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by bhtooefr
21 Aug 2019, 13:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: The wiki doesn't appear on internet searches
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: The wiki doesn't appear on internet searches

I wonder if the Google Search Console says anything useful...
by bhtooefr
19 Aug 2019, 13:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233375

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Tenkeyless would actually require a major design change due to the controller... Also, $25 may not get you dye-sub PBT. IDK how much that'd cost in quantity. (And, with black keyboards being more popular, dye-sub wouldn't necessarily work anyway.) But let's face it, even pad printed ABS, it'd still ...
by bhtooefr
19 Aug 2019, 12:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233375

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Of course... buckling spring or rubber dome M2? There is a difference, after all. And the buckling spring M2 is honestly a keyboard that impresses me a lot. It's not a Model M, but it's damn close, and it's incredibly well cost-optimized. I suspect a Chinese company could take the design as-is, repl...
by bhtooefr
18 Aug 2019, 18:56
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: The wiki doesn't appear on internet searches
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: The wiki doesn't appear on internet searches

I'd venture a guess that nothing with phpBB would be affecting the wiki, as that's a separate software package (MediaWiki).

Doesn't look like there's any robots.txt being served by the forum, either...
by bhtooefr
17 Aug 2019, 15:18
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 282
Views: 12982

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

...I grew up with a 1.5 U Delete key where Backspace is located on modern keyboards (truncated ANSI layout), but it was an Apple //c. What this means is... early Apple IIs didn't have any dedicated destructive backspace key. Instead, they had left and right arrows, and everything before about 1983 (...
by bhtooefr
16 Aug 2019, 14:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is your ideal switch for a laptop keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: What is your ideal switch for a laptop keyboard?

Part of what made old laptops so chunky, as well, was that a lot of thick components were underneath the keyboard. Note how those PowerBooks had a whole floppy drive underneath the keyboard. Modern designs tend to avoid putting anything thick underneath the keyboard - batteries and hard drives are t...
by bhtooefr
11 Dec 2016, 00:47
Forum: Results
Topic: Best keyswitch
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

That's the thing, it's not an accessible switch. (And, I prefer capacitive buckling spring over it - beam spring is smoother, more refined, but I prefer more tactility in my switches.)
by bhtooefr
08 Dec 2016, 02:50
Forum: Final vote
Topic: The Deskthority
Replies: 136
Views: 8499

Except, I'd argue that a lot of people's second or third... or even sixth or seventh choices... are what's available in the second round poll to win.

Ranked choice voting would reduce the number of rounds required - you could just go straight from nominations to the poll.
by bhtooefr
08 Dec 2016, 01:14
Forum: Final vote
Topic: The Deskthority
Replies: 136
Views: 8499

I'd be cool with ranked choice, if there's a good way to do it.
by bhtooefr
07 Dec 2016, 06:14
Forum: Final vote
Topic: The Deskthority
Replies: 136
Views: 8499

Yeah, I'm not saying he shouldn't be eligible - if the community (and this has been opened up to the greater community) wants him to get the wingnut, he should get the wingnut.

I'm more explaining why that animosity exists.
by bhtooefr
07 Dec 2016, 06:11
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best "other" input device
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

I might've nominated the Surface Dial, but I'm going for the Planet 6.

Because, I mean, goddamn is that thing beautiful. And, it's also a pointing device.
by bhtooefr
07 Dec 2016, 05:58
Forum: Final vote
Topic: The *Ping*
Replies: 19
Views: 1896

To be fair, Lenovo's lost their way almost entirely.

ThinkPad engineering is in the toilet, they've shipped freaking malware, group buys are sometimes faster at shipping product...

Nobody's following Lenovo except for maybe the Yoga hinge.
by bhtooefr
07 Dec 2016, 05:54
Forum: Final vote
Topic: The Deskthority
Replies: 136
Views: 8499

In this case, the animosity's towards ripster (we're so informal we can't stay on a topic for five posts, being informal is not something that we can knock another community for), and the damage he did to the English language keyboard community when he wasn't banned from literally every place that w...
by bhtooefr
27 Nov 2016, 01:36
Forum: Vote for nominees
Topic: The *Ping*
Replies: 15
Views: 2094

And I voted for the M2 (among other things like KFC products), because while I'm actually impressed by the level of cost engineering, the damn things are unreliable, and I've got one where the matrix is messing up badly...
by bhtooefr
26 Nov 2016, 23:54
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best project or innovation
Replies: 40
Views: 2739

