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seebart
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20 Jul 2017, 13:06

Ugh...those purple keycaps are mad. Joker style. They almost look fake.

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MrDuul

20 Jul 2017, 13:09

seebart wrote: Ugh...those purple keycaps are mad. Joker style. They almost look fake.
Yeah I don't like them either.

Blue white double shots for the win! :mrgreen:

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y11971alex

20 Jul 2017, 16:32

That one that you posted is from an IBM 5251 terminal, which speaks a different language from the IBM 3277/78/79 ones. 5251s were attached to mid-range computers, instead of the mainframes that the 3270 family supported. It is called a "data entry" layout because it is modelled after a IBM 029 keypunch, which punched holes into cards that the computer read. This procedure was common before booting from tape/disk became common and for storing large amounts of information. It is in contrast with a "typewriter" keyboard. The rationale is that many people were expressly trained to use the 029 proficiently, so a specific layout had to be made for their convenience; these people were separate from people who used typewriters (secretaries).

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MrDuul

20 Jul 2017, 17:29

y11971alex wrote: That one that you posted is from an IBM 5251 terminal, which speaks a different language from the IBM 3277/78/79 ones. 5251s were attached to mid-range computers, instead of the mainframes that the 3270 family supported. It is called a "data entry" layout because it is modelled after a IBM 029 keypunch, which punched holes into cards that the computer read. This procedure was common before booting from tape/disk became common and for storing large amounts of information. It is in contrast with a "typewriter" keyboard. The rationale is that many people were expressly trained to use the 029 proficiently, so a specific layout had to be made for their convenience; these people were separate from people who used typewriters (secretaries).
The more you know. Thanks for this info.

Here is a video:

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MrDuul

21 Jul 2017, 23:14

Have some keyboards I got 1-2 weeks ago:

-4704 - 104 Key.
-IBM M15 Ergo. (Lexmark Logo)
-Vintage Japanese Fujitsu FM Towns FMT-KB107 Mechanical Keyboard Leaf Spring JIS
-Vintage IBM Mouse.

The 4704 Family Reunion....77 Key is missing :shock:

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seebart
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21 Jul 2017, 23:22

Still no Symbolics Space Cadet MrDuul? :evilgeek:

But the Fujitsu is real nice. :ugeek:

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MrDuul

21 Jul 2017, 23:23

seebart wrote: Still no Symbolics Space Cadet MrDuul? :evilgeek:

But the Fujitsu is real nice. :ugeek:
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

ONE DAY I WILL! :o :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


(Yes the fujitsu is really nice!!!)

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seebart
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21 Jul 2017, 23:25

MrDuul wrote:
seebart wrote: Still no Symbolics Space Cadet MrDuul? :evilgeek:

But the Fujitsu is real nice. :ugeek:
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

ONE DAY I WILL! :o :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


(Yes the fujitsu is really nice!!!)
Just so you remember, this is what it looks like:

http://www.rcsri.org/collection/symbolics-keyboards/
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JP!

21 Jul 2017, 23:29

My new beamer. Should arrive next week. I have everything ready to convert to usb.
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MrDuul

21 Jul 2017, 23:33

JP! wrote: My new beamer. Should arrive next week. I have everything ready to convert to usb.
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Enjoy! The white whale is quite the beauty, got one myself.

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The Symbolics keyboard would go for $5,000+

Just the mouse for a Lisp machine going for $1,000 on ebay lol.

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seebart
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21 Jul 2017, 23:33

JP! wrote: My new beamer. Should arrive next week. I have everything ready to convert to usb.
Oh with the card very nice. That's such a monster though, every time I look at it... :shock: Keep us updated!

Slom

26 Jul 2017, 21:24

MrDuul wrote: The Symbolics keyboard would go for $5,000+

Just the mouse for a Lisp machine going for $1,000 on ebay lol.
Here's one to haunt you:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/191844415665

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seebart
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26 Jul 2017, 21:28

Slom wrote:
MrDuul wrote: The Symbolics keyboard would go for $5,000+

Just the mouse for a Lisp machine going for $1,000 on ebay lol.
Here's one to haunt you:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/191844415665
Right, sold for "only" $1000. But of course that's not the space cadet. :maverick:

Slom

26 Jul 2017, 21:28

Some things I could not resist ...
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seebart wrote:
Slom wrote:
MrDuul wrote: The Symbolics keyboard would go for $5,000+

Just the mouse for a Lisp machine going for $1,000 on ebay lol.
Here's one to haunt you:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/191844415665
Right, sold for "only" $1000. But of course that's not the space cadet. :maverick:
But it included the mouse :D

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seebart
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26 Jul 2017, 21:31

Ohh what a funky tie. Very nice. ;) :maverick:
Slom wrote: But it included the mouse :D
Exactly. Too bad our rich druuul isn't here. :lol:

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JP!

