Wiser Web Wednesday

Wiser Web Wednesday – a weekly link post of articles or sites of interest to me from around the web:

Jim Seven
A view from James Hoffmann, well qualified to comment on what it takes to progress within the coffee industry. Arguably these principles are not unique to coffee:
How To Progress in the Coffee Industry

Dymaxion
A response to the above post with some equally well qualified additional thoughts:
A Response and a Contribution to James’ Post on How to Progress in Coffee

Pens! Paper! Pencils!
Ian Hedley reviews the darkest of the Blackwing pencil trilogy, and demonstrates a pretty fine sketching hand in the process:
Palomino Blackwing pencil review

The Cramped
If you are at all interested in the analogue writing world, Patrick Rhone’s latest venture is the site for you. This particular post by Harry Marks I can relate to. Given my keen interest pens, I often feel an unruly scrawl does not do them justice:
My Journey to Better Penmanship

Ed Jelley
As noted in this post, although designed to assist with the age-old flash card method of learning, there are many more possibilities for these cards, not the least of which to create a written index of fountain pen ink. An idea originally pilfered from The Pen Addict, (link within the review):
Maruman Mnemosyne Word Cards Review

Apple Talk
Benny Ling, a guest on this weeks Reckoner podcast, outlined his new project – a site for all things Apple, to include opinion pieces, forums, reviews and how to’s; here it is, and it looks pretty slick (and, like Reckoner, is a local Aussie site to boot):
Welcome to Apple Talk

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Wiser Web Wednesday

Welcome to the first Wiser Web Wednesday (www), a weekly post with links to articles or blog posts from around the web I have found either interesting, beneficial or both. Why run a link post each week?

Firstly, I find these types of posts on other sites I follow extremely useful to broaden my knowledge and awareness of information on the web. Secondly, many links I collect either don’t make it into posts, or due to time constraints, planned posts may never be written, with the links archived in Pinboard rather than shared in a longer form post.

In summary, I’d simply like to share a little more of what interests me with you. Away we go.

Overthought.org
Great advice to follow that appears to have helped many a battery drained iPhone user:
The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain

Out of interest, author Scotty Loveless’ follow up article on just how popular the battery drain article became:
Overwhelmed

Asian Efficiency
As I do 90% of my writing on an iPad mini, another view on going iPad only from Thanh at Asian Efficiency:
Going iPad Only: How to do it with the right apps and accessories

A Fool With a Pen
A review of a pen currently on my shopping list:
A Clear Winner: A review of the TWSBI Diamond 580

The Pen Addict
Jeff Abbott’s review of a notebook I have been meaning to get my hands on and try for some time now:
Leuchtturm 1917 Soft Cover Notebook Review

Field Notes Brand
With two packs of the Shelterwood Edition of these pocket notebooks ordered and on their way, I will write about my impressions once they arrive. In the meantime, watch this fantastic video on how the covers made of real American cherry wood are manufactured:
The Shelterwood Edition for Spring 2014

The Erasable Podcast
Just on 4 episodes old, now is your chance to get in at the beginning and see where this promising show goes. What do you mean a podcast about pencils seems strange? Go on, start:
Episode 1 – The Erasable Podcast.

Also worth a look are the individual sites of the three co-hosts:
– Tim Wasem: The Writing Arsenal
– Johnny Gamber: Pencil Revolution
– Andy Welfle: Woodclinched

Brew on Flipboard
For a varied collection of coffee related articles, I am always happy to share my own Flipboard magazine:
Brew by petedenison

I hope you get something out of the above www links – until next week!