90’s era Staedtler Mars-780 lead holder

Found this old friend while sorting through some old art supplies in my home office last night.

Probably purchased it between late ’96 and ’98 for a drafting course. Staedtler makes their carbon lead for this ranging from 4H to 4B and I forgot how much I loved sketching with this thing.

At closer inspection I rember the time it spent some time sitting in an ink spill in an old ‘Art Box.’

git and pomodoro

Today I’ve been playing around and finally learning git which it turns out is pretty damn easy if you already know a little bash. I’m also trying out GNOME’s Pomodoro timer to keep me on task.

The Netbook still kicking

A little proof that you can still get some work done while listening to music and surfing the web with Trisquel 7 and 2GB of ram in a 7 year old Toshiba NB505 netbook in 2017.

Tonight I ssh’d into my Linux web server zipped up my WordPress wp-content folder and backed up the database. I then downloaded the backups via wget. 🙂

The future is a grim place

With all our advancements in work and productivity… Including the standing desk, people still eat at their desk in the future.

With all the advice on Medium and countless other places about workplace productivity… This is what we have to look forward to. 😉

Field Notes pocket notebooks have arrived!

These tiny notebooks are extemely useful and I almost always keep one in my front pocket right next to my phone.

It beats fumbling with my phone to take a quick note.

Wednesday notebooks and pencil
My Wednesday purchase from Fieldnotesbrand.com included a gift two pack of notebooks and a Field Notes pencil.

These have become a tiny obsession over the last two years as I have tried and abondoned several note taking and productivity apps. None have been as quick or flexible as a pocket notebook.

When at my desk I generally slap it next to my keyboard to jot down anything I need quicker than I could switch to OneNote, Evernote, Google Keep, SimpleNote or whatever.

When away from my desk I can fold it along the spine and scribble something during a “walking” meeting. Tiny notebooks are hardly a revelation, people have been using them forever.

Before you ask, I don’t put passwords or sensitive information in these things. That’s what a password manager is for. 🙂

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