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by zuglufttier
22 Oct 2020, 16:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: IBM Model M 1986

Yes, if you don't mind a bit noise, get the Model M again. It's my favorite keyboard as well. I use others if I need a more silent alternative but I only feel at home with the Model M.
by zuglufttier
22 Oct 2020, 16:16
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?

I'd look at something where the plastic will not get shiny after one year or so. The rubber parts of the old Logitech MX518 turns into a sticky mess after a few years of use so I would avoid mice with any kind of rubber texture. I have a Razer Viper Mini (with lighting turned off) which looks like i...
by zuglufttier
15 Oct 2020, 09:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Ergonomics and desk setups?
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Ergonomics and desk setups?

For me the biggest difference is an adjustable desk so that you can stand up and work that way for an hour or two, then you change back and repeat that through the day. No need for a really fancy chair if you're only sitting there for an hour ;) Get up every now and then and you'll be fine.
by zuglufttier
08 Oct 2020, 14:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

I wonder if these are the correct ones, they do look like the Kailh you mentioned: https://www.ebay.de/itm/20x-Mute-Button ... 4406726448

Anyway, for 5 euros the risk is acceptable.
by zuglufttier
07 Oct 2020, 10:40
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

Oh, that's interesting! Do you have any idea where I can get them (without shipping times of 30 to 50 days)?
by zuglufttier
06 Oct 2020, 20:30
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

I think I fixed the Slimblade! I opened the housing and filed a tiny amount of the plastic away where a part of the button touches the case. That part is there to keep the buttons in place so that they don't move sideways, I think. Now the buttons work just fine - the click action is not perfect but...
by zuglufttier
06 Oct 2020, 17:25
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

OK, feedback on the Kensingtons: The Slimblade does have a nice form factor for me but the buttons are a joke. The top buttons don't even move freely because they scratch against the case. And all feel different and are a bit hard to press. I actually like the scroll mechanism if it wasn't so slow b...
by zuglufttier
04 Oct 2020, 13:11
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

A little bit of bending is fine for me because I have absolutely no problem with normal mice and my desk at home is set to 64cm in height. Those at work can also be adjusted in height. Regarding the M570: I removed the spring inside the scrolling wheel. Now. it's free floating and silent like many m...
by zuglufttier
02 Oct 2020, 22:15
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

Thanks for the info regarding the Logitech Marble! I did try it a few years ago and it fits my hands really good, too. But the missing scroll wheel really annoyed me. I'm working in IT, so I come to use many different programs and scrolling by keyboard is not an option many times. Clicking the small...
by zuglufttier
01 Oct 2020, 21:21
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

Thanks for the photo! The slimblade seems to have a better position for the wrist... I might try it sometime.

Just changed left and right mouse button switches on the M570, a bit nicer now! The switches from the MX518 are much lighter in comparison.
by zuglufttier
01 Oct 2020, 16:34
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Re: Trackball for smaller hands

Update, I orderd an Elecom EX-G Pro (~70 euros). Short summary: - buttons are easier to click than the M570 (a good thing) - scroll wheel operates easily but feels cheap and make quite some noise - enough buttons in a comfortable position, I especially like the one for the ring finger - in general t...
by zuglufttier
24 Sep 2020, 20:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Trackball for smaller hands
Replies: 14
Views: 835

Trackball for smaller hands

I've been using a mouse as input device for more than 30 years but never had any issues. Possibly my bones adjusted to the posture when I was a child, so I never had any issues even though I've been working in IT all the time :D But I do like to try out new input devices every now and then! So I did...
by zuglufttier
19 Jul 2020, 12:50
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] One switch Cherry MX Blue or Kailh Green
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: [WTB] One switch Cherry MX Blue or Kailh Green

Thanks a lot for the answer, but I'd prefer someone from the EU because shipping one switch from the US to Germany seems a bit excessive :D Plus, it can wait.
by zuglufttier
29 Jun 2020, 16:47
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] One switch Cherry MX Blue or Kailh Green
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

