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by N8N
06 Jul 2012, 22:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: any brick and mortar keyboard stores?
Replies: 15
Views: 1516

I seem to recall seeing quite a few keyboards on display at Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara; however, it's a good bit of travel each way and most of the keyboards were JP layout... :)
by N8N
26 Dec 2011, 12:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you hate Cherry MY?
Replies: 29
Views: 3458

I've used a G81 for a couple months (before I got stupid about keyboards) and as others say, I hate it. It feels like it ought to be OK to type on, but it's really not, it's very fatiguing. Even though I'd never bottom out on it, pushing the keys far enough down to ensure that i'd registered seemed ...
by N8N
24 Dec 2011, 13:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who here do not like Christmas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1369

you won't hear me complaining about Christmas dinner, that's for sure... any excuse for a good meal is OK by me.
by N8N
24 Dec 2011, 12:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who here do not like Christmas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1369

I'm pretty much a Scrooge, I think Christmas has become totally commercialized and there's too much pressure on people to buy crap and outdo each other with giving gifts etc. so I just pretty much hide during the holiday season. I'm not particularly religious either, although if I were, I'd probably...
by N8N
17 Dec 2011, 12:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Until yesterday I was not even sure these existed...
Replies: 16
Views: 2168

How common are ANSI 1800 Black winkeyless? It appears Cherry makes more winkeyless in beige, but more winkeyfull keyboards in black. Hopefully not super-rare; I was given a NIB one and actually used it for a while, then realized that it felt like arse (and not in a good way) and stripped the caps o...
by N8N
15 Dec 2011, 01:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 62372

Do want do want do want!

Finally, a fantastic use for a set of shiny doubleshots! (not that yours are, I can't really tell, I just mean that I think that shiny ones would look even better than new ones on that board.)
by N8N
13 Dec 2011, 20:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 62372

I honestly can't say; the only thing that I've ever used mine for is shortening up some solid brass 6-32s that I used with some salvaged vintage .030" pressed brass receptacle and toggle switch cover plates so they would work with the devices I used (I couldn't find solid brass screws anywhere local...
by N8N
13 Dec 2011, 19:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 62372

N8N, do you have a link to a picture of the tool you are talking about? Thanks. Here's one... this one actually does M4 screws as well, although the cheap ones I have don't. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM5883183207P?sid=IDx20101019x00001a&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=SPM5883183207 I don't r...
by N8N
13 Dec 2011, 17:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 62372

Damn, now I want one of those cases too. I should pay more attention but I only have so much time to surf the interwebs. As for cutting screws, here's how I would do it. Get a matching nut, thread on to screw. If you are using SAE (inch-sized) screws, a typical crimp tool for electrical connectors w...
by N8N
13 Dec 2011, 01:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bottoming out
Replies: 22
Views: 4446

I don't think that the switches will care, your fingers might though. But even then it's no worse than typing on a rubber dome keyboard.
by N8N
12 Dec 2011, 23:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Precision
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Itlnstln, if it makes you feel any better something like 10 years ago now I partially degloved my right index finger in a factory accident - I was working night shift in a factory (thank God those days are over) and forgot to hit the big red button while unjamming a chain drive. Fortunately I realiz...
by N8N
02 Dec 2011, 05:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry Corp MX Keycap History
Replies: 48
Views: 7089

Wasn't there some German keyboard made w/ Cherry switches that was O=ring damped out of the box?

I'll be damned if I can remember who it was now, but I do remember seeing a pic of it. I think it used some unique looking switch too (transparent top housings maybe?)
by N8N
02 Dec 2011, 01:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse moogle kit?
Replies: 28
Views: 2766

It does appear that at least R1 Wyse caps are very close if not identical to SP profile. A moogle kit Rshift appears identical in profile to my Wyse keys, and the moogle kit bottom row lines up very well with the arrows. So now I don't feel quite so wasteful for jumping into two different RGB GBs be...
by N8N
28 Nov 2011, 22:55
Forum: Deskthority Awards 2011
Topic: [Call for nominees] Best regular keyboard 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3452

I'd nominate either the WASD V1 (because I bought one and love it, it's a real Filco killer, and is or will soon be available with every flavor of Cherry MX switch save for clear) or else the Leopold tenkeyless w/ clear switches (the only "real" keyboard besides Deck available in the US with clear s...
by N8N
28 Nov 2011, 22:51
Forum: Deskthority Awards 2011
Topic: [Call for nominees] Best keycaps 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5608

