Damn. Sketch is awesome.
Damn. Sketch is awesome.
I want more Micro Monday recommendations! And I also want more Micro Monday diversity
I got one of the Noodler’s flex pens in the spring. It was cheap, and I only ordered to verify that flex nibs was something I could get into. And, of course, it was. The next step was a little bit more difficult. Because I wanted something nicer, and hopefully less smelly. And, while there are options, there are not a lot of them.
There was some from Franklin Christoph, two versions I think; I got the news when I was in the middle of it. And I think Edison are selling the same nibs.
Then you have the whole vintage market. And the last option, except for the one I went with, was the Aurora limited edition one.
And then you have Pilot’s Falcon and Metal Falcon.
I went with the Pilot Metal Falcon. Why? The Aurora was limited in availability and way about my comfort zone. And the FC I want (Model 66 Solid Ice) is never available, when I check. And Edison is way too expensive for me.
The Flacon and Metal Falcon are both very good options for what I wanted. Something a little bit nicer, in the less than $300 price range. And with a gold nib. The regular Falcon usually retails around $150, and the Metal Falcon around $240.
What you get for an extra $90 is a bigger converter, a bigger and heavier pen. The increased weight is because the pens made out of metal instead of resin. Other than they look more or less identical; but I think the Metal is a little bit larger. The reason I think you want the Metal Falcon instead of the regular one is because it can old up to 1ml of ink. While the CON-50 (the old standard converter) olds up to 0.5 and the CON-40 (the new standard converter) holds up to 0.4ml.
I think the CON-70 is fantastic. What I ask for in a converter is enough capacity that I can get through a day of a lot of writing without problems. My Falcon can do that, without any problems, my Vanishing Point on the other hand can’t.
Fantastic pen, and I can without doubt recommend it if you are looking for a good pen with a flexible gold nib.
I discovered Wakatime a while back. I’m probably a little bit late to the party on this. But a lot of people I have talked to wasn’t aware of it.
Wakatime is a time tracking system made to track how much time you spend in your text editor or text editors of Choice.
The way it works is that you install a python program that does the actual tracking, and add plugins to the editors you use. And then it will do its best to send in how much time you spend coding on what project, using what editor programming in what language.
I don’t think it is the best tool to use for billing and stuff like that. But I think it is a excellent tool to get an idea of how much time you spend doing this very specific type of work, and on what projects and languages you spend your time on.
I think my choice to get a ThinkPad instead of a iPad Pro was the correct one, and the more I invest in extending Emacs instead of some app I get more confident that it was the right one for me. Probably not the right one for most people, but the right one for me.
Love the recent timeline changes, I might be able remove the micro blog timeline subscription from my RSS client soon