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by Grendel
23 Jun 2014, 04:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1462
Views: 90336

Feeling nostalgic.
by Grendel
11 Jun 2014, 20:52
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favorite (Windows) software?
Replies: 163
Views: 6854

I had to bid farewell to Mozilla Thunderbird. For years it has had the bug where it doesn't notify you about new emails when it's running in the background. In 2014, they still haven't fixed it. For me, this is 50 % of what an email client is supposed to do. Honestly, it feels sad to give up someth...
by Grendel
10 Jun 2014, 22:25
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favorite (Windows) software?
Replies: 163
Views: 6854

ZTree. Fastest way to manipulate files, been using it for the last 15 or so years (was ZTreeBold back then :) Used XTree before that.)
by Grendel
05 Jun 2014, 00:46
Forum: News
Topic: Rosewill shows off "RGB" backlit keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 553

The NewEgg video is pretty open about it, the guy even spells Kailh :D For $100 not a bad board IMHO, I'll check out what makes it tick in a little while... :twisted:
by Grendel
28 May 2014, 21:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question: fully programmable?
Replies: 29
Views: 2791

Muirium wrote:Meanwhile there's always been diacritical dead keys on the Mac, and Apple recently added this when you hold down a letter:
Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 09.08.23 pm.png
(Retina screenshots are loud!)
Solution here 8-)
by Grendel
23 May 2014, 01:23
Forum: News
Topic: KUL keyboards
Replies: 27
Views: 2153

Muirium wrote:Made in Taiwan, and their ad copy bangs on about quality, as does everyone's. Let's see if they can prove it.
I have my doubts -- lasered ABS keys will not last as long as the switches are supposed to :)
by Grendel
15 May 2014, 09:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Soldering fun
Replies: 7
Views: 996

And here is the result: http://s2.postimg.org/i93suq5rp/MG_1270.jpg http://s2.postimg.org/ahn2w61md/MG_1271.jpg http://s2.postimg.org/457xmbyk5/MG_1272.jpg http://s2.postimg.org/6ntmn0kad/MG_1273.jpg http://s2.postimg.org/5mtdxw3at/MG_1274.jpg Probably going to swap them out w/ a Granite set once th...
by Grendel
14 May 2014, 09:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Soldering fun
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Thanks for the tip. I got a tiny neodymium magnet I just have to point in the general direction of the reed switch ;) Only needed to do it once so far, the firmware has a hotkey to start the bootloader. Replaced the dim blue LED's w/ seriously green ones that are way brighter for more dynamic range ...
by Grendel
14 May 2014, 07:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best company for reliability? Need recommendation please
Replies: 24
Views: 960

Bummer. I just swapped out the browns w/ a white/green mix in one of my QFR's (see here), it's not very hard if you have some soldering experience and the equipment. White and Green switches have the same weight (same springs), the difference is in the click (whites - soft, greens - like blues.)
by Grendel
13 May 2014, 20:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best company for reliability? Need recommendation please
Replies: 24
Views: 960

bexleycorona wrote:I ended up going for the CM QFR.
Congratulations, a good choice IMHO (I have three of them :)). Now you may want to check this out ;)
by Grendel
13 May 2014, 07:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Soldering fun
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Whoa, controller came in the mail today. That was exceptionally quick: http://s8.postimg.org/revbhf5zl/MG_1265.jpg http://s8.postimg.org/41x9ywpw1/MG_1266.jpg http://s8.postimg.org/5i8sh1ssx/MG_1267.jpg Besides a bug in sorting out the column bits the software worked "out-of-the-box" (not bad for wr...
by Grendel
12 May 2014, 18:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Visiting Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Herr, die Not ist groß!
Die ich rief, die Geister,
werd' ich nun nicht los.

Story of my life... :mrgreen:
by Grendel
11 May 2014, 23:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Soldering fun
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Same thing w/ a Rosewill RK-9000 this time: Fresh out of the box: http://s30.postimg.org/3ohfh9aq5/MG_1239.jpg http://s30.postimg.org/n7m0qm9hp/MG_1240.jpg http://s30.postimg.org/yl8k1tk0d/MG_1241.jpg http://s30.postimg.org/ocg2vzvyl/MG_1242.jpg http://s30.postimg.org/3tl6qxi19/MG_1243_2.jpg http://...
by Grendel
09 May 2014, 08:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible
Replies: 996
Views: 70308

i'm curious are these a limited run or will SP continuously make them?? My guess would be "limited": Last year we at SP jumped the gun in producing an order for which we never received payment. As a result we are left with a large quantity of DSA Dolch keycap sets that we want to make available. Or...
by Grendel
08 May 2014, 21:28
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Cherry MX Switch Tester
Replies: 120
Views: 22383

whitecitadel wrote:P.S. Did someone say Teensy and soldering iron?
Yea :mrgreen: Details here.
by Grendel
07 May 2014, 09:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hacker keyboard guy
Replies: 15
Views: 750

