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by Norman_
15 Jan 2019, 03:38
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 83
Views: 5700

Re: Future of DT

edit: most of that was unnecessary

wrong thread in hindsight but i like the new design
by Norman_
13 Aug 2018, 22:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 962807

How do i know if i'm in line to receive replacement/missing caps? my /? is all messed up I figure we just wait for 7bit to come back from summer vacation. I mean we waited 2 years for round 5, what's another month? Yea, i don't care that it will take a long time, I'm used to it. I just want to make...
by Norman_
10 Aug 2018, 03:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 962807

How do i know if i'm in line to receive replacement/missing caps? my /? is all messed up
by Norman_
22 Jul 2018, 03:18
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You won the World Cup, why riot?
Replies: 162
Views: 5830

Maybe Mr. nobody writes all these meaningless text walls because he like typing on his wonderful mechanical keyboard collection
by Norman_
17 Jul 2018, 22:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looks like "Contamination Shields" are back, this time with Apple
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Why not just revert the keyboard design? It isn't like the key feel was good in the first place due to the short travel. Adding the contamination shield will shorten the travel distance even more. You don't 'own' a Macbook 2015+, you borrowed one. They can't just put the old keyboard into the new c...
by Norman_
09 Jul 2018, 17:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22649
Views: 1256249

If someone can tell me what i'm missing i would appreciate it

An m0110 for over 300 dollars? I don't get it

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Apple- ... Sw~o5bPUW3
by Norman_
05 Jul 2018, 05:02
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 7332

Because if they move it from wherever iMav is hosting it to the same place that massdrop.com is hosted, it will be effectively free to them. Free to run, but they just spent tens of thousands of dollars to buy it remember? Massdrop's business model is basically printing money, they profit indirectl...
by Norman_
04 Jul 2018, 23:36
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 7332

Point of clarification: MassDrop plans to support GH financially, but has no interest in "running" it administratively (they are leaving that to the existing admins/mods). The cynics among you can call this a misleading lie on the part of Will Bright, but I'm taking a hopeful, if not optimistic, wa...
by Norman_
03 Jul 2018, 17:06
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 7332

Man, from my original read of the thread i got the feeling that iMav wasn't making the best decisions. This really solidifies it. Like, seriously. A patreon would cover 300/mo without any challenge. Given GHs demographic, most of them probably already have a patreon and are sending out modest amount...
by Norman_
27 Jun 2018, 20:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22649
Views: 1256249

Wow, looks i need to sell my XT. Got some serious cash laying around and i didn't even know it.
by Norman_
24 Jun 2018, 17:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Any tips for shipping keyboards on the cheap?
Replies: 7
Views: 602

I prefer USPS because (to canada, at least) the price of customs etc is included in the cost of the label. It really simplifies the process
by Norman_
20 Jun 2018, 05:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Whatever happened to ________?
Replies: 58
Views: 12048

I don't know if he was ever on DT (before my time), but did litster ever reappear?

He'd probably be amused at how hapster derivatives are now unironic novelty keycaps
by Norman_
15 Jun 2018, 05:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mediacenter/HTPC keyboard anyone?
Replies: 31
Views: 1538

Mouse navigation via an FN layer like on the Ducky Mini would be good. If it's implemented well (no idea if this is easy or not) it works really well and is more intuitive than a trackball or a trackpoint IMO. Also if you're going to go low profile switches, commit fully and go khail low profile PG1...
by Norman_
05 Jun 2018, 04:36
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Focus FK-9000 "Project F" review (Alps Type T1 clones)
Replies: 9
Views: 668

God, this video really inspired me to try and get my FK 9000 working again. The calculator works flawlessly, but the board itself doesn't
by Norman_
02 Jun 2018, 04:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22649
Views: 1256249

Ir0n wrote: Oh yeah? Did a blue badge go in that box?
The Model M on the box has a blue label on it, so i would assume that yes, a blue label was originally in the box
by Norman_
27 May 2018, 21:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 962807

Can someone explain to me how exactly i get help for a damaged key i received? Do i message 7bot and what do i say?
by Norman_
16 May 2018, 03:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Been out of keyboards for awhile. What's the state of the game?
Replies: 80
Views: 2935

