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by snuci
19 Jan 2019, 21:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Morrow Designs keyboard

I still have one of the Pivot II lunchbox computers, along with a complete (?) set of hardware and software engineering notes. I also have a Morrow Pivot II and the Zenith variant. If you are able to digitize the hardware/software engineering notes, I would love a copy. I do need the take a look at...
by snuci
18 Jan 2019, 23:54
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 89
Views: 2089

Re: Deskthority header images v2

At present, I rely on a feeble task lamp at my desk. This is still better than the natural light most of the time in Michigan, which is similar to what you have in Scotland. I, personally, only use natural light unless I am forced to use house lighting for a quick pic. That's why you see less pictu...
by snuci
18 Jan 2019, 13:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Morrow Designs keyboard

Wow, that brings back some memories! I knew George Morrow back in the day, and had a couple of his CP/M machines, an MD/2 and also a luggable version. The terminal for the MD/2 I believe was Zenith-based, and was called MDT-60, with a lovely (SKCC?) keyboard, but this keyboard must be for an earlie...
by snuci
17 Jan 2019, 02:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22072
Views: 986029

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

jerue wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 23:12
So while we are talking about XT's...does anyone know what these keytoppers on the modifiers/large keys are?
See here: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=13663&p=304146
by snuci
10 Jan 2019, 20:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My next keyboard (possibly...)
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: My next keyboard (possibly...)

Count me in if you do it. I already have a Mechboard64 but I would love to have a work keyboard with similar key caps and this case. You should make them a set.

Edit: Might be a little closer to the C64 with the function keys on the right. Unorthodox but closer to the C64 for nostalgia sake.
by snuci
10 Jan 2019, 15:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 89
Views: 2089

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Muirium wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 15:07
Great set, Snooch! Well lit and framed, too.
Thank you. Most of my pics are white background so I want to see how the MacCharlie looks before posting any more. Did the old site have a smokey overlay? It seems that all of the pictures are darker now.
by snuci
10 Jan 2019, 01:22
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 89
Views: 2089

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Here are a few. You are right matt3o, I was mistaken.
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by snuci
09 Jan 2019, 23:20
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 89
Views: 2089

Re: Deskthority header images v2

I could look for mine. What size/aspect ratio is optimal? https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=433693#p433693 I saw that but the resolution looks too low and the resizing that happens makes the images not look so good. It should be at least 1920 x something so that there is less resizing. The ol...
by snuci
09 Jan 2019, 22:46
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 89
Views: 2089

Re: Deskthority header images v2

matt3o wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 19:06
we need to find the original image and recreate the banner, unfortunately
I could look for mine. What size/aspect ratio is optimal?
by snuci
08 Jan 2019, 11:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: What's in the box?!?!?! (IBM Industrial SSK)
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: What's in the box?!?!?! (IBM Industrial SSK)

Hey @snacksthecat how did it end up? Did it work out okay?
by snuci
19 Dec 2018, 18:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xerox 6085 keyboard and mouse (and monitor too)
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Cool computer! Unfortunately you just missed this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Rare-Xerox-Docutech-JD-2-Keyboard-with-Optical-Mouse-Alps-SKCM-Green-/173669587217?hash=item286f839911%3Ag%3ADEoAAOSwkfxcAnKj&nma=true&si=Sm3CrIJJfEKRjTjrkMKG6e82Ogs%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675...
by snuci
17 Dec 2018, 03:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retro Cave
Replies: 14
Views: 597

I don't know what I like better. The computers or Mario in the racoon suit. Nice set up!
by snuci
15 Dec 2018, 23:53
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome your new kingpin: matt3o
Replies: 30
Views: 965

Thanks to both of you for your contribution to the community both outgoing and incoming. It is always appreciated, especially when it is done for enjoyment and not reward.
by snuci
15 Dec 2018, 22:15
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xerox 6085 keyboard and mouse (and monitor too)
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Xerox 6085 keyboard and mouse (and monitor too)

Hi All, I just got the opportunity to buy a Xerox 6085 "Daybreak" computer and I could use the keyboard/mouse (and monitor too!). I'd be happy to buy or trade for them if someone would like to offer them up. These will be put to use on a real Xerox 6085 so your good karma points will go up:) Please ...
by snuci
11 Dec 2018, 12:50
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 80
Views: 2125

There's a lot of information there that is available through custom searches. If the theme was a little nicer, it would make the page look better and you can just link to the from the forums.
by snuci
11 Dec 2018, 12:45
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 80
Views: 2125

matt3o wrote: I don't think pushing all edits in the spy is a good idea. We either create a new "wiki spy" or make it so only huge edits or new pages are sent to the standard spy.
Is there anything wrong with just looking at this page? wiki/Special:RecentChanges
by snuci
05 Dec 2018, 03:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: AKB-3320
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Awesome post. Perhaps the AKB-3320 = JIS and AKB-3420 = ANSI?

