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by sordna
18 Jan 2013, 16:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 150156

dirge wrote: What's everyone doing about keycaps? Still haven't sourced any for mine.
I plan to use keycaps from a Kinesis Advantage, but WASD is almost certain to produce a set, since he is even buying an Ergodox.
by sordna
18 Jan 2013, 06:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Ergodox massdrop groupbuy discussion
Replies: 539
Views: 19731

Ooh, just 25 more needed and it goes down to $199.
With 10 days left I think it will make it, especially if massdrop will post alu case pictures!
by sordna
14 Jan 2013, 06:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Ergodox massdrop groupbuy discussion
Replies: 539
Views: 19731

So if shipping to the US is free and shipping to the world is not, this means it's a US-centered service where people from Europe subsidize free US shipping? Webwit, they are based in the US, so naturally it costs more to ship elsewhere. Frankly, when the project started back in 2011, the estimated...
by sordna
14 Jan 2013, 04:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Ergodox massdrop groupbuy discussion
Replies: 539
Views: 19731

In this GH thread, the guy who runs Massdrop gives lots of good info on why the site requires registration and such: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35549.0 I decided to register (without facebook needless to say) and it's not bad at all, all it needs is your email adrdess, and you can use any u...
by sordna
11 Jan 2013, 15:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 150156

Add a footswitch or palm keys to relieve your pinkies. It works!

@AloisiusFauxly, thanks for the helpful info! Palm keys are a must for me, I'll add them when I get the ErgoDox.
by sordna
11 Jan 2013, 06:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Ergodox massdrop groupbuy discussion
Replies: 539
Views: 19731

I'm using seimitsu PS-15, they take less amount of space inside the case compared to other arcade buttons, just 21mm which can be reduced by another 5mm if you bend the terminals. I use the arcade buttons for shift (or Fn layer occasionally), and it's a huge relief to my pinky fingers. http://akihab...
by sordna
11 Jan 2013, 05:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Ergodox massdrop groupbuy discussion
Replies: 539
Views: 19731

Hmm, I wonder if it's easy to install palm keys (arcade buttons) in the Full-Hand acrylic ErgoDox case, such as in my Kinesis extra keys mod
Spoiler:
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Is the palm area solid, or does it have empty space, and what are the dimensions in that area ?
by sordna
02 Nov 2012, 06:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kinesis Advantage (dvorak) for programming and vim
Replies: 13
Views: 3187

I program using vim on an Advantage LF... the Advantage LF that was dremeled in that article :-) For me the End key is remapped to escape. The [] keys I left where they are, they were not that hard to get used to, but you can move them to =- or Hope/PgUp or some other location. graham, can you point...
by sordna
01 Oct 2012, 16:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: We need a better adjective than "mechanical".
Replies: 55
Views: 6404

nah, artisan won't work.
Best altertative to mechanical I've seen so far is "metal spring" keyboard. It covers cherries, torpe, alps, and buckling spring, and excludes the typical rubber dome keyboards.
by sordna
25 Sep 2012, 06:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: We need a better adjective than "mechanical".
Replies: 55
Views: 6404

I think we should stick with "mechanical" especially now that it's a commonplace term for users and for vendors alike. You can't change the tide. It would be a nobler cause to try and abolish the horrendous, stupid, and utterly pointless zig-zag key arrangement of most keyboards (inherited from 18th...
by sordna
25 Sep 2012, 06:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Oracle Answers
Replies: 1533
Views: 143044

A keyboard with flat curve is the Data911 TG3... I have one and all keys are of the same profile and on the same plane. It's a sturdy mechanical compact keyboard with cherry MX blacks. Alternatively, if you want to create a flat curve on a keybard you already have, just order a set of keys from WASD...
by sordna
07 Sep 2012, 09:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KBTalking Pure - New mini keyboard with smarter layout
Replies: 181
Views: 38248

As a linux user, when I'm using my Poker, I'm making use of that DIP setting, and have Fn keys on both left and right (not really missing the win key). Moreover, I remapped the Menu key (with xmodmap) to tilde/backtick, so that the top-left key can be locked to Escape mode for or vi / vim. So it wor...
by sordna
05 Sep 2012, 03:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Oracle Answers
Replies: 1533
Views: 143044

Oh most wise Oracle, I commend thy sincerity and discernment. Indeed, I shall rely on my old Poker/mx reds for my compact keyboarding needs, until a new breed of 68-key keyboards perhaps emerges. I thank thee once more! What do you know, a 67-key keyboard is proposed here ... a compact version of t...
by sordna
02 Sep 2012, 10:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 10052

