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by XMIT
07 Nov 2019, 13:39
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 68
Views: 5073

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

Donation complete. We're between projects right now so I wish the donation could be more but there it is. Hopefully the next one can be bigger!
by XMIT
05 Nov 2019, 04:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry G80-2000HAD
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Cherry G80-2000HAD

sixty's post from 2011:
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My recently acquired dca IRMAkey/3270 looks quite similar, I'm excited to tear into it now! No calculator, though.
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by XMIT
05 Nov 2019, 04:39
Forum: For sale
Topic: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale

Did anyone manage to make it out to Houston this past weekend?
by XMIT
31 Oct 2019, 13:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)

Yeah. It's labeled an E6B and is an odd one. You can do wind correction angles without the sliding insert. I haven't used it yet but I'm familiar with a more typical E6B.
by XMIT
31 Oct 2019, 02:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2047

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

Matias clicky is not as good because of the polycarb housing. It's fine on the tactiles though. And why is that, exactly? Acoustic properties of polycarbonate? To recreate a switch - any switch - takes a good microphone (and acoustic chamber), a really good pressure gauge, a quality calibrated pair...
by XMIT
30 Oct 2019, 02:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Das 4C overhaul ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Das 4C overhaul ideas?

Watch out, some of these use glued in stabilizers! Otherwise it's a just a very nice TKL. You could paint the top case and switch out caps like I did.
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 22:51
Forum: For sale
Topic: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale

This is a Raytheon 226274 keyboard that appears to be from the late 60s or early 70s. It is extremely rare, and I have been unable to find any pictures online of it. The keyboard uses Raytheon KB-SR1 switches, which are made of glass, and allow you to see the switch mechanism in action. The keycaps...
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 22:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)

Darkshado wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 05:15
(You might need to double check the first two photos: we see the AT&T board three times instead of the HPs and E6B.)
Ugh; fixed.
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 22:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)

Very nice haul, some really cool boards there! :D Btw, I'm pretty sure that AT&T isn't magsep, that model is Olivetti dome with slider AFAIK ;) . Well, I need to check, since it's definitely has an audible and tactile click. Perhaps, Olivetti Snap Action? https://deskthority.net/wiki/Olivetti_snap_...
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 22:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)

looks like i need to finish my converter then :D kinda sad about that 029 sans its brain and body. please tell me you didnt get it removed from the rest of it! Sorry to say, yes. The rest of it was in pieces that I didn't have the resources to carry or re-assemble. If you want them, I'm sure you ca...
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 04:07
Forum: For sale
Topic: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale

I managed to visit the warehouse on Sunday! My haul is documented here: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=22958 PDP_11 requested that visitors take minimal, tasteful photos of the warehouse. They don't want this getting to the level of overwhelming, unmanageable interest as the Computer R...
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 03:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)

The rest of the little haul... NeXT keyboard, Alps Black tactile IMG_20191028_112213.jpg Micro Switch Hall Effect! Impressive, heavy, cast metal case IMG_20191028_112312.jpg SSKs - one normal, one DisplayWriter! They need some love but they clean up nice. IMG_20191028_112432.jpg Cherry M8! IMG_20191...
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 03:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Houston Warehouse Haul (Oct 2019)

I asked really nicely and got to access PDP_11's warehouse in Houston this past weekend (see: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=22918). I had a legitimate excuse: my in laws are in town this weekend and I can't make the scheduled slots. I found a few neat items! Granted, I paid a bit more...
by XMIT
29 Oct 2019, 03:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new.
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Out with the old, in with the new.

Do you have a picture of the donor board, the entire thing?
by XMIT
25 Oct 2019, 03:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cerakote (USMC Red) and DSS Dolch on a Das Keyboard Professional 4
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Cerakote (USMC Red) and DSS Dolch on a Das Keyboard Professional 4

Funny how there are so very many different shades of red. It's a nightmare to try to color match just about anything!

GM "Victory Red" is about my favorite shade.
by XMIT
25 Oct 2019, 03:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Are there any unconvertible switches left?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Are there any unconvertible switches left?

I'd like to experiment with strobing power to a "pulse" type Hall sensor. It's on my long list of things to get to.

