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Edjelly

09.12.2015 01:00

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Absolutely. The Lamy 2000 is a great value for a solid, dependable workhorse fountain pen. It never gets pushed aside, and for me, it’s almost always in use. Several years later, I’m still just as excited to write with it as when I opened up the package for the first time. I’ve since purchased an all original 1960’s Lamy 2000 and a new Stainless Steel model as well. This particular 2000 was my first, and I doubt it will be my last!

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```text I have used mine almost a year now, and I never go anywhere without it. The only time I have gone more than a few hours without it was when I went to England in May. ```

Pens! Paper! Pencils!

09.12.2015 01:00

```text Pens! Paper! Pencils!: ```

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Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi is a great black, flat and neutral in tone, like a lump of coal. It’s not as black as, say, Aurora Black but it’s not far off. I really like this one.

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```text This ink have been on the list, for the next time I am ordering inks. I just love the black, and the bottle is absolutely gorgeous. ```

Semicolons

09.12.2015 01:00

```text The New York Times: ```

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So yes, Kurt Vonnegut: simplicity, in grammar as in all things, is a virtue, not to be sneezed at. But I can’t agree that semicolons represent absolutely nothing; they represent, for me anyway, the pleasure in discovering that no piece of writing advice, however stark, however beloved its deliverer, should ever be adopted mindlessly.

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```text Fantastic article, about my favorite punctuation mark. ```

Today is Journal Day

09.12.2015 01:00

```text The Cramped: ```

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My plan for celebrating the day (which, truthfully, I started last night) is to open up past year’s journals, logs, and notes and tease out any ideas that may have gotten lost in the shuffle and see what I might want to put into action the coming year. On August 10, 2014 I noted that my wife and I were a pretty good canoe team after a jaunt out on the lake at our family cabin and that, perhaps, we should go canoeing more often here in town. There are plenty of lakes with canoe rental in town and it would be a lovely way to spend some more time together. I had forgotten this so, now, I can make it a part of my intentions for the coming year.

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My pen blog.

08.12.2015 01:00

I started a new pen blog a few weeks ago, it had at that point been in the words for a few months, and in the planning a few months before then. The motivation for spinning the occational pen and paper posts out of this site is simple:

  • It didn’t really fit in with the rest of what I was doing here

  • It frees me up to write more about pen and paper related topics, because it has a proper home.

Check it out over at The Ink Smudge

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iPhone 5s Review

08.12.2015 01:00

I got my new iPhone a week ago, and thought I would round off the life of my old iPhone with a review. The purpose of most reviews are some form of “should I buy it”, the purpose of this review is more in the light “what do I really think about the device after countless hours of use”.

There are many things I really love about the iPhone 5s, Touch ID is fantastic, and so is the camera, and the performance was pretty good all the way to the end. But there are also some things I don’t like. I think the iPhone 5 and 5s form factor is a horrible compromise and the worst of two worlds, I would rather like to have a bigger screen or the previous size. You can see another tweet or e-mail on the screen, and that is more or less it; while you get a more balanced and efficient screen size on the 4s and previous models(efficient in terms of how fast one can navigate the interface).

The design is okay, I think the look is okay, but I honestly prefer the heavier feel of the 4s to the 5s ridiculously light weight.

I use all of my devices pretty hard, I listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks at least 10 hours per day, and sometimes all the time I’m not writing, showering or sleeping. They have a rough life: I drop them, I use them outside in the very cold Norwegian winter climate, and in the very wet and rainy weather here in Bergen. And I do think it is impressive that any piece of electronics are still working after 18 months, but the iPhone 4s is up until this point the device that survived with the most grace.

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iPhone 6s Plus First Impressions

08.12.2015 01:00

I got my new iPhone a week ago. This is the first time I have spent a large amount of time trying to decide which device to get. The reason is the different sizes. I prefer the 3.5 inc screen over the 4 inc, 4.7 inc and 5.5 inc screens; the reason is simple: I can get stuff done much faster on the size than the others, and the 4 and 4.7 doesn’t give me enough extra space for the trade off to be worth it. That is the reason is went for the plus.

I got the space grey 64 GB iPhone 6s Plus, with a red Apple Silicone case, and I think it is fantastic.

This is what I think of the device this far:

  • The battery is fantastic. I always have a charger in my jacket and at work, I don’t think I need any of that anymore.

  • The camera handles poor light pretty well, much better than anything I have used before; the only way I get any better results is with a DSLR, manual controls and a good flash.

  • The screen size is fantastic. This is the first phone where I can write with two thumbs in portrait, and the landscape keyboard is fantastic. You notice that this is a freaking huge phone, but Apple have done many of the right compromises to make as good as possible.

  • The weight is also good.

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10 Gifts For The Fountain Pen Enthusiast

06.12.2015 01:00

```text Goulet Pens Blog: ```

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The fountain pen enthusiast in your life may prove to be one of the most difficult people to shop for!  They already have quite the fountain pen and ink collection, leaving you unsure what to get them. We took the guesswork out of your shopping by hand selecting gifts sure to please the person in your life who loves all things related to fountain pens! Maybe you’ll even find something for yourself too…

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```text A great place to start, and a good link to send the ones that have to buy you gifts. ```

512 Pixels

06.12.2015 01:00

A bunch of empty duplicate albums would be annoying to clean up, but upon digging, I discovered that not all my albums had been duplicated. Some — including one with 1800 family photos from a vacation — had been overwritten with an empty album of the same name.

Yeah, if there is one area where I want a boyfriend plain file system solution, where I can control everything from sync, to backup, then it have to be photos. I’m going to stick with Lightroom, Dropbox and backups to external drives.

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Cal Newport

06.12.2015 01:00

```text Cal Newport: ```

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“[He] opened a fresh notebook. On the title page he wrote: NOTEBOOK OF THINGS I DON’T KNOW ABOUT. For the first but not last time he reorganized his knowledge. He worked for weeks at disassembling each branch of physics, oiling the parts, and putting them back together, looking all the while for the raw edges and inconsistencies. He tried to find the essential kernels of each subject.”

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```text I always take notes in a notebook when I study, or are trying to learn something I don’t understand. The first thing I do is to read everything once and make a note of everything I don’t understand. The next step is to write down a explanation of all of them. And then I repeat until I understand it properly. ```