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by Mal-2
22 Oct 2016, 10:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1735
Views: 159202

I do have a new addition to my desk:

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by Mal-2
22 Oct 2016, 10:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What layout do you use?
Replies: 155
Views: 7915

Latest update (this has been stable for quite a while):

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by Mal-2
21 Oct 2016, 19:25
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Please, PLEASE, don't...
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

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by Mal-2
30 Aug 2016, 21:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Volume knob on custom keyboard?
Replies: 35
Views: 4646

It really, really needs a knob that goes to eleven.
https://www.allparts.com/PK-0142-022-Be ... _2829.html
by Mal-2
25 Apr 2016, 15:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1735
Views: 159202

http://mal-2.binhoster.com/desk/quad-mon2.jpg The keyboard has been altered slightly since this was taken, the OS has gone from W7 to W10, and the hideously ugly mirror has been taken down. It was only up there because of fear the grandmother that put it there would be upset... but she's been "an e...
by Mal-2
25 Apr 2016, 14:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 44598

I think I've finally arrived at mine. Looks strange, but doesn't feel strange. The most recent changes were to cut the graphic symbol keys from 18 to 15 (they still have Shift and Ctrl and Alt states) to make room for PrtSc/ScrollLock/Pause which in turn pushed the Greek and F-keys to the left by on...
by Mal-2
19 Apr 2016, 09:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2815
Views: 241861

It has been quite some time since I checked in here, so I figured I'd update the image of the Cherry Battleship.

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There have been some minor layout tweaks in the Numpad area and the backplane but the concept hasn't really changed.
by Mal-2
23 Jun 2015, 01:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SCM Profile
Replies: 205
Views: 12994

I would rather solve the problem of ctrl being way out in no-finger-land by having four modes to the left, five to the right, and thus putting ctrl closer to the center and having the left-most and right-most mod be something like hyper or funct. This is why I pull Ctrl in to be next to Alt, with t...
by Mal-2
22 Jun 2015, 01:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SCM Profile
Replies: 205
Views: 12994

I've never touched a JIS keyboard in my life(and even though I'm fine with a shorter spacebar I hope to not have to because 1u backspace and tall enter would make me fuming mad) and I press space under B and a bit of N. I just never curl up my right thumb. Playing on ESDF since forever miay have so...
by Mal-2
18 Jun 2015, 05:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SCM Profile
Replies: 205
Views: 12994

I know it sounds crazy to most people but I want an enter key at least 2.5u on both sides of the keyboard as well as duplicate backspace keys. And don't get me started on escape. I use it a lot and I would like to see it bigger and not so far away. Your duplicate Backspace is at least a solved prob...
by Mal-2
18 Jun 2015, 00:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1038392

Hearing Muirium say his username and how he says tenk-less is rather amusing as well. It actually says "TENKLESS" on the label, and "Muirium" sounds exactly like I thought it would. What threw me is that I can't really pin his accent/dialect down to any one location. It seems to have elements of se...
by Mal-2
17 Jun 2015, 23:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: help me flash a firwmare to revive my dead keyboard
Replies: 25
Views: 1441

They will hide behind the "OMG voltage spike thingy" clause... They did it already, imagine if something was indeed burned... Doing this should only smoke the (already failed) controller though, leaving him no worse off should he decide to revive the keyboard by replacing the controller (which is p...
by Mal-2
17 Jun 2015, 20:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: help me flash a firwmare to revive my dead keyboard
Replies: 25
Views: 1441

At this point, I'd find a way to connect a moderately safe (for you) but damaging voltage to the USB cord, backward. (Meaning, send 12V at it, backward.) Let the magic smoke out. Then let them try to tell you it's a "firmware crash". Fuck them if they're going to attempt to dodge legitimate warranty...
by Mal-2
17 Jun 2015, 20:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: More on the rubber dome switch in Acer 6511-KW?
Replies: 7
Views: 524

This looks quite a bit different from a Cherry G83, which uses a circular stem exactly ¼" in diameter, and a flat tab at the 12 o'clock position to keep the keys from rotating. The G86 uses pretty much the same thing, except that the keys have two tabs, the location of the second one varying to keep...
by Mal-2
16 Jun 2015, 09:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is a KUL ES-87 a good first time keyboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 1421

Many rubber domes are often around 65g, which you would need to bash to the bottom to actuate. I don't know what boards those might be, do you have examples? Every rubber dome I've used has either been really light and activated at or very close to the bottom (just about all the cheap ones), or mod...
by Mal-2
15 Jun 2015, 07:21
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 124843

elecplus wrote: So what do u want?
He wants support for hardware more than six years old, in which case he should have known better than to rely on Apple.
by Mal-2
13 Jun 2015, 15:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SCM Profile
Replies: 205
Views: 12994

