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by mr_a500
17 Jun 2017, 21:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: got an Amiga board today
Replies: 30
Views: 3500

:P
by mr_a500
17 Jun 2017, 21:13
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 100603

I also want to put descriptions on my headers, which at the moment all say "No info available". How do I do that - and is there a proper format, like username/keyboard/switch/description? Why is my question being ignored? I was perfectly happy with my headers being used without credit before, but n...
by mr_a500
17 Jun 2017, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: got an Amiga board today
Replies: 30
Views: 3500

Well your switches aren't embedded in a 30 year old keyboard with keycaps so tight they feel like they've been glued on - are they? In my experience, taking keycaps off hundreds of keyboards, these "Mitsumi standard mechanical Type 2 switches" are by far the most fragile I've ever experienced. This ...
by mr_a500
17 Jun 2017, 15:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: got an Amiga board today
Replies: 30
Views: 3500

As far as I know, I was the first person on geekhack & Deskthority to take an A1000 keyboard apart (and warn others not to because of the fragile switch casings!), so yes, they have the same switches. I rushed to try out the "tactility" after posting, then remembered I have it packed away in the A10...
by mr_a500
17 Jun 2017, 15:52
Forum: Reviews
Topic: AEK review REDUX (Alps SKCM Salmon)
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Nice review. I agree with you on mostly everything. I too prefer the lighter orange Alps and don't really like the font. That's why I put SGI keycaps on (one of) mine: https://deskthority.net/resources/image/12122 On a side note, I can't stand the sound of modern Cherry MX. That clicky blue Cherry s...
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 19:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: got an Amiga board today
Replies: 30
Views: 3500

If it is tactile, it's only lightly tactile. But then, I usually bottom out when I type (from my old days on manual typewriters), so I wouldn't notice as much as somebody obsessed with not bottoming out. I usually only notice if it's strongly tactile or tactile and clicky.
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 19:21
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 85397

Yeah, they're hard to resist. (..though they sure are pingy!)
TRSALPS.jpg
I like black keys.

Edit: the black keys were swapped from my TRS-80 Model III. (...and now I have a Japanese TRS-80 :mrgreen: )
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: got an Amiga board today
Replies: 30
Views: 3500

Mitsumi's do not use foam or capacitative sensing but flexible conductive rubber together with contacts on top of membrane or PCB, or with a membrane switch underneath. Exactly. But that's not foam & foil. I actually would have preferred an Amiga foam & foil - if it was light and smooth, with black...
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 14:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: got an Amiga board today
Replies: 30
Views: 3500

Those are foam and foil linears and feel like crap. The other version of the same keyboard used buckling rubber cups and was used in A2000 and CDTV keyboards. If you can get hold of those rubbers, you can literally replace the springs with them and make this keyboard somewhat better. The best Amiga...
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 12:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 10113

Actually, I'm sure it does. A quick search shows it in silver, black or blue face, various straps.
SEIKO 5 mens sports 100.jpg
SEIKO MEN'S 5 SPORTS AUTOMATIC 100M WATCH SNZG15 SNZG15J1
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 11:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 2757

Onions are the essence of life and you wan't to bomb them all? For what reason if I may ask? If it's because you shoot tears out your eyes while cutting, then using a sharp knife will help. What? I don't care about tears. (I cry when I run out of pizza.) No, I hate the taste. It makes me sick. I fi...
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 11:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 10113

andrewjoy wrote: That is fucking amazing.

DO you know if that model comes in a matte silver ?
Sadly, no, but this one does:
happy watch silver.jpg
by mr_a500
16 Jun 2017, 10:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 101
Views: 4315

cookie wrote: [...]and kicks me in my crotch on a daily basis.
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 21:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is the earliest know rubber dome keyboard?
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

You don't remember HaaTa's "Super Alps"?

