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by Scarpia
08 Aug 2019, 15:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Terminal Model M converting?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Terminal Model M converting?

Awesome, thank you guys! Mine has the DIN plug and the kids use it to play with (my step daughter was always interested in my collection, so at one point I let her pick one of my less-precious boards, and she picked the M122), and lately I’ve been thinking I should convert it so they can use it with...
by Scarpia
08 Aug 2019, 08:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Terminal Model M converting?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Terminal Model M converting?

Hi Here’s a silly question: Are terminal model Ms still not easily converted to USB? I recall a few years back when I got my terminal M-122, people were saying that they were essentially worthless since they couldn’t be converted like the normal PS2 connector models. But there’s been so much develop...
by Scarpia
07 Aug 2019, 14:44
Forum: Vendors
Topic: More products added
Replies: 241
Views: 21032

Re: More products added

Most product search pages use a separate search index ‘engine’ for that; the benefit is you get fast and powerful features like complex attribute filters, sorting, live search, freetext fuzzy search, etc. The drawback is one more component to configure and operate (e.g. reindexing nightly or wheneve...
by Scarpia
05 Aug 2019, 19:52
Forum: Vendors
Topic: More products added
Replies: 241
Views: 21032

Re: More products added

So sorry to hear that Cindy!! It’s a special kind of degenerate scumbags who would harm a small enthusiast business like that (and I know such attacks are usually automated but that’s no excuse)
by Scarpia
25 Jul 2019, 10:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are there any normal guys here?
Replies: 42
Views: 3214

Re: Are there any normal guys here?

You guys may be normal now, but I was normal before it was weird:
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j/k, that’s my daughter pulling her first keycaps a few hours ago
by Scarpia
15 Jul 2019, 22:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboards need more alpha keys! But where to put them? How about in the middle?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Keyboards need more alpha keys! But where to put them? How about in the middle?!

First of all, impressive work! I love the attention to variants and the detailed explanations for every change. There’s a lot to like here! A while back, I toyed with a solution to this problem myself, but I went with adding a column to the right of the alphas, and moving a few keys around to make i...
by Scarpia
09 Jul 2019, 16:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 39190

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Looks nice to me, although I don’t know where you’ll be able to find that wiiiiiide Left Ctrl keycap.
by Scarpia
08 Jul 2019, 08:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 282
Views: 12945

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Unpopular opinions: Rubberdomes and scissor/butterfly switches aren’t really all that bad. Before joining DT I typed on Macbooks and on a Dell rubberdome with chiclet keys and really liked both; now, twenty-some mechanical and vintage keyboards later, I have owned Topres, Blue and Brown Alps, and Mo...
by Scarpia
08 Jul 2019, 08:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 84
Views: 3261

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

Wow, amazing find - congrats and welcome to DT! As others have pointed out, the F77 is exceedingly rare, and while Ellipses recreation ‘only’ costs around USD 380, an original in any salvageable condition should easily fetch north of USD 1000, and could certainly go for USD 2000+ at auction on a goo...
by Scarpia
06 Jul 2019, 22:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1232493

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Interesting Unsaver-style Nokia Data 9140-7001 KBU keyboard for sale on the Swedish auction site Tradera. It uses Ericsson RMD 973 switches, see wiki: https://deskthority.net/wiki/Ericsson_RMD_973_series Listing: https://www.tradera.com/item/356078413 HaaTa has documented one just like it: https://w...
by Scarpia
19 Jun 2019, 10:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: latte/coffee solutions
Replies: 28
Views: 2823

Re: latte/coffee solutions

Well... I know the perfect solution to a perfect cup of coffee that tastes good without being fattening. The trick is to spot underhanded "astroturf" advertising when it appears and not be fooled by it. New user, first post unrelated to the subject of this board, about a subject that people are sen...
by Scarpia
18 Jun 2019, 20:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pictures for Posterity
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Pictures for Posterity

