David Dykstal

@jemostrom I checked those out. I may try a different pen and see.

@sgtstretch This one was J. Herbin Gris Orage. But I also have Colorverse Cat.

@maique Someday I hope to visit the Azores. I was in Lisbon two years ago. I miss it every time you post a picture.

@jack tempted. But I swore off new pens for a bit. Dang.

@jakelacaze I'm finishing up my third Midori MD A5 lined version. I like them a lot and they fit my journal cover nicely. I really like the paper in the Rhodia Webnotebooks too, probably a shade more than the Midori, but I like a lined notebook for journaling. I was considering going to the Jetpens Kanso Noto (TR paper, dot grid) for the next volume but I'll continue with the Midori and save the Kanso Noto for something else -- probably a tech notebook.

@JMaxB I doubt the planners are in danger. Their format is too sweet. They’ll survive in some form. No doubt Hobonochi has already made plans. They may even have enough TR stock to last for a while.

@jack I wonder how Hobonichi is going to deal with this?

@jakelacaze I just bought a notebook of TR for my next journal volume. I’m giving it a shot again since I now have an ample supply of J. Herbin blotters. Guess it’s my last. I won’t miss it all that much. I find it finicky.

@patrickrhone This may be scandalous to some here, but I think I just might have enough pens and ink now. I admit to getting a ridiculous amount of joy using them. But it’s time to call it quits on new acquisitions.

@jack Running out of pages in my current journal. Been writing every day for over a year. This notebook lasted a tad over six months. I haven’t reached Marcus Aurelius heights in my prose. But I’m satisfied so far.

@Burk I am seriously considering the same move you made.

@jean I have 3 bikes so I guess I qualify although the pandemic had put a halt to the office commute for a bit. 🚲

@pimoore No. There is not. There is a downside to having too many inked up at one time though. 😎

@jean How did I miss this? Add me as well.

@mdrockwell BBEdit, Drafts, Terminal, Filemaker, Outlook, Mail, Safari, Twitterific, Messages, Slack. Filemaker is kind of an oddball. I'll go for stretches without using it but when I need to massage/summarize data I prefer it to spreadsheets. I use Feedly for RSS. NNW on the horizon.

@Gaby My father was born in Schiedam -- the home of Ketel One. So, out of filial duty, I must take exception to your evaluation. :)

@Gaby First thing I did was turn off all tracking. Bastards. :)

@Burk I had the same problem. That solution seems to have worked for me.

@ddykstal Dammit Dave! Just pick one and stick with it. 😎

@Miraz There's a lot of lacing there. :) I might try some of those out.

@jean I had forgotten that I’d read The Lathe of Heaven ages ago. I remember liking it but I’ve forgotten almost all of the details. I’m looking at The Left Hand of Darkness with a little trepidation. I’m not sure what to expect. I ration her poems since there aren’t many.

@pimoore 👍

@pimoore I love her poetry and essays. I’ve only read the her Earthsea fiction and am going to delve into more of that. Jemison is a worthy successor.

@pimoore I’m heavy on the Le Guin at the moment. I’m about 1/4 of the way through Popova’s “Figuring”.

@jack I haven't reached that point yet, but yes, I'm cutting back as well. Note as I need, with a single tool that is easily searchable. Doesn't matter which one.

When I was at university (probably longer ago that you) I found that the act of writing the note was more important than being able to look it up. The writing was the key.