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by mr_a500
Today, 00:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Our desktops of yore.

I had a reunion with Windows 3 in the late nineties, when I was face to face with Windows For Workgroups at a government agency. Ah, Windows for Workgroups... I remember that. It was supposed to be so "modern". I thought it was a piece of shit compared to the Amiga Workbench I'd used years earlier....
by mr_a500
Today, 00:25
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 68
Views: 6907

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

Ha! Ha ha ha... eh he hee he hee... ah he.. ha ha... er ha......um ha..... I still don't get it.
by mr_a500
Yesterday, 17:47
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 29
Views: 621

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

I've used trackballs for decades - MicroSpeed/CST and CH Products DT225. I never thought it a problem using trackballs for games. I had much more problems trying to use a mouse for games.
by mr_a500
Yesterday, 15:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Our desktops of yore.

My office looked similar - except we usually had those typical fabric dividers so you didn't have to stare at the ugly faces of co-workers (a considerable improvement).

It's strange that we're now at a time where desktop computers and CRT monitors are considered "vintage".
by mr_a500
Yesterday, 15:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 68
Views: 6907

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

snacksthecat wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 19:13
Only ebay kids will get this one
Can you explain that for the non-"ebay kids"? I don't get it.
by mr_a500
20 Aug 2019, 22:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale
Replies: 50
Views: 4165

Re: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale

But the big question is... what kind of seagull did you use?
by mr_a500
19 Aug 2019, 12:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale
Replies: 50
Views: 4165

Re: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale

Well just look at how white this seagull turned out: Seagull checking out keyboard.JPG He used to be totally yellow. OK, not really... it's a real seagull who came to check out my keyboards in the sun. But you can see the Apple IIc, about 3/4 of the way to becoming as white as in the previously post...
by mr_a500
19 Aug 2019, 02:20
Forum: For sale
Topic: Beamspring with NUMPAD!
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: Beamspring with NUMPAD!

I'm wondering how much my APL 3278 is now worth...

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by mr_a500
19 Aug 2019, 02:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale
Replies: 50
Views: 4165

Re: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale

I still think it's strange that you haven't had any results. Even my wife - who doesn't give a shit about computers or keyboards and is generally unobservant - keeps going on about how white they are now. Months later, she says, "I can't believe how yellow these used to be." She says it so many time...
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 17:22
Forum: For sale
Topic: Beamspring with NUMPAD!
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: Beamspring with NUMPAD!

so according to my ebay(which might be inaccurate)someone actually bought it for 3000$, no offer or anything... Thats scary. might be zazxyz who knows Luckily it did not actually sell for that price. As I was watching the item I got notified of the exact price it sold for attached is an image of th...
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 14:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Keyboard enthusiast age structure
Replies: 157
Views: 16062

Re: Keyboard enthusiast age structure

You know you're old when somebody says, "Oh, Windows 95! My dad says he used that when he was a kid. It's ancient!"

When my dad was a kid, computers were just being invented to break Nazi code.
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 14:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 282
Views: 13012

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Unfortunately, most of the games modding tricks are Windows-only - and I hate Windows and refuse to ever use it again.
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 14:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 282
Views: 13012

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Can’t we just all agree on short shorts? Qw8MM3XzlFM I wear short shorts. I think long shorts makes one look like a stunted gorilla. I guess my most unpopular gaming opinions are that Half Life 2 is (much) better than the original I thought that was a popular opinion. Everybody seems to like Half-L...
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 04:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 282
Views: 13012

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Also, I hate any date format that doesn't use a 4-digit year! Amateur. You'll suffer, SUFFER, when Y10K arrives. Although I'll still be alive 7980 years from now, my shrivelled disembodied brain enclosed in a cybernetic spider-droid exoskeleton, the warranty for mechanical maintenance of the exoske...
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 01:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 132
Views: 5894

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

Random comment about spherical vs. cylindrical which is that it may have been at the behest of the typists. I've mentioned on my MX Black Impressions topic that the gf borrowed my keyboard with the SA profile and didn't care for it. The main reason is because she has long nails which would catch on...
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 01:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 282
Views: 13012

