Thursday, March 29, 2012

Constraints on Collecting; Rules

Do I need more?  Should I add more?  Best part about making the rules is I know I will ignore them.

The budget and lack of space will dictate my collecting or not collecting.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jinhao Dragon Fountain Pen

If I were looking for an inexpensive fountain pen and had but $10.00 to spend and a choice between a Zebra V-301 and a Jinhao pen; I'd choose the Jinhao.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kodachrome from 1942

Not exactly a typecast.

Qualifies for retrotech.   1942

However one of the radio lists where I belong sent the following link of some excellent retro large format Kodachromes.  A very good example of real photography that  will put digital imaging to shame, especially when the digital files are over 60 years old and converted from format to format or whatever will need done to try and preserve something that continually changes.

The image quality is excellent, color is like the day they were taken, sharpness that rivals anything today.

The site is in Russian?  The captions are all in English.  The ladies are doing all the work.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Typewriter Babble

Just noticed I mis-spelled hand.

Blog post without photos?  I thought I'd include a few photos of the canals that flow through the neighborhood.  Now es ist zeit Bier und eine Bratwurst oder zwei.  Nicht Deutsch, Pennsylvania Dutch (if I remembered how to write in it).