Lamy Links and Others

The first fountain pen I bought that I really liked was a Lamy Safari, so I have a bit of a soft spot for them.  I have a couple of Safaris, a Vista, an AL-star, an Accent (well, that one’s Sam’s really), and a 2000 (Sam’s again).  They have their faults – they tend to […]

Display Cabinet

Once I started to build up a bit of a collection of fountain pens, I started to want a way of displaying them. A nice old wooden CD rack made a good display stand for ink bottles, and Sam’s mum bought me a little glass cabinet for a few more bottles to go in. The pens, though, still lived in a leather pen wallet, hidden from view.

I recently bought a bookcase from a colleague (thanks, Sarah!) We only had a half-plan of using it for extra storage in the bedroom. Then, when we reached Tiverton market, after yesterday’s walk, there was a cabinet maker’s stall. There on the stall was a pen cabinet, for £27, which seemed like something of a bargain. I bought it.

I then realised that with a bit of moving of shelves, it could fit nicely into the bookcase, with plenty of room for other things. So here it is:

Michael’s Scribbles: 2008-03-31

I carry a notebook in my pocket all the time – a Pocket Squared Moleskine at the moment. The way I use it is pretty much along the lines of PigPogPDA, but mixed in with more general journaling.

Yesterday, I had an idea – mark some of the notes as I go, and copy the marked notes to a blog post later that day or the next day.

So, I’m actually writing this entry on paper, with a pen (Pelikan M600). If you’re reading it, I actually got around to typing it up and posting it on PigPog. I’ll make the title something very simple, including the date, which should help make the typing-up process something that can be done without much thought.

Flock and Bad Pen Mojo


I’ve started trying out Flock again, since it reached version 1.0 recently, and first impressions are pretty good. If this post looks strange, impressions may be starting to dip – I’m attempting to post this using Flock.

It seems to be able to run the AdBlock Plus extension for Firefox, and Google Browser Sync seems to be working ok. I’m not entirely convinced it’s still working in Firefox, but that may be another problem entirely.

The problem I had before with Flock was down to memory management, and I don’t know yet if that’s fixed. It’s not really Flock’s problem as such – Firefox doesn’t seem to manage memory at all well, and Flock adds features on top of Firefox.

Update: Flock hung when I tried to post this – on the plus side, though, it recovered it when it restarted and I opened the blog editor again. It hung again when I tried again, so it doesn’t look like the blog editor likes our installation of Drupal.

Bad Pen Mojo