Behold: The Apple a1048 Keyboard

I’m trying this thing:

If it works out, I might try and convert the keycaps to cherry MX to put in one of my mechanical keyboards.  Its got membrane dome switches and it already seems harder to type with.  Its better than the chiclet Apple keyboards though.

Caran d’Ache 849 Review

Current daily writer is the Caran d’Ache 849 fountain pen.  Its very good.  The fine tip is a little more like a medium when compared to Pilot and Lamy.  Everything is nice and smooth.  I like all the colors.  I purchased the darker green color.  The lacquering is amazing, and exactly the kind of quality you expect with a Swiss made pen.  Nice and smooth surface and the hexagonally shape is great.  I don’t mind the drop in diameter from the body to the tip mount.  The only thing that might be a little negative is the length, when you post the cap.  Posting inserts using the same kind of ring as when you cap the pen.  So its kind of awkward @ +8 inches.  Also the mount ring isn’t as tight as the cap.  So it wobbles a little.  Not really a big deal.

So why is this site here anyhow?…

I got this domain, so I figured I should be using it for something.  Most of the time I think I’ll be posting article sized commentary and activity updates.  Music commentary and stuff about any music related projects I do.

I’m going to be trying to create open source and public software projects and will put project status and maybe some commentary on how they are going.  At some point it became apparent that most of the work I do, even on “open-source” projects are hidden behind a corporate wall.  So I’m going to start my own thing.  Make something actually useful.

Also, the only way to get better at writing is to do it.  Maybe do some reviews of random things.  There might be some pointless exposition around here.  Who knows, maybe I’ll have a senseless epiphany!