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by nathanscribe
07 Nov 2013, 18:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 34476

Hmm, no invoice received, though I am on the list...
by nathanscribe
06 Nov 2013, 14:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 34476

Kishsaver please!
by nathanscribe
06 Nov 2013, 14:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 34476

OK, put me down for one of those little QWERTYs. :)
by nathanscribe
06 Nov 2013, 13:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 34476

OK so how much are we looking at for one of those?
by nathanscribe
04 Nov 2013, 09:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 34476

Ugh dammit how did I not see this thread till now? :( Oh well.

Next time...
by nathanscribe
28 Oct 2013, 22:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15480
Views: 1576252

Yeah, this is getting more irresistible by the hour... o.O Red and black would look fantastic.
by nathanscribe
27 Oct 2013, 23:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15480
Views: 1576252

rindorbrot wrote:I'd prefer some arrow keys instead of "up" "down "right" "left", too.
I concur. The original Honeywell board we're referencing has them:

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by nathanscribe
27 Oct 2013, 21:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15480
Views: 1576252

Just a heads-up: HONEY/FUNCTION contains both CUT and PASTE but not COPY. COPY was included in R3. Not sure if this is an oversight ( :-? ) or a deliberate omission ( :shock: )
by nathanscribe
23 Oct 2013, 21:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 5 / color scheme
Replies: 109
Views: 12424

I like grey/orange as an idea, I already have pale Cherry DS with R3 grey/dark-grey/Moogle, plus red Esc/Return, which is kind of similar to the Honeywell scheme... would be nice to have some dark, ie. near-black, alphas. Also, I'll post this just because I can: http://www.hpmuseum.org/98xx/98303qs....
by nathanscribe
23 Oct 2013, 21:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: USB-retrofitted 8-bit computers...
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

It was worse than a smart-phone, at least you don't have to type in all the programs again every time your smart-phone crashes ! (Don't get me started on the horrors of using cassette-tapes as 'storage' :cry: ) Haha yes, good old cassettes... having said that, in my own collection the ones that use...
by nathanscribe
22 Oct 2013, 23:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: USB-retrofitted 8-bit computers...
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Agreed. Imagine having to work for the rest of your life on a ZX81... possibly even worse than typing on a smartphone. Maybe.
by nathanscribe
17 Oct 2013, 22:19
Forum: News
Topic: FILCO releases high-profile doubleshot keycaps
Replies: 96
Views: 20258

by nathanscribe
10 Oct 2013, 20:52
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Post your Lego!
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Anybody remember Tente?
by nathanscribe
09 Oct 2013, 20:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Post your Lego!
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

My oldest Lego kits are from the 70s... will post pics when I get round to it. My fave is the Eagle moon lander, and you have to build the men from bricks... ;)
by nathanscribe
27 Sep 2013, 21:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tulip LT 286
Replies: 23
Views: 3941

Oh wow! I've still got my Genius mouse from about 1986/7. :)
by nathanscribe
01 Sep 2013, 16:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Two combos I'd actually buy
Replies: 29
Views: 2973

Here's my Filco TKL Linear R with a mixture of caps: R3 SP very dark grey F row R3 SP grey number row, symbols etc. Cherry DS off-white alphas Cherry DS beige and Moogle kit modifiers etc. Cherry DS black arrow keys SP DS red Esc & Enter http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/9646492536_27fd7232f2_b.jpg...
by nathanscribe
30 Aug 2013, 00:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1785
Views: 240482

Commodore desk! Ha. Though I feel one thing you lack there is a vintage calculator...
by nathanscribe
29 Aug 2013, 23:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Two combos I'd actually buy
Replies: 29
Views: 2973

"Fog" looks a lot like R3 alphas and vintage Cherry DS modifiers etc. I've had those on my Filco TKL for a while but recently changed to a different combo. Might have a photo somewhere.
by nathanscribe
29 Aug 2013, 21:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1785
Views: 240482

@mr_a500: That is awesome. I love the numpad. Or hexpad, perhaps? Which would be even better. :) What's the keyboard on the left? Reminds me of one of the TRS-80s, though I know it isn't one. BTW, I have a phone like that in red... perhaps it's time to dig it out of the cupboard and install it in th...
by nathanscribe
29 Aug 2013, 16:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sci-fi flicks you might have missed
Replies: 53
Views: 3990

IvanIvanovich wrote:Sounds like you're describing Renaissance.
Yep! That's the one. Seemed like an exercise in style>content. Stark contrast was hard to get used to.
by nathanscribe
28 Aug 2013, 19:52
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sci-fi flicks you might have missed
Replies: 53
Views: 3990

Zardoz is great, for all the best reasons :lol: As for Silent Running, the attentive amongst us may notice that some of the special effect model shots were re-used in the original Battlestar Galactica series. BTW, I'd add Battlestar Galactica (original) to the list, if series are allowed. I think my...
by nathanscribe
20 Aug 2013, 01:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Logo ANSI
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Looks a little sad on the Speccy:
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Or:
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Really badly coded BASIC, but hey, it's the first one I've written in years:
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by nathanscribe
20 Aug 2013, 01:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Logo ANSI
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Oh wow. Way back we had a school trip to the Media Museum in Bradford to make a 'news broadcast', badly scripted, terrible make-up, etc. I did the title sequence on my 128k Spectrum. It had 3D letters spinning towards the viewer and a rotating planet... took me many hours of programming, and I was d...
by nathanscribe
19 Aug 2013, 22:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Logo ANSI
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Oh, I'd love an 8-bit mode for this site...
by nathanscribe
18 Aug 2013, 22:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Deskthority T-Shirt Group Buy Interest check
Replies: 147
Views: 11170

I propose an "ESC" shirt. Red, with white text. Hey, or we could have running-away-keyboard-man shirts! I liked that little R3 guy.
by nathanscribe
13 Aug 2013, 20:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 14035

Hmm, I've not seen that type of keypad on anything bigger than a calculator. My Casio FX 730P Pocket Computer has a membrane; the springy metal bubbles would not particularly be easy to type on, I think.
by nathanscribe
13 Aug 2013, 14:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 14035

I'd be surprised if it were anything as complicated for the thickness as an Alps-style mechanism. I don't know when scissors became popular. It may even be just a stiff rubber dome of sorts... not seen any internals of the keyboard yet, only the main board. I've had stuff before which just used a co...
by nathanscribe
13 Aug 2013, 13:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 14035

Back to keyboards, there was the Sord M5 from around 1983/4 or so, which had flat keys, again at least visually like the recent Apple boards. Though I don't know what technology was under the Sord's keys a contemporary review I have here says it is "reminiscent of the Spectrum's but with a much bett...
by nathanscribe
13 Aug 2013, 13:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 14035

Ah, I got into conversation with one of my previous students about old tech once, and he told me he'd recently thrown away his Microtan. I wept a little inside. It would have looked good in my study... OK, so I'm going a little off-topic here, but I sometimes wonder if Tangerine CS were related in s...

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