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by Ander
25 Apr 2019, 01:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 49
Views: 8652

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

I'd still like to know how you made such precise holes in your foam. (Maybe I should ask in German?)
by Ander
04 Apr 2019, 11:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 49
Views: 8652

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Robb: Outstanding, inspiring work! Thanks for sharing in such detail. How did you make such neat holes in your padding? A metal punch that you tap with a mallet, so you can align it as accurately as possible? But even then... I can't imagine another way, outside of having an actual machine tool of s...
by Ander
17 Jan 2019, 10:56
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Romanian Corner
Replies: 794
Views: 67930

Re: Romanian Corner

Există un colț românesc aici la Deskthority! Fiecare site web trebuie să aibă un colț românesc.
by Ander
28 Dec 2018, 04:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What kind of keyboard is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

I know this is an old thread, but I thought I might have something of value to add to the topic. From what I've seen of movie and TV props, I'm guessing this is a one-off pseudo-keyboard assembled from various parts. The text on it looks like it was applied from rub-on type sheets, and the terms the...
by Ander
13 Sep 2018, 11:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23347
Views: 1589410

Elrick wrote:
consolation wrote: To be 100% clear it can only be a functioning "Nuclear Sub' if it actually works...
Nonsense. A motor doesn't stop being electric when it's turned off.
by Ander
13 Sep 2018, 11:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What bothers me about IBM Model M
Replies: 152
Views: 9419

Every time I am expressing my dislike for IBM Model M keyboards, people ask me whether I am kidding. But I am not and it's not just an attempt to be edgy. Instead of having a discussion about what bothers me about IBM Model Ms every time it comes up I would like to start a thread and share my thoug...
by Ander
30 May 2018, 01:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teardown - Kailh x Novelkeys BOX Royal switches
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Excellent and helpful review, Chyros! Regarding the choice of "Royal" for purple, see:

Why Is the Color Purple Associated With Royalty? (Livescience.com)
by Ander
25 Apr 2018, 02:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23347
Views: 1589410

Hi, I thought this might interest some of you: Vintage 1996 IBM Lexmark International Model M Clicky Keyboard 82G3292 NIB, $59.95 + shipping https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/oz0AAOSwDsZax8el/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/iZoAAOSw6TRax8ep/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9okAAOSw...
by Ander
01 Nov 2017, 10:40
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kailh white BOX switch review
Replies: 29
Views: 5160

Thomas, you don't like MX Blues's springy click? That's a surprise. I thought it was widely considered the prototypical clicky-switch click. Well, you learn something every day.
by Ander
26 Oct 2017, 22:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Special IBM Model M Keycaps
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

That makes sense. The keyboard is a '93 IBM made one so it fit's into the timeline. This is a '93 Model M? But it's obviously the inner assembly from one M, put in one of Unicomp's surplus blue-logo Industrial cases (the only blue-logo Industrial anything, AFAIK)—and with the original keys replaced...
by Ander
27 Sep 2017, 07:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chicony KB-5191 (MX Blue). Some thoughts.
Replies: 24
Views: 2157

I realize this is an old thread—and ridicule me as you will about that—but I had to add that anyone considering buying one of these vintage boards, assuming it's in decent shape, should not hesitate. No, it's not as heavy as many vintage boards, but this can actually be an advantage. Think about it:...
by Ander
04 Sep 2017, 13:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard Sound Check: consistent audio of multiple popular boards
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Sorry to post to an older thread, but I just saw this tonight. Thanks for all the samples, José! Your XMIT boards sound great. (I'm typing on one now.) I can hear the added clicks in v.2, but the switches themselves have such a nice thock, it doesn't seem as necessary to enhance them as it would mos...
by Ander
24 Jun 2017, 23:39
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 141986

So this is where those gorgeous banner images come from! I always wondered. I don't have any images to contribute at the moment—but as soon as we've finished moving and my keyboard stuff is set up properly again, I'll be glad to take and submit some nice studio-style shots of a few lesser-seen board...
by Ander
27 Feb 2017, 05:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Packard Bell T9102 - SKCM Blue Alps at it's Finest
Replies: 36
Views: 4889

Nice—but wouldn't that be "SKCM Blue Alps at their finest"?
by Ander
01 Sep 2016, 09:19
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: IRC
Replies: 52
Views: 5677

