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by snuci
11 Mar 2019, 22:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Commodore C64x Extreme - Cherry MX blue keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Commodore C64x Extreme - Cherry MX blue keyboard

Yes, this keyboard came with adapters so that the old key caps could still be used.
by snuci
21 Feb 2019, 20:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22209
Views: 1058044

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Slom wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 20:37
Xerox Alto keyboard, for me that's a whole grail-level above even the symbolics 364000 and the micro switch 3277.
Given the recent prices for those, the 2500$ seem almost reasonable.
That is a piece of history and I can see it is coming from a place of honor. Very cool.
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 21:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

JP! wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 21:21
They all usually have some sort of surface corrosion though unless stored in a low humidity environment.
This is my other which I believe is normal.
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by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 21:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

seebart wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 21:03
Both, although I have never seen a pitted one in real life.
I guess it's not really pitted. It's just that the pain has flaked off.
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 20:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

They were not stored in any damp location as long as I have had them but I did not buy either of them new. I guess I'm wondering if a pristine plate is normal or if a pitted, rusty one is common or uncommon.
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 313

IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

I took out a couple of my IBM Model F ATs and they both have rusty/pitted metal plates under the key caps. I sent one as a Secret Santa to a member and I remember he was appalled by the condition of the plate which threw me off because I assumed it was like a model M with a plastic plate. In the end...
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 20:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing a Commodore SX-64 keyboard - alternative to "Graphit 33" conductive spray?
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Fixing a Commodore SX-64 keyboard - alternative to "Graphit 33" conductive spray?

If you want, you can use a graphite pencil but make sure it's graphite. You can just rub some on. I have fixed two of these keyboards and I have never had to use anything. Just a good cleaning should fix them. If I recall correctly, I used an eraser to clean the rubber tips. Good luck. Disassembling...
by snuci
25 Jan 2019, 03:01
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: NeXT keyboards
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: NeXT keyboards

Hi Madrobby,

I thought some of those pictures from the book looked familiar. Some of them are from our Wiki. I am glad Luca could make use of them. I haven't had time to go through my copy of his book yet to be honest but from what I have seen, it looks awesome.
by snuci
19 Jan 2019, 21:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 572

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: 108
Views: 3733

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: 572

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: 22209
Views: 1058044

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: 792

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: 108
Views: 3733

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: 108
Views: 3733

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: 108
Views: 3733

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: 108
Views: 3733

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: 964

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: 229

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: 759

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: 1333

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: 229

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: 83
Views: 3314

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: 83
Views: 3314

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: 667

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: 2320

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: 2320

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: 2320

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: 2320

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: 2320

snacksthecat wrote: unfortunately no other keys produce any output at all.
Out of curiosity, how about "shift /" ? This is very strange.

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