David Dykstal

@garciabuxton good to hear from you again!

@ChrisHannah I use both blot and M.b. M.b is for regular bloggy type stuff. It's super easy. Blot is for publishing news clippings and my snarky comments that I want to keep around for reference. Those would just clutter up the M.b timeline and no one should really be interested in my comments. I also have a couple of wordpress sites. Those will eventually disappear in favor of M.b.

@Miraz ๐Ÿ‘Regular expressions in BBEdit ๐Ÿ˜

@cygnoir These are pretty cool inks. The sheening in these is really nice.

I didn't know about Inkvent until I looked it up. Is this something they do every year?

I had sort of given up on Diamine after I had some problems with the inks getting too dry in some my pens, but that may be because I was using them in too fine a nib. I've had some good luck with them with broader nibs.

@jean Iโ€™m afraid these resources have been allocated. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

@cygnoir Dang it. Now you have me buying more ink. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Diamine Dragon Blood Shimmering. I'm going to have to start writing more.

@cygnoir I have a J. Herbin glass pen I use for samples. I almost ruined it by trying to get it to work better. They can be a bit tricky. I'm going to pick up one more from Rohrer & Klingner to compare.

@cygnoir It's a beautiful ink! What pen and nib size? The nib looks like a stub and it looks like you're writing on Tomoe River paper. It must take forever to dry. I've not had much luck with shimmering inks, but I prefer finer nibs and maybe that's the issue.

@patrickrhone Electric pickups for short haul work make a lot of sense.

@Cheri the metropolitan is a great choice. Itโ€™s what got me started. Itโ€™s a slippery slope though. Iโ€™m somewhere around 20 pens now. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

@timapple I use a Waterfield Designs Bolt backpack. Waxed canvas. The lining is gold colored so you can actually find stuff in it. I kind of lust after the Peak Designs stuff too though.

@Portufraise Ahhh. Sintra. Spent a wonderful day there while staying in Lisbon two years ago.

@Gaby the beats pro are the ones to use with the heavy metal ๐Ÿ‘

@Burk if you like blue you could do a lot worse than Colorverse Quasar.

@Miraz My thoughts as well. We'll keep an eye on it. I think the trip will likely be canceled in November if conditions remain as they are, even if they clear up 3 months later. Sigh. I'd love to see your country.

@JohnPhilpin yes. US. Protocols are going to change. Itโ€™s hard to predict. It doesnโ€™t make sense to quarantine for two weeks for a three week trip.

@jack this sounds a bit like me. Are we ADHD? ๐Ÿ˜‚

@JohnPhilpin Cross platform frameworks have been around since the beginning of virtual machine development in 1976 with Smalltalk76. Just at a much lower level. I'm not sure this has much to do with Apple, but everything to do with the economics of software development.

@danielpunkass It's a symptom of the whole problem of relying on frameworks we only partially understand. Yes, I use them, but I wish I didn't have to.

@pimoore @greghiggins I use Drafts to capture URLs and text for my clippings database. It does a great job for that and I can write various editor bits to munge up the text for export. I try not to keep stuff in it for too long though. My favorite note apps are Tot, Bear, and Ulysses, depending on the length. BBEdit is king for anything that has to live as a file.

@maique Looks like the Pastelaria Batalha didn't make it through the shutdowns though. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

@maique Recognized! It's a block from our hotel of 2 years ago. Breakfast was just down the street.

@pimoore I ran into a person once who absolutely adored the puck mouse. She went out of her way to hunt down used ones. Never understood that. :)

@Gaby So was my grandson when he was 4. He's 17 now. Thankfully he grew out of it. :)

@cygnoir The ink is beautiful. I'm curious about the pen/nib combination on this. ๐Ÿ˜Ž