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by zslane
22 Aug 2019, 19:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sperry / Univac Mini Keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 578

Re: Sperry / Univac Mini Keyboard

This reminds me a bit of the CDC-713 terminal that I used to have as a kid and which I based one of my Plum keyboard customizations on:
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by zslane
21 Aug 2019, 19:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Re: I'm 99% convinced in buy a topre keyboard, anything I should know before pressing the "buy" button?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Re: I'm 99% convinced in buy a topre keyboard, anything I should know before pressing the "buy" button?

I agree with Muirium about the NovaTouch, though I'll take it a step further and say that it also helps tremendously to put it in a great case (like something heavy and aluminium). Here's one of my NorbaTouch keyboards (with /dev/tty caps): dev_tty_norbatouch.jpg It is an absolute joy to type on. An...
by zslane
19 Aug 2019, 18:59
Forum: News
Topic: A look back: The Bloomberg Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: A look back: The Bloomberg Keyboard

I was used to cheap membrane keyboards, but that's not what I wanted. Discovering high-quality mech boards was a godsend for me. The Cappening thread was a revelation, and after reading it back in 2015 there was no going back to "what I was used to". Ever.
by zslane
16 Aug 2019, 19:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2779
Views: 215802

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Wow, that's beautiful!
by zslane
14 Aug 2019, 19:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 46
Views: 4145

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

As I understand it, these switches don't have normal contact pins. The connection is essentially magnetic rather than friction-contact. The only keyboard with a PCB capable of mating up with them is the Keystone.
by zslane
17 Jul 2019, 19:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 46
Views: 4145

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: 18
Views: 3924

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: 424
Views: 39655

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

John Wick 3:
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by zslane
24 Apr 2019, 19:43
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 38
Views: 3646

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: 976
Views: 100411

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: 976
Views: 100411

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: 1771
Views: 97211

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: 2779
Views: 215802

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: 1207

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: 5111

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: 1454

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: 1690

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: 498

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: 2779
Views: 215802

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: 2779
Views: 215802

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: 697

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: 892

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: 992

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: 1698
Views: 140956

Well done, madrobby!
by zslane
16 Dec 2018, 18:58
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome your new kingpin: matt3o
Replies: 30
Views: 2394

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: 15471
Views: 961173

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: 15471
Views: 961173

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: 1269

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: 15471
Views: 961173

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: 704

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?

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