No love for WASD? The caps themselves are OK, just typical ABS caps, but the customization options are great... I have one of their keyboards and think that it's a great product, also I have ordered Costar stabilizer parts from them and probably will be ordering some single keycaps as well to try to...
by N8N
27 Nov 2011, 21:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which Cherry board should I get?
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Tons more to look at... Filco and WASD come to mind, those would be my first two choices, both plate mount w/ Costar stabilizers. Also DAS uses cherry blues, Rosewill RK-9000, Noppoo Choc Pro or Choc Mini... I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.
by N8N
27 Nov 2011, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse moogle kit?
Replies: 28
Views: 2766

well if it makes you feel any better there's another one up right now... http://www.ebay.com/itm/WYSE-840358-01-KB-PCE-Gray-Terminal-Keyboard-TESTED-/200674864280?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item2eb9276c98 The only reason I snagged the one was because I was literally going to have to go to some kind...
by N8N
27 Nov 2011, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse moogle kit?
Replies: 28
Views: 2766

Hah. Well, give me a couple days... I'm actually still waiting for a set to arrive - traded away a set of black doubleshots for them (I'd overbought thinking that I'd have to mix and match to get a good set, and ended up with two.) Then someone posted a link on GH for a Wyse terminal board at an ele...
by N8N
27 Nov 2011, 13:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse moogle kit?
Replies: 28
Views: 2766

I guess that's a question for everyone that's interested... me personally as long as the colors are close I'm reasonably fine. I'll probably be using these keys with a regular SP beige/grey kit anyway. I personally don't need the 1.5x modifiers as all of my "good" boards are new-ish. Edit: tell me m...
by N8N
27 Nov 2011, 00:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse moogle kit?
Replies: 28
Views: 2766

OK, got the board. It is a terminal board w/ blacks and does have the cool blue-text doubleshots (with the yellow arrows) in excellent condition. Seller was an electronics recycling place so this was a perfect opportunity to get rid of some useless crap that was taking up space. Got the board home a...
by N8N
25 Nov 2011, 13:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse moogle kit?
Replies: 28
Views: 2766

I definitely would be interested if someone wants to put something together... I'm supposed to pick the board up tomorrow, then I'll be able to evaluate color... love those doubleshots
by N8N
23 Nov 2011, 23:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse moogle kit?
Replies: 28
Views: 2766

Wyse moogle kit?

Anyone ever make one? Or is that possibly one of the many options that's hidden in the arcane depths of GB4? Suddenly I seem to have acquired multiple sets of Wyse keycaps, one of which is suitable for use on a 104-key board and I'm considering ditching the Cherries and using the Wyse caps because t...
by N8N
08 Nov 2011, 20:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX switches and stabilisers for plate mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 5032

Doesn't matter - if you already have a Filco with browns or blues, as long as you get some flavor of clear switch you will have what you need. AFAIK the only difference between "plate mount" and "PCB mount" switches is the presence of the pins on the bottom of the PCB mount switches. So if you have ...
by N8N
05 Nov 2011, 22:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 62372

Oh, OK, I already PM'd an order though... should I resubmit entire order or send supplemental?

how to differentiate the two grey switches? I would prefer the tactile (I think that's the lighter?) grey to match clear switches...

thanks!
by N8N
05 Nov 2011, 21:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 62372

Is there any ability to get grey Cherry MX switches for the space bar?
by N8N
05 Nov 2011, 02:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry DS ANSI keys (first Round3 sets available)
Replies: 727
Views: 49276

I can almost taste the old school goodness. I think this might result in me spray painting a Filco case.

Of all the keyboards that I use regularly, I just realized that the only one that is wearing the keycaps that it came with is the WASD. I just can't resist tweaking on stuff.
by N8N
01 Nov 2011, 21:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry DS ANSI keys (first Round3 sets available)
Replies: 727
Views: 49276

Holiday in Bavaria? It's November now! :)
by N8N
20 Oct 2011, 01:20
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: What's your favorite mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 19
Views: 3925

What's your favorite mouse for CAD work?

I need a new mouse... mine is dead and I'm using a crappy OEM Dell thing in its place. It's pissing me off. I prefer cordless; I have large hands; I don't really need any fancy bells and whistles but if I have to get them to get a good, large cordless mouse I will put up with them. Let me know what ...
by N8N
14 Oct 2011, 22:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shortening a Model M?
Replies: 10
Views: 626

for precise sanding, rather than using sandpaper on metal, I prefer sandpaper on a sheet of glass. Trick I learned messing with old cars, use that as well for e.g. truing up old oil pump covers etc.
by N8N
13 Oct 2011, 12:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry DS ANSI keys (first Round3 sets available)
Replies: 727
Views: 49276

Great news. Let us know when we should all start throwing money at you and whatnot.

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