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Noodler's Bulletproof Black ink review

Noodler’s Bulletproof Black seemed like the logical choice of inks to review after the X-Feather. This ink is special due to its archival quality (bullet proofness), which means its resistant to water and fading over time. This may not be something you may look for in an every-day ink, but it sure is a nice bonus. Color This is a decent black ink. The color may be a tad lighter than the soul-eating black we all crave in inks, but it does the job.

Noodler's X Feather ink review

One of my goals this year is to review the 35 black ink samples I got. Noodler’s X Feather is the ink I started 2017 with and I have to say - it’s great. The ink’s main purpose is low feathering on most grades of paper and it does a great job at it. This comes at a cost, though: drying time may be longer than comfortable for very quick note taking.

Everyman Grafton pen review

I like pens. Fountain pens and ball point pens and mechanical pencils. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to back the Everyman Grafton pen on kickstarter. The good parts The pen itself was built with the intention to support Pilot G2 and Fisher Space Pen refills in a durable, EDC-worthy package. The weight of the pen is great - around 30 grams (1 oz), depending on the refill being used.

50 cents

Me and my wife have gotten into the habit of saving by not spending any 50 cent euro coins we come across (usually get as change). This started when Lithuania switched to the euro on January 1st, 2015.

The trouble with wysiwyg

The way that wysiwyg editors hide the structure of the content behind its appearance is to blame for countless hours of lost productivity. Users are left to trying to glean insight about the structure of the content from its appearance. And achieving the desired look is usually the result of a fragile balance of formatting settings. – thoughts after watching my wife wrestle with tables in MS Word for 10 minutes

Historically relevant

Historically significant There are places that seem to attract events. Historically significant events. Like geological layers, they pile on to each other, with sometimes nothing else but their geographical proximity in common. There is a place like this not so far from Vilnius called Paneriai. It’s set amidst forested hills. The name roughly translates to “close to Neris”, Neris being the largest river crossing Vilnius.