I'm running a bit late this year but oh well. Secret New Years? I suppose? Anyway, rules as follows: 1 . PM me your nickname and address and I'll throw you on the list. Please use a format of "Secret Santa 2018 Username" for the message title. 2. DEADLINE to send me your address and sign up is over ...
by Compgeke
25 Nov 2018, 15:16
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I got kicked out from the unofficial DT's group on Telegram.
Replies: 104
Views: 11599

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by Compgeke
14 Nov 2018, 03:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone interested in retro/older/refurbishing computers?
Replies: 25
Views: 3739

Old computers are more or less how I got into this place. I've still got way too many in the garage, but it's nice having original systems for some of the keyboards :) . I'm way more active on the old computer forums than I am here, I mainly check in a few times a day to try and keep spam down.
by Compgeke
06 Nov 2018, 15:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2017 Photo Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 7191

Same. Last year didn't quite go as intended I think.
by Compgeke
25 Oct 2018, 01:32
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Zbrojovka Brno 262.12
Replies: 53
Views: 2333

lots of stuff
Maybe keep the keyboard threads to keyboards. Off topic is better suited for how we feel about other groups of people. Thanks!

-Moderation
by Compgeke
10 Oct 2018, 14:52
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Alps SKCL striped amber
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Muirium wrote: Report spam, with the ! button. Don’t spread it in your quote.!
+1. I don't want the spam on deskthority showing up in search results for something like iMessage on Windows.
by Compgeke
22 Sep 2018, 19:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Keyboards are not fun for me anymore.
Replies: 80
Views: 8232

You could always go into a sort of related hobby and get into retrocomputing, since they were often pretty much "keyboards with the computer in them". This here's how I actually found keyboard communities in the first place. The one nice thing about old computers is there's so much variety you can ...

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