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by kps
10 Dec 2011, 20:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Precision
Replies: 10
Views: 867

I believe that no project can succeed without a blood sacrifice.

I could instead believe that I'm just too stupid to learn to cut away from myself, but I'd prefer not to.
by kps
05 Dec 2011, 18:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teensy Ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Small text LCD displays (16 or 20 columns by 2 lines) are readily available under $5, and bitmap displays under $10. These use a parallel interface, generally requiring 11 pins (though many have a 6-pin, 4-bit option), so you'd need a Teensy++ if you are decoding a large matrix rather than going fro...
by kps
04 Dec 2011, 22:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 257642

About sphericals: Is the bottom/modifier row r3 or r4? The wiki says 4 but sp 3 Can someone elaborate this pls mixed that one up.. it's only the spacebar.. Bild.jpg From that chart you see that some of the row 4 keys, like some of the shifts and 1.25u modifiers, are not available as row 4 keys, and...
by kps
04 Dec 2011, 21:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 257642

About sphericals: Is the bottom/modifier row r3 or r4? The wiki says 4 but sp 3 Can someone elaborate this pls I think 7bit is taking the day off, since I asked the same in The Other Place last night. (I don't think a group buy organizer should be allowed any breaks, since it's not like we can cut ...
by kps
04 Dec 2011, 17:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 257642

7bit wrote:
mintberryminuscrunch wrote:7Bit
Can you add blank sphericals ?
Will be added later ...
But the wiki has had BLANKSPH since yesterday...
by kps
25 Nov 2011, 22:09
Forum: Deskthority Awards 2011
Topic: [Call for nominees] Best relic/discovery 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4143

ripster wrote:If HaaTa is going to nominate himself I'm going to nominate myself for the Vintage Switch Wiki - the only one on the InterToobs.
I can't find the entires there for either the magnetic or the optical switches that HaaTa displayed recently.
by kps
23 Nov 2011, 16:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is this keyboard from?
Replies: 11
Views: 2174

So it's part of the A-Series then? I doubt it was specific to the A-series, but it looks like it was specific to Burroughs mainframes, not a simple full-duplex ASCII terminal. I think it has to be from an ET-1100 / ET-1200 terminal. It's not from an earlier (Burroughs TD830, MT983) or later (Unisys...
by kps
23 Nov 2011, 04:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is this keyboard from?
Replies: 11
Views: 2174

You wouldn't know which Burroughs machine my optical keyboard is from, would you? No idea. I agree it's from the Burroughs lineage, rather than Convergent or Sperry, but I don't know much about their systems. Does it have a date on it (or date codes on the ICs)? I'd guess mid-80s. The closest in ap...
by kps
22 Nov 2011, 23:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is this keyboard from?
Replies: 11
Views: 2174

by kps
22 Nov 2011, 23:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Magnetic Keyswitch
Replies: 23
Views: 2052

Which company manufactured the "S8344" microcontroller? The S is the logo of Signetics, best know for the 555. There's an Intel 8344, which is an 8051 variant with an on-board high speed serial controller. If this is a second-sourced i8344, there would have to be a ROM connected to the address/data...
by kps
22 Nov 2011, 21:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Magnetic Keyswitch
Replies: 23
Views: 2052

HaaTa wrote:Another hint. Company created the first computer GUI.
Ivan Sutherland was a PhD student, not a company.
by kps
18 Nov 2011, 03:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M in "Source Code"?
Replies: 18
Views: 2310

webwit wrote:Zorin seems to be using a Philips keyboard.
Seems to be bottoming out a little.
by kps
16 Nov 2011, 18:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Optical Switch Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 3025

ripster wrote:I'm bored.
I'm not. I still want to know what the keyboard belongs to, since t№1KEotP can't tell me.
When is the next round of 20 questions?
I have a keyboard at home. The switches are contactless, but not capacitive, optical, or Hall effect.
by kps
16 Nov 2011, 15:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Optical Switch Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 3025

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: 257642

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: 72943

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: 72943

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: 72943

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: 1003

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: 3060

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: 6531

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: 11421

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: 2417

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: 1229

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: 1229

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: 935

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: 7801

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: 7801

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: 2066

I misread the title as 'Spherical'. I'm such an optimist.

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