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Format YYYYMMDD or YYYY-MM-DD (including zeroes!) is a format that is most computer-friendly. If you use it in lists or filenames, dates as characters and/or numbers are always recognized in the proper order. Yes. YYYY-MM-DD is (or was) the official Canadian date format, but years of computers defa...
by mr_a500
18 Aug 2019, 01:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale
Replies: 50
Views: 4165

Re: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale

I tried several keyboards and misc stuff outside and non show any brightening...The case of my ti terminal spend a whole week out in the sun already and I really cant tell any difference. I must be doing something wrong here there's way too much report confirming that sun bright works. How long did...
by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 22:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1696
Views: 137768

Re: Post your desktop.

by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 17:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 132
Views: 5894

Re: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?

Interesting. Thanks for posting. Do you have any photos or links for that optical switch?
by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 16:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1696
Views: 137768

Re: Post your desktop.

depletedvespene wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 16:32
All right, then. I've posted this desktop before, but this time I won't clean up anything before the picture.


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Holy shit! I have the exact same mug, sitting on my desk right now.
by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 16:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Our desktops of yore.

Redmaus wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 23:48
Is that an RT?
Yes, it's an IBM RT 6151 Model 10, a RISC IBM PC. I'd never even heard about it or seen one before.
by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 15:57
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1696
Views: 137768

Re: Post your desktop.

Are you the type of guy who would buy a used car if you saw pictures of it covered in mud, the interior filled with old hamburger wrappers? :P Here's a photo of my numeric keypad (undusted) with the hazelnut stuffed in the side by the squirrel. That's as messy as I'll ever show. nut in keypad.JPG
by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 15:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1696
Views: 137768

Re: Post your desktop.

I always wonder how neat almost all the desks in this thread are. I assume most people don't want to do a showoff photo of their desktop while it's covered in filth. :P My desktop right now is basically the same as shown, but with a half eaten chocolate bar, a nearly empty cup of tea, a plate with ...
by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 04:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Tardis Keyboard: More than you wanted to know
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: The Tardis Keyboard: More than you wanted to know

And since you know about the Honeywell Keytape, you probably also know about the various other keyboards that have appeared on the show. Not really. I haven't really seen the new series. I stopped watching in the 80's. That Keytape keyboard was the only keyboard I noticed. (aside from some cheap lo...
by mr_a500
15 Aug 2019, 02:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Tardis Keyboard: More than you wanted to know
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: The Tardis Keyboard: More than you wanted to know

Bah! That's from the new Doctor Who. I thought you were going to talk about the only (good) Tardis keyboard from "classic" Doctor Who, the one in Tom Baker's last episode, Logopolis: Logopolis2.jpg (a Honeywell Keytape keyboard from 1970, with Micro Switch magnetic reed switches) Wow, that keyboard ...
by mr_a500
14 Aug 2019, 22:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 68
Views: 6907

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

When I win a rare vintage keyboard on eBay... the few times I didn't get outbid by b***a :
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...and when I lose (once again) to b***a:
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by mr_a500
14 Aug 2019, 16:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Our desktops of yore.

You look just like a guy I knew at work!
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The resemblance is uncanny.
by mr_a500
12 Aug 2019, 19:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Our desktops of yore.

Unfortunately, at that time photographs were usually printed on paper and stuffed in boxes, so I am unable to post any at the moment :mrgreen: The picture I posted was printed on paper and stuffed in a box... but sometime in 2008 I took out the physical photo from 2001, lined it up and photographed...
by mr_a500
12 Aug 2019, 17:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Our desktops of yore.

If I'd had friends or family who were interested in photographing me in my "natural environment", I suppose I would have had a few photos of me sitting at a computer, programming back then... or possibly I would have turned around and shouted, "What the hell are you doing?? I'm trying to concentrate...
by mr_a500
12 Aug 2019, 16:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Our desktops of yore.
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Our desktops of yore.

Before websites and threads like this existed, who would have been insane enough to take a picture of their computers? I've been programming since 1982, but I don't have a single picture of my computers before 2008. Here's a rare "desktop" photo from 2001. (note the lack of computers) consulting1.jpg

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