For those of you looking to mod your Kinesis keyboard, I restored my mod article on GH, since it was without images for quite some time:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26579.0
by sordna
22 Aug 2012, 02:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Oracle Answers
Replies: 1533
Views: 143044

Oh most wise Oracle, I commend thy sincerity and discernment. Indeed, I shall rely on my old Poker/mx reds for my compact keyboarding needs, until a new breed of 68-key keyboards perhaps emerges. I thank thee once more!
by sordna
21 Aug 2012, 17:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Oracle Answers
Replies: 1533
Views: 143044

Nice find, didn't know about the KMAC mini! I see it has 76 keys, and includes function keys on the side. I don't want dedicated function keys at all, and would rather have the keyboard be a little more compact instead. Any other possibilities, under 70 keys ?
by sordna
21 Aug 2012, 09:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 150156

Those PCB's look fantastic!
bpiphany wrote:Look what no one but me have got =D
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by sordna
21 Aug 2012, 09:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Oracle Answers
Replies: 1533
Views: 143044

Oh wise Oracle, do you know of any small mechanical keyboards, preferably backlit, with 5 rows of keys (such the Poker and Pure) that have dedicated arrow keys? Or, described the other way around, something like the RACE or Nopoo Choc mini keyboards, but without the function key row? I guess I'm loo...
by sordna
13 Jun 2012, 16:50
Forum: News
Topic: Kinesis Advantage LF special model with Cherry MX Red switch
Replies: 26
Views: 11317

The Advantage LF is now listed on the Kinesis website and online store as a regular model.
No more need to email / special order!

http://kinesis-ergo.com/contoured.htm
by sordna
13 Jun 2012, 09:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: O-ring modification
Replies: 31
Views: 17004

I'm still waiting for the definitive answer on what o-rings are best so I only try once. 40A durometer, EPDM o-rings from WASDkeyboards are the best. They now offer them in 2 different thicknesses, the new thinner ones have very negligible travel reduction. http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/ch...
by sordna
09 Jun 2012, 23:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Candidates for next stupidly overpriced mediocre keyboard ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

I own a Touchstream as well. If they could make the surface sculpted, so you could feel the keys (even if they remain unmovable), it would be amazing.
by sordna
09 Jun 2012, 09:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Kinesis Advantage-Trackpoint modification......
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Nice! I hope to do it too some day!
by sordna
08 Jun 2012, 08:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry Corp Stabilizers, GIMME BACK MY CLACK! "Ok." WHAAAT?!
Replies: 113
Views: 25028

off, this is a good mod IMO. I dislike the fact that shift and enter feel totally different than the rest of the keys in my cherry-stabilized Poker. I dealt with the issue in a different way: I put o-rings on all keys except the stabilized ones (which were mushy already). The keyboard feels surprisi...
by sordna
07 Jun 2012, 16:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry Corp Stabilizers, GIMME BACK MY CLACK! "Ok." WHAAAT?!
Replies: 113
Views: 25028

off, I'm very interested in this mod, please provide more info and pics, even if you have to borrow a camera or cell phone. Don't tease us without even some basic instructions!
by sordna
03 Jun 2012, 03:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 10052

Looking forward to seeing you actually mod your first keyboard ... you've been talking about it for a long time. Feel free to post your pics in this thread!
by sordna
01 Jun 2012, 17:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 10052

Seimitsu PS-15 (they are low profile arcade buttons, that don't extend too much inside the case).
Here they are in yellow, you're in Germany right?

http://www.arcadeshop.de/Seimitsu-Butto ... b_746.html
by sordna
31 May 2012, 23:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 10052

Each hole center is 20mm from the south edge of the keyboard and 78mm from the side edge. However, having used these for a while, believe that I placed the buttons too far toward the middle of the keyboard. I can see part of the button if I look down while I'm typing, and find myself having to move ...
by sordna
31 May 2012, 01:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 10052

Here is my work keyboard, with palm keys being the only modification. It's honestly the best single modification you can do, and it's so easy; it doesn't even require a soldering iron... just a step drill bit, and 15 minutes of your time.
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by sordna
30 May 2012, 02:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 150156

This is so great Dox! One think I'm noticing is the gap between the main cluster and the thumb cluster. If possible, you should either increase the gap a pit and squeeze an extra key or two between them, OR reduce the gap so that the thumb keys are easier to reach (noticed you made that observation ...
by sordna
06 Apr 2012, 19:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unix for newbies
Replies: 27
Views: 1390

Just lookup some books that have decent reviews on amazon, perhaps "Unix for dummies" is worth a shot? I agree with the previous poster, best way to learn is to use it. Try to actually DO STUFF on it. Want to move/rename/delete a file? Do it from the terminal. Want to create a directory (folder) ? D...

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