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My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#1 Post by sharktastica » Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:23 am

Hey all, new here!

I thought I'd introduce myself by sharing a bunch of photos of my 'preciouses'. I'm Shark, a ThinkPad lover (of course). Although, I'd actually say I'm more into TrackPoint-equipped keyboards than ThinkPads specifically, but I still (overly) enjoy using several ThinkPads for leasure and work. In my spare time, I develop and write for my website dedicated to IBM (and Lexmark, Lenovo, Unicomp, etc.) keyboards and moderate the r/ModelM subreddit. As such, working with stuff like Model M4-1, M6-1 and M13 keyboards is my kind of my bliss I guess!

In case you're interested (and hope this allowed):
My site page listing various TrackPoint keyboards: https://sharktastica.co.uk/topics/trackpoint_kbs
Rest of my stuff: https://sharktastica.co.uk/gallery (warning: lots of large photos inside)

My desks/setup:
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From left to right: T400, X200T, three ThinkVisions, L430 and W700.

Some of my ThinkPads:
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Models in the first image, third image: 240 with KeyPad III numpad, fourth image: 240 ontop of a W7000

Some of my keyboards:
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First image: black Model m13, second image: IBM 5576-C01 and Unicomp EnduraPro, third image: IBM SK-8840 (back) and Lenovo KU-1255 (front), fourth image: Model M4-1 and RT-3200

So yeah, look forward to speaking to y'all.

Cheers!
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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:20 am

Welcome to the Thinkpads.com forum!

I'm also at the Model M subreddit (under a different username), but currently don't have a Model M due to many reasons including a lack of desk space. Recently got one of those SK-8855's from Poland, and satisfied with it (yes, I know they're not original, but it's an acceptable compromise given how expensive they cost these days).

Your Thinkpad collection makes you a bona fide member of this community-- personally love that pic with the 240 and W700 together. :D
Daily driver: X220 4291-C91 i7-2620M

Backup: X601 Core 2 Duo T8100
Toy: X60F Core Solo U1300
On loan: X220 4291-P79 i5-2520M
In pieces: two retired but working X61Ts
RIP: 760XD 9546-U9E; X61 7676-A24; and a BOE-Hydis HV121P01-100 in failed SXGA+ mod
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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#3 Post by sharktastica » Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:22 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:20 am
Welcome to the Thinkpads.com forum!
Thanks for the warm welcome!
axur-delmeria wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:20 am
I'm also at the Model M subreddit (under a different username), but currently don't have a Model M due to many reasons including a lack of desk space. Recently got one of those SK-8855's from Poland, and satisfied with it (yes, I know they're not original, but it's an acceptable compromise given how expensive they cost these days).
That's awesome! Just remember, any early ThinkPad with a Model M6-1 buckling sleeves keyboard technically counts! ;) One of my goals is to allow discussion of the lesser-known non-buckling springs Ms on there and on our Discord server; not because they're necessarily the best Ms around, but because it raises awareness of IBM's history and nuances.
axur-delmeria wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:20 am
Your Thinkpad collection makes you a bona fide member of this community-- personally love that pic with the 240 and W700 together.
Thanks! Indeed, that's one of my favourite photos.

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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#4 Post by crashnburn » Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:06 am

Lovely collection. Can you please add the Model Numbers for reference along with the keyboards for some of us who aspire to get some of them someday?
T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
T43 1875-DLU: 14.1"XGA/1.7PM-740/1G/XP (Old)

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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#5 Post by atagunov » Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:51 am

sharktastica wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:23 am
I'm Shark, a ThinkPad lover (of course) ... and moderate the r/ModelM subreddit
Hello, Shark!

So you're the owner of that cool workspace which looks more like International Space Station interior!
Seen your photos before and humbled to see you here :-)

I guess I'm more of a guy tempted to say a few words in every discussion concerning *20/*30 generation - and a proud owner/user of T520/X220.
X2100 and W530 are taking a back seat, lots of of 15" R60/T60 waiting possibly until I retire and find time to work on them.

Greettings!
X220, 2 *T520

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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#6 Post by sharktastica » Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:12 am

crashnburn wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:06 am
Lovely collection. Can you please add the Model Numbers for reference along with the keyboards for some of us who aspire to get some of them someday?
Added. Will have to get back to you on the second TP image since I took that a while ago and now no longer have that arrangement for easy reference.

As for the keyboards, I also maintain reference material on my website (at least for discrete keyboards, info on internal assemblies are a WIP):
* TrackPoint, pointing stick, and UltraNav keyboards - https://sharktastica.co.uk/topics/trackpoint_kbs
* Keyboard Part Number Database - https://sharktastica.co.uk/kb_db
* Photos and info on members of my collection - https://sharktastica.co.uk/collection

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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#7 Post by sharktastica » Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:23 am

atagunov wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:51 am
sharktastica wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:23 am
I'm Shark, a ThinkPad lover (of course) ... and moderate the r/ModelM subreddit
Hello, Shark!

So you're the owner of that cool workspace which looks more like International Space Station interior!
Seen your photos before and humbled to see you here :-)

I guess I'm more of a guy tempted to say a few words in every discussion concerning *20/*30 generation - and a proud owner/user of T520/X220.
X2100 and W530 are taking a back seat, lots of of 15" R60/T60 waiting possibly until I retire and find time to work on them.

Greettings!
Hi, that's me! :D

I do love me an X220!

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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#8 Post by crashnburn » Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:33 am

sharktastica wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:12 am
crashnburn wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:06 am
Lovely collection. Can you please add the Model Numbers for reference along with the keyboards for some of us who aspire to get some of them someday?
Added. Will have to get back to you on the second TP image since I took that a while ago and now no longer have that arrangement for easy reference.

As for the keyboards, I also maintain reference material on my website (at least for discrete keyboards, info on internal assemblies are a WIP):
* TrackPoint, pointing stick, and UltraNav keyboards - https://sharktastica.co.uk/topics/trackpoint_kbs
* Keyboard Part Number Database - https://sharktastica.co.uk/kb_db
* Photos and info on members of my collection - https://sharktastica.co.uk/collection
Nice. Will have to go through this over the coming weekend and make a wishlist for future scavenger hunt ;)

PS: Could you chime in a little bit here on a keyboard related query I had - Would appreciate it. I figured your "guess" or assessment would be better than my amateur one :P

viewtopic.php?p=860587#p860587
T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
T43 1875-DLU: 14.1"XGA/1.7PM-740/1G/XP (Old)

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Re: My ThinkFleet, setup & TrackPoint keyboards (+ introduction)

#9 Post by sharktastica » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:47 pm

crashnburn wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:33 am
Nice. Will have to go through this over the coming weekend and make a wishlist for future scavenger hunt ;)

PS: Could you chime in a little bit here on a keyboard related query I had - Would appreciate it. I figured your "guess" or assessment would be better than my amateur one :P

viewtopic.php?p=860587#p860587
Sorry for the belated response. For what it's worth, I've now answered (I agree with what iamdmc said).

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