Love this... Thank you Cindy for making sure these pics are kept around
by Scarpia
18 Jun 2019, 20:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

*droooooooool...*
by Scarpia
17 Jun 2019, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3474

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Not just noteworthy, possibly unprecedented. I recall people talking about a huge find that Cindy made not long before I entered the community, which I think contained both SSKs and Unsavers?
by Scarpia
17 Jun 2019, 16:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3474

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

No, those weren't NIB, but I seem to remember they were in great condition, and it was a LARGE lot of them (more than 100, IIRC). I still haven't found the GH thread. Well 100 is hard to beat :lol: $150 is definitely not what I'm gonna price them at, I think the OG box and sealed cable adds value t...
by Scarpia
17 Jun 2019, 16:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3474

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

As for the IBM 5140s it’s not uncommon to see SKCM browns sell for $4 per switch these days in great-or-NIB condition, and maybe $3 for decent condition. As a brown Alps hoarder and enthusiast I’d love to see these go for less but I can’t deny that they are worth those prices. The 5140 has around 60...
by Scarpia
17 Jun 2019, 04:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3474

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Thirty NIB SSKs :-O That’s unreal. I actually feel like $250 might be a little bit high when there’s suddenly 30 of them on the market at once and considering they’re being offered by someone in the community rather than an eBay parasite; that Geekhack sale comes to mind where they went for $150, bu...
by Scarpia
27 May 2019, 10:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 23
Views: 1738

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

I plan on cutting my AEK case down to 60%. Can you explain your process further for hiding the cut marks? your measurement for the cut is very important. give a bit more room for your first cut and use rough sand paper to sand down the plastic to fit. use static model cement to hide the seam, use f...
by Scarpia
24 May 2019, 07:28
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1764
Views: 94177

Re: Stuff you just bought

I ... that’s..
  • battleship
  • aircraft carrier
  • ???
by Scarpia
22 May 2019, 16:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 23
Views: 1738

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

That’s somewhat more pingy than I expected. No dental floss mod I guess?
by Scarpia
23 Apr 2019, 17:25
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 38
Views: 2868

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Exciting!!! And thanks XMIT for sharing a bit of background too - I love the thought of the Kaihua CEO excitedly clicking a beamspring switch tester between his fingers and getting proper nerdy with you at CES. Also, I can’t imagine a world where I would NOT buy one of these, although I’d probably h...
by Scarpia
11 Apr 2019, 14:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4126
Views: 400413

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

(2) Is there anything planned either official or non-official as an add-on, like a plate, that would cap the right hand numpad in such a way that only the top two rows of keys would show, and the arrow cluster on the bottom? I would like to know about this as well — I imagine it wouldn’t be too cha...
by Scarpia
26 Feb 2019, 21:56
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] End-game Alps TKL
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: [WTB] End-game Alps TKL

Well I made one out of pretty much the finest parts I could get my hands on, with Matt3os Granite caps and SKCM browns. For a fairly high end Alps build it has surprisingly easy to source parts:

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by Scarpia
25 Feb 2019, 21:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4126
Views: 400413

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Zed, very cool keycap options!! I'd like to know if keycaps will be available after the first (and second?) production run of the F62s/F77s? I'm asking because some of us may like to wait until we have lived with the keyboards for a few weeks before deciding exactly how to pimp them..
by Scarpia
10 Feb 2019, 13:20
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 436
Views: 19103

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Visiting the new site from a desktop for the first time. Looks and feels so much better, thanks Matt3o!
by Scarpia
30 Jan 2019, 07:36
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 436
Views: 19103

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I’m with Mu - phpBB is reliable and holds all of the historic threads, and while a newer forum software may have better features and a more active dev community, we don’t really need those features and the risks are substantial.
by Scarpia
18 Jan 2019, 17:23
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 436
Views: 19103

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Seems like we are down to minute details, great job!!!
by Scarpia
10 Jan 2019, 16:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 436
Views: 19103

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

This is looking better and sleeker every day!!

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