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by Cattus_D
13 Jan 2018, 11:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 6112884: pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Good question. There's no date anywhere on the keyboard or box. No printing date on the 'unpacking instruction', either.
by Cattus_D
13 Jan 2018, 10:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
Replies: 151
Views: 17947

This is such a remarkable project. Thank you for the latest update!
by Cattus_D
11 Jan 2018, 21:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 6112884: pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Dingster wrote: Damn. Not only does it look and feel amazing, its sounds amazing too :D Congrats on the board man.
Thanks. I'm not sure I could stand that beeper for more than a few minutes at a time though!
by Cattus_D
11 Jan 2018, 20:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 6112884: pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

OK guys, here it is, as promised:

https://youtu.be/lOORmwPswlI

I have to say, this video I've made is quite a work of art. ;-)
by Cattus_D
11 Jan 2018, 09:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got IBM 5251 display terminal
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Wow, what a great find! Best of luck - I hope that you do restore it! :-)
by Cattus_D
10 Jan 2018, 23:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 6112884: pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Just on the side I'd like to thank Cattus_D for using the proper title instead of that unworthy "p**g mas...." name. Haha, you're welcome. :-) Actually, I don't think the 'pinging' is all that bad. Holy damn thats a beautiful board. I want a pingmaster so bad but they are expensive and rare. How do...
by Cattus_D
10 Jan 2018, 19:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 6112884: pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

I got one of these bad boys for Christmas! Decided to order one of Hasu's converters because plug & play is the way to roll. The converter arrived a couple of days ago, this thing is awesome. If I can find the time, I will make a recording of the racket this keyboard produces with the speaker enabl...
by Cattus_D
09 Jan 2018, 21:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 6112884: pics inside
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

IBM 6112884: pics inside

A few weeks ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought one of the IBM 6112884 keyboards offered on E-Bay (the link is to Chyrosran22's review). As others have pointed out here and elsewhere, these are Alps-built keyboards, featuring linear SKCC Green switches. Shipping to Europe was very expensive, bu...
by Cattus_D
01 Jan 2018, 16:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard-themed music album
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Keyboard-themed music album

Well, this has to be the best possible start to the new year! An album which is completely keyboard-themed: 'Caps Lock' , by Capsule - various songs on Youtube: Control Shift Return The album already came out in 2013, yet I only read about it today - and as I imagine it is not well-known generally, ...
by Cattus_D
04 Dec 2017, 21:55
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Laser projection keyboard review
Replies: 20
Views: 2281

Haha, excellent - thanks!
by Cattus_D
04 Dec 2017, 21:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Black M122 Battlecruiser?
Replies: 25
Views: 2173

Hey, cool! I saw it on E-Bay but eventually didn't buy it as I'd already splurged on another hobby. That black looks excellent!
by Cattus_D
07 Jul 2017, 08:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard Sound Check: consistent audio of multiple popular boards
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Thanks! This is very useful.
by Cattus_D
07 Jul 2017, 08:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps SKCM White vs. Buckling Springs over Membrane (Model M)
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

This is not entirely relevant to your question, but the two keyboards I use the most are my Dell AT102, with complicated black alps, and my IBM model M. The switch types are both very pleasant to use, although I do, ultimately, have a preference for the Model M buckling spring (which I also prefer t...
by Cattus_D
24 Jun 2017, 09:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lubing ALPS switch stems
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Do you already have the product? If not, I'd contemplate using something else. The only way I can think of involves carefully applying the stuff to each and every individual stem with toothpicks or something of the kind.
by Cattus_D
10 Jun 2017, 21:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can Dell AT102W Be Converted to ANSI or UNIX Layout?
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

You need an active converter which translates the PS/2 codes into something the USB port 'understands'. Orihalcon also sells a more expensive solution that allows you to remap the keys , which may help you get closer to the layout you are after. And then there's the 'blue cube' . It works well, and ...
by Cattus_D
10 Jun 2017, 17:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cleaning & lubricating my AT102
Replies: 2
Views: 2421

