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  1. In Topic: Pen and Paper (the writing implements)

    Posted 9 Oct 2015

    No, I am actually installing the converter instead of the cartridge and just filling the pen with it (you can get more ink in the pen at one time that way since you can actuate the converter multiple times to fill the pen further and further (up to the point where the nib and converter are full).

    I have read that you can refill cartridges with a syringe, but I definitely agree that you would want to make sure you clean and dry it out well beforehand.

    Apparently converters also make it a lot easier to clean out a pen when switching ink (or doing standard maintenance) since you can use the converter to pull/push water through the nib to speed up the process. Though, I haven't had a reason to try this out yet.

    So far I really enjoy the look of the blue/black ink. It is a dark blue most of the time, but there are some points where you get more of a normal blue color, and some times where it is extremely dark (almost black, though I wouldn't call it black based off of what I have seen so far). The moleskine paper has long fibers in it, which makes it mostly smooth, and I haven't seen any bleed through with either the blue/black or black ink on the extra-fine (0.2) nib at this point. It has light show-through, and some feathering though (this is where the long fibers come in to play since the ink can run pretty far on a single vein of the paper without spreading out in all directions -- I will have to see if I can get a picture to illustrate the point here). Overall, the moleskine will definitely fulfill the purpose I purchased it for (work notes).
  2. In Topic: Video Games Chatter and/or Currently Playing

    Posted 9 Oct 2015

    I have recently started playing Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on the Xbox One. I am somewhere around half(ish?) way through act 2.

    I am looking forward to Startcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, though I will likely hold off on it until Christmas.

    I have also recently lost all interest in Halo 5 after they announced that there would be no local multiplayer/ co-op, which is basically all I have played Halo as in years (since the Halo 3 first came out). They also just announced Halo: Fall of Reach, which I _think_ is a game (or really bad graphics for a movie; actually, it has pretty bad graphics for a game these days too). But if it has the same "no local anything" choice made as Halo 5, I won't be paying anything for it. I will probably wait until they are both being given out as the free game of the month.

    Guildwars 2: Heart of Thorns comes out at the end of the month (23rd), but I refuse to pre-order it based off of the information released so far. We will see if I get it once I have a bit more of an idea what I am actually paying for.
  3. In Topic: What are you working on today?

    Posted 8 Oct 2015

    Alright: Day 1 with Marshmallow. So far, they confused me when they yet again changed how I silence my phone at night. Now, instead of using the volume button and selecting "priority only" you swipe down to get the quick settings and there is a new "do not disturb" button -- tap that, set up your initial settings (like alarms only, and wait for me to turn it off) and hit "done" (NOTE - that last part is completely optional, I tried it without ever hitting "done" and it still worked). I also came across their Easter Egg: The about phone version lollipop that 5.X had has been replaced by a pink circle with an M in it. Hold on that pink circle and after a few seconds the screen will change. Hit the "play" button to be introduced to "flappy android" (my own name for it -- though not inaccurate, it is a flappy bird clone). If you are unfamiliar with how to get the lollipop: go to Settings -> About Phone -> and rapidly tap the "Android version" (this seems to work on all phones I have tried it on, even ones without stock android).

    The new permissions side of things is interesting. Some things require strange permissions to run (like the calendar), others request a TON of permissions that can simply be taken away without any effect (like Netflix, Google Play Music, etc)
  4. In Topic: What are you working on today?

    Posted 7 Oct 2015

    In the process of upgrading my phone to marshmallow. We will see if it goes smoothly or not. Sadly I have to reinstall the android developer tools since I haven't done anything with them for long enough that the version I have installed is 1 dot ( version too old to use... Sure, I could have waited for the OTA to come out, but I am impatient and already went to the latest 5.1.1 in hopes of getting the OTA at work (it didn't work). So, since I don't want to be stuck on 5.1 (aka Sour Lollipop -- if you remember all the fun I had originally with it), I am going to hopefully get this all done in one night. And hopefully not decide to do another factory reset :)
  5. In Topic: Pen and Paper (the writing implements)

    Posted 7 Oct 2015

    Haha, alright. There is the converter, the moleskine, and for good measure the Rhodia (which I actually look forward to more, as it seems a bit more interesting, but I haven't purchased it yet -- it is on my wishlist :) ). It is actually funny, my co-workers were having a similar reaction.

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    raghav.naganathan Icon

    25 Feb 2013 - 04:43
    Congrats on the 900 :) Perfect square :)
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    Nseiki102 Icon

    07 Oct 2011 - 08:59
    Thank You for your help. I greatly appreciate it.
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    BetaWar Icon

    15 Feb 2011 - 09:17
    No problem. I love JavaScript so it isn't anything terribly difficult. The hardest part is to come up with challenges that will get people interested and not scare everyone away until we at least are a bit more known :)
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    Dormilich Icon

    15 Feb 2011 - 00:42
    thanks for managing the JavaScript competition.
    best wishes, Dormi
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    Theaegd Icon

    28 Mar 2010 - 11:56
    I <3 opera
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    BetaWar Icon

    21 Feb 2010 - 11:21
    I think there are a few people who like IE, but we are the minority. I use it because I have grown up with it, it acts the most as I would expect it to (out of the major browsers) and I have grown accustom to its little quirks. Everyone talks about building things for FF then hacking for IE, but I find that Opera, IE, Chrome, and Sarafi normally work very close to the same, and FF is the outlier.
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    -=m0n1k3r=- Icon

    20 Feb 2010 - 21:11
    Serious Question(s): Are you the only user who prefers IE over all of the other browsers? I haven't seen anyone else with that marked...
    Also, why do you prefer it?
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