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by zslane
17 Jul 2019, 19:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2878

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I jumped into the Kickstarter for one of the full-size boards and a side of Silo beamspringers. It'll be a year (probably longer, since no project with any ambitions comes in on schedule) before I get to use it and decide if it will supplant my Realforce RGB. But that gives me something to look forw...
by zslane
24 Jun 2019, 18:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE
Replies: 15
Views: 2182

Re: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE

The /dev/tty Triumph keycaps are the real stars here. Well done!
by zslane
16 May 2019, 23:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 418
Views: 36298

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

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by zslane
24 Apr 2019, 19:43
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 36
Views: 2419

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

I echo the request for white (or off-white) cases as an option.
by zslane
12 Apr 2019, 18:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30
Replies: 972
Views: 96386

Re: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30

I have no idea. I have not heard from 7bit in quite some time. I asked to have the funds I collected transferred to an active collector but he never responded. I am left to conclude that the GB is suspended for the time being and that refunds aren't likely to be released any time soon.
by zslane
10 Apr 2019, 19:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30
Replies: 972
Views: 96386

Re: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30

Obviously this GB has gone the way of the dodo, but does any one know a source (font) for the symbols used? I am talking about the Insert/Home/PageUp etc. function keys ... it'd be an elegant solution to an issue I'm having in a multi-language environment ... https://deskthority.net/download/file.p...
by zslane
01 Apr 2019, 20:02
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89888

Re: Stuff you just bought

iGK61 with Halo True switches and GMK Nautilus keycaps. nautilus_igk61.jpeg I decided to get one of these because I'd been on the lookout for a decent 60% hotswap board with a standard ANSI (i.e., Pok3r) layout, and after watching Chyros' video review I decided this was the one to go with. So far it...
by zslane
20 Mar 2019, 18:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2740
Views: 202801

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

I love seeing HiPro keycaps on HHKBs.
by zslane
15 Mar 2019, 18:03
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

This keyboard definitely looks intriguing. But the Keystone web page doesn't say if the switches are MX compatible. If they aren't, then this board is useless to me.
by zslane
11 Mar 2019, 17:53
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BOX switches
Replies: 48
Views: 4417

Re: BOX switches STILL cracking keycaps!

Right. Stem thicknesses are documented as:

Flawed BOX stem: 1.32mm (too thick)
Cherry MX stem: 1.31mm (just right)
Fixed BOX stem: 1.30mm (a bit thin)

It's amazing what a difference of 0.01mm can make.
by zslane
09 Mar 2019, 20:12
Forum: Reviews
Topic: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)

So the iGK61 has a "Poker layout" but can it be re-cased with Poker-compatible 3rd party cases?
by zslane
21 Feb 2019, 19:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1459

Re: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard

The objective reason behind my switch to mechanicals was durability/reliability (over cheap membrane keyboards). I mean, that's what led me to look at mechanical keyboards in the first place. But then I discovered the custom keycap options and my whole set of priorities changed. For me, a keyboard i...
by zslane
01 Feb 2019, 18:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Two-tone design (grey/white)
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Two-tone design (grey/white)

Uni-color schemes can be elegant if some design thought it put behind it (e.g., Apple's Snow White design scheme). But then NeXT gave the world all-black machines, including the keyboard, and the rest of the world saw it and decided it was so kewl that it had to become the next, monotonous de facto ...
by zslane
26 Jan 2019, 05:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2740
Views: 202801

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

I believe the keycap assignments correspond to one of the Sindarin fonts out there.
by zslane
25 Jan 2019, 19:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2740
Views: 202801

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

The heavy DOF makes it real hard to see and appreciate those Sindarin keycaps.
by zslane
25 Jan 2019, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Switches with quiet upstroke ?
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Switches with quiet upstroke ?

The only downside to Cherry Silent Reds, as I've discovered on a number of boards I have with them, is that by eliminating nearly all the bottom-out and upstroke noise, the shuff-shuff-shuff sound of slider friction suddenly becomes very apparent. I'm sure a lot of folks don't mind that sound, but i...
by zslane
15 Jan 2019, 18:43
Forum: For sale
Topic: Matt3o /dev/tty MT3 keycaps round 2
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Matt3o /dev/tty MT3 keycaps

What's the difference between the keycaps produced in round 1 and round 2?
by zslane
12 Jan 2019, 18:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's your favorite keycaps?
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Re: What's your favorite keycaps?

Vintage: Honeywell sphericals, IBM beamspring sphericals.

Modern: SA, MT3.
by zslane
16 Dec 2018, 18:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1664
Views: 132884

Well done, madrobby!
by zslane
16 Dec 2018, 18:58
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome your new kingpin: matt3o
Replies: 30
Views: 2001

Thank you for bringing Deskthority into the world, webwit! You have been much appreciated.

Congrats to matt3o! I'm sure Deskthority will flourish under his leadership.
by zslane
30 Nov 2018, 19:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 927364

I believe the way 7bit prefers to handle this is for you to send a MISSING message to the 7bot with the key that is missing (e.g., MISSING SYMBOLS/R1/RED/IV).
by zslane
27 Nov 2018, 18:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 927364

Sure, but 99.9% of the time, when someone doesn't explicitly specify otherwise, I'd say the normal TAB keycap can be safely assumed.
by zslane
27 Nov 2018, 01:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Alps SKCC Green (IBM Pingmaster)
Replies: 24
Views: 1167

Most of that noise is bottom-out impact noise, yes?
by zslane
26 Nov 2018, 19:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 927364

Tab key: 1.5u row 2.

Is this a trick question?
by zslane
24 Nov 2018, 19:17
Forum: For sale
Topic: SOLD Novatouch [ISO-DE] with Norbauer case and acrylic dust cover
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Nice NorbaTouch board! I can speak to their very high quality as I own three of them myself.

BTW, where did you get that acrylic dust cover? Do they make them for full size keyboards too?
by zslane
18 Nov 2018, 19:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 Portable Computer, APL/BASIC
Replies: 23
Views: 1799

Such a fascinating project! I can't wait to read the next update. Well done, Bass!
by zslane
10 Nov 2018, 17:41
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maxi Switch magnetic reed keyboards with original SA keycaps! (MS MR)
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Very cool. As usual, the lovely sound of the main keys is offset by the ugly sound of the spacebar, which sounds like a stapler in action every time it is hit. Seems to be a common issue with vintage keyboards of that era. BTW, the "weird sub-legends" on the alphas are the ASCII control code symbols...
by zslane
14 Oct 2018, 19:36
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Decision Data 8010 review (Honeywell dual-magnet Hall effect)
Replies: 6
Views: 498

I just love the deep (bottom out) sound you get from keyboards like that. That sound was what I was hoping to achieve when I first ventured into mech keyboards three years ago and began the quest to put together a modern linear mech board for myself. Little did I realize at the time that sound like ...
by zslane
10 Oct 2018, 23:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30
Replies: 972
Views: 96386

What the shipping times for the violettcream? Impossible to determine. They have to be manufactured first. SP removed SA production estimates from their site, but it should be around 9ish months. Excludes shipping and sorting by 7bit. Sure, but a Round 7 production slot will slip with every week/mo...
by zslane
10 Oct 2018, 19:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30
Replies: 972
Views: 96386

lazyfart wrote: What the shipping times for the violettcream?
Impossible to determine. They have to be manufactured first.

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