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Offline RougeR

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london meet up, for uk members..lets MAKE IT HAPPEN!
glaDOS (blal on irc) and myself will go and are confirmed

i have booked my tickets already as im going for a ride through England and Wales on the new bike and to see family

dates: anywhere september 1st-7th
place: London
Venue: TBA

been busy with work so only been in irc and not been active here, lets change that and lets see some ****ing keyboards.

UK thread
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=41524.new#new

Confirmed:
RougeR
glaDOS
Hzza
Phetto (hugs plox)
Tipo33
longweight
Bunnylake
input

Possibles
Photeq
Trent (USA tentative)
GeorgeStorm
« Last Edit: Sun, 14 July 2013, 16:51:40 by RougeR »
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Offline GLaDOS

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I'm up for it.

Offline Photekq

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I might be able to come if it's between 1st-3rd September or late August. Can't guarantee anything though.

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I'm in the US of A but I think I could make a trip to visit the meetup and Tipo33's new pad.  Add my as a "highly tentative".
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Drat, the dates are no good for me.  Hope you guys enjoy it, though!
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Offline Hzza

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I can probably make it if it's on the weekend, I'm only a 10 minute train ride away from Paddington.

I've cut down my collection big time, but can bring;
Filco w/browns and Cherry POM caps
Phantom w/clears and dyesubs
Poker w/blacks and Retro DSA
Filco Tenkey Pad w/ clicky whites
HHKB2
Filco Zero (XM's I think)
Rapoo v7 (fake Cherry yellows)
Cherry Raptor

Offline phetto

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I can perhaps join aswell. We can finally hug eachother RougeR. :D

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My body is ready for all the pictures of the sessy ISO boards. I wish I could be there. Trent, take me with you!

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Coming up from Italy, for sure.  What I will be able to bring will be fairly limited considering I will have to fly.
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Just bring the one board no one else will have Tibro: Full Metal Filco. That'll be fun getting past airport security :P

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Just bring the one board no one else will have Tibro: Full Metal Filco. That'll be fun getting past airport security :P
Lol,  I will probably not bring it for that reason alone.  lol.  I do have a lot of ISO boards though,  and depending on if anybody wants a model M, I may bring some of the ones I own.
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Offline RougeR

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looking good so far, and yes i will aim to put it on a weekend! so either the 31st and 1st or the 7th/8th, i need to check my commitments as well for which. also ideas for a venue??
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Can someone help me finding a cheap hotel in london?

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Can someone help me finding a cheap hotel in london?

im hoping to stay with my cousin, could ask if he will put you up? no promises.
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That would be cool!
I'm thinking that this could be a cool trip =) 50 flight ticket means more beer. :D

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still need to sort out venue and perhaps hotels for sharing or a hostel, i may stay with my cousin for a night or so, need to clear it.

I also intend to get jolly drunk with those who are up for it.

ideas welcome.
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That would be cool!
I'm thinking that this could be a cool trip =) 50 flight ticket means more beer. :D

****kk thats cheap, its going to cost me more on the ferry!! or to fly.
will sort out dates and ask my cousin

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« Last Edit: Fri, 05 July 2013, 10:47:52 by RougeR »
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I can bring HHKB Pro2, HHKB Pro JP Type-S, and perhaps a Raptor K1 (1800).

The raptor could be given away to the one that drinks more beer than me. huehue :D

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I can bring HHKB Pro2, HHKB Pro JP Type-S, and perhaps a Raptor K1 (1800).

The raptor could be given away to the one that drinks more beer than me. huehue :D

i will bring g84-mini, filco mx red, buckling spring numberpad, white alps numberpad, my kensignton expert and my m15...hopefully i will get it running and at least 1 or 2 mods done.
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^ dont forget to bring the umbrella, it's london after all.. :D

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^ dont forget to bring the umbrella, it's london after all.. :D

BETTER NOT RAIN!! im on the bike :)
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Could probably attend with scarface.

Offline RougeR

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Could probably attend with scarface.

you live in london still right..NO EXCUSES!
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I could bring an AT102W and that's it.

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im in assuming the date ends up being something i can make
I'M IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING RIGHT NOW, WILL BE BACK AROUND SOON

Offline GLaDOS

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and depending on if anybody wants a model M, I may bring some of the ones I own.

How much would you be selling them for?


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and depending on if anybody wants a model M, I may bring some of the ones I own.

How much would you be selling them for?
Ugh...  depends on the exchange rate.  My general price when I lived in Chicago was 40USD.
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and depending on if anybody wants a model M, I may bring some of the ones I own.

How much would you be selling them for?
Ugh...  depends on the exchange rate.  My general price when I lived in Chicago was 40USD.
40$? :o
Would that be for one that's in good condition or would it need quite a bit of work?
« Last Edit: Sat, 06 July 2013, 18:52:12 by Photekq »

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That's 26. If I can afford to come along then I'll probably buy one off you.

Offline Trent

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and depending on if anybody wants a model M, I may bring some of the ones I own.

How much would you be selling them for?
Ugh...  depends on the exchange rate.  My general price when I lived in Chicago was 40USD.
40$? :o
Would that be for one that's in good condition or would it need quite a bit of work?

Good condition, refurbished by me.  Tipo is selling the massive stock I had from my 4 pallet buy, for mutual gain for both of us.
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For 30 I would definitely like one. That sounds like an awesome deal.

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For 30 I would definitely like one. That sounds like an awesome deal.

US prices are different than Euro prices.  Selling prices aren't likely to be 30...  Too low...  Gotta make $ back on the investment.
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That last post sounded horrible.  I'm sick, wiping various face holes, and grumpy.

