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by XMIT
21 minutes ago
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2089
Views: 126875

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

:crickets:

I just want to buy some of my Model F parts back for experiments...
by XMIT
23 Jan 2020, 18:10
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: daskeyboard product management

I'll add: the direction that Kiibohd is going is to use HID-IO. I haven't looked too closely but I think this involves a boot interface and a sideband that is way more robust, and talks to a host side driver and daemon. That way you can get native shifted characters, native Unicode input, modifiers ...
by XMIT
23 Jan 2020, 18:08
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: daskeyboard product management

daskeyboard's existing firmware "solves" this with a 6KRO/NKRO toggle. The reason for this is that some KVMs are incredibly picky and may not be happy with a keyboard that exposes two interfaces. They may, or may not, send a request. Some commercial KVMs are quite old, too. The current firmwares are...
by XMIT
20 Jan 2020, 19:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bay Area Keyboard Meetup - Nov 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: Bay Area Keyboard Meetup - Nov 2019

Good meeting you too.

FWIW there were some complaints about limited table space and you brought like 3-4 tables of boards. These days I keep it under 10 keyboards and/or bring a table if I'm going to put out that many.
by XMIT
19 Jan 2020, 13:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

I'd love to see a 1.25u space bar, and have the option of space bar mods, like on a HiPro or even an AT101. I never understood why keys meant to be hit with your thumb should not be convex. If this isn't clear, this means that I'd love for all the bottom row keys to be space bars of various widths. ...
by XMIT
17 Jan 2020, 19:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Oldest Model M In The World
Replies: 19
Views: 851

Re: Oldest Model M In The World

I feel like I've seen Wheelwriter keyboards from 1984.
by XMIT
17 Jan 2020, 19:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4445
Views: 486406

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

TerminalJunkie wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 16:43
XMIT, both Linux solutions for SpaceFn are linked in the latter part of the SpaceFn thread on GH: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=51069.350 Ask me again if you can’t find it.
For posterity:
http://www.ljosa.com/~ljosa/software/spacefn-xorg/
https://github.com/abrasive/spacefn-evdev
by XMIT
17 Jan 2020, 19:54
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: PoorMansMech
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: PoorMansMech

Cute! I like how it seems to simulate typebar interference. Is there a way to skip the intro if you have seen it before? My kids will love this.

WELCOME BACK!
by XMIT
17 Jan 2020, 15:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Oldest Model M In The World
Replies: 19
Views: 851

Re: Oldest Model M In The World

I have a 1388032 Industrial M from 11DEC85. It's one of my best feeling Model M keyboards. I found it at the municipal recycler sitting on a pile several years ago. Best free keyboard ever! DSC_2258.half.jpg It's a day older than @clickykeyboards's oldest 1388032: https://clickykeyboards.com/product...
by XMIT
17 Jan 2020, 15:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4445
Views: 486406

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

How would you set up SpaceFn on Windows? Someone was asking me this the other day. Not really being a Windows user I had no clue. I feel like Karabiner-Elements doesn't get enough love. Apple's USB stack is funky. K-E implements a virtual USB device using a kernel driver. Sure, it's perhaps a bit co...
by XMIT
16 Jan 2020, 22:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning ALPS switches with Dent tabs vs ultrasonic?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Cleaning ALPS switches with Dent tabs vs ultrasonic?

can you recommend a specific cleaner that you know works well? I don't want to experiment, i'll probably "lose" :D What I use looks identical to this: https://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-63256.html Again, someone in China makes these, Harbor Freight is just one US importer. Ma...
by XMIT
16 Jan 2020, 03:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning ALPS switches with Dent tabs vs ultrasonic?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Cleaning ALPS switches with Dent tabs vs ultrasonic?

I do denture tabs in about 50C water and an ultrasonic cleaner. There are cheap 60W ultrasonic cleaners made in China that work well.
by XMIT
13 Jan 2020, 18:05
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: daskeyboard product management

I can't say too much more at the moment, other than:

- I've read the entire thread.
- There are some really neat ideas here!
- I'm doing everything in my power to make the next daskeyboard offerings really great.
by XMIT
12 Jan 2020, 21:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How should I clean my Razer Cynosa Chroma
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: How should I clean my Razer Cynosa Chroma

You should be able to remove the caps. Razer has done a few slider-over-membrane designs. Try a wire key cap puller and see what happens.
by XMIT
12 Jan 2020, 21:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I need to find a replacement keycap
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: I need to find a replacement keycap

These are ABS key caps. With the correct surface preparation it's one of the most superglue-friendly plastics out there. I would "pin" the parts together using, for example, some sections of paperclip, inside the hollow region of the Alps mount. I've used these techniques to repair broken PBT keycap...
by XMIT
09 Jan 2020, 04:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Side print kit looks good to me!
by XMIT
08 Jan 2020, 03:06
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 74
Views: 4894

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

If the TKLs are anything like the full sized boards: we'll still have a cult following of the original, higher quality, non scratchy originals, with smoother switches and reasonable bottom rows. I'm unimpressed with Unicomp's current offerings and will always prefer a 1987 Model M to a modern Unicom...
by XMIT
08 Jan 2020, 02:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Topre Realforce RGB switch top rattle fix!
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Topre Realforce RGB switch top rattle fix!

