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A look at Blackwing after just using the Golden Bear for a while

28.09.2018 10:00

I decided to get a box of Blackwings with the extra firm core. Because I managed to find them for sale on the Norwegian store I buy most of my pen stuff.

It is the Volume 54. It is pink, which is not really my thing, but still not that bad. This core is much better than anything else I have used from Blackwing. It feels really smooth like every Blackwing, but still firm enough to not be annoying.

This is the first Blackwing where I don’t think “damn I have to sharpen this a lot”. And I think I could have used this as my only pencil without issue, if it was a part of their regular line of pencils. But it is very expensive…

There are three things I always notice when I use Blackwings:

  1. Design, they always look great, even though it isn’t always my thing, they always feature the best pencil design ever.

  2. Their cores are always very smooth. It being smooth seems to be the number one priority, and that firmness will never come before that.

  3. They are very comfortable to hold. It is either something with the pain job or how they form the wood case.

New iPhones

28.09.2018 10:00

My iPhone 8 Plus still feels very new and fast, after about a year of use. That got to be the first time. In the past I have told myself that I don’t need a new phone. This time I’m not that interested in the new stuff.

When I looked at the X, Xs, Xs Max and the Xr I thought: this is kind of like with the MacBook Air when Apple kept it up to date. I could get the fancy “Pro” model, but the cheapest is probably good enough. In other words, I’d probably get a new 8 Plus if this one broke.

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28.09.2018 07:12

Liked: https://www.imore.com/macos-mojave-review

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28.09.2018 07:12

Liked: https://sixcolors.com/post/2018/09/mojave/

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28.09.2018 07:12

Liked: https://www.yubico.com/2018/09/introducing-the-yubikey-5-series-with-new-nfc-and-fido2-passwordless-features/

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28.09.2018 07:12

Liked: https://medium.com/@jdan/i-peeked-into-my-node-modules-directory-and-you-wont-believe-what-happened-next-b89f63d21558

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28.09.2018 07:12

Liked: https://github.com/freetonik/castlemacs

Understanding Micro.blog

27.09.2018 10:00

Micro.blog is a “social network” built on top of the open web and the indieweb. This means that most of it is decentralized. With a few noteable exceptions. This blog post is intended to be a short summary of how it all ties together.

When you register a user at Micro.blog you get a @-username, by default you also get a username.micro.blog site, if you chose to you can continue to use this as your micro.blog if you want to or you can set up your own web site somewhere else.

All posts lives in your own site, while replies lives on Micro.blog. The only thing your site needs to have is a RSS or JSON feed that you add to your Micro.blog user. I have three sites connected to mine.

Then, if you wish to use the Micro.blog apps to update your site it either have to support Micropub or MetaWeblogAPI.

That’s it.

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27.09.2018 06:43

Liked: Fewer startups, more indies / Josh Sharp

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27.09.2018 06:43

Liked: Scriptable