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by Blaise170
19 Sep 2018, 07:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Project F107
Replies: 19
Views: 2061

I totally thought that said "STOP ALARM BEEF" until I zoomed in on the picture.

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by Blaise170
18 Sep 2018, 18:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 81
Views: 8711

I don't follow the strict guidelines of each finger belongs to a particular set of keys but I do avoid moving my hands as much as possible. I'd say I type about 40% with my left hand and 60% with my right, but I think that that's more a function of having the navigation cluster on the right side of ...
by Blaise170
18 Sep 2018, 18:03
Forum: For sale
Topic: Beige Sharp X1 Keyboard (Alps SKCL Green)
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

Beige Sharp X1 Keyboard (Alps SKCL Green)

Hi all, I'm considering selling my Sharp X1. These are relatively rare compared to their newer cousins, the Sharp X68000 series. It is in very good condition, very little dust and grime under the keys and not very much yellowing considering its age. It has Alps SKCL Green and Compact Green switches ...
by Blaise170
18 Sep 2018, 04:01
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Bad experience with Tai-Hao APC switches
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Considering Tai-Hao is well known for their keyboard business, I have my doubts that these switches were designed for anything but. On the other hand, these seem to have mostly been found in low use environments (like server rooms) so longevity probably wasn't as high of a priority. If these really ...
by Blaise170
18 Sep 2018, 03:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

Basically anything made after the 90s by Maxi switch is rubber dome of some kind. Maxi Switch actually made... Maxi switches before that but I've heard that they are nothing special.
by Blaise170
17 Sep 2018, 11:38
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Wireless Mechanical Keyboard at $31.99-104 key wireless keyboard added
Replies: 43
Views: 6154

Many gamers cut bluetooth out of their custom builds as a cost cutting measure. That $15 for a high quality adapter is $15 that can be spent on a better case (or whatever else). Same goes for disk drive, etc. I have bluetooth on my custom PC but I also have a $2000 build when you consider original p...
by Blaise170
17 Sep 2018, 11:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for "Futaba friendly" switches.
Replies: 18
Views: 1933

It would only theoretically work with first gen box switches too, something to consider. Feel free to keep that offer and just message me in the future if you decide you want one (or a few).
by Blaise170
17 Sep 2018, 03:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for "Futaba friendly" switches.
Replies: 18
Views: 1933

If you are interested in getting the switches from a Pingmaster, I could always desolder one for you and send you the switches?
by Blaise170
17 Sep 2018, 03:25
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Windows 8 Logo Rant
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

I don't really mind, and I really quite like the old Win95 era logo (although not very common on new keysets). Given the choice I'd prefer just a CODE, META, diamond, or whatever else but I'm fine with Windows being there too.
by Blaise170
17 Sep 2018, 03:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When do you decide to desolder switches from old boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

In most cases I will at least replace the old switches with newer versions except for the extremely common boards like WYSEs. Both Cherry and Alps clones are readily available these days.
by Blaise170
16 Sep 2018, 11:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeekHack Refugee Camp?
Replies: 82
Views: 8145

I can push back on almost every contrary point that has been made. I'm only 24 so if I give off an "old man vibe" then that must be related to the fact that I don't typically find memes funny, especially keyboard related memes. I'm a member of the three major English communities too, every place has...
by Blaise170
15 Sep 2018, 10:42
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Wireless Mechanical Keyboard at $31.99-104 key wireless keyboard added
Replies: 43
Views: 6154

The thing is, most people don't really care about wireless because your keyboard does not move much. Bluetooth matters because it allows connections to other devices like phones, tablets, and more.
by Blaise170
15 Sep 2018, 10:39
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 13114

I love the old favorite sites of mine that were acquired and subsequently ruined by marketing companies (overclock.net). Nothing but thinly veiled attempts to sell crap and full of ads (not that it matters since I block ads anyways).
by Blaise170
13 Sep 2018, 15:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