Ha, nice, that's an M97, isn't it? Very nice boards, I really like mine. Much better than the later M95/M92/M90. Well done! Thanks / Dank je wel! Yes, it's an M97. I got it from a British seller for a very reasonable price. It took ages to arrive, though! I think E-Bay's Global Shipment Programme u...
by Cattus_D
10 Jun 2017, 14:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cleaning & lubricating my AT102
Replies: 2
Views: 2421

Cleaning & lubricating my AT102

Recently I acquired an AT102, having become curious if original Alps felt like the switches in my Matias Tactile Pro. It looked clean enough, but there was a substantial amount of friction when I typed on the board. So, armed with knowledge acquired by watching Chyrosran22's video on restoring Alps ...
by Cattus_D
03 Jun 2017, 06:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MrDuul's IBM Model F - Kishsaver (Original) (REPAIRING)
Replies: 22
Views: 3519

Looks beautiful. Best of luck on the repairs!
by Cattus_D
30 May 2017, 23:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wash day - IBM Model M SSK
Replies: 27
Views: 2594

I wish modern keyboards came with keycaps that were this easy to clean. Are modern keycaps harder to clean? In the past I have used dishwasher cleaner tablets and warm water to clean caps from a Dell AT101 keyboard. It has ALPS switches. Taking them off was a long process but they cleaned and dried...
by Cattus_D
30 May 2017, 23:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
Replies: 151
Views: 17947

Wow, fantastic!
by Cattus_D
29 May 2017, 23:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp Unix Keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

I don't have one, but it's probably a variant on their Model M. If in doubt I'd send them an e-mail. They're a good company.
by Cattus_D
29 May 2017, 23:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wash day - IBM Model M SSK
Replies: 27
Views: 2594

ShivaYash wrote: These caps wash so well. Image

I used denture cleaning tablets and warm water.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Nice and shiny!

I wish modern keyboards came with keycaps that were this easy to clean.
by Cattus_D
19 May 2017, 19:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Thinkpad keyboards
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Oh, my Thinkpad 390. I've owned four laptops, and the only reason I replaced the Thinkpad is that the hardware was completely outdated. That thing was made to last! Also, it was the first computer I owned that could run semi-decent computer games.Well, unless you count the 486 DX2 my parents had in ...
by Cattus_D
16 May 2017, 18:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: On the Dialekt-Tastatur. Anyone translate Frankish dialect?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

LOL, that's brilliant! @ Hansichen - a language is ultimately little more than the standard dialect of a closely related group of language varieties, for lack of a better term. Hochdeutsch is just not as dominant in Austria as it is in most of Germany, for historical as well linguistic reasons. Havi...
by Cattus_D
08 May 2017, 09:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: External graphics card
Replies: 12
Views: 1978

Well, this is probably not the best place to ask about external graphics cards (techinferno is likely a better bet) but, yes, they work - provided that you plug them into a slot or port that has sufficient bandwidth. Thunderbolt 3 should do the trick, but mini-pcie connectors, for instance, put a br...
by Cattus_D
30 Apr 2017, 23:28
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: IBM 96F9275 rollerball mouse
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

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 Cattus_D
30 Apr 2017, 23:27
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: IBM 96F9275 rollerball mouse
Replies: 29
Views: 5027

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 Cattus_D
30 Apr 2017, 23:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Success! Displaywriter Beamspring using a Model F Xwhatsit Controller!
Replies: 29
Views: 5181

Wow! Thank you for sharing!
by Cattus_D
12 Apr 2017, 08:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Today was the day...
Replies: 59
Views: 6016

I am afraid my mechanical keyboards (Model M, Model F, Matias Tactile Pro 4) are all too loud to bring to the office. I'd love to do it, though. I dislike typing on the cheap HP rubberdomes that we have, so I usually hook up my laptop to the monitor and type on its scissor-switch keys instead.
by Cattus_D
07 Apr 2017, 07:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hhkb in Japan
Replies: 8
Views: 3622

I find that electronics are not, generally, much cheaper in Japan, though. The same thing applies to China, interestingly, even though many of the devices we use & love are made there. I guess it's the brand names.

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