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public service announcement

Posted in random on November 19, 2010 @ 10:12am

A computer keyboard is not a typewriter; pounding the keys as if your goal is to punch them through the desk is not required.

Now if only all loud-typers could have this realisation, all the quiet-typers would rejoice…

good advice

Posted in random on October 1, 2010 @ 2:45pm

Seen glowing on a sandwich board, draped in drab corporate suburbia:

“Every day, do something    
that makes your heart sing.”

welcome to iRealWorld 2.0

Posted in random on October 20, 2009 @ 9:11am

(Wow, it’s dusty in here. And that musty smell is back…)

I just flicked through a bunch of pages in a printed document, and as I did so, I had the distinct thought, “scroll down”.

Gotta get out more…

fountains of joy?

Posted in random on August 5, 2009 @ 10:23am

Please excuse the cobwebs and musty smell…

Have you noticed that we type an awful lot these days? When was the last time you wrote a letter by hand? (No, credit card application forms don’t count.)

Well, in an effort to prevent the complete decline of my handwriting skills (which, in their former glory, were something to behold), I went out and got myself a fountain pen. I now write with a fine-nibbed Lamy Vista, using Private Reserve “Midnight Blue” ink. Not only am I writing with much more ease than ever before, I find I am also writing with more precision and flair. The implement has improved my execution, which is just the way any tool should behave.

If you’re curious, there is a marvel of industrialised consumerism available to you: the disposable fountain pen. It is much more than your average biro, and holds up comparatively well against the Lamy. Check out the Pilot V-Pen to take the plunge…1

Thanks to Joshua at Pencraft for taking the time to show me through the range of entry-level fountain pens. If you have any interest in writing and/or fine craftsmanship, I highly recommend you head down to Adelaide Arcade and check out the range Pencraft has in store.

  1. For my extensive US readership, it’s known over there as the Pilot Varsity… []

short and bittersweet

Posted in random on April 28, 2009 @ 12:44pm

I am reeling from frustratingly indeterminate emotion, to which I am unaccustomed.

I would like it to stop.


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