26 Jul 2017, 21:43

seebart wrote: Ohh what a funky tie. Very nice. ;) :maverick:
Slom wrote: But it included the mouse :D
Exactly. Too bad our rich druuul isn't here. :lol:
Oh come on, I thought everyone knew that if you called Mr. Duul's name three times he appears ;)
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seebart
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26 Jul 2017, 21:46

JP! wrote: Oh come on, I thought everyone knew that if you called Mr. Duul's name three times he appears ;)
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Mr.Nobody

01 Aug 2017, 06:55

Eventually, it'll become a game for those who have deep pockets, just like other collections. So, let's focus on money-making for a while...

davkol

03 Aug 2017, 17:09

Today I got a $1 TRRS cable in the mail, thus my ErgoDox finally works properly again. It's actually much nicer than the shit originally bundled by Massdrop (gasp).

I hate to admit it, but I procrastinated for 19 months on this purchase… :oops:

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Phenix
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03 Aug 2017, 20:50

davkol wrote:Today I got a $1 TRRS cable in the mail, thus my ErgoDox finally works properly again. It's actually much nicer than the shit originally bundled by Massdrop (gasp).

I hate to admit it, but I procrastinated for 19 months on this purchase… :oops:
wanna link me?
I want another one..

davkol

03 Aug 2017, 21:50

What, a cable? I don't have a link at hand, but I just went to eBay, searched for something like 3.5mm 1/8'' Male To Male 4-Pole 3 Ring TRRS AV Audio Extension Cable 1M (that's actually the listing title) and sorted results from the cheapest. I've ordered two: one white (apple-ish) and one black. In either case, it's way more flexible than the one from MD.

thegoldenmandenis

03 Aug 2017, 23:11

I know it's not very exotic but I've just got a Cherry MX-Board 3.0 with red switches, and I'm really surprised how nice this thing is. It's great to type on, and I was unsure whether I'd like the shorter travel but it's actually really pleasing and I think it helps me to type a bit faster. It looks pretty decent too, if you like that sort of thing. Cherry red switches are also pretty nice.

Like I said, I know this isn't exactly an exciting vintage keyboard or custom build or anything like that, but I was quite surprised by how much I've liked this keyboard and felt the need to share these thoughts somewhere. I've told my wife but she's not that bothered! :lol:

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wobbled

03 Aug 2017, 23:15

got 2 hhkb pro 1's in trades which I am very happy with. One is lubed the other uses silencing rings. Love em both!!
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JP!

04 Aug 2017, 13:34

I love how efficient that layout is. Perfect for on the go.

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JP!

04 Aug 2017, 15:11

Recent eBay acquisition. I didn't need another Model M but I really wanted these key caps and I was able to get a discount from the seller. I might resell this board with the vanilla key caps.
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Scarpia

04 Aug 2017, 22:57

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I grabbed this little curiosity at a secondhand market today; it's a working Commodore 798D calculator from the 1970s. Apparently it's not a particularly collectible model in the world of vintage calculators, but for roughly €4 it was a good find for my ever growing Wunderkammer of vintage/retro technology.

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E3E

06 Aug 2017, 10:17

Probably the prettiest Model M Alps clone I've ever seen. It looks like a full-sized SSK. :)

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Another for my FAME collection.

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Elrick

06 Aug 2017, 11:19

E3E wrote: Probably the prettiest Model M Alps clone I've ever seen. It looks like a full-sized SSK. :)

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AGREED.

The Model-M style that should of had that beautiful BIG Enter key is very enticing :shock: . You should be proud of owning this keyboard and NEVER, ever, selling it.

Such a looker should always be kept close to your heart and be used as often as possible.

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E3E

06 Aug 2017, 18:36

I always appreciate your crazy enthusiasm, Elrick. :)

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emdude
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06 Aug 2017, 19:40

That's uncanny. The font is a dead ringer for the one IBM used; it looks like it even used the same kerning as the early Model Ms.

Edit: Although maybe not for the Shift keys..

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