Saturday, August 24, 2019

Text Expander: A little tool to save hours of typing

Over time I download and install many helpful utilities to my Mac. Some I completely forget about them and fall into the trap of believing that their behind-the-scenes benevolence is actually something built in to OS X.

London Writing Instrument Show: Enthusiasts, they’re all the same

It doesn't take much to drag Mike to another epicentre of enthusiastic excess. Here he explores the London Writing Instrument Show. 

Bullet Journalling: A new productivity concept for notebook fans

Mike examines the new analog productivity craze called Bullet Journalling. And takes up his fountain pen to rediscover lost talents.....

Art of handwriting dies as keyboard takes over the world

“There are some schools in America,” she said, “where they have already stopped teaching handwriting.”

Spooks put new life into the typewriter industry

So the spooks of Germany's Bundesnachrichtendientst (don't you just love that language?) are giving up their hackable and wormable computers for good old fashioned typewriters. The standard Bundesnachrichtendienstbeamtersschreibmaschine¹ (more respect for the German language....) will henceforth grace every secure desk as Merkelland fights a rearguard action against the perfidious NSA.