Wiser Web Wednesday

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

Write Analog
I’m sure Mark isn’t the only Nock Co. “fanboy” out there, and with each product release, the fanaticism only increases. I’ve yet to get my hands on one of the new spiral bound notebooks, however I’m definitely a fan of the top bound reporter style notebook – and yes, Nock Co. as well. A stellar review post as always at Write Analog:
Nock Co. DotDash Spiral Pad Review

Lifehacker
A key component in sharing links and files in our household for those few holdouts with Windows laptops, Pushbullet now offers a full desktop SMS client. I’m yet to break the good news to my daughter how very handy this will be for “how’s your homework going” prompts. Right there. On her very desktop. Such thoughtful people:
Pushbullet Adds A Full SMS Client For Texting From The Desktop

Trubaca
Arbitrarily determined values can be very limiting, none more so than those explained here in relation to the number of days “post roast” you can expect your coffee to result in a decent cup. I’ve been surprised by both day one or two, as well as those stretching a good 14 days and beyond. It is at least worth giving them a try – after all, why waste great coffee? That’s my amateur opinion anyway, though you needn’t trust me:
How Fresh Is It? Words from Pete Licata

Femsplain
A different point of view can be surprising, enlightening and face-palmingly obvious all at once, as was the case when I read this piece on Femsplain (hat tip to Matt Gemmell for the site recommendation). Now firmly in my RSS feed, Femsplain is:

A community for everyone, powered by personal contributions from anyone female-identified

Indeed a lot of great stuff here, of which this is just a sample:
Checking The Hell Out Of My Internalized Misogyny

Crónicas Estilográficas
Although already at part III, linked here is the introductory post at the beginning of a series on Pilot nibs. Of course I own none of those discussed here, however Pilot make some of my favourite nibs, and I am certainly keen to learn more on the origins and evolution of the brand:
Early Pilot Nibs. I. Introduction

Three Staples
I’ve rationalised my notebook spending a little of late, planning to work through a stack I have stashed in a shoebox. In line with this thinking, I had therefore decided prior to its release this edition would be a “no go”. A great review, and I guess as close as I’ll get to actually owning a set (yes of course I kept my word):
Field Notes Colors: Workshop Companion

Baron Fig
Probably disregard what I said above, for I’m definitely going to pick up one of these (unless they sell out first). I love the dark look and the dot-grid / plain page combination. Spot on Baron Fig. Spot on:
The WORK / PLAY Limited Edition

Ulysses Blog
With the latest release of the writing app Ulysses comes automatic backups for Mac (story locally). Explained further in the Ulysses FAQ’s, minds can now rest somewhat easier:
Writers, Relax – Automatic Backup Is Coming


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2 thoughts on “Wiser Web Wednesday

  1. Thank you for the mention, Pete!! The collector in me wants to buy another set but I’m resisting so far. Argh! ^_^ And hat tip to you for introducing Femsplain *goes off to read* 🙂

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