[WTB] One switch Cherry MX Blue or Kailh Green

Hi all, I found a used Razer Blackwidow 2014 in the trash and wanted to restore it but exactly one switch is broken. I desoldered it and found out that one leg of the switch just broke off. So I'm looking for a replacement here, the board comes with Kailh Greens but MX Blues should work as well. Tha...
by zuglufttier
28 Jun 2020, 15:06
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975790

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Given the recent prices, it's becoming more and more interesting to manufacture fake vintage keyboards using modern technology... Build them, bury them in the backyard, wait a few months - profit!
by zuglufttier
09 May 2020, 14:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II
Replies: 25
Views: 2308

Re: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II

I think scroll lock and pause still work on FreeBSD (possibly Linux as well) for example if you work on the console! The machine is booting up and if there's a kernel panic or anything like that, you have the possibility to look up any error messages. Otherwise impossible, unless you have some other...
by zuglufttier
03 May 2020, 20:05
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4487
Views: 410003

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

I'm thinking about selling my Model M SSK... In very good condition, did the screw mod as well. For how much do these go nowadays?
by zuglufttier
05 Nov 2019, 20:48
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 41720

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

Excellent! Feel free to start another fundraiser if deskthority needs it ;) Although I'm not really often here, I just like this place and its people.
by zuglufttier
02 Nov 2019, 20:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 41720

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

matt3o wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 18:17
it's about €1200-1400 per year for the server (and backups).
Sent some money as well! What kind of hellish machine is being used here? Does deskthority really generate that much traffic? :D

A root server with 4 cpu cores, 16GB RAM and some storage should cost you less than 15 euros per month.
by zuglufttier
29 Aug 2019, 16:21
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 42
Views: 11981

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

Yep, I hated that scroll wheel, too. I never really found any trackball useful for me, either my thumb or my wrist hurts after a few minutes of use.

But I don't have any problems using normal mice, so I can live with that. But I'm always eager to find new input methods ;)
by zuglufttier
28 Aug 2019, 20:46
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 42
Views: 11981

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

Oh, I see, that's a possibilty!

@matt3o: There used to be a magnet inside the housing which created more friction for the scroll wheel. If your scrolling experience is pretty much fluid, then your unit propably does not have one.
by zuglufttier
28 Aug 2019, 13:23
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 42
Views: 11981

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

Regarding the Kensinton Expert: Just removing the magnet inside the housing will make the scroll wheel feel way better!

You can pop it back in later if you don't like the feel.
by zuglufttier
20 Jul 2019, 10:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: latte/coffee solutions
Replies: 28
Views: 8205

Re: latte/coffee solutions

I, too, drink my coffee without milk or sweeteners just because on my first job both were missing all the time and I just got accustomed :D Nowadays, the best coffee for me is turkish mocca! You prepare it in a thing called Dzhesva made from copper, I don't even know how to pronounce that... Anyway,...
by zuglufttier
05 Jul 2019, 14:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975790

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Don't know about the price but a Marquard Mini-Ergo doesn't appear every day, I think: https://www.ebay.de/itm/323850760446
by zuglufttier
03 Jul 2019, 13:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975790

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Ah, that explains why the board is still there ;)
by zuglufttier
03 Jul 2019, 13:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975790

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by zuglufttier
14 Jun 2019, 14:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975790

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Here's an AEK II for less than 30 euros: https://www.ebay.de/itm/323833684480
by zuglufttier
11 Jun 2018, 09:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402959

I was just wondering about that model g on the label ;)
Anyway, a nice keyboard, will need to get some keys though!
by zuglufttier
10 Jun 2018, 23:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 402959

So, finally, I found a grimy model m in the trash! It cleaned up very nice, key caps are still in excellent conditions, a few are missing, and it's from 1986. 20180610_0011.jpg The controller: 20180610_0007.jpg But what looks really weird: Model G?? 20180610_0009.jpg 20180610_0010.jpg So, is this so...
by zuglufttier
14 Jan 2018, 14:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1975790

I was away too long from this forum.

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