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  • Tap the tiny links.

    Of all the major changes Apple made to the app store in iOS 6, this one is driving me nuts. When I update an app, I like to check out the change log before installing. The tiny text link is frustratingly hard to hit on on the iPhone screen and I end up opening the app description. As you can imagine, the problem doesn’t exist on the larger iPad screen.

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  • EDC: Spyderco Sage 1

    I’m a collector by nature meaning I find something I like and buy a lot of them. Some of these fascinations stick around, most of them depart as quickly as they arrived. I thought I’d start a series of posts called “My favorite things” to highlight some of the things that stuck around and that I use every day. I’ve had pocket knives since I was a kid. I was raised in a home where a pocket knife was something a man carried and to this day I believe that every man should have one in his pocket.

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  • Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

    Danny MacAskill has a new video out and it’s great as always, I never get tired of watching him ride. youtube How about another for good measure? youtube When you’re done with those, there’s plenty more at his website.

  • That looks familiar

    Philips just announced a new cordless phone line and the S10 model looks really familiar. Who “designed” this and why is Philips letting it go to market? Go to the Philips Flickr account to take a closer look.

  • Is this where we’re at?

    Are you angry that Apple is calling their new device the iPhone 5? If so, you need a vacation. Today my Twitter and RSS feeds are bursting with discussion about the name of an unreleased smart phone. A name. Is there nothing else to talk about? Are we so desensitized to how amazing these devices have become that we’re writing 300 word blog posts about a naming convention?

  • Longbows are allowed

    I love this weapons policy from the Michigan Renaissance Festival The Festival bans guns on our premises. Longbows are allowed as long as they are not strung, arrows with tips are not allowed unless you are competing in the longbow competition that day. Swords, knives, dirks and daggers must be completely sheathed and peace-tied. Axes, claymores, maces, antique firearms, pikes and halberds are NOT allowed on the Festival site. No drawing of any weapon at any time.

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  • All the fiddly things

    I have more fountain pens than I can write with in a month. I have 2 desk drawers full of notebooks and paper. I have a shrine made of ink bottles, all full. I have a drawer full of non-fountain pens and pencils. I have fancy leather notebook covers to protect empty notebooks. I have 2 external keyboards for my iPad. I own 10 different text editors for my various devices (so far).

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  • I can’t stop watching this

    My favorite band returns with a new album. I’m so pumped. youtube

  • Kudos to Evernote, if anything makes me want an overpriced Moleskine, it’s that beautiful debossed cover. What can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty things. Evernote just announced these notebooks to go along with a new “Page Camera” feature in their iOS app. They claim the special dotted graph or lined paper helps the app adjust skew which will help with OCR to make your handwritten notes searchable. There’s also a feature that uses “Smart Stickers” to allow you to tag pictures automatically or even send them to specific notebooks.

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  • My new Retro 51

    I have too many pens and I don’t need any more. Anyway, here’s the Retro 51 Vintage Metalsmith Jefferson that I ordered from JetPens as soon as they got them in. The Metalsmith series are standard size Tornados with custom metal barrels so there’s no surprises in the size, weight, or refill quality. As you can see, it has a nice brushed metal finish to go with the textured barrel.

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