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Offline blk

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Hi everyone. A video of my typing on my model M.
« on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 19:22:49 »
Hi everyone.

I've linked a video of me typing on my model M for your viewing pleasure.  It's a '94 made by Lexmark with a few Unicomp replacement caps.


I just got an HHKB (printed white) that I will do a video on.  As well as a modded AT101W.

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Re: Hi everyone. A video of my typing on my model M.
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 19:46:44 »
Love that sound! Welcome  ;D

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Re: Hi everyone. A video of my typing on my model M.
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 19 February 2016, 03:17:23 »
Welcome to Geekhack!

Typed on my 1994 Lexmark SSK with some Unicomp keycaps too!

The sounds are so similar, I have your video playing in the background as I'm typing this, and they sound exactly the same :)

Which of your keyboards do you prefer?
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

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Re: Hi everyone. A video of my typing on my model M.
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 23 February 2016, 10:59:23 »
Welcome to Geekhack!

Typed on my 1994 Lexmark SSK with some Unicomp keycaps too!

The sounds are so similar, I have your video playing in the background as I'm typing this, and they sound exactly the same :)

Which of your keyboards do you prefer?

I would drown a toddler for the chance to see an SSK in person.  Unicomp *said* they would make an SSK... Unicomp, where art thou?

Right now, the order is: Packard Bell 5130<my modded AEKI(because I can't get it to work :(...)I<Dell AT101W<Model M ~ HHKB

Initially I hated the HHKB because it felt like another rubber dome, but the feel and sound have grown on me.  In some ways its better than my model M, in some ways not.  Just different but still very nice to type on.  Both are acceptable for gaming.  I play a lot of CS:GO on both boards.

Happy typing.
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 February 2016, 13:30:35 by blk »

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Re: Hi everyone. A video of my typing on my model M.
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 25 February 2016, 04:06:12 »
Welcome to Geekhack!

Typed on my 1994 Lexmark SSK with some Unicomp keycaps too!

The sounds are so similar, I have your video playing in the background as I'm typing this, and they sound exactly the same :)

Which of your keyboards do you prefer?

I would drown a toddler for the chance to see an SSK in person.  Unicomp *said* they would make an SSK... Unicomp, where art thou?

Right now, the order is: Packard Bell 5130<my modded AEKI(because I can't get it to work :(...)I<Dell AT101W<Model M ~ HHKB

Initially I hated the HHKB because it felt like another rubber dome, but the feel and sound have grown on me.  In some ways its better than my model M, in some ways not.  Just different but still very nice to type on.  Both are acceptable for gaming.  I play a lot of CS:GO on both boards.

Happy typing.

I tend to use HHKB during the week (like now) so I don't keep everyone else in the house awake.

SSK on weekends (unless my desk is sufficient clean, in which case I'll dig one of the full size Model M out).
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

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Re: Hi everyone. A video of my typing on my model M.
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 25 February 2016, 14:57:17 »
I would hope it would be produced with new tooling. Hmm, I should search to see how people are covering their unicomp cases   :cool: