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by XMIT
17 Jun 2021, 20:02
Forum: Vendors
Topic: XMIT Keyboards is on hiatus until the fall.
Replies: 0
Views: 121

XMIT Keyboards is on hiatus until the fall.

Hello! I wanted to let everyone know that the rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated. :lol: XMIT Keyboards is going to take a break for a little while. There are a few reasons for this: - lost some help. MrsXMIT was between day jobs and able to help more for a couple of months. Sadly, that time ...
by XMIT
17 Jun 2021, 19:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Ascaii's collection
Replies: 90
Views: 8704

Re: [WTS] Ascaii's collection

I also received my parcel!!! Shipping took every bit of two months - thanks, global shipping crisis. But Ascaii was a stand-up gentleman and I never had any doubts I would, in fact, eventually see my keyboards.
by XMIT
09 Jun 2021, 21:34
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3417

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

Sales are suspended as I don't currently have the bandwidth to get keyboards out the door. I will update when sales are no longer suspended.
by XMIT
01 Jun 2021, 22:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 60
Views: 15699

Re: Vacation

That looks a lot prettier than my vacation, which consists of doing non-keyboard things at home for a little while. Apologies to anyone waiting on a PM from me, it will be a few days longer.
by XMIT
27 May 2021, 15:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17623

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

Just wait a few weeks for Shallot to finish their QMK and Via/Vial converters. Will be even easier to configure than Soarer's, as well as be open-source, actually maintained, and the creater has not (and hopefully will not) ghost the project. I'm still waiting for Round 7, my Spherical Buckling Spr...
by XMIT
27 May 2021, 14:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17623

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

If we've devolved to ad hominem attacks and name calling, it means that we've run out of real arguments. The prior few posts are squarely in the bottom two tiers of Graham's hierarchy of disagreement. 1200px-The_Debate_Pyramid_v2_Detailed_TT_Norms_Medium_Text_Outlined.svg.png If something terrible d...
by XMIT
25 May 2021, 23:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 620
Views: 17623

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

esr, as I said in PM, it's so nice to see you here on Deskthority. I've followed your Jargon file for many years now. http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/ This reminds me of Arakula's thread from December 2014. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9322 . I want to say that there were intentions f...
by XMIT
25 May 2021, 15:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)
Replies: 62
Views: 2356

Re: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)

Ah! Expertise sighted off the starboard bow! I'll write to you in private about the reverse engineer and his Soarer project. I've pinged him. Relevant fact: Soarer has been disappeared for 7 years. In Great Britain where he was domiciled (and in the U.S. which inherited British common law) that is ...
by XMIT
25 May 2021, 03:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: M122 bolt mod woes
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: M122 bolt mod woes

I have... a LOT of M122s. I'll send you a PM.
by XMIT
24 May 2021, 18:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)
Replies: 62
Views: 2356

Re: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)

Did you talk about dye sublimation and the single key profile? Both of these were cost saving measures. No mention of that yet. I don't think it's very important for this video to get into details of cost-saving tactics except as they directly affect keyfeel. Cost reduction is an important theme in...
by XMIT
24 May 2021, 16:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)
Replies: 62
Views: 2356

Re: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)

Muirium I'm working on a fairly long, technical deep dive on the Model M's matrix so I am familiar. A few kind folks have reviewed it and provided some excellent feedback so far. I don't want to waste anyone's time until I've incorporated their revisions. But, for the Model M, it suffices to say tha...
by XMIT
24 May 2021, 13:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)
Replies: 62
Views: 2356

Re: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)

I will have more to say later. Apologies for the few, rambling thoughts. HaaTa has force curves on plot.ly/~haata that show many (possibly all?) of the keyboards you describe. It took me ages to wrap my head around how a buckling spring board works so an animation would be super helpful. Did you tal...
by XMIT
24 May 2021, 01:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)
Replies: 62
Views: 2356

Re: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)

.doc :evil: Please use one of the many open file formats. PDF, text file, .odf, or just pasting inline with a "spoiler" tag come to mind. It's plain text. I gave it a .doc extension only to pacify the uploader - it wouldn't take .adoc or .txt. Indeed it is. This is a forum bug, we should fix this.
by XMIT
23 May 2021, 23:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)
Replies: 62
Views: 2356

Re: Best Keyboards Ever: A Deep Dive (Documentary)

.doc :evil:

Please use one of the many open file formats. PDF, text file, .odf, or just pasting inline with a "spoiler" tag come to mind.
by XMIT
23 May 2021, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My article on differences between Model M122s
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: My article on differences between Model M122s

Take note of the mold numbers along the way, did they change?