We can make a reasonable deal :)
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Trent is correct, we will figure out an adjusted price, keeping shipment and transportation in mind.  It will still be cheaper than buying one from eBay or a non-geekhacker.  From what I have found though, the supply of BS boards is pretty low in Europe,  and the prices reflect this.
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That's fair enough. 30 did sound a little cheap. I'd still be very interested as long as the prices are fair. I'm guessing these are ANSI then? 101 or 103?

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Trent is correct, we will figure out an adjusted price, keeping shipment and transportation in mind.  It will still be cheaper than buying one from eBay or a non-geekhacker.  From what I have found though, the supply of BS boards is pretty low in Europe,  and the prices reflect this.

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That's fair enough. 30 did sound a little cheap. I'd still be very interested as long as the prices are fair. I'm guessing these are ANSI then? 101 or 103?

ANSI 101
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bump who else is in???
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im in for a model m, i actually wish this meet was happening sooner now, i wants one
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I might be able to make something, not sure what I'd be able to bring since I may be about to completely change everything up.
I'd also potentially be interested in a Model M.
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This sounds interesting, always hard to find people who are interested in keyboards, preferably weekends or evenings as I am working in the day.

I own a few and do want to try some more switches, especially a topre switch! but also other alps varieties.

The most intresting thing I can bring is a Jarltech 8011TWE which has some sweet doubleshot spherical numericals and mx blues: http://imgur.com/a/4DWdu

Other than that I own pretty bog standard stuff:
  • 2 Filcos /w mx browns and ducky PBT caps, 1 with o-rings (for work)
  • Black Dell AT102W with Black Alps
  • 1987 Model M with 4 missing keycaps (up arrow, `,  8*,  -_)
  • 2 Model M2 (one with broken spacebar, one fully repaired with replaced capacitors (which I have spare if anyone needs some)
Daily drivers: Filco w/ browns @ home and work (w/ o-rings), Home coding: 1987 IBM Model M + other random keyboarding goodies.

Offline RougeR

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This sounds interesting, always hard to find people who are interested in keyboards, preferably weekends or evenings as I am working in the day.

I own a few and do want to try some more switches, especially a topre switch! but also other alps varieties.

The most intresting thing I can bring is a Jarltech 8011TWE which has some sweet doubleshot spherical numericals and mx blues: http://imgur.com/a/4DWdu

Other than that I own pretty bog standard stuff:
  • 2 Filcos /w mx browns and ducky PBT caps, 1 with o-rings (for work)
  • Black Dell AT102W with Black Alps
  • 1987 Model M with 4 missing keycaps (up arrow, `,  8*,  -_)
  • 2 Model M2 (one with broken spacebar, one fully repaired with replaced capacitors (which I have spare if anyone needs some)


any chance of me nabbing the on with the broken space bar (payed ofc)
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Offline RougeR

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bump, cmon we need more confirmed. 10 would be great. will start on the planning soon
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Offline input

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This sounds interesting, always hard to find people who are interested in keyboards, preferably weekends or evenings as I am working in the day.

I own a few and do want to try some more switches, especially a topre switch! but also other alps varieties.

The most intresting thing I can bring is a Jarltech 8011TWE which has some sweet doubleshot spherical numericals and mx blues: http://imgur.com/a/4DWdu

Other than that I own pretty bog standard stuff:
  • 2 Filcos /w mx browns and ducky PBT caps, 1 with o-rings (for work)
  • Black Dell AT102W with Black Alps
  • 1987 Model M with 4 missing keycaps (up arrow, `,  8*,  -_)
  • 2 Model M2 (one with broken spacebar, one fully repaired with replaced capacitors (which I have spare if anyone needs some)


any chance of me nabbing the on with the broken space bar (payed ofc)

Yeah sure, you can just have it I need to repay the karma gods as the one I fixed up full I picked up for free  ;D especially since you are organizing!

All the keys register apart from the pause button, I have done a full case clean and replaced a couple of springs, I am probably responsible for breaking the spacebar as I didn't know they use bloody plastic as a stabiliser  :'(



I also stole the screws from the bottom for my other M2.

I think the capacitors are on the brink of going, probably good for parts / restoration, but the spacebars are damn flimsy and impossible to find..

Lets get the thing organised and confirmed!
« Last Edit: Mon, 15 July 2013, 14:48:58 by input »
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Offline RougeR

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and depending on if anybody wants a model M, I may bring some of the ones I own.

How much would you be selling them for?
Ugh...  depends on the exchange rate.  My general price when I lived in Chicago was 40USD.
40$? :o
Would that be for one that's in good condition or would it need quite a bit of work?

Good condition, refurbished by me.  Tipo is selling the massive stock I had from my 4 pallet buy, for mutual gain for both of us.

great, i appreciate it, I just need an m2 for spares for my m15 and perhaps as a future project board to mod or to work as a guinea pig.
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How's this looking? Will there be any bee.. Keyboards?

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How's this looking? Will there be any bee.. Keyboards?

If there is no beer I am not coming  :confused:

Where are we thinking of getting, pub or try hire something out for a bit?
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Offline RougeR

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its guna happen, just been working 15 days straigh update within 24 hours.
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Offline RougeR

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right, decided to postpone this a bit, due to blal not being able to make it, seeing as he was the first other than me to express interest, i may also be starting a new job so am unsure where is tand.

going to put a poll up for you to decide a date. will still be September or possibly early October.
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I already said so on DT, but I'll be there!

Offline RougeR

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good, still not sure when now, i got the new job and it starts September 2nd.....so yeahhhh, decent money so i should be able to afford it.
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