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(10-03-2018, 08:57 PM)jan-jaap Wrote:  Nice. I heard the Das Keyboards can have some issues. I opted for the Ducky One with brown MX switches and (monochrome, not RGB) LED back lighting. Compact for a 104 (?) key keyboard and heavy so it stays put. I like it.

Ducky One MX Brown 87 keys here. My only gripe is the caps lock key which isn't beveled on its right side so i sometimes hit it when i press the 'a'
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(10-03-2018, 10:02 PM)thunderbird32 Wrote:  It's interesting to see someone else who actually uses MX Browns by choice, as anytime I mention what is in my Das, people online tell me to get a better keyboard. lol

Yeah, and unlabelled keys or you're a loser I guess. Pffft.

I wanted a good keyboard, but it's not necessary to wake up the kids at night. I'm not a gamer. It was the sensible choice.
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10-04-2018, 08:27 AM
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Just bought this Visual Workstation 320 from an eBay seller located right here in Chapel Hill. Looks to be in good clean shape and nicely configured, but I'm going to revert it from Win2K back to WinNT 4 as originally configured. I briefly owned one of these ten years ago and while it's far from the coolest workstation SGI produced it's sort of an interesting system in its own right.

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10-20-2018, 11:02 PM
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I did want to get one of these original cube logo versions at one point. Even though it was a windows box with an SGI logo on it I remember thinking that the dual CPU setup was pretty enticing. There are copies of win NT Maya 1.0 and Softimage on Vetusware that you can probably load up on that beast.

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10-21-2018, 04:48 AM
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(10-20-2018, 11:02 PM)Silicon Classics Wrote:  Just bought this Visual Workstation 320 from an eBay seller located right here in Chapel Hill. Looks to be in good clean shape and nicely configured, but I'm going to revert it from Win2K back to WinNT 4 as originally configured. I briefly owned one of these ten years ago and while it's far from the coolest workstation SGI produced it's sort of an interesting system in its own right.

Very nice! These are very cool little systems! Smile

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10-21-2018, 05:23 AM
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Very clean, nice acquisition!

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10-21-2018, 07:34 AM
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My latest purchase in general? A 1980 Ford Capri 2.0 S to fix up and drive around during the summer Smile

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11-16-2018, 12:31 PM
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Here's my most recent purchase in my quest to "archive all the things":
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11-16-2018, 07:46 PM
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I've been aware of the NetVista 'Space Saver' keyboards IBM manufactured as their last series of desktop-trackpoint keyboards with space saving capabilities. Typically used in server racks --or-- for cramped desk users or point of sale/retail type situations.

Finally got around to picking one up--while a little pricey I guess, I still wanted it for science and investigation purposes. It pairs with the IBM mini quite well, which is slated for a copy of OS/2 since, its old socket 487 prescott isn't good for much else, I did install ultra-low-latency OCZ DDR1 modules totalling to a whopping 2 GB of RAM. The NetVista Space Saver uses a standard width trackpoint stem as found on IBM's last run of ThinkPads (which means you can put a soft rim cap on it), I have and boy oh boy does the soft rim stick out quite high, but strangely doesn't impede typing. Pictured here it's just using the old cat's tongue:
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11-17-2018, 04:28 AM
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Couple of new items.. 

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Same amber Wyse terminal I used for years at Rhythm & Hues, I need one anyway for the Tezro and it's cool to have the one that I had back then. 

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My first Sun! I always wanted one of these (love the design) and this one had a good price and easy shipping so what the hell. I think it's kind of a NetApp device but I'm just going to have fun poking around 👍

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