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by amospalla
27 Sep 2017, 20:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chicony KB-5191 (MX Blue). Some thoughts.
Replies: 24
Views: 1771

I own this keyboard and is the most silent Cherry MX one I've used, has very silent space bar and enter keys. Combined with vintage black stems this board is incredibly silent and soft.
by amospalla
06 Jun 2017, 17:01
Forum: News
Topic: Leopold FC750 with trackpoint at Computex
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

I only use JIS right now due to its posibilities in combination with some programmability software/gadget. This made me stop trying any new keyboards. I find this Leopold keyboard quite interesting. Anyway, from what I've read elsewhere, these two extra buttons act as mouse buttons, I don't think th...
by amospalla
08 Apr 2017, 14:06
Forum: News
Topic: Ubuntu Unity is dead
Replies: 9
Views: 757

andrewjoy wrote: Wait people used unity ? Why would anyone use anything other than i3 ?
That's the point. I never understood that neither.

Anyway, does it really matter about Unity? I've always been able to apt-get install whatever wm/DE I wanted.
by amospalla
14 Mar 2017, 22:18
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 63
Views: 10411

I tried to open it and it was clear from the start that it was not going to be easy, so I didn't. After a couple of weeks use it feels very natural to me. I already don't hit the boundaries with the bar and pointer precission is quite good for day to day use. Using these settings right now: xinput s...
by amospalla
03 Mar 2017, 19:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 63
Views: 10411

I've been using the Red model during all the week. Just as I could not go back to a regular mouse after using a good trackball like L-Trac or Slimblade (being the former by far more precise), I can not think of going back to a trackball after using this pointer. The Rollermouse is a very robust devi...
by amospalla
27 Feb 2017, 14:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 63
Views: 10411

True davkol, I won a button. Later took a look to the manual and saw some extra settings that can be customized. That software to customize button actions seems a windows one. I'll try it at home with a windows computer. The settings that can be managed with the device itself do persist after unplug...
by amospalla
27 Feb 2017, 12:51
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 63
Views: 10411

Got the Re:d, just for one reason, has the shortest width amongst them all. Used with a HHKB the Rollermouse has an acceptable width. I don't know at all if one of the other two models would have been better suited for me but this one is ok. I use Linux with several fullhd monitors and a tiling wm, ...
by amospalla
27 Feb 2017, 09:02
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 63
Views: 10411

Just plugged my new Rollermouse Red at work, and these are my conclussions after using if (for approximately one minute :lol:): The pointer is incredible comfortable to reach, really. It is at a perfect position both pointer and buttons so typing and using pointer behave like one single device, it i...
by amospalla
23 Feb 2017, 19:02
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 63
Views: 10411

Decided then, thank you pixelheresy.

Next monday I am putting my hands on it.
by amospalla
23 Feb 2017, 09:35
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 63
Views: 10411

I am seriously considering to get a Rollermouse. My motivation is purely functional, not health related. I am into 12 hours a day keyboard use with 60% keyboard to never ever lose track of J/K keys. The only thing that makes me lose F/J position is using the trackball. Do you think that the benefits...
by amospalla
14 Feb 2017, 22:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of JIS 60% keyboards
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

This Clueboard seems interesting, specially because they have references to JIS and Matias switches. I'll ask them.

Do them assemble it for you?
by amospalla
03 Feb 2017, 09:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Like Cherry Blue for typing but need a quieter key for the office.
Replies: 16
Views: 6485

I am a big fan of quiet tactility, thus my experiences have been in this order: Cherry MX clear: more tactile than browns but has a fake feeling. Upstroke can't be silenced. Matias Quiet Click: big upgrade step, more quiet with a real tactile feeling. Upstroke and downstroke dampened. Topre: big upg...
by amospalla
26 Nov 2016, 19:28
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Matias Tactile Pro 4 review (Matias Clicky switch)
Replies: 30
Views: 2079

Great review, again.

Owning the quiet mini I've always wondered how approximate the idea of "cut the sound of a matias tactile switch and you get a matias quiet switch" is. I really really like the quiet one which delivers a pleasant tactile feedback but without the sound.
by amospalla
18 Nov 2016, 11:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: topre dilemma
Replies: 30
Views: 1327

$260US at mechanicalkeyboards.com. It is still mightily expensive, but not imported-RealForce-104-UK-Hi-Pro expensive... $$$ wise you may be able to top that with this: https://www.justmyshop.com/camp/realforcehipro/ JustSystems_RF_108UW-HiPro_front.jpeg :shock: What a beauty. That is what I would ...
by amospalla
05 Nov 2016, 13:27
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unicomp Model M review (buckling springs)
Replies: 12
Views: 1343

As always a joy to see your video.
by amospalla
02 Nov 2016, 19:09
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1801
Views: 114885

IIYAMA Prolite X4071UHSU http://iiyama.com/gb_en/products/prolite-x4071uhsu-b1/ https://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/super/2652016-l-a.jpg Oh what a great purchase. My current setup is composed by 4 full hd displays (not exactly, one of them is a 4:3 1600x1200). I would like to replace them all b...
by amospalla
07 Oct 2016, 21:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Spanish language swearing
Replies: 16
Views: 714

"Eres un hijo de puta come mierda".