+r has been set on #deskthority, meaning people wanting to join the channel need to identify to/register with NickServ before joining... The downside of this is that people, especially ones not familiar with IRC in general and NickServ in particular, will be kept out of the chat... The reason for t...
by Ander
03 Aug 2016, 04:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23347
Views: 1589410

Re Unicomp GE/Marquette Model M's (sorry, I can't see a way to link to particular posts here...) Nice find, but what's that, an advertisment? ... I need one of these? :lol: What I actually said was, "If you care about IBM-style MKs, you need one of these." It was just a way to say, "If you collect b...
by Ander
26 Jul 2016, 12:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23347
Views: 1589410

(Shipped only within the U.S., unfortunately...) GE/Marquette (Unicomp) medical Model M's – $66 shipped OBO [/b] http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NKIAAOSwtnpXliIu/s-l1600.jpg http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MmgAAOSwtnpXliIg/s-l1600.jpg http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cpMAAOSwbsBXliIr/s-l1600.jpg "More than...
by Ander
11 Jul 2016, 09:09
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5251 restauration
Replies: 18
Views: 1416

What a beautiful job! I aspire to having a beamspring one day—and when I do, I'll certainly be consulting pages like this one. Thanks.
by Ander
13 May 2016, 10:55
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: IRC
Replies: 52
Views: 5677

Yup, this is exactly why people hire technical writers: They can't tell how obscure they're being, since they already know what the other people want to know. As a tech writer, I guess I should be grateful for the phenomenon.
by Ander
10 May 2016, 23:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: IRC
Replies: 52
Views: 5677

Hi guys – Here's a basic question for you: How does one get a password for Deskthority's IRC channel? Do you create an IRC-wide account, or one specifically for DT's channel? Maybe I'm just being stoopid, but I can't find details anywhere. Thanks!

Type on, A.
by Ander
02 Apr 2016, 09:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Talented young keyboard designer?
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Scarpia: You clearly have a young genius on your hands! Please put me on the waiting list for the finished product. :?)
by Ander
05 Mar 2016, 10:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trump v Clinton: who do you support?
Replies: 904
Views: 31476

If the Americans elect Donald Trump as their president, they deserve him. I just hope they don't take down the rest of the world with them.
by Ander
20 Nov 2015, 08:56
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: New NEC APC-H412 page
Replies: 43
Views: 3517

New NEC APC-H412 page

Hi guys—I've created my first DT page, for the NEC APC-H412 . It's such a distinctive and regularly seen vintage keyboard, I was surprised to find it didn't have a page here yet. Unfortunately I don't have any photos I can freely post, but I'll ask the creator of a Geekhack topic about it if we can ...
by Ander
03 Oct 2015, 11:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: heretofore undocumented Visual terminal board with SKCL browns
Replies: 24
Views: 2121

I love the "Do" key. It's like you could type anything, then press "Do", and that thing would automatically be done.
by Ander
20 Jul 2015, 01:05
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Monterey K104
Replies: 18
Views: 4121

Maybe everyone realizes this, but the switches in this board aren't actually "blue Alps" switches. They're SMK Alps Mount switches , also known as Monterey switches. You can see the subtle shape difference from actual blue Alps . (The OP apparently understood the difference, as he mentioned the SMK ...
by Ander
14 Jul 2015, 09:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Frankllin ACE 2000 keyboard - mystery solved
Replies: 7
Views: 881

I know this is an older topic now, but I had to concur how swoon-worthy that spacebar is. Any court in the land would agree: That is SOME spacebar. I'd even go as far as to call it the Dusenberg of Spacebars. Yeah baby! If anyone fails to type a space on that thing, they may as well give up!
by Ander
04 Jun 2015, 13:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mini flying squirrels in a mechanical keyboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Dude, it really looks like you need something smaller you can play MP3s on.
by Ander
04 Jun 2015, 12:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dell Quietkey - which one to get?
Replies: 26
Views: 2507

Ah, yes, the trackpad boards... They would be handy for that.
by Ander
03 Jun 2015, 13:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mini flying squirrels in a mechanical keyboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Actual product in use:
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by Ander
03 Jun 2015, 12:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My "new" IBM XT -- Early Impressions
Replies: 89
Views: 6273

you`ve been around DT Ander, going offtopic in our threads is normal and not looked down upon at all. ;) ... Except when I do it, apparently, LOL. Okay, fair enough, as long as the OP realizes it's no dis to his XT. (Personally, I think Model F's are awesome—and I've never gotten close enough to a ...

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