Eszett wrote:A red escape key is a gewgaw. How about a “raid”-Key, which erases the harddisk securely, while police officers are approaching to your house? Then, the red color would fit that button.
No need really. TrueCrypt FTW :D
by Grendel
04 May 2014, 09:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Numpad galore
Replies: 51
Views: 3265

Smallest AVR I would use is a ATmega16u2. You don't want to miss that USB module, V-USB is a PITA.
by Grendel
02 May 2014, 22:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Numpad galore
Replies: 51
Views: 3265

Hm, I would be interested in the 60% Companion (already got a hacked Scorpius-32), kit is no problem and I already have code for it if the CPU is AVR based. :) An option to have it all 1x keys would be nice. Personally I prefer the case flush w/ the plate (or where the plate would be if it doesn't h...
by Grendel
02 May 2014, 09:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Soldering fun
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Soldering fun

Got my new soldering station today, a BK3000LF (added three tips for SMD work: 0.2mm conical, 1mm chisel, 2mm flow type -- should cover most scenarios.) Tested it by de-soldering the switches from a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid (MX Brown, eew) and soldering new ones in. Took about 2hrs overall. :) http:...
by Grendel
01 May 2014, 01:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New WASD v2
Replies: 41
Views: 2444

AFAIK WASD changed to pad printing + UV coating. (yep, see here.)
by Grendel
21 Apr 2014, 20:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 90618

[…] and everyone here says they would spell it "backspace". Seeing how many people are unaware of the difference between "its" and "it’s", I wouldn’t take that as a reference. Maybe in the non-native english speaking world, all native english speakers around here (except me) :P Set look's great, aw...
by Grendel
21 Apr 2014, 19:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 90618

[BS] now it's one word. Thanks, looks much better ! 8-) I wasn't looking forward to have a "spelling error" pointed out to me every time someone walks by my desk (no kidding -- I had to replace an SP cap because of this, got too annoying. Freaking spelling nerds ;)) I believe you are right in think...
by Grendel
21 Apr 2014, 08:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 90618

"Back Space" or BACK SPACE" looks broken to me (AFAIK Eszett is correct -- it's one word in english.) Always bothered me about SP caps. GMK/Cherry uses "Backspace", so does Logitech, Leopold, IBM, Unicomp, Ducky, and many, many others. Including SP's Cherry legends. Edit: using sets designed by your...
by Grendel
19 Apr 2014, 10:21
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Wie läuft das?
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Der Kontroller kann das ohne grössere Programmänderungen nur wenn Du [Strg] auf [Alt] und [Q] auf [F4] umdefinierst -- die Interpretation von Kombinationen passiert normalerweise im PC, auf Kontrollerebene sind üblicherweise alle Tasten gleich.
by Grendel
19 Apr 2014, 07:09
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Wie läuft das?
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Was die Firmware angeht sind "Modifier" Tasten (Shift, Ctrl, Alt, Win) auch nur Tasten. Erst der PC macht aus Shift+Y ein kleines y. Dh., der Kontroller kennt im Normalfall keine Tastenkombinationen (läßt sich natürlich hacken, ist aber nicht ganz einfach.)
by Grendel
19 Apr 2014, 03:02
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Wie läuft das?
Replies: 24
Views: 1434

Korrekt. Der Kontroller übersetzt die Matrix-Position in eine sog. "USB Usage" (oder "Scancode" für PS/2). Der PC übersetzt das dann in ein Zeichen.
by Grendel
19 Apr 2014, 00:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: The Granite aftermarket thread
Replies: 524
Views: 37215

The duck is always in demand… Would be willing to trade the Duck for the Glider from the Nerdom kit. Deal! Hold that bird! Locked 8-) Don't worry about transoceanic shipping. My brother's in California and will be looking after these caps for me. Excellent since I'm in Oregon :) I'll PM you once th...
by Grendel
18 Apr 2014, 23:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: The Granite aftermarket thread
Replies: 524
Views: 37215

Muirium wrote:The duck is always in demand…
Would be willing to trade the Duck for the Glider from the Nerdom kit.
by Grendel
14 Apr 2014, 23:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cheaper alternative to WASD with the same features?
Replies: 25
Views: 1794

You could replace the QFR controller w/ a Frosty Flake -- no need for dip-switches, just change the firmware ! ;) (available here)
by Grendel
14 Apr 2014, 23:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 90618

nourathar wrote:hmm, have not been following cherry group buys of late, but this looks so good that I'm seriously tempted.
Did I see a final date on this one ?
About 70hrs from now.

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