Crossposting someone else's nomination from another thread, because it fits here too: This reminds me, that I'd like to nominate… Planet 6 by kurplop. The first post is from autumn 2015, but it's just been finished . Planet 6 is a custom ergonomic keyboard with an embedded trackball, and an amazing ...
by bhtooefr
26 Nov 2016, 19:01
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best "other" input device
Replies: 35
Views: 2890

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Enterprise, looks like an interesting upgrade to the SpaceMouse Pro for those that need a 3D pointing device? http://www.3dconnexion.com/products/spa ... prise.html
by bhtooefr
26 Nov 2016, 18:50
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best modern keyboard or company
Replies: 69
Views: 5943

Lenovo ThinkPad Mechanical Keyboard with TrackPoint - a major manufacturer releases a mechanical 60%, with a pointing stick. The earliest evidence I can find of its existence is December 11, 2015. Now, the trick is... it's really just a TEX Yoda (which won a predecessor to this category in 2014), wi...
by bhtooefr
21 Nov 2016, 02:47
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The *Ping*
Replies: 84
Views: 4294

Probably because Razer was advertising higher actuation with their Kailh switches, so Cherry had to compete.
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 22:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Problem with Mechanical Switch Reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 23864

As I've said in IRC, it'd be interesting to see force versus speed for some switches like Fujitsu Peerless. An idea I just had for it is to do the force sensing not using a load cell, but rather using current sensing on a servo. So, the servo can depress the key and keep track of its precise positio...
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 18:45
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The *Ping*
Replies: 84
Views: 4294

webwit wrote: :lol:
If that doesn't work, you can nominate it next year for failing to win in two consecutive years.
By then, the horse will have fully been beaten into a slurry, and the joke will have gotten so old that most people on here probably won't even remember why KFC gets nominated for pings.
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 17:33
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The *Ping*
Replies: 84
Views: 4294

The KFC Tray Typer not making it to the final round of the 2015 Pings, which is specifically stated as being allowed here per webwit: post271175.html#p271175

The reasoning being that it should have made it, and KFC needs a Ping somehow.
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 17:14
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best "other" input device
Replies: 35
Views: 2890

Rollermouse Red came out somewhere around 2013, it's ineligible.
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 13:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Problem with Mechanical Switch Reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 23864

Fantastic work, force graphs are a resource we've sorely needed for characterizing switches.
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 13:49
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best "other" input device
Replies: 35
Views: 2890

Although, for this forum, mice are still "other".

How about the Microsoft Surface Dial? It's attempting to create a new user interface concept for things like menu navigation and color selection in art programs.

I'm sure I'll think of something else to put in here, too...
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 04:13
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The *Ping*
Replies: 84
Views: 4294

I'm going to nominate the Lenovo Yoga Book, for having the most useless keyboard on any 2-in-1, and that includes the Microsoft Surface Touch Cover.
by bhtooefr
20 Nov 2016, 03:53
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keyswitch
Replies: 45
Views: 2823

SKCM Amber Alps - plenty of tactility, still light and snappy to type on, and somehow quiet (at least in the Apple //c application). Capacitive buckling spring, which needs to be nominated every year. Fantastic feel, more precise than membrane buckling spring, more fluid typing experience in my opin...
by bhtooefr
22 Oct 2016, 23:31
Forum: News
Topic: Cherry isn't part of ZF any more.
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

It's also worth noting that Apple, through a back door, actually did launch mechanical keyboards for the MacBook and iPad Pro.

They're really short travel metal domes, but I'd argue that that counts... but they used something of their own design, really.
by bhtooefr
22 Oct 2016, 22:44
Forum: Reviews
Topic: ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint
Replies: 21
Views: 18118

Quick question, does this new ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard use the low-profile TrackPoint stem / or the regular one? Sorry about the delay in responding, it does use the regular stem. I actually just put the cat's tongue cap from my ThinkPad 365XD (so, an old TrackPoint III) on it, it fits j...
by bhtooefr
22 Oct 2016, 22:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new car...
Replies: 213
Views: 10675

Well, it then depends on whether you're actually talking about an SUV, or a FWD crossover. A FWD crossover is basically a hatchback, just taller (and as a result heavier). That's it. AWD, you do have the rear differential, and whatever system sends power to the rear, but otherwise, it's the same thi...
by bhtooefr
22 Oct 2016, 04:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new car...
Replies: 213
Views: 10675

Don't forget the Mazda3, for utilitarian+sporty+fuel efficient (unless you mean TDI-level fuel efficient, which... well, OK, the upcoming Cruze Hatchback diesel will be utilitarian+fuel efficient anyway)...

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