Did space invaders have the same red circle LEDs like Keytronic had? That's usually what tips me off to F&F.
by Blaise170
13 Sep 2018, 15:41
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Wireless Mechanical Keyboard at $31.99-104 key wireless keyboard added
Replies: 43
Views: 6154

I fail to see where anyone is being a douchebag in this thread (and I know that people think I'm being mean, but really, I'm not). If you release a product from a brand that no one has heard of, then you better be prepared to tell us why we should own it. I'm not going to buy every no-name keyboard ...
by Blaise170
13 Sep 2018, 15:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

PlacaFromHell wrote: Do someone knows what kind of monster is this one?

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Also Keytronic Foam and Foil.
by Blaise170
12 Sep 2018, 17:18
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Wireless Mechanical Keyboard at $31.99-104 key wireless keyboard added
Replies: 43
Views: 6154

Myoth wrote: why the condescending tone ?
If you are going to advertise your product (in the wrong section) then I want to know what's special enough about it for me to actually consider purchasing it.
by Blaise170
12 Sep 2018, 11:10
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Wireless Mechanical Keyboard at $31.99-104 key wireless keyboard added
Replies: 43
Views: 6154

What makes your product different than the usual Chinese garbage from Taobao?
by Blaise170
10 Sep 2018, 17:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24096
Views: 2058959

Indeed it is, it uses Alps compatible sliders though.
by Blaise170
10 Sep 2018, 17:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

Probably Keytronic Foam & Foil based on the LED cutouts. Could be something else though.
by Blaise170
10 Sep 2018, 17:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Help] Which cable do I need?
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Yes most S-Video cables should work. I used to sell them as ADB replacements a few years ago but as it turns out, $0.40 profit is far too little to make on eBay.
by Blaise170
08 Sep 2018, 00:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

Typewriter keyboard made by Alps. Pretty sure it's Alps integrated dome based on the four point solder joints but can't verify.
by Blaise170
06 Sep 2018, 19:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Helvetica Über Alles
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

My favorite font for programming is PragmataPro, but I don't support the author of it (I got a copyright infringement notice on a GitHub repo that I had forked and had forgotten about).
by Blaise170
06 Sep 2018, 16:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24096
Views: 2058959

Since eBay charges you fees on shipping anyways* I don't see why everything isn't "free shipping" and then the shipping is just automatically added into the cost of the item. * eBay charges fees on shipping now because people many, many years ago used to list items for $0.01 and then have $350 shipp...
by Blaise170
05 Sep 2018, 21:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

Oi I totally thought you said FKB-4700. Guess I should pay more attention before I post. :roll:
by Blaise170
05 Sep 2018, 19:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SmUAAOSwvWtbi~Va/s-l1600.jpg what keyboard is this? Fujitsu FKB 4800, just a normal rubberdome what a bummer, It looks quite cool Technically it is Fujitsu Peerless which is basically a slider and spring over rubber dome, but they are worse than regular rubber dome in...
by Blaise170
05 Sep 2018, 16:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: FK-2001 6 PIN DIN to PS2
Replies: 6
Views: 615

People consider Focus poor quality? That's news to me. Anyways, is it possible that you have it set to XT mode instead of AT mode? There would be a switch on it if so that you need to toggle.
by Blaise170
05 Sep 2018, 16:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4395
Views: 420389

Well, bugger me with a fish fork! Never knew these came with Futaba clickies, too. Oh no, now I have about ten Futclickies stashed in the basement. Will be taking them to Mechanicon 2018 as freebies... Updated wiki entry for FK-2001 (though this is a 2002 but entry for 2002 is incomplete). Very nic...
by Blaise170
04 Sep 2018, 14:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do anyone has one of this Wyse clones?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

It looks like a WYSE because it is a WYSE.
by Blaise170
04 Sep 2018, 14:32
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Proxy service from USA, Japan, China
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

EMS, ChinaPost, FedEx, etc.

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