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keyboard key caps / Re: Will These Come Back Into Stock
« Last post by Oobly on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:43:40 »
Yup, I believe Retro SA is in the works - with fully contoured option (different row profiles)!... DEFINITELY ordering when it happens.
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other geeky stuff / Re: losing weight while sitting
« Last post by tp4tissue on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:42:00 »
surprised this is still up...

have you considered furious masturbation during starvation?

Did it ever occur to you some of us take things seriously?


Eee-gahds..  the Hypocrisy. lawl
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keyboard key caps / Re: The PumpKey ** PROTOTYPE **
« Last post by Oobly on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:41:30 »
Can your CNC do aluminium? If so, that's what I would use to get a really finely detailed master. Then make molds from that and resin cast 'em! I'd love a solid orange pumpkin for my Cherry Legends Replica or Nostalgia sets!
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other geeky stuff / Re: Tea Appreciation Thread
« Last post by tp4tissue on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:38:43 »
I was instructed to wash the pu-erh prior to steeping because of the dirt in it. Or at least that's what the instruction card the guy at the tea shop gave me, he didn't speak any English.

Any Chinese tea should get a quick rinse with warm water before you steep it to help open it up, warm the leaves, and get the best flavor out of it...or so I was told by a guy in a Chinese tea shop in Seattle.  I still like that first steep of Pu-Erh though.

I usually run warm water over the leaves of tea that come in twisted leaves or gun powder balls to let them open up. I've noticed that with each consecutive steep pu-erh does indeed get more mild and less dirty tasting. It also complements meals a lot better than green teas and some white teas. :thumb:

IMHO...   good tea is usually pretty clean...

it's ok to rinse tea.. but it makes very little difference if you just pour and pour out in 10 seconds, because the dirt is Folded INTO the leaves, because they curl during the drying process..

So... If you wait until they uncurl and rinsed then.. You'd lose MOST of the flavor...
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making stuff together! / Re: Making my PCB hot swappable.
« Last post by qwack on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:38:18 »
I've made a few experiments with hot-swappable switches, and the measurements given by Cherry are for the holes in the PCB, not the pins. The pins are .035-39" rather than .059".

Likewise, a typical LED lead is more like around .020-25" in diameter.
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geekhack media / Re: Keyboard pixel art things.
« Last post by Senthura on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:37:56 »
Has anyone made a DK9087 aka Ducky Shine 3 TKL yet? I'd love a pixel art of it.

With red backlighting: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=19113.msg1091779#msg1091779

What colour backlighting have you got?

I have Green.

With green backlighting:

(Attachment Link)

Thanks! Now to get it in my sig...
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off topic / Re: Cats
« Last post by tp4tissue on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:36:53 »
I have 8 cats. I had 30 at one time.
get yourself a boyfriend.

I have one. He likes cats.

Ok just so we're on the same page... Ur boyfriend can't also be a cat....

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keyboard key caps / Re: Gutz pop quiz #3: identify the type of keycap!
« Last post by Oobly on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:35:10 »
C1/R3 and C6/R4 are alps tee mount. C1/R1, C2/R1, C5/R2, C5/R3, C6/R2 are caps for rubber dome keyboards (most things with a cylindrical plunger are I think).  I've seen the C3/R2 stem on some old BTC foam and foils.  C6/R1 looks like Cherry ML.

wow, you are good at this ebacho!

but it looks as though (since most of us don't go for rubber domes) that these keycaps will do no one any good. I was hoping to put all the keycaps of a certain type together, then offer them for the cost of shipping since I don't need them but someone with the right keyboard may want them. But is it worth the effort to even organize them since most people aren't going to use these? Apart from the alps, are there any other keycaps you think worth my while to organize together? There are actually quite a large number of these, and  I'll wind up throwing them away if I think they're of no use to anyone.

People may want the T-mount Alps and ML caps.

For the others, you could cut the stems out and glue small magnets in place and use them as interesting fridge magnets. Or someone else may want to do this if you couldn't be bothered. I think you could find someone to take them off your hands.

If not, then bin them. They were already on their way there, but saved by begin put into a crapbag, so it's not a big loss, I reckon.
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keyboards / Re: Which Tenkeyless Backlit Cherry MX Brown Board?
« Last post by Senthura on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:29:15 »
The Ducky Shine 3 TKL is a really solid choice.

I got one with blues recently and it's a solid keyboard. 10/10 would recommend. Pick your favorite color lighting or get white and some LED covers to change the color.
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keyboards / Re: HHKB Pro 2!!
« Last post by Oobly on Fri, 22 August 2014, 04:27:38 »
So I just received my HHKB Pro 2 in the mail and wanted to share my excitement!!! Recently a friend (wiredPANDA) took the plunge on one and has sworn by topres ever since so I decided I would as well and I've got to admit that this board feels damn sexy to type on. I was very hesitant about topres at first as I was very happy with my MX browns, but wow... DEM TOPRES. The layout is pretty sweet as well. I was using a KBT Pure for my daily driver so I knew I liked the 60% form factor, but this layout definitely feels more natural than the pure to me.

Now I get to cry while I look around for custom topre keysets (REALFORCE - Y U NO MAKE ANYMORE KEYS!?). Maybe I'll start out with the white HHKB key set.... hrmm...

Sacrilege! Pure is awesome!

I always considered the Pure layout to be the best 60%. How do you find using the Fn layer for text editing? This is the area I think the Pure layout has a big advantage over HHKB (inverted T arrows, Home and End close to the arrows, being able to hold shift with the right pinkie for one-handed editing, etc.), but I would love to hear from someone who has tried both.

And you can get a few Topre caps from here (Esc and Control, lavendar WASD, extra spacebars, stock HHKB sets):https://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,toprekeys

You can get Clacks for the rest of the keys then. Cheapest way, really.  :p

Well... there are also a few options from eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-108-key-set-white-Topre-REALFORCE-key-cap-array-SA0100-KT1-From-Japan-/281355478558?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item418217e61e
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-108-key-set-Red-Topre-REALFORCE108KT3-Realforce-SA0100-KT3-From-Japan-/281388796049?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item4184144891
http://www.ebay.com/itm/REALFORCE-Key-Cap-Set-For-Realforce-87-104-Keyboard-Topre-English-Blue-Keycap-/281405936880?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item418519d4f0
http://www.ebay.com/itm/REALFORCE-Key-Cap-Set-For-Realforce-87-104-Keyboard-Topre-English-White-Keycap-/271564059317?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f3a7ab2b5
http://www.ebay.com/itm/REALFORCE-Key-Cap-Set-for-Realforce-87-104-Keyboard-Topre-English-Yellow-Keycap-/281400443484?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4184c6025c

But they're still not cheap.
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