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by micrex22
10 Aug 2019, 23:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117897

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

We're fast approaching September, which was the month we were planing to do this GB right? It's hard to say, looks like the mfdrop.com site expired (lotlizard may still have a lot of things to sort out): I really shouldn’t announce this yet, but we will be initiating the re-commencement of our buy ...
by micrex22
04 Jun 2019, 09:01
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Windows 10 Pro Start menu problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2821

Re: Windows 10 Pro Start menu problem

(1) Update Windows 10 to the latest updates, (2) run sfc /scanow, (3) run an online DISM repair: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth (4) uninstall 3rd party programs that may be interfering with Windows 10, like classic shell -- or try to pinpoint what you may have installed that agitated it ...
by micrex22
11 Jan 2019, 03:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117897

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

-I think the best way of approaching new SSK chassis would be taking an impression mold and casting new ones like what phosphor glow did. I would... except I don't want to cast a mold from my NIB industrial SSK... and my ivory SSK has deformities making it also unsuitable. Otherwise I would have cas...
by micrex22
09 Jan 2019, 09:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 438
Views: 25193

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

That said, I do quite like a lot about it. I finally get to write in Helvetica! It's actually possible to enforce a font override (out of the box) in Firefox if you don't want to use other websites fonts for writing and viewing. I use this because I disable font smoothing, and doing means you need ...
by micrex22
09 Jan 2019, 09:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular keyboard opinions
Replies: 88
Views: 9723

Re: Unpopular keyboard opinions

My unpopular opinion:
Caps lock is superior to the shift key for changing the cases of alphas.
#1 it's in a more ideal row than shift allowing easier access for my pinky
#2 I you don't have to 'hold down' caps lock like shift, you just toggle it
by micrex22
09 Jan 2019, 08:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What happened to GH?
Replies: 16
Views: 3842

Re: What happened to GH?

Geekhack already had a schism before this one--that's why Deskthority itself was created (if anyone has been around long enough to remember Webwit posting there). Then Ripster eventually got banned and went to Reddit, which is probably how the keyboard community there got kickstarted. I will have to...
by micrex22
09 Jan 2019, 08:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: What's in the box?!?!?! (IBM Industrial SSK)
Replies: 17
Views: 1419

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

Is that heat-related warping? A regular white SSK chassis I have has some heat warpage damage.
by micrex22
09 Jan 2019, 07:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117897

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

LL, I hope your little one is doing well! Welcome back!
by micrex22
02 Apr 2018, 11:56
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Scneider EuroPC Mouse and Logitech M-MD15
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

I've been meaning to reply to this thread to explain that 'scneider' mouse. It's actually a philips mouse, and was released for some microcomputers at the time, and also the Roland sampler series, such as the S-760 which I own. https://www.synthfind.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/mu1.jpg I can't rem...
by micrex22
17 Jan 2018, 16:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model M connector
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

That is a model M, not a model F. The connector is for an IBM infoview terminal base. You won’t be able to convert it to a PC without a lot of logic....
by micrex22
14 Aug 2017, 20:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]
Replies: 57
Views: 4639

MrDuul wrote: Who coined the unsaver?
Kishy
by micrex22
05 Jul 2017, 03:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 6291

In comparison to fried potatos it is proven that onions are healthy, in moderate quantities of course. None of those listed are "controversial culinary vegetables" IMO. Sure, too much of anything can get unhealthy. I love burgers and french fries, just not the ones from those well known FF chains. ...
by micrex22
02 Jul 2017, 20:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Deskthority Cooking Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 6291

I think onions are evil and should be wiped off the Earth using an aggressive bombing campaign. I'm sure there are some onions in the vindaloo paste I use, but they've been boiled to death with so many spices that I can't tell. There seem to be a fair amount of controversial culinary vegetables; wh...
by micrex22
28 Jun 2017, 16:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Strange IBM F 122 Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 489

I've had this issue before: it's the ancient ribbon cable. Those ribbon cables are pretty stale at this point and can cause intermittent connectivity between the PCB and controller.

Sometimes it can be calmed down by bending around, else just replace it with IDE cabling.
by micrex22
24 Jun 2017, 20:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: If it's a joke, obviously, it's gone too far...
Replies: 74
Views: 3782

Good point, in fact, Chinese government calls it "Chinese-style communism", but Chinese people call it "Chinese-style capitalism", we don't mind capitalism or whatever-ism at all as long as it works fine. Wow! The guy from China understands WHY capitalism is important, and the Germans get all uptig...
by micrex22
23 Jun 2017, 06:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Post your food pictures
Replies: 94
Views: 4388

Fucking Canadians know their junk food my man. Mon chocolat pis ma BEURRE DE PEANUT! I buy the President's Choice peanut butter chocolate ice cream religiously - it's like a way of life now. http://www.presidentschoice.ca/content/dam/lclonline/images/products/PCLoadsofChocolateyPeanutButterTreatsIc...
by micrex22
23 Jun 2017, 06:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The tin foil hat conspiracy
Replies: 39
Views: 2274

