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by nathanscribe
09 Sep 2015, 17:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Query: Repairing conductive rubber pads
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Is that tape actually conductive, though, or metallic with a non-conductive coating? I've read comments on how the paint wears off relatively quickly, so the jury's out on that at the moment. As for the rubber itself, pressing down really hard on the key activates the switch, so I'm guessing that wh...
by nathanscribe
08 Sep 2015, 18:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Query: Repairing conductive rubber pads
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Query: Repairing conductive rubber pads

Does anybody know how best to repair the conductive rubber spots on the underside of rubber domes? This is the 'rubber dome over PCB tracks' type, no membrane involved. I've seen various claims online about sticking foil to them, rubbing pencils on them, using conductive paint, roughening the surfac...
by nathanscribe
26 Jul 2014, 18:25
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry keycap typeface identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Here's a better overview, though it lacks many characters. Looking at the symbols, I'd say we're still looking at Formula One as the Cherry typeface, though the question mark appears lighter on the keyboard. Perhaps variations in the weights at different sizes account for that? http://69.89.31.185/~...
by nathanscribe
26 Jul 2014, 16:01
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry keycap typeface identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

I tried to look up the Formula 1 typeface, but I can't find any evidence that it exists — I wanted to compare characters such as ~, ? and # to see if they also match. http://www.sanskritweb.net/fontdocs/letraset.pdf Evidence, but not a full set :( Further, this page about the Doctor Who titles indi...
by nathanscribe
26 Jul 2014, 15:21
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry keycap typeface identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

EDIT: interestingly, the legends on my white-on-black DS look wider than those on both my black-on-cream DS and the pics on the Wiki link. I suspect it's an optical illusion, unless both my eyes and my calipers are out. :)
by nathanscribe
26 Jul 2014, 14:44
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry keycap typeface identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Cherry keycap typeface identification

I couldn't find a reference to this in the wiki or the forum, but maybe I didn't look hard enough. Anyway, I've been looking at a lot of old typefaces lately, and came across "Formula 1". It's similar to Helvetica Rounded, but has the tail-less "G" and short-topped "5" that makes me think this is Ch...
by nathanscribe
14 Jun 2014, 22:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 424
Views: 44545

Holy crap - my ideal computer setup! (yes, including the cows): sweet dreams.jpg (just kidding - I'd rather have that Demon Seed thing) That's a Movement Drum Computer: http://mc202.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/4590867913_e23553394f.jpg http://mc202.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/4603544916_7447a...
by nathanscribe
04 Mar 2014, 13:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cannot decide between Cherry MX Blue and Brown!
Replies: 33
Views: 9425

I've gone from Cherry blacks to BS to blues to browns to reds... mainly typing, less gaming these days. My entirely subjective and non-scientific findings are that reds are the ones I like typing on most, blacks for games. Blues are more an occasional thing for me now, I ended up disliking the actio...
by nathanscribe
14 Jan 2014, 16:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Please give me you opinion on this video.
Replies: 25
Views: 883

What they said. Lovely. :)

Do you need some kind of license to fly those things and film?
by nathanscribe
07 Jan 2014, 17:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Viagra cialis horse laxatives cheap(Topre 87U 55 g raffle)
Replies: 194
Views: 36353

HAHAHA. I was just about to post that exact pair of pics. Unintentional hilarity is unintentionally hilarious. :)
by nathanscribe
06 Jan 2014, 21:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Secret Santa 2013 Photo Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 4237

Lovely purple, and I approve of the old IBM binder/slipcase in the background :)
by nathanscribe
03 Jan 2014, 17:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone else shave their own head or cut their own hair?
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

I only get my hair cut or shave when people in the street start hiding their possessions/family when I walk by.
by nathanscribe
02 Jan 2014, 18:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Viagra cialis horse laxatives cheap(Topre 87U 55 g raffle)
Replies: 194
Views: 36353

I wonder why nobody seems to have considered: if you can indeed travel through time while in the exact same spot in space, you'll most likely end up floating in space somewhere (and die from explosive decompression a second later). Everything is in constant motion - the Earth revolving, orbiting th...
by nathanscribe
02 Jan 2014, 17:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Viagra cialis horse laxatives cheap(Topre 87U 55 g raffle)
Replies: 194
Views: 36353

That also means that in 2019, LA will have an upturned Millenium Falcon buried in its architecture. And ten years after that, we're sending Reece back. Reece? Keep playing those games. We've embedded subliminal training routines. Never know when they'll come in handy. Actually we know *exactly* when...
by nathanscribe
01 Jan 2014, 21:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Windowed cap source?
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Windowed cap source?

