Category: Front Page News

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The Patient is Ambulatory

Things are mostly back to where they should be here, which the absence of The Apocalypse Announcement on the opening page probably tipped you off to.  I still have to go through the news posts like this one and eliminate a quantity of mysteriously-appeared back-slashes (and the link-breaking they bring with them) but since all that is …

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Minor Catastrophe

Something went wrong with my Word Press set up; anyone who has been trying to visit here since 20 February has likely been seeing a perfectly blank screen. Well… I SORT OF fixed it. I initially had a small attack of the marthambles when it looked like all the content had evaporated. This is not …

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Sic Semper Taranis

Well, I appear to have undone the damage done by Jerk MacJerk of Clan MacCreep, but I’m still trying to sort out the damage done by the WordPress update it required.  For example, I’ve just noticed that what used to produce a different coloured background text box now doesn’t, so there are several pages with …

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Touched by a Jerk

If you are here to find out why the hell this site has been bugging you to buy stuff, I’ll say briefly: Some jerk got through my defenses and has been annoying people without my knowledge or consent.  I have a slightly more detailed version of this event over at my blog, if you are …

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Return of the Return of the Clinic

Free Pen Tuning Clinic! Saturday, 21 October 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm! See the walls of Paper Umbrella run from floor to ceiling AND lengthwise! Life and death struggle!  Man against minor imperfections of tine alignment! …yes, I may be overselling it a little.  But it is happening.

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Rapid Fire

I go months without an update, and now two in one week!  I’m dizzy from it! Now appearing are new pages for an Esterbrook pen which predates the Esterbrook J Series which most of us are familiar with– it’s called the Dollar, because otherwise we have to call it three different models, and that seems …

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Barnacle Removal

I recently realized that I had a quantity of broken content here, thanks to the combined efforts of Dropbox and Photobuquet.  That’s an intentional misspelling to keep from helping with search engine results because Dropbox merely closed some doors while those others are engaged in piratical monetization by infinite pop-up ad.  I suspect they’ll find …

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The Darling Buds of May… and points beyond.

As May showers batter the ground into yielding up June flowers (it’s Canada, folks– our seasons are no respecters of old lyrics), a few fresh updates appear.  The first, and in place long enough that this is now a late announcement, I have put together a page for a pen which I’ve have for more …

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A New Bird in Springtime (and some cleaning)

The Pelikan which I mentioned in the previous notice has arrived– it’s a Pelikan 25, the mysterious ur-cartridge pen (sort of) of my favorite* German company.  As a result, I’ve been able to run up a page for it and its fraternal twin, the 15. Also new, thanks to a local source beginning to stock …

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The least pressing post to date

In anticipation of the arrival of a Pelikan I have never met before, I was doing a little preliminary research for a new page. I discovered while doing so a few small facts that made me revise entirely the page for the “New Pelikans” of 1965 (until they weren’t really new anymore). The result has …

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