Matteo, you hit everything spot on. People don't take their PRIVACY seriously and cannot identify the REPRIMANDS behind that. In fact, many of the people who are pro-Windows 10 for instance--don't even have the capacity to speak on the subject yet they insist Microsoft raping private data is A-OK. ....
by micrex22
23 Jun 2017, 06:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: If it's a joke, obviously, it's gone too far...
Replies: 74
Views: 3782

Mr.Nobody, you DO realize that the only reason why China isn't a complete dump is because of capitalism, right? Capitalism is required for the success of any nation because communism does not work with human nature. Full stop. Also I think you need drop your buzzword "western democracy" since it doe...
by micrex22
22 Jun 2017, 23:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone know if the ThinkPad T92 is happening?
Replies: 29
Views: 2554

That's actually kind of funny considering I just bought an X1 Carbon (4th gen because the 5th gen was redesigned with the crappy gross lenovo hinges that I hate, the 4th gen used the better yoga hinges). I happened to need a modern laptop as of *now* so it's not going to be fruitful waiting for the ...
by micrex22
08 May 2017, 00:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Uncommon Vocabulary
Replies: 60
Views: 3438

fohat wrote: Gargantuan and lilliputian are good superlative size descriptors.
Lilliputian or lilliputin?
lilliputin.jpg
lilliputin.jpg (60.71 KiB) Viewed 1467 times

I couldn't resist :p
by micrex22
08 May 2017, 00:16
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Uncommon Vocabulary
Replies: 60
Views: 3438

Monotonic? At least it's one of my favourite words and I don't hear it often. We should ask MrA500 what colour these words look like :D

There's also unusual ways to use common vocabulary, such as "meet": "I thought it meet to add sugar to my coffee".
by micrex22
01 May 2017, 03:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: An Unsaver... finally...?
Replies: 31
Views: 2471

About keeping it... I'm not sure... I kind of get mad and sad at the same time when I see the crushed corner. Will see how it feels the next weeks and then decide. Well if you ever plan on selling it, count me in (although I'd give it a new paint job and repair the cracked areas of the plastic with...
by micrex22
27 Apr 2017, 15:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5556 Variant
Replies: 6
Views: 575

IBM uses MANY part numbers for a series of keyboards (or non-keyboard related things), so it's likely that the wiki is deficient in many keyboard part numbers, and always will be. Because the Japanese keyboards are less dealt with in North America and Europe, there's going to be a particular less am...
by micrex22
25 Apr 2017, 22:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [Wiki] IBM 6247440 for RT and 5086 Processor - Rubber dome
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Snuci, you could always create your own cable. Matching the pinout shouldn't be too difficult. What a good looking board, shame about it being rubber dome. Just a quick couple of questions: are the legends dye-sublimated and what's the profile like? It looks pretty low profile from the pictures, al...
by micrex22
25 Apr 2017, 15:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [Wiki] IBM 6247440 for RT and 5086 Processor - Rubber dome
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Snuci, you could always create your own cable. Matching the pinout shouldn't be too difficult. What a good looking board, shame about it being rubber dome. Just a quick couple of questions: are the legends dye-sublimated and what's the profile like? It looks pretty low profile from the pictures, alm...
by micrex22
23 Apr 2017, 05:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alps Plate Spring (Ricoh)
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Oh nice, an IBM 5576-001 PS/55 board. The layout isn't half bad--and no winkeys!

PS/55 ftw.
by micrex22
21 Apr 2017, 15:21
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: IBM 96F9275 rollerball mouse
Replies: 29
Views: 3156

but are there any modern mice with optical tracking and maybe better ergonomics than these frankly awful ball options that have this aesthetic? Probably only the aforementioned Navigator and ScrollPoints: http://i.imgur.com/WMqQpAB.jpg They're kind of "boxy" but ergonomic at the same time. Keep in ...
by micrex22
20 Apr 2017, 02:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Pet mysteries
Replies: 65
Views: 3883

Will the unicomp label guy ever stop falling asleep and be able to align the printing properly?

Will the Lexmark SSK mold ever be found?
by micrex22
16 Apr 2017, 20:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Rapoo V500 mech board
Replies: 7
Views: 578

What's more bizarre is that your keyboard isn't even backlit and yet they still use backlit legends. It seems that this is just done so that Caps Lock (and maybe Scroll Lock) lights up via backlighting. They probably produce backlit keyboards with those keycaps, and rather make a whole different se...
by micrex22
12 Apr 2017, 15:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hydroponics and Indoor Gardening - anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1137

I was actually looking into it for wasabi (since it's so hard to find real wasabi anywhere and I love the flavour). Horse radish just doesn't taste the same... http://www.thewasabistore.com/shop/wasabi-plantlet Ironically a wasabi farm could be quite lucrative if a full-scale operation was set up. A...

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