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Offline Pr0grammed

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Hi Guys
« on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 18:48:12 »
I may be the oldest programmer on this site.  :))

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 00:36:43 »
welcome aboard!

Offline Maledicted

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 16:44:50 »
Hi Pr0grammed. Welcome to Geekhack.

What switches have you tried? Which do you like?

I may be the oldest programmer on this site.  :))

typo may beg to differ.

Offline Pr0grammed

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 21:09:06 »
I used to type on anything the company would provide. Usually the crappy dell, gateway 2000, compaq...etc keyboards came with my computer. Then I used a old razer black widow with first gen orange. I liked that board but it was full of problems. I spilled a lot on it also. Now i use a razer black widow elite with the new green switches but i take care of this one. Personal\Home, I have a MBP, I like MX Reds and Razer oranges, But i definitely type faster on the greens. I don't have good dexterity. My son is a big gamer with a ton of keyboards to try. He is a college student at UNR off for the summer playing games till 4:30 am each day. I dont buy custom keyboards because my wife is a control freak with our money and would never let me waste our money on a keyboard. I'm getting a Razer blackwidow Lite for father's day (Orange) (my son has one which i tried) for my Mac. Thanks for asking.

Edit: I'm currently a Dev for SG on furlough for 6 more weeks thanks to the apocalypse.
« Last Edit: Mon, 18 May 2020, 21:12:09 by Pr0grammed »

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 21:51:42 »
If you like Razer Greens, and I understand why, by the way, I have a Blackwidow too, have you tried a Model M recently? :D What do you think about those? Those are the old IBM monsters that clack clack clack. It's the one in my signature.

Mal's got some Models M and F and some other weird **** in his signature too. Looks like an Omnikey ultra or something and a Leading Edge. If you like clicky keyboards, buy his signature.
« Last Edit: Mon, 18 May 2020, 21:55:40 by funkmon »

Offline Maledicted

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:07:35 »
I used to type on anything the company would provide. Usually the crappy dell, gateway 2000, compaq...etc keyboards came with my computer. Then I used a old razer black widow with first gen orange. I liked that board but it was full of problems. I spilled a lot on it also. Now i use a razer black widow elite with the new green switches but i take care of this one. Personal\Home, I have a MBP, I like MX Reds and Razer oranges, But i definitely type faster on the greens. I don't have good dexterity. My son is a big gamer with a ton of keyboards to try. He is a college student at UNR off for the summer playing games till 4:30 am each day. I dont buy custom keyboards because my wife is a control freak with our money and would never let me waste our money on a keyboard. I'm getting a Razer blackwidow Lite for father's day (Orange) (my son has one which i tried) for my Mac. Thanks for asking.

Edit: I'm currently a Dev for SG on furlough for 6 more weeks thanks to the apocalypse.

Cool. I believe that some of those Gateway 2000 boards actually had mechanical switches. I don't know that that was common though. The only one I have ever seen did not.

I haven't tried any of the Razer switches, to my knowledge. I probably should. I know they've been made by Greetech and Kailh though, of which I have tried a few MX clones from, so I imagine that they're close.

If you've tried MX reds, how would you compare them against Razer orange?

You can get some kit boards for pretty cheap, the Chinese ones. It is more fun to tear apart OEM boards and modify them anyway though, if you ask me.

When you said SG you almost made me think Silicon Graphics, but it appears that they no longer exist? Otherwise you could have picked up one of their old keyboards. That would be cool.

If you like Razer Greens, and I understand why, by the way, I have a Blackwidow too, have you tried a Model M recently? :D What do you think about those? Those are the old IBM monsters that clack clack clack. It's the one in my signature.

Mal's got some Models M and F and some other weird **** in his signature too. Looks like an Omnikey ultra or something and a Leading Edge. If you like clicky keyboards, buy his signature.

I have plenty of other weird/random old stuff that I can't find pixel art for, and/or haven't edited together with other boards in order to overcome the signature file count limitation. I know I need to edit an F107 template to look more like mine and jam it in there somewhere. If he likes linears, he may like an old Zenith Z-150 or ZKB-2 with some Alps SKCLs.

What ye olde boards have you got besides Ms?
« Last Edit: Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:27:02 by Maledicted »

Offline Pr0grammed

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:32:40 »
Scientific Games

MX Red vs Razer Orange: reds feel much smoother and when i haven't had coffee, I'm calm and the stars align I can type pretty good on them and the feeling is pretty smooth. But under normal circumstances i make mistakes usually double typed chars. Razer oranges feel good too, kinda smooth crunch, just different and i make less mistakes so i prefer them for general use.

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 12:09:48 »
Scientific Games

That's actually really cool. I imagine the company may not want to talk about it, but I imagine a significant portion of the job is tweaking the odds. It doesn't seem like a lot of people always realize that casinos are huge and booming because they always make more money than they pay out.

MX Red vs Razer Orange: reds feel much smoother and when i haven't had coffee, I'm calm and the stars align I can type pretty good on them and the feeling is pretty smooth. But under normal circumstances i make mistakes usually double typed chars. Razer oranges feel good too, kinda smooth crunch, just different and i make less mistakes so i prefer them for general use.

That makes me wonder if yours are made by Greetech then (though I now just finally realized that oranges are tactiles and not linears, that may be why as MX-like tactiles are usually pretty scratchy). I noticed that the ones in my tester weren't particularly smooth compared to most MX and clone switches, not that stock Kailhs are all that smooth either. Have you soldered before? Ever thought about pulling some switches and popping some different ones in? You can get some hot swap boards for pretty cheap too. Just make sure they're meant for switches other than Outemu, as the Outemu hot swap sockets are too small for other brand switches.

MX reds are pretty light switches for linears. If you ever get deeper down the rabbit hole, you could start trying to swap springs. Personally, I have found Gateron yellows to have a nice stock weighting, falling between MX red and black. That should help prevent accidental presses.

Standard MX (and clone) clickies aren't particularly great. If you ever want to give clickies a chance, take a look at Kailh's box switches, or vintage switch types like IBM's capacitive buckling spring, or Alps SKCM blues.

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Re: Hi Guys
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 14:30:59 »
I may be the oldest programmer on this site.  :))

i'm 69


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