After trawling a few component suppliers here in the UK, to no avail, does anyone know of a place that stocks single-unit windowed MX-compatible caps? Profile is not an enormous issue as this is for custom projects, not an existing keyboard - but preferably something reasonably generic, no legends, ...
by nathanscribe
19 Dec 2013, 20:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World... of old keyboards :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Hmm, so this is from the "strange skies" episode. Anybody recognise the computer? (starts around 2:40) I thought originally it might be a TRS-80 Colour, but it doesn't have the right keys. It does have the layout of an Apple ][, but not the colour or nameplate. Some clone or re-brand? IN1yvdYx0HU Sc...
by nathanscribe
19 Dec 2013, 18:33
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp does it again (Large-print keycaps)
Replies: 25
Views: 3374

There are several high-visibility and large-print keyboards available and they are indeed aimed at the visually impaired. This is not pretty by a long shot, but it's not the worst one out there. I think the biggest problem with it is the high contrast black-on-white scheme - most of the visually imp...
by nathanscribe
17 Dec 2013, 21:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World... of old keyboards :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World... of old keyboards :)

I used to love this when I was little. Some good HP desktop calculator action in there (9100 series?) early on, and a rather amazing display of cutting edge graphics and communication tech around 5:00 - 6:00 ;) rWzwlUzO2cE There's some great data entry action shots in another episode, but I can't fi...
by nathanscribe
13 Dec 2013, 23:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Random keyboards, lovingly photographed
Replies: 808
Views: 53411

kint wrote:
nathanscribe wrote:terminal pic
Just my worn eyes or is this blurry :?:
I think it might be a bit soft... oh well.
by nathanscribe
13 Dec 2013, 20:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Random keyboards, lovingly photographed
Replies: 808
Views: 53411

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by nathanscribe
13 Dec 2013, 20:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Random keyboards, lovingly photographed
Replies: 808
Views: 53411

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by nathanscribe
10 Dec 2013, 15:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New PC in retro enclosure
Replies: 43
Views: 2738

BBC. :) Or maybe a black rack with a big red light on it and nothing else. With 80s stripes on it. And a keyboard on a coily cable.

Kind of like this, really:

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by nathanscribe
07 Dec 2013, 23:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Solder, solder iron, solder wick etc recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 492

I make do with a fairly crappy cheapo Antex iron at the moment, but I can certainly recommend some solder wick - Soldamop comes on reels of various lengths and widths. Get some of that and don't look at the cheaper stuff. Personally I don't like solder pumps, I find them unwieldy. I'm faster with wi...
by nathanscribe
05 Dec 2013, 20:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model F questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

I had some Mac-style keys printed from Unicomp - they were less crisp than the originals, though I've also had variable quality original IBM caps too, both in terms of crispness and alignment. From what I remember, the snap-on caps I had on my Unicomp Spacesaver were fine.
by nathanscribe
30 Nov 2013, 14:48
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp - Keyboards with all-white keys
Replies: 37
Views: 3474

"Pearl white" is off-white, yep. It's the standard IBM key colour as far as I recall from my time with a Unicomp. These look like "white" white. TBH I find hard black and hard white too strong a contrast; vintage Cherry DS not-quite-white is white enough for me against a dark surround. But these hav...
by nathanscribe
30 Nov 2013, 13:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Japan Trend shop
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Er...
with a composite of multiple cosmetic ingredients, including water, polyvinyl alcohol, Sophora flavescens extract, placenta
And what..? :shock:
by nathanscribe
29 Nov 2013, 17:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Too many tabs?
Replies: 74
Views: 2512

by nathanscribe
29 Nov 2013, 16:55
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Filco Minila Air
Replies: 80
Views: 25899

Nice review, thanks! I've become increasingly frustrated with the trailing wire on my current main keyboard (I often move it around to clear desk space), so this might fit the bill. I don't have much experience of BT keyboards, but the one I use with my tablet takes time to wake up and there's a def...
by nathanscribe
10 Nov 2013, 21:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1735
Views: 159117

mr_a500 wrote:It's this thing. Two USB ports isn't enough when you want to connect a keyboard, trackball, numpad, music player, external disks and numerous flash thingies. 16 ports is a bit overkill, but it's better than... uh... underkill.
Ha! Excellent. Makes my 7-port look like a toy. :)
by nathanscribe
10 Nov 2013, 17:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1735
Views: 159117

mr_a500 wrote:Too much sitting is becoming a pain in the arse - so I made a standing dock for my new notebook:
Spoiler:
docking.jpg
(ignore the cheap junk dresser - it was the only thing tall enough I could use)
What's the hub? Look chunky for just a USB lump.

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