IBM SSK club!

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Muirium
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27 Jun 2013, 00:03

snoopy wrote:No more members for this awesome club? :D
Sure, but they may have cheated.

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SSK is so last season now.

(Although if I chopped an M, I'd probably just go TKL. Then get it working via Bluetooth.)

The_Beast

28 Jun 2013, 10:57

I know right!

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phosphorglow

03 Jul 2013, 01:18

May I join the club? ^_^

Here's my SSK platoon (bodies/parts are hanging out in the closet). They're awaiting my tender loving care. Except for the one at the 45 degree-ish angle. She's done.
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Muirium
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03 Jul 2013, 01:23

So that's where they all are. Elusive buggers.

The_Beast

03 Jul 2013, 20:50

Wow, that's a ton of SSKs!

smknjoe

14 Jul 2013, 07:41

Here is the one I recently aquired. Pretty happy with it. 1987
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smknjoe

20 Jul 2013, 23:43

Here's the "NIB" I got around the same time. Just now getting some pics of it and decided to post them here. It's also from 1987. Seems to be a popular year for these suckers.
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Muirium
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21 Jul 2013, 14:49

What's going on over right arrow on the last picture!?

smknjoe

21 Jul 2013, 15:17

It's in every picture...look again.

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Muirium
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21 Jul 2013, 15:29

Indeed it is. A fly died on your sensor!

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Hypersphere

27 Jul 2013, 17:12

Here is a close-up view of my NIB IBM SSK showing the beautiful PBT dye subs with the embedded numeric keypad and cursor keys. This is by far my favorite keyboard (in comparison to my Ducky TKL, Filco MJ2 Ninja TKL, Leopold FC660M, and even my full-size Model M). Typing is sure and precise. My speed and accuracy are better on the SSK than on any other board I have tried. Moreover, despite being a member of GH and Deskthority, I am so satisfied with the keycaps that I feel (almost) no need to modify them!
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Muirium
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27 Jul 2013, 18:09

Can't beat dyesubbed Helvetica. What a beaut!

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Hypersphere

27 Jul 2013, 18:32

Yes, indeed. Truly beautiful. BTW, I just posted a brief comparative review on the SSK over on GH for anyone who might be interested.

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Mrinterface

08 Aug 2013, 19:00

Every since our last DT party, I own one of those IBM SSKs!
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My IBM SSK.
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Been using it for a week now. Absolutely love it. Didn't know I was such a sucker for Small Form Factored Keyboards....

Thanx to Ceesa for providing it!

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Muirium
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08 Aug 2013, 19:26

Everyone's a sucker for little keyboards. It just takes us different times to realise it!

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snoopy

08 Aug 2013, 21:03

Added a bit of color to my SSK

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smknjoe

08 Aug 2013, 21:20

I've tried colored keycaps on my boards and they just look terrible and are distracting to me. If you enjoy it then that's all that matters :)

I think some blank keycaps might work well though. I sure like the way my Otaku Leopold looks.

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Hypersphere

12 Aug 2013, 17:23

We members of DT and/or GH like to put our personal stamp on keyboards. However, I have felt almost no need to modify my IBM SSK (or full-size Model M) in any way. With other keyboards, I usually need to change the keycaps to achieve greater legibility and/or better feel. However, with the IBMs, they already have what I regard as the best keycaps -- dye sub PBT in a crisp font and two-tone color scheme for demarcation of functional islands. This makes my IBMs my least expensive keyboards! Ready to go w/o spending at least 95 USD extra for new keycaps!

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webwit
Wild Duck

12 Aug 2013, 18:38

It doesn't need much.

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snoopy

12 Aug 2013, 19:14

I think I need a set of blank keycaps :)

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Hypersphere

12 Aug 2013, 20:18

To me, there is something chilling about a keyboard with blank keycaps. It is like encountering a man without a face. Worse, it is like discovering in your basement a featureless humanoid pod creature from the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers waiting for the final stamp of its identity to be conferred when you fall asleep....

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Muirium
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12 Aug 2013, 20:43

Turn that logic on its head and you'd make a fabulous character in a horror story, RJ.

"Don't look in the basement. It's awful. The… thing, the man, the creature. I don't even want to talk about it. It's… like a keyboard with blank caps."

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matt3o
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13 Aug 2013, 18:07

couldn't resist...

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meaning "customs clearance practices completed"

come to papa my dearest SSK!

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Muirium
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13 Aug 2013, 18:13

Oh! Does this leave your 60% Model M looking for a place to go, I wonder?

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matt3o
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13 Aug 2013, 18:34

Muirium wrote:Oh! Does this leave your 60% Model M looking for a place to go, I wonder?
have to think what to do with it actually... I have too many ongoing projects didn't find the time to finish it yet :)

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snoopy

13 Aug 2013, 18:40

matt3o wrote:couldn't resist...

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meaning "customs clearance practices completed"

come to papa my dearest SSK!
where did you buy your SSK? US ebay?

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matt3o
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13 Aug 2013, 19:21

snoopy wrote:where did you buy your SSK? US ebay?
US friend.

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matt3o
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14 Aug 2013, 16:59

here it is mine:

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and here you can find my restoration report!

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snoopy

14 Aug 2013, 18:04

Nice! Welcome to the club! :)

From which year is it?

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matt3o
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14 Aug 2013, 18:17

it comes from 1991. Pretty young.

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