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  • Kaweco BRASS Sport — the smallest and possibly the coolest fountain pen I own

    At the beginning of 2024 I acquired a new fountain pen, Kaweco BRASS Sport. I have been looking at it for quite some time, pondering whether it was worth purchasing. In the first week of January I finally decided to check that pen out. Here is my review after two and a half months of usage.

  • 13 years on deviantART

    This morning I was surprised by a message from deviantART, stating “Happy Anniversary, vertiser!”

  • Hogwarts Legacy in the middle of the adventure

    I have been playing Hogwarts Legacy for some time now and have advanced in the story and the discovery of game’s world. After putting about 20-25 hours in the game I can say that the magical world is more and more fascinating with every hour spent within.

  • Sometimes older things work better than new ones

    It may not be an universal truth, but it happens often enough. Nowadays planned obsolescence prevails, but in the past, when both labour and materials were more expensive, things were built to last a lifetime.

  • Freewrite Traveler a month and a half later

    Last December I bought Freewrite Traveler, a smart typewriter with an e-Ink screen, in a laptop form factor. I have spent six weeks with the device so far. How did it change my writing habits?

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons - a lovely, peaceful game for everyone

    I have joined the Animal Crossing party quite late, in the second half of 2023, although I had been considering beginning my adventure on a tropical island for quite some time. I can honestly say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a unique game and one that I will probably play for many years to come. What made is so special for me?

  • Why a catch-all e-mail configuration may not be the best idea

    I have been aware of the importance of a proper e-mail configuration and strict privacy for a long time, which is the main reason why I had left Gmail many years ago and migrated to another provider. One of advices I saw in many places on the Internet was to set up a catch-all e-mail domain, to ensure the convenience and privacy when using many accounts in various places online.

  • The best story is the one you haven't written yet

    This simple truth speaks about our innate desire to create, to make something out of nothing, or rather to make something out of countless ideas and concepts floating in our minds. It is trivially easy to conjure some stories, characters or tropes in our heads, but the moment we try to transfer them into a physical world, either as words on paper or bytes in digital memory, they always lose some of their allure. It is a normal if frustrating process.

  • Why I like paper calendars

    Despite my love for technology, there are certain aspects of life in which I prefer more analogue or traditional approach. One of them is managing my schedules, for which I use a traditional paper calendar.

  • Hogwarts Legacy: a truly magical experience

    After almost two years of waiting, I have finally been able to play Hogwarts Legacy on Nintendo Switch. The game was a Christmas gift and it couldn’t have arrived at better time. It was a lovely experience to explore the magic of Hogwarts and feel like I was wandering through the castle’s corridors.

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