Welcome to the "Alps AKB" Club!
by snuci
01 Dec 2018, 19:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

Hi Luca,

Is that the schematics for the 5110 keyboard? I did everything I could but the schematics I had are unreadable. It was not just water that made the pages stick together but some type of chemical that completely messed up the text/diagrams. This is very unfortunate :(
by snuci
29 Nov 2018, 22:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

Just so yo guys know, I am soaking the Logic Manual. It is a pack of schematics that I can hopefully get apart. There is a keyboard schematic in the bunch but it looks moldy, unfortunately. Let's see what happens. It's not looking good. Let's see when in dries in a day or so. I can't open it or it ...
by snuci
29 Nov 2018, 12:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

Just so yo guys know, I am soaking the Logic Manual. It is a pack of schematics that I can hopefully get apart. There is a keyboard schematic in the bunch but it looks moldy, unfortunately. Let's see what happens.
by snuci
29 Nov 2018, 02:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

snacksthecat wrote: I actually just tried that as well as cmd + \ and both are the same result as trying backslash alone.
Then you are not reading key code values.
by snuci
29 Nov 2018, 02:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

snacksthecat wrote: unfortunately no other keys produce any output at all.
Out of curiosity, how about "shift /" ? This is very strange.
by snuci
29 Nov 2018, 02:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

snacksthecat wrote:
On the bright side, I thought about this. Am I jumping the gun or is this really too coincidental to ignore???

Image
Try "A" and see what you get.
by snuci
29 Nov 2018, 00:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

Engicoder wrote: @snuci, do you happen to have the schematics for the 5110 (i.e. Ibm 5110 System Logic Manual)
I have the 5110 System Logic manual and it is in one piece... literally. It is wrapped in plastic but water got to it and the pages are stuck together and it is petrified into one solid cube :(
by snuci
28 Nov 2018, 22:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MCM/70 - Controls Research Corp keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 288

I finally added a post on my site for the MCM/70 after taking extensive pictures and testing it out. You can find my post here, if anyone is interested: The Micro Computer Machines MCM/70, the Canadian Holy Grail of Computing History If anyone is curious about APL and how it is used, you can see me ...
by snuci
28 Nov 2018, 17:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

Oh! On page 5-24 of the "IBM 5100 portable computer Maintenance Information Manual" https://www.slideshare.net/LeonHenry/1970s-manual-ibm there is a block diagram of how the main board handles the various parts of the assembly. If you need searchable manuals, please go to my site here: http://vinta...
by snuci
28 Nov 2018, 14:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

Engicoder wrote: @snuci, do you happen to have the schematics for the 5110 (i.e. Ibm 5110 System Logic Manual)
Interesting. I actually have a document set from a 5110 that I acquired a while back. I'll check.
by snuci
28 Nov 2018, 03:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 1937

@engicoder, if it turns out to be parallel I’ll buy you a beer Buy him a beer! The IBM "5120" is actually an IBM "5110 Model 3" so both keyboards are the same between as they are both 5110s. Note the scan codes and the bottom of this page explanation on how the scan code is derived (from positive a...
by snuci
22 Nov 2018, 00:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22072
Views: 986029

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Teller-Computer/382618669758 Expensive. Such a cutie. I remember seeing a bunch of those keyboards (without the monitor) on taobao quite cheaply a while back. They might still be around. Missed this post. Here's the complete set up. That Teller computer is missing the m...
by snuci
22 Nov 2018, 00:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 Portable Computer, APL/BASIC
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Sorry to hear about these setbacks. Are there individual components on the cards which could go bad or out of spec? Unfortunately, the ROS chips are "read only storage" or proprietary PROMs that are not available. They were only available as swappable cards. There are TTL chips on some of the cards...

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