There are a bunch of new low profile switches, mostly from khail. khail has in the past year or so really gotten past the funk they were in when the cherry patents first expired and are now actually doing good stuff. They used to be the cherry clone in all of the cheap keyboards, but they are now wh...
by Norman_
02 May 2018, 22:04
Forum: News
Topic: Linus Tech Tips will be doing a video on the Model M...
Replies: 40
Views: 2117

He got quite a bit wrong ( but overall a good video) , saying the PS2 version was the 2nd gen when in fact there was an AT version with lock lights between the original and the PS/2 His diagram was for a model F flipper and not a model M. Giving credit for the M being the first true 101 disgn was r...
by Norman_
09 Apr 2018, 01:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Heathkit UltraPro HD-8999 CW Keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Just saw this now, thank you so much for posting it. That looks very simple, you've saved me a bunch of time. I can't wait to give it a shot!
by Norman_
31 Mar 2018, 21:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Heathkit UltraPro HD-8999 CW Keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

ScottPaladin wrote: I'm camping this weekend, but I'll the info when I get back home.
Awesome, thank you
by Norman_
31 Mar 2018, 18:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Heathkit UltraPro HD-8999 CW Keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Hi, would you be willing to share some pictures of how you hooked up the ribbon cables to the Pro Micro? I'll be looking to convert my ZTX soon, and it would save me some time.
by Norman_
30 Mar 2018, 00:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you ever met someone on Deskthority in real life?
Replies: 44
Views: 3376

I was at the /r/MK newark meetup a month or two ago. Met quite a few members, was a good time. Most notably Ellipse, his new model Fs were incredible. Got to see some of the new keycaps in person, i can't wait for them.
by Norman_
28 Mar 2018, 19:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15471
Views: 962807

Hey, that's my number! Woohoo!

I should probably buy a keyboard for them :?
by Norman_
28 Feb 2018, 02:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3264
Views: 151417

They're definitely expensive, but 400 for a trashed one?

300 maybe for a NOS one.
by Norman_
18 Feb 2018, 20:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting a Zenith ZTX-1 Terminal
Replies: 13
Views: 916

I was just going to convert mine (which arrived yesterday) by removing the ribbon cable from the board and putting it to a teensy. The manual should have a matrix of the keyboard in it, so it shouldn't be hard at all. I'd have posted pictures of mine, but i'm not home to do so right now. It arrived ...
by Norman_
08 Feb 2018, 03:46
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp's E-mail reply on making TKL (SSK) Model Ms
Replies: 26
Views: 1697

When they inevitably go belly up, hopefully someone in the community manages to get all the molds and patents or whatever they need.
by Norman_
05 Feb 2018, 21:36
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp's E-mail reply on making TKL (SSK) Model Ms
Replies: 26
Views: 1697

Ugh. If they asked nicely, someone would probably just give them all the designs they need.

But no, they insist they're still working on it themselves. Cheap bastards. They could make a killing selling F flippers for FSSK and FEXT mods, but they don't even do stuff like that.
by Norman_
30 Jan 2018, 04:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Zenith ZTX-11-Z
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Oh man, what a beautiful board...or maybe, system?

Either way, i officially have a new board on my short list. My love of SKCC is taking over my love of Buckling Springs
by Norman_
29 Jan 2018, 00:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp... ARGH!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 989

They are in a serious need of a re-tooling. Not just retooling but attention to details and quality control. And willingness to innovate a bit. Arguably Model M keyboards are not designed for gaming so it would be silly to garnish them with multicolor lights, but a volume knob would not be a bad id...
by Norman_
05 Jan 2018, 17:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: An interesting find: NIB IBM Model M blue Alps(?) Keyboard
Replies: 76
Views: 4331

VERY nice find, congratulations! :D We've seen one or two of these, but so far in crap condition. And NIB blue Alps are just amazing of course :D . Still, I'm not sure why this would be a counterfeit. Why would they? Alps were very big at the time (and still are, their yearly revenue is almost $6 B...

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