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by kps
16 Nov 2011, 15:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Optical Switch Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 2483

cactux wrote:I am guessing that this board was buit by Burroughs Corporation/Unisys
Ah! I was trying to remember who else besides DG and Tek used light blue highlights.

I'll bet you're right.
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by kps
13 Nov 2011, 23:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 194041

Findecanor wrote:Is the <Home> key supposed to have the legend "Begin"?
I thought that was just a Windowsism, where ‘Home’ usually gets a beginning-of-line function.
by kps
12 Nov 2011, 02:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 56119

7bit wrote:Yes. As far as I know, the minimum order for the plates is 2, but keep in mind that my layout requires no stabilisers!
Right, the STAB200 I ordered are for a different project. Thanks.
by kps
11 Nov 2011, 20:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 56119

Minskleip wrote:Round 4 8-)
Yep. With ‘short shifts’ everything except the SPH 2u Return fits perfectly. But my stubby fingers can't handle ISO layouts.
by kps
11 Nov 2011, 17:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Phantom Custom Keyboard Group Buy (CLOSED)
Replies: 1178
Views: 56119

Yes that is what I said =) This thing is already holier than the Vatican during a meteor shower. I don't think a few more holes will compromise the structural integrity (any more..). Excellent! Would it be possible to order a pair of plates like this? - ANSI return - "reverse" left shift split, and...
by kps
02 Nov 2011, 17:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: sodering iron confusion.
Replies: 8
Views: 766

fossala wrote:Any tips?
Sure, use the biggest tip.

But seriously, your iron is probably just not hot enough to melt whatever lead-free abomination they used.
by kps
16 Sep 2011, 18:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help getting the hang of a Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

The arrows actually I love, I only swapped up/down to down/up to match JK in vi. I've used Kineses and vi for ages… and never noticed that. I wonder how crazy it will drive me to swap them now. You can also get a footswitch to shift with your foot, I've done it and it's a big relief on the pinky fi...
by kps
10 Jun 2011, 16:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Double-Shot Sphericals for Cherry MX
Replies: 60
Views: 5326

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu23/calaveratf/wallpaper-1015330.jpg It's the SAIL (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) keyboard, circa 1971, part of the Data Disc interactive terminal system. [Edit: oops, I didn't scroll down far enough.] I extracted that dual 4:3 wallpaper from the f...
by kps
06 Jun 2011, 17:01
Forum: News
Topic: Kinesis Advantage LF special model with Cherry MX Red switch
Replies: 26
Views: 10722

input nirvana wrote:A key switch that allows a light touch for 'temporary" (Fn) and a firm press for "hold" (keypad on Kinesis), yet still be a regulatr keycap for touch typing purposes.
Sounds like this IBM beam spring.
by kps
03 Jun 2011, 16:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing <> on an ANSI keyboard set to Spanish on windows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1983

prava wrote:I have no other free key to map (I think).
The obvious place would be AltGr + ‘,’ and ‘.’, but I don't expect Windows does that.
by kps
18 May 2011, 16:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KB-4412 - What is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Not a dumpster, more like a bin with wheels in my University (of Waterloo). Oh, I see. For a long time Central Stores had a dumpster outside that often contained interesting things. Sadly they removed it (or moved it inside) a few years ago. The ribbon cable puts this in the 'early half' of Volker-...
by kps
17 May 2011, 20:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KB-4412 - What is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 976

It's from a Volker-Craig terminal. They used to be very common here. I don't recognize the specific model, but it seemed there were hundreds of variations with no two alike, anyway. In my experience their keyboards were pretty awful, taking a lot of force to get started and bottoming out hard, and p...
by kps
17 May 2011, 16:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority vs. DeskAthority
Replies: 5
Views: 766

I only speak english so I've never visited this greekhack website people keep talking about. Αυτό δεν είναι πραγματικά μια σημαντική θέση. Είναι ακριβώς το κείμενο πλήρωσης τρέχει μέσα από ένα δημοφιλές αυτόματο μεταφραστή. Έχω αυτό το παλιό γραφομηχανή Έλληνες, όμως. http://img249.imageshack.us/im...
by kps
03 May 2011, 16:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Installing LED in normal Blackwidow.
Replies: 52
Views: 7104

Pah, you don't even know what those metric symbols mean on that fluke. Don't you measure in Imperial eel electromotive force or something? We in the British Empire and former Colonies and Dominions measure potential difference in (tons per Faraday)(miles per hour)², which grants us a vastly better ...
by kps
29 Apr 2011, 20:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Installing LED in normal Blackwidow.
Replies: 52
Views: 7104

You'll also need to add the surface-mount current limiting resistors. I don't recall whether you'll have to pull the switches to get at the pads.
by kps
18 Apr 2011, 16:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Double-Shot Cylindricals for ALPS CM
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

I misread the title as 'Spherical'. I'm such an optimist.
by kps
15 Apr 2011, 16:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lesser of two evils...
Replies: 32
Views: 1795

For all of them, plus return, It's not the size, it's the position. Even 1x keys would be fine if they weren't displaced further away from the home position by extra keys.
by kps
07 Apr 2011, 19:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Made In The USA - New Unicomp Product
Replies: 68
Views: 6614

webwit wrote:I like how it is everything Apple does not stand for.
Ugly, and functional?


(Mac Pro owner here. OS X is functional now, though Apple seems to be determined to make sure it isn't by the time I replace my machine.)
by kps
04 Apr 2011, 20:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Keyboard wallpapers?
Replies: 4
Views: 609

There are a dozen or two on 4walled.org tagged "keyboard". Not generally low-contrast though.
by kps
03 Apr 2011, 18:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Macintosh Plus Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 3119

There's a Mitsumi logo on the bottom of the switch (pencilled to make it stand out a little better) —
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Mitsumi logo on Mac Plus keyboard switch.
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by kps
23 Mar 2011, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 4mm travel - how did this become standard?
Replies: 22
Views: 4757

Image
Early keyboards, pt. 2 by Marcin Wichary, on Flickr

… but seriously, I doubt pianos were a direct influence on many computer keyboards.
by kps
23 Mar 2011, 19:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 4mm travel - how did this become standard?
Replies: 22
Views: 4757

ISO 9241-4 says "The key displacement shall be between 1,5mm and 6,0mm. The preferred key displacement should be between 2,0mm and 4,0mm." The ISO key travel recommendations seem to be derived from a 1969 paper that recommended travel between 0.05 inches (1.3mm) and 0.25 inches (6.4mm): Kinkead, R. ...
by kps
22 Mar 2011, 22:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 4mm travel - how did this become standard?
Replies: 22
Views: 4757

daedalus wrote:I always lol at IBM material describing the Model F as a low-profile keyboard.
In the early '80s, the German bureaucracy proclaimed in DIN 66-234 (later ISO 9241-4) that a keyboard shall be no thicker than 35mm at the home row. No IBM Selectrics or beam springs need apply.

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