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Offline Bruce

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« on: Wed, 20 January 2010, 07:07:56 »
An apology to those of you waiting for Filco 105 key UK Majestouch keyboards. They have been in the UK for a week now but the port closed last week due to it being frozen and we are hoping to get them out of the backlog any time now.
Comments on how poor we are in the UK at dealing with a few inches of snow welcome!!
There will be a Yipppeeeee! post from me on here the moment these come through the door of our stores.

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 20 January 2010, 09:27:30 »
Man where I'm at if it looks like it will snow the whole city shuts down. And to be honest that is for the best because the drivers here have no clue how to drive in snow. The last time we had a little ice on the roads here there was a 20+ car pile up on one of the overpasses.
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Topre Capacitive: Realforce 87U, Realforce 86U, HHKB Pro 2, Topre MD01B0, Topre HE0100, Sun Short Type, OEM NEO CS (x2), NISSHO Electronics KB106DE
Buckling Spring: IBM Model M Space Saver (1291472), Unicomp Customizer x 2
Cherry Brown: Filco FKBN87M/EB, Compaq MX11800
Black Alps: ABS M1
Not so great boards Rare Spring over dome OKI, Sun rack keyboard

Trackballs - Trackman Wheel (3), Trackman marble (2)
Keyboards I still want to get - Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2 the White version, Realforce 23U number pad in black and maybe white, μTRON ergo board with Topre switches.
Previously owned - [size=0]SiiG MiniTouch (White Alps), Scorpius M10 (Blue Cherry), IBM Model M13[/size]

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 20 January 2010, 09:35:07 »
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Man where I'm at if it looks like it will snow the whole city shuts down. And to be honest that is for the best because the drivers here have no clue how to drive in snow. The last time we had a little ice on the roads here there was a 20+ car pile up on one of the overpasses.

That's the truth.  Hell, San Antonio just about shuts down when there is a little rain.  I love watching the natives freak out when there is a little rain or cool weather.  I also love watching the testosterone-jacked-up hicks in their gigatisaurus F350s sitting 40" off the ground doing 90 in pouring rain about to murder us all.


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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 20 January 2010, 09:57:19 »
Hey I resemble that :) Not really but I do drive a truck (Honda Ridgeline) but it is not a jacked up bubba truck but still quite capable of handling most stuff I would ever run across.
Keyboards
Topre Capacitive: Realforce 87U, Realforce 86U, HHKB Pro 2, Topre MD01B0, Topre HE0100, Sun Short Type, OEM NEO CS (x2), NISSHO Electronics KB106DE
Buckling Spring: IBM Model M Space Saver (1291472), Unicomp Customizer x 2
Cherry Brown: Filco FKBN87M/EB, Compaq MX11800
Black Alps: ABS M1
Not so great boards Rare Spring over dome OKI, Sun rack keyboard

Trackballs - Trackman Wheel (3), Trackman marble (2)
Keyboards I still want to get - Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2 the White version, Realforce 23U number pad in black and maybe white, μTRON ergo board with Topre switches.
Previously owned - [size=0]SiiG MiniTouch (White Alps), Scorpius M10 (Blue Cherry), IBM Model M13[/size]

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 20 January 2010, 19:10:57 »
We had some terrible snow in Ireland for the two weeks after during and after New Year's. There was a space of about a week where I didn't even leave the house because it was too slippery to do so.

Offline Ziemas

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 21 January 2010, 09:04:47 »
Will there be blank keycaps available for the UK version?

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 21 January 2010, 09:25:08 »
Hi Ziemas.
Welcome to Geekhack.
Yes, 105 blank keysets are ordered. ETA is March.

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 21 January 2010, 09:27:39 »
Bruce, are you going to be getting any Cherry-made blank caps for the G80-3000? If so, will they be ANSI (104) or ISO (105)? Thanks!


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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 21 January 2010, 09:55:51 »
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Hi Ziemas.
Welcome to Geekhack.
Yes, 105 blank keysets are ordered. ETA is March.


Thanks for the welcome. :)

Great to hear that you will have them. I'm probably going to order a UK Filco as soon as you get them.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 21 January 2010, 10:16:18 »
itlnstln
Probably not now.
I was planning to but it is so complicated putting full sets together, and costly. We have now got the full 105 ISO keyboard in stock with blanks and they're well priced. Here's a picture:-
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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 21 January 2010, 10:47:38 »
They are well-priced.  Unfortunately, the layout kills it for me.  Thanks, Bruce, for all your help.
 
 
 
 
 
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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 25 January 2010, 13:38:55 »
Cherry MX3000 in an ANSI 104 Blank Black set up. Black switches??
I ordered a batch today, will be in around March 25th. No obligation, but you said you wanted it!

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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 25 January 2010, 13:45:39 »
Black switches, or Blue/Brown?  I am not sure how many takers you'll have on black switches.  I'll get one for the blank caps, and sell it with caps from my brown-based 'board if it has black switches.
 
Or make a Cherry "red" 'board.


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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 25 January 2010, 13:59:53 »
I'll be able to confirm that later. I suspect blacks.
Like you say, the main deal is in the keytops, swapping them onto other 104 Cherry boards is easy enough.
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Yes, it's blacks. And they should only be a few weeks.
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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 28 March 2010, 18:15:37 »
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Hi Ziemas.
Welcome to Geekhack.
Yes, 105 blank keysets are ordered. ETA is March.


Any news on the blank keys?

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 29 March 2010, 06:14:17 »
Hi Ziemas.
Is looking like late April now.
I am sorry. We're keeping them very busy.

Bruce

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 29 March 2010, 06:35:45 »
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Black switches, or Blue/Brown?  I am not sure how many takers you'll have on black switches.  I'll get one for the blank caps, and sell it with caps from my brown-based 'board if it has black switches.
 
Or make a Cherry "red" 'board.


stoopid question.....how is this a red board???
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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 29 March 2010, 06:45:30 »
It's not.  I was talking about doing a switch-swap (black stem + brown spring = "red").


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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 29 March 2010, 15:55:28 »
ahhhhhh, coz the reds have the resistance of a brown and are linear.
im getting the hang of this.
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