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by XMIT
Yesterday, 17:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repair parts for IBM Model M?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Repair parts for IBM Model M?

I have tons of Model M parts and will soon have more. What do you need?

You can also message ClickyKeyboards who has been dealing with Model M keyboards for years.
by XMIT
02 Mar 2021, 22:22
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

As of this morning, including PayPal direct donations, we are at $3171.00. Thank you so much! I'll be posting a video update again later this week. Next trip to the warehouse is scheduled for this Thursday.
by XMIT
02 Mar 2021, 18:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Idea: Modern Beamspring replica?
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Idea: Modern Beamspring replica?

At CES in Jan 2018 I was with HaaTa and we met with the CEO of Kaihua. I happened to have a beam spring sampler in my backpack. I gave it to him and he said, "yeah we can make this." Believe me when I tell you that HaaTa and Kaihua are all in for making these switches. I tried a sample about a year ...
by XMIT
28 Feb 2021, 22:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373205

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Welcome BCNR-Scrapper! I'd recognize the back of a GMT800 platform vehicle any day of the week. I'm guessing a 2001 Tahoe? The 'burb has a longer wheelbase. Man I miss my '01 Denali. Best keyboard truck ever. I won't tell you how to run your business. But, please be reasonable with Deskthority. If y...
by XMIT
28 Feb 2021, 22:00
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

I have an Austin area friend who will help this coming Thursday with warehouse cleanup. He is not a DT member but is someone who might appreciate a nice Model M in exchange for a day of helping out. At this time I'm not looking to recruit additional volunteers for warehouse loading. There are severa...
by XMIT
28 Feb 2021, 15:30
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

Thanks Redmaus. I've replied to you directly over PM.

If you are in the Austin or San Antonio area and willing to volunteer an afternoon helping to move boxes from the warehouse into my truck/trailer please send me a PM.
by XMIT
28 Feb 2021, 00:55
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

We are at $2941 as of this writing. I am floored by your generosity! :o :shock: GoFundMe does take a slight cut. I will personally pay that cut to make sure that at least $2941 goes directly to Electronics Plus. I have eight tubs of keyboards in the garage right now. The dehumidifier is running. Not...
by XMIT
26 Feb 2021, 20:50
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 86
Views: 5632

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

1400 lbs useful load. It's a 1978 Piper Lance II, mostly stock except for some avionics updates. With my fat self in there and fuel let's call it about 800 lbs or 333 kilos. I'd worry more about the plane than the Beamsprings. :lol: Seriously, this would be fine. JP! if you're volunteering to buy me...
by XMIT
26 Feb 2021, 20:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 86
Views: 5632

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

JP, we already have the Deskthority private plane. Not a jet but it will have to do.
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It's offline for some transponder work at the moment but XMIT Air is totally a thing.

(I'm quite serious. I'm an instrumented rated private pilot and this is the plane I partially own.)
by XMIT
26 Feb 2021, 15:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Colleagues say my keyboard is too loud...
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Colleagues say my keyboard is too loud...

Kailh Silent Box Browns (which, ironically, have a round as opposed to square stem) are some of the best switches I've ever tried. I use them in lieu of silenced Topre or damped Alps at this point. Highly recommended. If I were making Cherry style keyboards right now, these would be the default swit...
by XMIT
26 Feb 2021, 05:30
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Has anyone heard from seebart?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Has anyone heard from seebart?

I've not heard from him. Last PMs are from 2017.

I'm trying to think if I ever sent him anything, and if I have his address or phone number. I didn't find it quickly.
by XMIT
26 Feb 2021, 05:28
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

To everyone who donated, please forgive the cookie cutter reply. We're touched by each and every one of your donations. I had to fight with elecplus, they said they didn't need a fundraiser and I said I'm not refunding everyone's money. Thank you so much for your donation! Please stay tuned as I get...
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 16:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 473
Views: 81461

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

It was soon enough after the movie that we, as freshmen, were warned that there is no pool on the roof.
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 16:31
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 86
Views: 5632

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

matt3o wrote:
24 Feb 2021, 23:45
being a Russian oligarch is a big plus
Do we know that damonskv isn't a Russian oligarch? I'm pretty sure he's Russian, and his collection suggests oligarch money.

:lol:
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 16:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard with cut cord Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Keyboard with cut cord Repair?

Yeah. If it's just a PS2 converter you can crack it open and hide the converter inside the case to make things look a little cleaner. There should be a bunch of empty space inside the board, above the function keys. Soarer's Converter and TMK are free-to-use keyboard protocol converters that you can...
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 16:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many keyboards?
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: How many keyboards?

So, with enough boards, I got to a point where I started getting philosophical about my collection. What are my goals? What do I need? I mentioned I have about 100 boards to get rid of. That's just deduplication, mostly. I don't need 22 examples of the Model M 1391401. At most I "need" one from each...
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 16:18
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK

As tempting as it is, I'm going to skip being an early adopter on this one, and wait until I can get my 7u Space bar.

I wonder if Unicomp can still manufacture Model F flippers. If they can, turning this one into an FSSK wouldn't be too far off. Maybe that could even be a factory option.
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 16:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 473
Views: 81461

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

I actually loathe the movie
:cry:

The movie was filmed at my high school (about 8 years before I attended).
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 16:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard with cut cord Repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Keyboard with cut cord Repair?

For boards like this I'd get a Teensy Pro Micro, flash it with Soarer's Converter or TMK, hide it somewhere inside the case of the board and have a USB cable coming out.
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 15:43
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

Thank you so much! I'm planning to head over in about four hours. It's a two hour drive each way and we're expecting stormy weather today. I'll do what I can to get some photos or videos of the warehouse. Fair warning - you may be forced to see my ugly face in the videos. If that's too much for you ...
by XMIT
25 Feb 2021, 15:29
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

Please Donate! https://www.gofundme.com/f/electronics-plus

OP updated.

Please help get the word out. Spread far and wide on Telegram, Discord, IRC, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, reddit, etc.

This is my first GoFundMe campaign so please be kind and patient.
by XMIT
24 Feb 2021, 20:33
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Electronics Plus Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

Planning to drive down to the warehouse tomorrow afternoon to do a quick survey, save what can quickly be saved, and what not.
by XMIT
24 Feb 2021, 17:45
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Electronics Plus - Please Donate! - Warehouse Liquidation (2021 Edition)

Please Donate! https://www.gofundme.com/f/electronics-plus At least $3100 raised of $1000 goal. WOW! Thank you all so much!!! As some of you will recall, here in Texas, we've had an unprecedented winter storm. Some have fared better than others. elecplus's warehouse suffered a flood. A pipe burst in...
by XMIT
24 Feb 2021, 17:36
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1932
Views: 218606

Re: Stuff you just bought

I like to think I coined the term "Nopre". I thought I came up with it independently but maybe I heard it from someone else. I was using this term in 2016. The key was to do a 55g Korean dome swap, and try to find a board with the revision two polycarbonate (crystal clear) sliders. They were much sm...
by XMIT
24 Feb 2021, 17:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many keyboards?
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: How many keyboards?

Last count was over 300. I have about 100 that I can sell, and should really get on that.
by XMIT
24 Feb 2021, 17:24
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 86
Views: 5632

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

I nominate Muirium, since he's recently come back from the dead.

I'll send a DM to inquire about some details out of curiosity but I'm already stretched thin.
by XMIT
21 Feb 2021, 00:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 109
Views: 11223

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Or Alps mount? Wouldn't that be something.
by XMIT
20 Feb 2021, 06:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MT3 Doubleshot
Replies: 105
Views: 15185

Re: MT3 Doubleshot

So, how long until Symbolics style MT3 double shots? :P
by XMIT
20 Feb 2021, 05:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 109
Views: 11223

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Here we are in 2021 and I seem to have gotten everything I've asked for. Compose key. Space bars of arbitrary sizes. Side printing. Bravo! This is a dream I could not have imagined in 2014. If we were continuing down this rabbit hole I'd have a few more nuanced requests: Sun style function keys for ...

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