Someone was asking for the file I used. I use a laser cutter with a 32 by 18 inch bed and I cut this on 90 lb laser cardstock. This PDF is the file that I open in Corel Draw and send to my laser cutter.
by XMIT
06 Jan 2020, 19:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

I would put: • Numpad R1 "CLR" in the Apple Kit. "Clear" on Macintosh is the same key as Num Lock on PC, but with a different meaning. The key is even called "Num Lock and Clear" in the USB spec. Well, how much Mac keypad support do you want? You'd have to add a 1u R3 '+', a 1u R2 '-', and a 1u R1 ...
by XMIT
06 Jan 2020, 12:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Embedded numpad? You did this on Granite and it was great! what do you mean? Merging the numpad into the base kit? I mean a Realforce 87u style embedded numpad like you did in Granite Round 4. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23277&p=457845#p457845 http://i.imgur.com/y1Fm55N.png
by XMIT
05 Jan 2020, 21:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

My wish list: Control / Caps Lock swap kit. Full word CONTROL spelled out on 1.75u R3 key. Two row CAPSLK with icon legend on R4 modifier. Embedded numpad? You did this on Granite and it was great! COMPOSE, ALTGR modifiers. macOS COMMAND and OPTION modifiers. Open Diamond key modifier for R4/R5 like...
by XMIT
05 Jan 2020, 02:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Topre Realforce RGB switch top rattle fix!
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Topre Realforce RGB switch top rattle fix!

SneakyRobb wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 01:15
Every board should have a layer of foam/paper like this to reduce rattles.
Foam or an extremely thin silicone mat would be better. I really hope I never spill a beverage in this board...
by XMIT
04 Jan 2020, 23:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Topre Realforce RGB switch top rattle fix!
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Topre Realforce RGB switch top rattle fix!

4cwOG61b-YY The clear sliders on this board are a rattling mess. A paper shim solves this. The laser cut piece is just a giant paper shim. It was a decent amount of work. Drawing the template for the shim took about half a day. I started with an 87-key plate, substituted Cherry cutouts for these cu...
by XMIT
04 Jan 2020, 21:21
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: daskeyboard product management

Some really good ideas here. Design is all about compromises. If you try to make a keyboard for everyone... you end up with something that looks an awful lot like a Dell rubberdome. Responding to Findecanor here. I'll respond to the others as well, I promise! :ugeek: I think it's really good when so...
by XMIT
03 Jan 2020, 01:00
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: daskeyboard product management

I mean, certainly there is market demand for ergonomic keyboards. I'd want it to be something that uses normal-ish switches, something that has a normal-ish layout, something that has something a little bit more than just a split without being insane, and something that fits into the rest of the pro...
by XMIT
02 Jan 2020, 22:11
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: daskeyboard product management

Make a board like the Dell AT101 but with Tai-Hao doubleshot keycaps I appreciate the classic styling of the AT101 series as well but it's not quite the aesthetic we're after. Full sized, sure, but with cleaner lines (not a curve on the side) and narrower bezels (not a giant forehead). Tai-Hao caps...
by XMIT
31 Dec 2019, 21:43
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: daskeyboard product management

Elrick, it's always interesting to hear from you, that's for certain. The 5Q is a controversial keyboard for sure. I wasn't involved in the design or manufacture of it. It was certainly built around RGB backlighting as the primary feature. They feel really different from say MX Brown. I think it's t...
by XMIT
31 Dec 2019, 04:53
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

daskeyboard product management

A little bit of news here: I'm going to be helping daskeyboard with their 2020 product offerings in a pretty formal capacity. I (very vaguely) hinted about this a few weeks ago: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=456777#p456777 So, please, shoot me your slings and arrows about the 5Q, or let me...
by XMIT
31 Dec 2019, 01:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convergent Technologies and Negative Serial
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Convergent Technologies and Negative Serial

Neat! I'm tempted to dig out a couple of boards out of storage to see what sort of protocol surprises they hold...
by XMIT
27 Dec 2019, 16:34
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 190
Views: 17029

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

Findecanor wrote:
25 Dec 2019, 00:58
XMIT wrote:
24 Dec 2019, 19:08
Note how the PBT spacebar sinks readily, clanging at the bottom of this pot of water.
One did at the first sinking. The second is inconclusive.
Make sure to shake all the air bubbles out. They like to hide in the little nooks and crannies of the stabilizer and stem mounts.

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