Comparative photoshoppery to follow.
I’ve always been prone to the odd geeky obsession. Some last, some don’t. Pens, fortunately, seems to be lasting pretty well, otherwise my job would be getting a bit tedious. The whole Interweb thing has kept a long appeal for me. Every now and then I have a recurring obsession with text editors, especially the really painful ones to use. I’m writing this in Emacs now, but I spend just as much time obsessing over Vim. It’s all part of being a bit of a wannabe geek.
I recently developed one of these obsessions over calculators, and it’s a tricky one to explain. Yes, I studied maths and further maths at A-Level, but I’ve not done anything much with it since then, and I don’t know how to use most of the features on the calculators I’m obsessing over. That doesn’t seem to stop me at all, though.
So what’s the appeal?
The Lamy 2000 – a plastic fountain pen introduced in 1966, but still going strong today. Not many pens have been around so long, so what makes the 2000 so special?
Apple released a Windows version of Safari (their web browser on the Mac) a while ago. I downloaded it and gave it a go, despite the many reports of it being terribly buggy.
Well, for me, it seems more reliable than Firefox – I only managed to crash it once in a couple of days of use, where Firefox crashes several times a day under my use. The down side is how it handles crashing. Firefox brings back all of my windows and tabs, maybe losing the last couple I’d opened. Safari just opened up again from scratch with everything gone. Not graceful.
Still, it doesn’t seem bad for a beta release – I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes – worth trying out if you’re interested, just don’t rely too heavily on it yet.