Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Preview Koh-I-Noor hunt

These are the souvenirs that I brought back from my visit to Prague. This and a bag of chocolates that I forgot at the airport. The good part about the times we live in is, when someone spots an unattended bag in an airport, the security gets alerted imideatly.
So after forgetting my chocolate bag on a bench, I went through security, then back to see if I can find it where I left it. Of course, it wasn't where I left it so I went through security again. After I heard my name on the airport loudspeaker. The bag is waiting for me at the gate.
If it would have been beer instead of chocolate I don't think I would have been so lucky.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Celebrating 100 posts on Paper and Digital

Paper and Digital has reached a milestone, One Hundred Posts.
It was very cool to see the number of posts was getting closer to the 100 mark but I didn't had a clear idea of what to do to celebrate it.
At first, I was just curious about what will the 100th post be (something random) as I was not preparing something for the occasion.
Then I started working on an interesting post, which has a good amount of research, to mark the milestone. But after the post was developing I thought I want it published later because the content itself was more interesting than a random number I decided to celebrate.


More or less this will be about me and the blog's journey.

I have started the blog in 2013 on the 18th of August, 6 years ago (74 months or 2282 days ago), with a blog post about slide rulers. I started the blog a bit eclectic, and with time I tried disciplining myself to stay in the stationary genre and not drift everywhere. It doesn't work all the time, but it is an ongoing process. It is so difficult because I find joy in a lot of things like: bicycles, wristwatches, knives, among many other things.

In the last year, I have put a little more time into it and posted more and with regularity. This shows in the traffic which has increased even if the numbers are on the low side.
My motivation comes from the fact that I like writing instruments, especially mechanical pencils and this is great that I haven't gotten discouraged or lost the interest over time.

For the future, I wish to improve the content that gets out. I would like to make better posts with more interesting content and better pictures.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Faber Castell Apollo and Grip


I have recently spotted a new pencil in shops, the Faber Castell Apollo. An alternative to Faber Castell Grip I (which has a sort of triangular grip section opposed to the circular one available on Grip II)
Apollo is a circular body and a triangular grip. I found the Appolo available in 4 colors
(barely visible in the background on the left). Black, dark blue, purple and washed out pink.