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by infodroid
01 Nov 2016, 16:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Spammers be like...
Replies: 15
Views: 718

I have never been able to understand the mentality of wasting my valuable time for no purpose other than to vex and irritate other people. I suspect the spammers are people who have responded to "earn money working from home" adverts. They don't care about irritating you. It's not personal, it's th...
by infodroid
30 Oct 2016, 15:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 2016: what is the best US ANSI tenkeyless to buy in Europe?
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

I was thinking to a Filco, but I read on Amazon US some very bad reviews about quality and post sale support... I do not want to buy a Ducky again... Amazon is not the place to look for unbiased reviews. Also, exactly what kind of "post sale support" are you expecting when you buy a mechanical keyb...
by infodroid
23 Jul 2016, 17:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1036958

makesi168 wrote:
7bit wrote: In the meantime, please order some more kits:
...
I pm 7bot three days ago,but I never get a reply.
The news has been preserved in outbox,I don't know, why?
...
There is no need to quote a long comment, especially if it is totally unrelated to your question. That is just annoying.
by infodroid
26 Jun 2016, 22:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Alien | Typeset In The Future
Replies: 10
Views: 5234

Thanks seebart, I didn't the Blade Runner piece before! At least Eurostile made an appearance. Unfortunately not much keyboard coverage compared to the Alien one. Although I vaguely remember the clacking of keys somewhere in the movie, excluding the piano of course. I may have to watch it again.
by infodroid
26 Jun 2016, 00:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Alien | Typeset In The Future
Replies: 10
Views: 5234

Alien | Typeset In The Future

This essay from 2014 is a fascinating look at the Alien movie through the lens of typography: Alien | Typeset In The Future It covers the sleek title sequence as well as the iconography from the Semiotic Standard For All Commercial Trans-Stellar Utility Lifter And Heavy Element Transport Spacecraft ...
by infodroid
16 Jun 2016, 15:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question about "Round 5"
Replies: 3
Views: 205

The wiki is a good place to start.

See here for Round 5 and Round 6 pages:
wiki/Round_5
wiki/Round_6

Note that leftovers are still available for both GB:
wiki/R5_leftovers
wiki/R6_leftovers
by infodroid
08 Jun 2016, 17:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2084
Views: 122494

I'm talking specifically that one place: where the spring buckles and hits the inside of the barrel. I'd rather leave the flipper feel intact, see. And I'm lazy, so… As best I can make out, the spring wallops both against the side of the barrel but also against the underside of the keycap. See for ...
by infodroid
08 Jun 2016, 15:04
Forum: News
Topic: i-Rocks switch
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

Anyway, I'm all for damped tactile switches. If people want loud: go clicky. The interesting thing is that i-Rocks have possibly broken with conventions by dampening their clicky switch. So clicky may not be so loud in this case! This reminds me of some hybrid switches Chryos once produced by matin...
by infodroid
08 Jun 2016, 13:36
Forum: News
Topic: i-Rocks switch
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

The damped-by-default is a little odd-- if you're trading on the ALPS-style concept, people are probably most familiar with their old white-ALPS Omnikey or FK-2001, or maybe a black-ALPS AT101W. The only "big seller" damped switch was probably the one in the AEKI series. I hope I can pull out the d...
by infodroid
02 Jun 2016, 23:14
Forum: News
Topic: i-Rocks switch
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

Would be nice to get a couple dozen of these...

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by infodroid
02 Jun 2016, 22:39
Forum: News
Topic: i-Rocks switch
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

Glad to see deskthority on board!
by infodroid
02 Jun 2016, 22:34
Forum: News
Topic: i-Rocks switch
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

i-Rocks have now launched an Indiegogo pre-order with lots of info in English... https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-rocks-keyboard-joy-fun-and-alps-traditions#/ Intriguing part is this: The switch accepts Cherry MX and other keycaps. However, you can’t hand-wiring this switch on cherry keyboard ca...
by infodroid
19 May 2016, 17:04
Forum: News
Topic: i-Rocks switch
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

Looks way too big up top for many (or any!?) MX caps. Which would be disappointing, let's say! Mind, if the guys behind this have any clues, they won't let that be a problem. We need measurements of the appropriate areas or a hands on to settle this. Even though the top of the switch housing that s...
by infodroid
19 May 2016, 13:32
Forum: News
Topic: i-Rocks switch
Replies: 48
Views: 4188

Is that a pre-order or crowdfunding on the right-hand side?
by infodroid
17 May 2016, 01:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1036958

obfuscated wrote: 7bit: Still no info on the refund for #773! :( Any chance it will ever happen?
Did you send a REFUND message to the bot? Once you do that, it can take a couple of weeks if you're unlucky.
by infodroid
16 May 2016, 15:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: homing bumps on other keys!
Replies: 83
Views: 4663