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Image
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 21:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is the earliest know rubber dome keyboard?
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Hmm... nobody cares? What I'd be interested in is a timeline of all early switch types - when each company introduced what. Maybe somebody here has already done the research. (or maybe it already exists and I just don't know where to look for it) I've done a bit of a half-assed listing (years ago) o...
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 19:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 101
Views: 4315

Yeah, you guys have some freaky squirrels over there. I was particularly impressed with this weirdo:
red squirrel.jpg
I need this guy for my collection.
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 18:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 101
Views: 4315

One thing I do seem to be collecting is squirrels! These guys are all over the place.
little guy tanning.JPG
I already have enough squirrels. I don't need more.
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 17:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 10113

Oh, you seebarted again. Stop seebarting!

When I see a maple leaf on something these days, I automatically think it's made in China. Also, when I see the word "Canada" in a company name, I know it's a foreign company.
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 17:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 10113

I've got nothing against the American people (..most of them), many of which are very nice and can be (almost) as nice as Canadians. No, I don't like American big business and American government. Just saying that has probably caused me to be entered into a database of terror suspects and I've proba...
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 17:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 10113

In that shot, it looks even better. Nice.

I'd be opening it up, scratching the US cities off and carefully painting Canadian ones in. ;)
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 17:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 101
Views: 4315

I don't really collect . I perfect . If I like a certain thing, I'll usually buy one or a couple (backup), then if I see a better one later, I'll buy that. Once I'm satisfied with what I've got, I'll move on. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a while to be satisfied. (..like with keyboards :D) I've ...
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 16:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 101
Views: 4315

cookie wrote: It seems that I collect a lot of ORM bugs lately.... my own tho :(
You collect bugs from the Oak Ridges Moraine? There are quite a few bugs there, but I have no idea why anybody would collect them.
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 16:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 2757

I still wish I could figure out the ingredients in the classic curry-house vindaloo: it's not a particularly complicated flavour but it's one I really like and something that's evaded my own experimentation and which the shop-bought stuff tastes nothing like. An Indian girl once gave me a recipe fo...
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 16:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albert computer - SMK
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

The 1984 SMK and Maxi-Switch keycaps are Comptec. The Kaypro 4 keycaps are the same as the BBC Micro, which also largely used "Comtec" [sic] keycaps: http://goughlui.com/2012/12/01/tech-flashback-reviving-the-kaypro-4/ The blue keycap is the same as on Jacob#1's Billings keyboard made by Maxi-Switc...
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 16:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 2757

I think onions are evil and should be wiped off the Earth using an aggressive bombing campaign.

I'm sure there are some onions in the vindaloo paste I use, but they've been boiled to death with so many spices that I can't tell.
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 16:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 10113

But.. what did you do with your old watch?

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Did you sell it?
by mr_a500
15 Jun 2017, 03:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22491
Views: 1160012

There's a set of NOS Alps SKCC (cream) numeric keys (originally for TRS-80 Model III) for only $11.99 (or less). I thought it was pretty good for the price. I've got some SKCC keyboards I can use them on though. Alps numpad keys.JPG http://www.ebay.ca/itm/391785318360 He had a bunch, but there's onl...
by mr_a500
14 Jun 2017, 21:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albert computer - SMK
Replies: 25
Views: 1285

The blue keypad keycaps on the 1982 Kaypro SMK are different from the black ones - much thicker and with more white on the inside of the keycap. The keycap on the right is from the 1984 Kaypro Maxi Switch keyboard. Kaypro keycaps.JPG As I mentioned in my Kaypro thread, the Maxi Switch font is identi...
by mr_a500
14 Jun 2017, 20:49
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 100603

I think this works better:
ICL header2.jpg
(I originally "seebarted" it, but it'll probably get missed that way. "Seebarting" seems to only work for seebart.)

...and of course, this one :D
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by mr_a500
14 Jun 2017, 19:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Raytheon 6104-04
Replies: 25
Views: 2152

Kaypro 4 - the one with the hard drive, right? I have a Kaypro II and "New 2".
(not the 2, 2/84 or 2X... insane Kaypro model numbers!)

Speaking of glowing screens, I'd love to have a vector terminal.
Minskytron-PDP-1-20070512.jpg

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