Previous work: viewtopic.php?t=12379
by XMIT
24 Oct 2019, 21:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cerakote (USMC Red) and DSS Dolch on a Das Keyboard Professional 4
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Cerakote (USMC Red) and DSS Dolch on a Das Keyboard Professional 4

Just a little project I'm working on. The top of the Das Keyboard 4 series is aluminum plate, easily removed and painted. USMC Red is a bright, vivid, vibrant red. Cerakote, a ceramic powder coat, is thin and matte. 600_3860.jpg 600_3888.jpg 600_3843.jpg 600_3846.jpg 600_3852.jpg 600_3856.jpg
by XMIT
21 Oct 2019, 02:24
Forum: For sale
Topic: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale

Well darn, I can't make it this week. Next week looks good. May I come during a weekday? I'll follow up by email. I'm in Austin. Cheers
by XMIT
18 Oct 2019, 22:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why are alps keyboards not as popular?
Replies: 26
Views: 2066

Re: Why are alps keyboards not as popular?

I found a really nice AEK at the local Goodwill for $5 within the past year!
by XMIT
16 Oct 2019, 17:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)
Replies: 29
Views: 2944

Re: Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)

Just wanted to give ohaimark a shout out as I start restoration of two Beamsprings here, a small and a big 3278. One is in great condition, the other will need a new foam sheet. Thanks!
by XMIT
16 Oct 2019, 04:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?
Replies: 23
Views: 1700

Re: House mites (Glycyphagus domesticus) - Anyone else had them?

We had these a while ago when a slice of bread went unnoticed in the back of the cupboard a while back. The answer was to pull everything out of the kitchen, toss away any unsealed food, and bleach everything daily until the mites were gone. Took about 10 days. Good luck.
by XMIT
16 Oct 2019, 02:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 8538

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I too enjoy pizza from time to time. Here's a simple Pizza Napoletana. IMG_20191013_180110.jpg What temperature was your oven? It looks pretty good, but I don't understand how the cheese could get burnt while the crust looks like it spent too long on too low a heat. 545 F, but the pizza stone had c...
by XMIT
14 Oct 2019, 23:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 8538

Re: The Deskthority Cooking Thread

I too enjoy pizza from time to time. Here's a simple Pizza Napoletana.
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by XMIT
14 Oct 2019, 23:34
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Datalux Space Saver keyboard review (MEI T-15)
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Datalux Space Saver keyboard review (MEI T-15)

Still better than Cherry MY or Key Tronic foam and foil buckling rubber sleeve. Chyros has another excellent rant about those.
by XMIT
14 Oct 2019, 23:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 29
Views: 2251

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

It's just a remapping of RWin. :yawn:
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by XMIT
11 Oct 2019, 22:56
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Steelseries Apex Pro review (OmniPoint Hall effect)
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: Steelseries Apex Pro review (OmniPoint Hall effect)

Spoiler from the video: Hall effect only on the alphas, not on the Fn row or numpad.
by XMIT
11 Oct 2019, 22:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recommendations for an oscilloscope
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Recommendations for an oscilloscope

Subscribed! I'd love to dig into the electrical characteristics of Cortron magnetic valve switches.
by XMIT
11 Oct 2019, 22:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NIZ 87 & 108 RGB keyboard 35g
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: NIZ 87 & 108 RGB keyboard 35g

Eh, don't worry about deleting too much, but feel free to create a new post in Vendors. :D
by XMIT
11 Oct 2019, 22:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 36
Views: 8137

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

My condolences to his family.

Latest news from the Computer Reset Facebook group is: with the cooler weather here, they're going to try to organize the warehouse a bit before opening it up. There is strong interest and the organizers don't want a stampede.
by XMIT
09 Oct 2019, 18:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Suggestions needed for cleaning an old keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: Suggestions needed for cleaning an old keyboard

For basic cleaning I've had luck with a melamine foam pad, e.g. "Mr. Clean Magic Eraser" in the US. It's a strong, but brittle, abrasive. I would try this both wet and dry on an inconspicuous region of the board to see what it does. In combination with various cleaners (such as "Simple Green", https...

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