Fountain Pen Quest Trail Log – December 16, 2018

I’m breaking the every-other-week cadence of these Trail Log posts since it’s unlikely that I’ll get a post out next Sunday.

Another slow fountain pen week. I did manage to do some writing on a couple nights, simply to use my fountain pens.

It’s more of a tangent, but most of my fountain pen work was redoing my fountain pen records. I finally reached the limits of my frustration with Synology Note Station, which I have been using for years. It was that time investment, and the lack of an easy migration that kept me using it. I had stopped using it for anything other than fountain pens. I’m moving them to DevonThink. It’s going quicker than expected, thanks to a Keyboard Maestro macro or two.

One thing that the exercise made apparent was how long it’s been since I used many of my pens. The records were sorted by most recently inked, and it didn’t take long to reach fountain pens that haven’t been inked all year. It’s time these pens found a home where they’ll be used. So, of the 100 pens I’ve entered so far, I’ve marked over half to be sold or given away. My impulse is to start now, while it’s top of mind. But, it will probably be at the beginning of the year.

Links

Some early thoughts on the Cross Townsend, quartz blue fountain pen. | Fountain pen blog

Pelikan, Pelican, Pélican: The How And Why Behind The “C” « The Pelikan’s Perch

My Duofold Duo. | Fountain pen blog

Syrringes for refilling – The InkSmudge

Review: CaliArts Ego Fountain Pen | Comfortable Shoes Studio

Mentmore Auto-Flow – Goodwriterspens’s Blog

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