Tabloid newspaper The Sun has allegedly uncovered the origin of the homing bump : The ridges on these keys were invented to improve keyboard and typewriters by June E Botich in 2002. That's right folks... You never saw a raised edge on a keycap before 2002 because they weren't invented yet! That is,...
by infodroid
15 May 2016, 21:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Profile PBT Dye-sub (the time has come)
Replies: 1283
Views: 97765

This is the 21st century. A modern approach to keycaps should be based around a fully modular keycap system. This would allow the same keycap to be used on a variety of keyboard mounts through the use of adapters: Cherry MX, Alps, Topre, IBM. This would guarantee keycaps are forward and backward com...
by infodroid
14 May 2016, 00:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Profile PBT Dye-sub (the time has come)
Replies: 1283
Views: 97765

Alps or Topre mount? :geek:
by infodroid
28 Mar 2016, 03:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tex 60% "Thin Lip" Aluminum Case and KBP V60MTS Keyboards
Replies: 24
Views: 2441

It is my understanding that the stems on Matias-Click switches are white and on Matias-Quiet switches they are grey. If this is indeed the case, then you are looking at much more than a subtle difference! If only it was that simple! But Matias really did change the stem color from white to grey . I...
by infodroid
28 Mar 2016, 00:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tex 60% "Thin Lip" Aluminum Case and KBP V60MTS Keyboards
Replies: 24
Views: 2441

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TEX thin-lip case. I am still curious whether adding silicone foam to the TEX case would have improved the acoustics for you. I have a Matias Quiet Pro and a V60MTS-Q, and I was really surprised to find that the Quiet Pro sounds a lot lower pitched than...
by infodroid
22 Mar 2016, 01:22
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Alps Tai Hao keyset interest check?
Replies: 12
Views: 536

I like Alps. But I have not been a huge fan of Tai Hao, even though they seem to be one of the only two Alps keycap manufacturers around. I am very grateful that they have some sensible colours for all three of their Alps keysets, even if they are a tad boring. In contrast I find the colours on thei...
by infodroid
12 Mar 2016, 23:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [Closed] Europe Unicomp GB - Shipping February!
Replies: 163
Views: 15005

Please don't hold back... Share your experience with DT!
by infodroid
12 Mar 2016, 22:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [Closed] Europe Unicomp GB - Shipping February!
Replies: 163
Views: 15005

@bubblebobbler: Is that your Unicomp review published in some other random site?
by infodroid
05 Feb 2016, 00:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tex 60% "Thin Lip" Aluminum Case and KBP V60MTS Keyboards
Replies: 24
Views: 2441

I also had a recent reply from KBP on this issue. They said that they will soon release a new batch of V60MTS boards that have two additional holes drilled (three holes total) for mounting the keyboard in an aluminum case. They did it. Looks like KBParadise delivered on their promise to drill these...
by infodroid
04 Feb 2016, 23:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / The Vote!
Replies: 171
Views: 12943

I've asked SP about Alps sphericals and they told me they don't want to. :o Maybe later ... :roll: I think we should find some other manufacturer. The tools SP has made for my group buys (and pleasantly uses for all subsequent buys (OK, why not :-) ) and commercial productions ( :mad: ) ) where not...
by infodroid
30 Jan 2016, 23:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / color scheme
Replies: 170
Views: 11044

I can't argue with sphericals! :D
by infodroid
30 Jan 2016, 21:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / color scheme
Replies: 170
Views: 11044

I see this thread is focused on colorway. But I wanted to share my thoughts on materials and production. I have a preference for PBT over ABS. But it seems like the default PBT producer for group buys is SP, who have very limited profile options. I would like to suggest breaking new ground in produc...
by infodroid
17 Jan 2016, 15:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1036958

mpaine wrote: I I'm looking to replicate this beauty from wuzadi on reddit.
The contrast looks a little off in that photo. Compare against this one from the cappening thread:

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by infodroid
12 Jan 2016, 00:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Granite Round 4 design update
Replies: 235
Views: 10964

I think the Mono Legend set could benefit from dark grey tilde and 1.5u backslash keys. For Keyboard Color Symmetry!
by infodroid
10 Jan 2016, 21:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: minimalist keyboards - WHY?
Replies: 186
Views: 11455

Speaking of precision, you guys should try trackballs if you haven't already. Another benefit is that they're obviously stationary so you have a lot more space next to your keyboard. Only problem is they're relatively expensive if you need something with more than two buttons and a decent scroll whe...

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