Your "types" will map to production line differences at the factory.
by XMIT
23 May 2021, 15:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Case Repair: Using A M122 Case
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: IBM Model F122 Case Repair: Using A M122 Case

It looks like wcass caught the same interference points I did.
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I still have a few F122s to sell with cracked cases. I'll be modding them with new top cases from donor boards.
by XMIT
23 May 2021, 01:51
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3417

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

The remaining boards are selling slowly due to cracked top cases. :(

I have managed to repair these boards using an M122 donor top case. See viewtopic.php?f=7&t=25813 for details.
by XMIT
23 May 2021, 01:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Case Repair: Using A M122 Case
Replies: 3
Views: 493

IBM Model F122 Case Repair: Using A M122 Case

The PVC plastics used in the Model F122 case are notoriously brittle. They do not stand up to the weight of a ten pound or 4 kilogram keyboard. One false move and the top case is cracked. F122s are decently rare and finding replacement top cases is quite difficult. Fortunately, we have an ace in the...
by XMIT
22 May 2021, 13:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM and the Ship of Theseus
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: IBM and the Ship of Theseus

The point of the "Ship of Theseus" thought experiment is that the notion of authenticity is entirely arbitrary and in the eye of the beholder. So, the answer is up to you.
by XMIT
22 May 2021, 13:55
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3417

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

Three F122s left in this batch. If interested, please make an offer!
by XMIT
18 May 2021, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4768
Views: 576179

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Definitely not an F122. My guess is a Memorex Telex rubber dome board.
by XMIT
17 May 2021, 03:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25188
Views: 2728573

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

this legit? https://www.ebay.com/itm/274799620876 That's a micro switch ST (https://deskthority.net/wiki/Micro_Switch_ST_Series)variant and not buckling spring. The seller is RJR in Atlanta. He is an old IBM dealer with a warehouse of goods. Buyer beware, these are not buckling spring boards as oth...
by XMIT
16 May 2021, 17:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS
Replies: 283
Views: 12867

Re: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS

I reached my keyboard inventory limit this weekend and have literally nowhere else to put things, apologies for being unable to do more. 5000 keyboards is a lot of keyboards. The seller says these are on 12 pallets? That is 416 keyboards per pallet. These pallets will have to be at least 2m tall to ...
by XMIT
15 May 2021, 02:13
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3417

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

I still have five very nice F122s available! Please buy one!
by XMIT
15 May 2021, 02:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25188
Views: 2728573

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

fohat wrote:
15 May 2021, 01:52
Weezer wrote:
14 May 2021, 23:37

it's already at $365
That's about the going rate for a Model F 122-key terminal.
You can get yours at viewtopic.php?f=52&t=25667 :evilgeek:
by XMIT
12 May 2021, 04:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone know the exact IBM Industrial color?
Replies: 21
Views: 1490

Re: Anyone know the exact IBM Industrial color?

Wow! I have a Sherwin Williams just up the road, can you share some info so they can mix me up a batch?
by XMIT
09 May 2021, 22:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25188
Views: 2728573

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Oh, he jacked the price. Mine was 69.99 USD plus 14.99 USD for shipping. Hopefully it will be here in a week or two...
by XMIT
08 May 2021, 21:59
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 30
Views: 3417

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

US-side $500 can get you cleaned, converted with new foam, and shipped I cannot match that. A foam mod is a major undertaking, about a four hour job, assuming the foam has already been procured. But I can throw in a free Soarer's Converter for the next two boards that go to US buyers. Please be sur...

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