Sunday Notes and Links

Some of the links that caught my attention this past week, most are fountain pen related.

On the topic of links, I’ve added a “Resources and Links” section linked to from the top menu. Hopefully I haven’t missed any sites from my current feeds, but I probably did and will add the sites as I come across them.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is fighting a patent troll and is requesting support, either funding or prior art. The troll is shaking down podcasters so as a podcast consumer I consider this a pad thing. NPR’s Planet Money also did a podcast on it.

A couple new pens caught my eye, but I’m resisting, with my sights on the DC show.

Goulet Pens has an exclusive version of the Monteverde Invincia. called the Nighthawk. It’s a Carbon Fiber all black version. I’ve had Invincia’s on my watch list for awhile, but I figured I’d go with a lower priced version since they’re all the same nibs. But I’m a sucker for stealth pens.

The Sheaffer Taranis is also working it’s way to the retailers I watch and it’s a cool looking pen that catches my eye. But the closer I look I notice things I down like, such as the semi-hooded nib. I like a nib I can see. While eye catching I find I don’t like that much chrome trim in actual use. Still, I’ll take a look at the pen at the DC show and maybe find the positives out way the negatives.

Inktronics has a first impressions review of the new TWSBI notebook.

There’s a couple links at the Well-Appointed Desk that are a bit old but I just got to them and they’re worth mentioning. First is a ink sac replacement tutorial and the second is a recap of fountain pen notebooks.

From the Pen Cup has a Retro 51 Vintage Surf rollerball review. I’ve ordered one of these, although it hasn’t arrived yet. Since it’s not a fountain pen I don’t have to wait for the DC show. (It’s nice to make my own rules.)

The Pen Addicts links from Saturday led me to a couple new (for me) fountain pen blogs that I’ve subscribed to and have been going through older articles. There’s lots of vintage stuff at GoodwritersPens.com. At No Pen Intended the Esterbrook J article caught my eye.

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