Wiser Web Wednesday

Wiser Web Wednesday – a regular link to posts of interest from around the web, generally by those far wiser than myself:

The Robservatory
Three simple tweaks to return the Safari URL bar on OS X to an appearance a little more pre-Yosemite if that is what you prefer:
Yosemite: Tweaking Safari’s URL bar settings

Modern Stationer
Doug reviews a great looking pocket notebook, particularly the contrast stitching on the binding. Overall, I think he likes it:

The Apprentice definitely hits that bar. It’s my new pocket notebook of choice.

I must admit, a fountain pen friendly pocket notebook is indeed an attractive proposition:
Baron Fig Apprentice Review

Beanhunter Blog
Have an inclination to roast your own coffee? I’ve written before about how I roast mine, and many begin with a popcorn maker:
Roast Your Own Coffee With A Popcorn Maker

Di Bella Coffee
Linked here for relevance to a term used extensively these days in “Specialty Coffee”, however I can’t help but think that rather than highlight how the description is earned, the tone is perhaps a little too “most of the others (read – our competition) are wrong”:
Demystifying the Term Specialty Coffee

The Brooks Review
An interesting take on the continued survival of the original iPad mini in the current Apple line up, amidst the howls of “why are they still selling that” currently swirling the internet.
The Zombie iPad

On Fountain Pens
Since my son’s birthday earlier this year, I have been consistently and often borrowing his Kakuno. Another example of why that will continue to be the case:
Pilot Kakuno fountain pen – great for kids and beginners

Pens! Paper! Pencils!
A need for some bright ink and seeing this review from Ian sent me off to buy some Noodler’s Apache Sunset. Had both the local pen stores in town not been out of stock, I am sure my pages would be looking something like this – perhaps in colour, though not Ian’s fantastic and unique style:
Noodler’s Apache Sunset ink review

The Tim Ferriss Show
Some real gems in this podcast episode from one of the most prolific and interesting information curators and writers out there. Maria Popova of Brain Pickings talks note taking, indexing, apps, philosophy and more:
Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

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