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by nathanscribe
13 Aug 2013, 12:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 9927

:lol:

More 80s keyboard awfulness:

Oric-1:
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Micro-Professor II (with optional "full size" keyboard attachment):
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by nathanscribe
13 Aug 2013, 11:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trends in keyboard design: Who started what?
Replies: 163
Views: 9927

The bane of academic life: students citing Wikipedia. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo. One of the things about the keyboard on the Spectrum is that even though it was awful, it was a step up from the ZX-81: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos/sinclair_zx81_1s.jpg Which was about the same as the ZX-...
by nathanscribe
12 Aug 2013, 00:28
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess The Project
Replies: 140
Views: 9631

Ah, excellent, thanks! :)
by nathanscribe
11 Aug 2013, 23:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess The Project
Replies: 140
Views: 9631

Does the Wiki have details/pics of these named families (SA, DCS, DSA)? I couldn't find any... just a couple of mentions.
by nathanscribe
11 Aug 2013, 22:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess The Project
Replies: 140
Views: 9631

Hmm, so are you proposing an adapter that will take a 'universal' keycap and adapt it to specific types of keyswitch? The problem with using existing Cherry-profile (or similar contoured) caps on a curved plane is exactly what you've described above - that angled adapters would not correct for the a...
by nathanscribe
11 Aug 2013, 18:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess The Project
Replies: 140
Views: 9631

What about the curve of the backplate though? Aren't IBM's plates curved, but Cherry plates flat? The profile of the keys would then be different, I'm guessing more scooped, unless the adapters took this into consideration and re-angled the caps to suit.
by nathanscribe
10 Aug 2013, 18:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Honeywell Who Dunnit (1983)
Replies: 31
Views: 10573

Incognito wrote:
do quite like the colour scheme. Round 5: tall spherical "Honeywell set", anyone?
I'm definitely interested - very nice colours! Gloss SA I presume?
I would be enormously up for that. Very slight off-white, grey and black and red - my preferred colour scheme right now.
by nathanscribe
09 Aug 2013, 19:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Guess The Project
Replies: 140
Views: 9631

mr_a500 wrote:Get a Kaypro II - they're much nicer.
I only heard of these a few days ago when I was watching this:
Apparently the Kaypro II ran the editing software.
by nathanscribe
01 Aug 2013, 00:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's well presented, interesting to play. It looks good...
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Wonderful :) I have a couple of DVDs someone made for me of two old BBC series from the same era - The Computer Programme and The Electronic Office. The latter is great, particularly the interviews with techies talking about how they're working on portable map computers for cars that will announce d...
by nathanscribe
20 Jul 2013, 01:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Clicker: a semi-mechanical Alps wannabe
Replies: 46
Views: 11246

Ha, I've got a couple of APC Clickers, can't seem to get rid of 'em. I'll have to do some really nice photos and try again ;)

Aha, here they are: APC Clicker photos
by nathanscribe
16 Jun 2013, 23:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: June minihaul
Replies: 24
Views: 2501

Just took apart the Necam 96 keyboard: it's from 1984. Both PCBs are branded Neve , from the British company that made them. "Cam" is a point of confusion: Neve make audio equipment. From Neve's history page , they have (had?) operations in Cambridge. I suspect "cam" was added to differentiate. Eit...
by nathanscribe
11 Jun 2013, 22:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1757
Views: 184137

Writing desk:

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Untitled by nathanscribe, on Flickr

Slightly less pedestrian man-cave desktop:

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Untitled by nathanscribe, on Flickr
by nathanscribe
03 Jun 2013, 22:48
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 142641

Hmm...
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by nathanscribe
03 Jun 2013, 22:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 142641

Sorry... size altered!
by nathanscribe
03 Jun 2013, 22:26
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 142641

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by nathanscribe
03 Jun 2013, 15:30
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: deskthority - Donations
Replies: 34
Views: 8674

Donation made...
by nathanscribe
30 May 2013, 16:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 258172

Those sphericals are gorgeous. Nice work.
by nathanscribe
27 May 2013, 21:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones: ATH-M50 the one and only?
Replies: 21
Views: 2541

+1 for trying them. Last time I bought a pair, I spent a while comparing about 6 or so and settled on some Beyer DT250 (not for music so much, so I don't recommend them here). I didn't like the HD25, partly for the sound, partly comfort; KRK are making them now, but I thought they were a bit forward...
by nathanscribe
24 May 2013, 21:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom 65% finally finished
Replies: 54
Views: 24001

I'd also like to try SMD diodes, don't know if they are cheaper. Unless you're making huge quantities, no. Typical 1N4148 etc are what, half a penny each if you grab a couple of hundred? As for shorts due to low clearance, just insert a thin layer of non-conductive material over the base plate. Nic...
by nathanscribe
24 May 2013, 13:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones: ATH-M50 the one and only?
Replies: 21
Views: 2541

Be aware the Beyers come in different impedance-rated models. For a small portable device like a phone or mp3 player, you want low impedance headphones so they drive optimally. From memory, Beyer offer 80 Ohm versions that should work better with those than the studio type 250 Ohm rated models. Lowe...
by nathanscribe
18 May 2013, 13:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Devlin Keycaps
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Oh boy. Reminds me of this:

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by nathanscribe
01 May 2013, 19:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Unicomp mini group buy - Round 2 - deadline: 2013-01-31
Replies: 28
Views: 1349

Argh! Dammit. First time I've been here in weeks. Is this a catch-up for the ancient GB? Can I still get one of those dark LED labels? :/
by nathanscribe
15 Feb 2013, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Any Icelandic users here?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Hmm, are all Icelandic boards ISO/big Enter style? I felt sure I'd seen an ANSI style one...
by nathanscribe
14 Feb 2013, 19:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Any Icelandic users here?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Any Icelandic users here?

Just wondering… have there ever been any Icelandic kits in group buys here or at GH? Or if there are any decent Icelandic keysets/boards available generally?
by nathanscribe
06 Feb 2013, 22:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Unicomp mini group buy
Replies: 413
Views: 22379

Good idea! They're just regular sticky laminated things, aren't they?
by nathanscribe
06 Feb 2013, 22:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Unicomp mini group buy
Replies: 413
Views: 22379

Ah OK. Shame the black text labels are not available. They look sleeker, IMO. Remember seeing one with orange LEDs that looked very nice… time for a mod job soon I think!
by nathanscribe
06 Feb 2013, 20:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Unicomp mini group buy
Replies: 413
Views: 22379

Also, what's the chance of obtaining an "IBM" sticker with which to adorn said shell?
by nathanscribe
06 Feb 2013, 18:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Unicomp mini group buy
Replies: 413
Views: 22379

Woot! And other similar exclamations I would never use outside the house… my industrial shell came today!
by nathanscribe
05 Feb 2013, 12:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: POLL: What keys do you never use on a keyboard?
Replies: 26
Views: 1440

I've remapped a few of the lesser-used keys so Print Screen is now where Insert was, and its function is to screenshot a window. So I *kind of* still use it. I've remapped the old locations of print/scroll/pause to cut/copy/paste as sometimes I find that more convenient than the key combinations. I ...
by nathanscribe
30 Jan 2013, 18:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ZX Spectrum Lo-Profile keyboard
Replies: 24
Views: 2380

sordna wrote:I'm still amazed at the pseudo 2-channel music they pulled off in some games and music apps!
I remember being pretty impressed by this one - bearing in mind this was the 48k version, so no multi-channel AY chip:

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