wynfrith hat auf deine Bilderserie geantwortet“You may remember that I made a quick review of Caran d’Ache Alchemix…”

I thought you liked and used the 849 as your carry pen? Also over the long term a fountain pen with a converter and bottled ink will cost less. It is not disposable, bottled ink versus ballpoint refills ounce to ounce is no question of which is cheaper, plenty of inexpensive fountain pens that work well, and can customize to what ink and nib you prefer. Just a thought.

I like my old 849 like I like an old Mercedes 200 (123) – it’s a workhorse. But recent ones are not as well made, and honestly I’ve been dissapointed by a lot of recent Caran d’Ache products (the worse was the Alchemix…). But the Goliath ink cartridge is not up to date compared to the competition. What was still state of the art at the beginning of the naughties is feeling like a gritty Bic Cristal now, when you have so many inkgel, rollerball, pressured cartridges, etc. available. I really like both my Kaküno and Pluminix from Pilot, but they are not efficient writing tool when I’m outside, and certainly not GMP-approved.

wynfrith hat auf dein Foto geantwortet“@wynfrith I’m stuck with Windows 7 at work, and i have a brief…”

Mac Mini is what I want! How is it?

You’ll have to wait about a week to have a serious answer. I have it only for three days, and I only found the correct screen adaptator yesterday, and I’m working almost non stop till monday, when I’ll have the time to really play with it. I have three goals for it : scanning my old negatives, make another dropbox point and video editing (my current computer is driving me crazy). But the first impression is very good, it’s quite fast and it’s not as frustrating as iOS to use. (Note à mes lecteurs francophones : un point bonus pour vous si vous être capable de me dire pourquoi j’ai choisi Cayenne de Parabellum pour illustrer  cet article).



It was a long was down to OSX

I’m writing this on a Macbook – thanks to descampsdavid – and I’m kinda loving it. Of course, I’ve got some adaptation issues, and I can’t forget it cost a lot of money six years ago (the kind you have to bring to the store in a wheelbarrow, and you’re not even living in Harare or in Weimar Republic), but for a computer that old, or a computer punktschluss, it runs really nicely. I’m not at all missing the daily frustrations of my late Windows pc – you have to remember that with my French accent, I tend to use RageDit on Windows Hate – and I could see me be an Apple user again. Of course, I’m poor, so I probably buy a Whycomputer that will probably will be as good for 5 times less money.

One of the things I really, really love in a multitasking environment, say like Windows OS, is the incapacity of the thing you’re currently working on to stay on top of the priority list when in competition with newly opened applications.

Fucking attention whores.

Computers should be attentive, docile, benevolent, stupid, effective slaves. They’re now unleashed bouncing overweight kids screaming on top of their lungs while on sugar rush.