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by Icarium
30 May 2014, 14:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Top Gun Coolmadness Whoopi Goldberg As Guinan's Eyebrows
Replies: 701
Views: 36774

It's like with Dax and Jetsia...
by Icarium
30 May 2014, 14:09
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Translations needed for forum software
Replies: 88
Views: 14729

"Eingabegerätewertschätzungsgesellschaft"?
by Icarium
30 May 2014, 14:08
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Translations needed for forum software
Replies: 88
Views: 14729

I think football in this case is the sport not the object. You could call it Tastatursammelverein or something like that because that is also something that you do. It's more obvious with other things like "Bogenschießverein" oder "Bogensportverein" not "Bogenverein" and most definitely not "Gewehrv...
by Icarium
30 May 2014, 13:54
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Translations needed for forum software
Replies: 88
Views: 14729

Great, where do I sign up my keyboards. :)
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 23:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1594039

Industrial XT http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Ind ... 3cde8aaef5
Nice. :)

Scratch that. Not a BS. Might be able to use the shell though. Would make a sexy frankenboard. ^^
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 23:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tearing apart my beam spring
Replies: 27
Views: 1714

Well, I pulled really hard on one of the metal stems but couldn't get it out. That's what I was asking earlier...

Oh and I just looked through http://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_Beam_Spring_Keyboards but couldn't find this exact board. Does anybody know what it is?
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 23:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Six Grungy Rusted and Broken SSK's: The Resurrection
Replies: 22
Views: 2425

Did you spray paint the plates? Maybe I should try this on my beam spring. :p
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 23:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tearing apart my beam spring
Replies: 27
Views: 1714

I'm also surprised by how much wiggle room the switches have. Now I want to somehow keep them all in place better. :)
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 23:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry G80 11800 Bricolage
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Does indeed look very cool. I wonder how it feels, after all they're just plate mounted and screwed to a piece of wood. Then again the original 11800 feels amazing imho. The browns feel so much better than in my Kinesis.
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 23:03
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Translations needed for forum software
Replies: 88
Views: 14729

Nononononono. Just call it "Mechanical Keyboard Club".
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 18:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tearing apart my beam spring
Replies: 27
Views: 1714

I just took webwit's advice and hit it with a hammer. (I knew I could always sue webwit if anything went wrong :D) Those contamination shields are always in a pitiful state, but at least they usually protect the rest of the keyboard from getting ruined, no matter how badly it was stored. I was pret...
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 16:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: are there any IBM space savers in german iso layout?
Replies: 11
Views: 699

yeah he said he could reserve me one of those nice ones he just finished and also my favorite colors, green, yellow, orange are still there (can´t understand the people who went with another color). But nonetheless 235$ dollars, though a more then fair price to ask for, is still to much for me. It ...
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 15:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is important for you in an ergonomic keyboard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1263

I think the ErgoDox is pretty good but could use one or two extra rows or columns. :)
by Icarium
29 May 2014, 14:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tearing apart my beam spring
Replies: 27
Views: 1714

Tearing apart my beam spring

I bought a beam spring board on Ebay a while ago. It was probably overpriced but I was greedy and stupid. With xwhatsit making controllers for them now I decided to check out the condition and see if I can't get it to work. Here are some pictures: almostcomplete.jpg The foil is probably supposed to ...
by Icarium
28 May 2014, 16:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question: fully programmable?
Replies: 29
Views: 3450

Or the IR sensor design that's being crowd-funded... Link?! :) That's one hell of a mod. Especially if they actually got it back in a keyboard… It was a completely custom board for creating electronic music iirc. EDIT: It was quite a bit of trouble but for you I found it: http://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Icarium
28 May 2014, 15:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question: fully programmable?
Replies: 29
Views: 3450

Reminds me of the Fingerworks Touchstream cursor keys. This is a swipe movement, if I remember correctly two fingers on the board and directional movement, or something similar. Now the nice thing is, if you swipe faster, the cursor moves faster. It was really useful. I'd love to see the mechanical...
by Icarium
27 May 2014, 09:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: news site?
Replies: 174
Views: 5799

How about articles that can be attached to threads. So when there is a really huge thread like for the ergodox or soarer's converter somebody can write a nice article about it and it can be attached to the thread like a summary. A version of the spy solely for new articles would make a nice overview...
by Icarium
26 May 2014, 22:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1594039

Maybe it's a family thing. 1st generation means it was his dad's and he was the first in the family to own a computer. :)
by Icarium
26 May 2014, 20:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: TeX Yoda, just perfect !
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Muirium wrote:which would explain the mouse sensitivity thing too: Mac user!
He said Gnome settings, so probably Linux.
by Icarium
26 May 2014, 20:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is important for you in an ergonomic keyboard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1263

I think where the symbols are and where enter is and such don't really have anything to do with ergonomics. You can just remap them as you please anyway.
by Icarium
26 May 2014, 19:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: news site?
Replies: 174
Views: 5799

I agree, some sort of curated news site would suit me greatly. I just don't have the time to regularly read DT right now, much less GH. And I hate missing great projects and group buys. :)
by Icarium
20 Feb 2014, 12:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Group Build prototyping phase
Replies: 1739
Views: 98068

Alps would be pretty cool. Still have those Mathias switches lying around. Have symmetrical stagger with room for a trackpoint and 7bit bottom row been proposed, yet?
by Icarium
20 Feb 2014, 10:54
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: New Cooler Master / CM Storm mice coming soon?
Replies: 79
Views: 8832

Presumably you can customize them and make them show things like DPI or which button configuration profile is loaded.
by Icarium
19 Feb 2014, 17:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Group Build prototyping phase
Replies: 1739
Views: 98068

BimboBB wrote: from my point of view there is just toooo many 60% boards...its getting a bit boring.
I agree all those boards with miniscule layout changes are massively boring. Everytime somebody says something like "I want bla in ISO" or "foo in ANSI" I want to smack them over the head.
by Icarium
19 Feb 2014, 11:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Kiibohd 5 - Bay Area Monthly Keyboard Meetup
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Prototypes of what? Not that I could make it to the other side of the world. ;)
by Icarium
11 Feb 2014, 17:45
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: New Cooler Master / CM Storm mice coming soon?
Replies: 79
Views: 8832

BTW. I wish that I could get a good new mouse with a middle mouse button that is not activated by pressing the scroll wheel (and scrolling by mistake each time you want to click). It actually depends on the mouse how hard that is. On some mice you can simply click without scrolling by accident beca...
by Icarium
11 Feb 2014, 13:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adventures in Topre-land
Replies: 36
Views: 3103

Did those Embotec boards ever come out? Can't seem to find anything on them.
by Icarium
07 Feb 2014, 16:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Considering my first mechanical, advice needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

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Just search for buckling spring. :)
The switches often require a lot of force to press and make a lot of noise.
But everybody loves them. They apparently have the same appeal as Hilti and Caterpillar. :p
by Icarium
07 Feb 2014, 10:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Considering my first mechanical, advice needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

The assumption that hand movement is bad makes sense from a typing speed point of view but ergonomically I don't see it.

And considering typing speed I'm not sure either. People can type extremely fast using only their index fingers.
by Icarium
07 Feb 2014, 09:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Considering my first mechanical, advice needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

Disclaimer: I don't know of any evidence that anything keyboard related actually helps with this kind of problem. However here are a few things that anecdotally seem to work: 1. Switch to a different layout. I'm not entirely sure that something like neo2 or dvorak or colemak are actually better or i...

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