A very polite and stylized way to call somebody "you are a shit eater son of a bitch". In Spanish it sounds quite rounded and compact, very aggressive and vulgar expression.
by amospalla
06 Oct 2016, 18:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Spanish language swearing
Replies: 16
Views: 714

Well it depends on the country of origin. When I hear some bad words used on South America I can't avoid to laugh because I find them ridiculous. Not a bad thing, I guess some bad words said in Spain will surely sound the same for them.

If the guy is from Spain I could easily write some of them.
by amospalla
26 Sep 2016, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of JIS 60% keyboards
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Not a 60% but I own a Epson Business Full Keyboard (same as HaaTa https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/epson-interkx-t12737.html). Great JIS Layout, narrower than a TKL and with additional numpad. Not using it now (loved with the SSK) so write me if interested Oh, what a beauty is that keyboard, but ...
by amospalla
26 Sep 2016, 09:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of JIS 60% keyboards
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

I'm considering getting a phantom PCB and using 7bit's layout, have you seen it? https://deskthority.net/w/images/e/ea/Phantom_7BIT_001.png . The bottom row uses 1.5u keycaps, of which I have 2 blanks and two "Space" ones :-D. That is a quite decent layout, split spacebar but I could get used to it...
by amospalla
26 Sep 2016, 00:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of JIS 60% keyboards
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

The g80-11800 seems the good one for me for a Cherry keyboard. I can hardly find any reference to the JIS model though. I guess that won't be something used on western countries but only on Asian ones.

Altough I would not use the cursors column, a TKL would still be fine.
by amospalla
26 Sep 2016, 00:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Oracle Answers
Replies: 1533
Views: 130983

The g80-11800 seems the good one for me for a Cherry keyboard. I can hardly find any reference to the JIS model though. I guess that won't be something used on western countries but only on Asian ones.

EDIT: I thoguth I was writing on another post I opened related to these JIS boards :lol:
by amospalla
25 Sep 2016, 22:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of JIS 60% keyboards
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Availability of JIS 60% keyboards

Hey guys, I've been using the JIS layout exclusively for so long that I don't remember when I started with it. The question is that I only have Topre keyboards with this layout and I am already so productive with it that I can't use any other of my ISO keyboards like my crisp Matias or my light Cher...
by amospalla
18 Sep 2016, 12:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ranting about keyboards
Replies: 36
Views: 2968

Mines did also on 55g. Moved to 45g which are quite soft (you may untentionally be pressing a key if you rest your fingers on the keyboard which hardly will happen on a 55g).
by amospalla
18 Sep 2016, 12:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Life is like an Omnikey 101...
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Simply great, a joy to read your post.
by amospalla
18 Sep 2016, 11:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ranting about keyboards
Replies: 36
Views: 2968

Topre is said to need its time to get used to it.

In my case it was just the opposite, within the few first keystrokes I felt amazed, but I don't think that is the norm (damn you Topre).
by amospalla
25 Aug 2016, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fully programmable 60% keyboards?
Replies: 35
Views: 3508

I'm using an HHKB with Hasu's usb-usb converter and I can't think of anything better. Pros: you can program several layers on it (I've got layers setup specifically for standard ISO, Matias ISO, Standard JIS and HHKB JIS) and move between them on the fly with a keystroke, so you can use any keyboard...
by amospalla
18 Aug 2016, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HHKB - struggle with modifiers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

If you like standard layouts HHKB JIS has a weird bottom left layout, where you end with 5 keys on the left of Space. I ended with two windows keys so I somewhat can press the keys where I would expect them to be and it works. Besides that it is a really good keyboard (I still prefer a Realforce, bu...
by amospalla
17 Aug 2016, 14:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycaps for ALPS & Topre?
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Caps designed to fit both? That does not exist AFAIK.
by amospalla
16 Aug 2016, 18:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HHKB - struggle with modifiers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Yes, if you push and instantly release (like you would normally do to send a single keystroke) it behaves as a Space key. If you otherwise push and hold it for a threshold (in ms, don't remember its default value, but quite low) then it becomes a modifier and don't send Space key code on release. Fo...

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