To me, this is a very exciting development, as I would like see more different kinds of step and hat keys become available. Here is what I want to build: COLEMAK A.png Even keyboard-layout-editor.com complains to me about the 1.25U hat keys! My only suggestion might be to let the case take up the e...
by Mal-2
13 Jun 2015, 13:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M 1386716 from 1987
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

On an actual typewriter, the shift lock actually moved the entire mechanism downwards and held it there. And Apple keyboards have locking Alps switches for that key. This is all true, but Shift is represented with an upward arrow even though it historically lowered the carriage. Interestingly, Cher...
by Mal-2
12 Jun 2015, 16:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adding home key bumps that last.
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Good solution. I'd be hesitant to drill into that lens but as I can see it works. *shrug* I only have about 50 spares. Here's what it looks like done on a normal key, for which I have no spares. It's slightly off-center because of the support beam underneath, but not enough to matter. rivet1.jpg ri...
by Mal-2
12 Jun 2015, 15:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adding home key bumps that last.
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Adding home key bumps that last.

Part of the difficulty of using an alternate layout is that the home key bumps are out of place. Getting rid of the old ones is generally not too hard, but what can be done about raising new ones? I have been using a dab of hot glue, but that either wears down or gets squashed flat over the course o...
by Mal-2
12 Jun 2015, 09:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22865
Views: 1364884

Cherry G80-8113, $20 + reasonable shipping, seller has four remaining. U.S. keys, but ISO Enter. PS/2 for both keyboard and trackpad. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cherry-Computer-Keyboard/391156400395?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140602152332%2...
by Mal-2
12 Jun 2015, 06:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M 1386716 from 1987
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Redmaus wrote: Why do some caps locks point down?
I would imagine it is analogous to "holding the Shift key down". Shift down = LETTERS UP, so that is inherently backward. Thus any arrow-derived representation of a lock for Shift will be backward with regard to one or the other.
by Mal-2
11 Jun 2015, 09:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: XMITjr
Replies: 43
Views: 1431

XMIT wrote: Probably XMITjr. MrsXMIT's actual username is ... MrsXMIT.
Given that you have children, I would expect the username of XMIT's wife to be RECV. ;)
by Mal-2
11 Jun 2015, 00:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1735
Views: 159202

The Battleship has been updated. I finally invested ten bucks in a real wrist rest, and with the slightly increased clearance it became possible to move the alpha area up another row to get around the whole trackpad thing. This kicked the F-keys onto the backplane portion, but also freed up enough s...
by Mal-2
08 Jun 2015, 05:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer jokes
Replies: 31
Views: 1695

ID-ten-T error: aka, the ID-10-T error. Usually verbalized as first listed, this is not restricted to userspace. Sysadmins perform plenty of ID-10-T errors of their own.

PEBCAK: Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard. For situations more permanent than a simple ID-10-T error.
by Mal-2
08 Jun 2015, 05:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard casing damage from cable contact?
Replies: 5
Views: 434

I had the same problem with a game controller. The cable was wrapped around it and it sat in a drawer for a couple of years, leaving sticky channels with raised edges much like yours, only worse (because the cable was pulled tight). It's also worse because the damage is right there in my hands.
by Mal-2
07 Jun 2015, 19:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1038392

Incognito wrote: Its the same thing in danish (my native tounge) - simplifications over the years have actually made disambiguations harder - all in the name of convenience.
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Yeah but you've got the ÆØÅ! (And I can actually type those, I don't have to copypaste them.)
by Mal-2
07 Jun 2015, 07:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: First week of July; LK-1800fe will comes here for GB [Here's my...]
Replies: 112
Views: 7800

kbdcraft wrote: Hi everyone!
I'm the newbie in DT.
Good to see you all.
I'm just a beginner of keyboard builder
I hope to improve my keybord design skill.

here's my first craft works. :)
It looks rather Dolch-y, in a good way.
by Mal-2
07 Jun 2015, 07:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Help me username generate!
Replies: 33
Views: 1244

Redmaus wrote: Well, I am a ginger, so that's where the "red" comes from in my username.

"maus" just sounds cool.

Also this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzer_VIII_Maus
And here I thought it might have been a play on Deadmau5.
by Mal-2
06 Jun 2015, 15:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who cycles?
Replies: 286
Views: 16615

I'm not sure what the hub manufacturers say about radial (0-cross) spoke patterns. Since so many bikes come with the front wheel built with them it's probably supposed to be ok with them. However, apparently, all hubs don't stand up to the task. Ask for a wheel built with a 3-cross pattern instead....

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