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Innovation!

Just another word for ‘bodged’.

I bought a pen refill when I bought the micropen because I thought it might be hard to get ahold of one (turns out it’s not). I took an old ratty bamboo paint brush, wrapped a little strip of masking tape around both ends, and jammed that sucker in the hollow end of the bamboo.

Yes, I own a roll of black masking tape. I’m classy like that.

Works a treat. I’ll keep the tiny one for a travel sketchbook or something.

And with that, I go dark for the night. Over the weekend, I heard a pop and a zizz and a quarter of my fancy gaming monitor went dark. To their credit, Iiyama has been awesome about it. They originally scheduled the replacement for today, but I begged off because I had too much on. So tomorrow, they’re delivering me a nice new monitor.

Here’s the catch: I have to take the new monitor out of the box and put the old one in it to send back, no doubt while the driver stands over me and taps his foot. So I’m’a break it all down right now and have it ready to go.

See you tomorrow. You’re going to look 25% brighter, at least along the righthand edge.

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Comment from OldFert
Time: August 5, 2019, 10:09 pm

As a kid, we’d have field trips to turkey farms. Old style brown turkeys with the big tails. They let us take tail feathers as souvenirs.

We figured out that we could shove ballpoint refills into the feathers and make “quill pens.”

If you get another skinny refill, maybe you can find a big feather and impress your co-workers.

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 6, 2019, 3:53 pm

“That’s not a pen; THIS is a pen!”

 


Comment from LesterIII
Time: August 6, 2019, 8:24 pm

Crossing-the-streams, as it were: Can you fashion a fantastic writing instrument by somehow inserting one of those refills into a bored-out baculum?

Methinks I may have stumbled into a self-powered pun generation loop, so I will stop here and go no farther down this trail…

 


Comment from BJM
Time: August 6, 2019, 11:30 pm

Ha! I’ll see your roll of black masking tape and raise you a roll of black duct tape.

 


Comment from ferret
Time: August 10, 2019, 5:45 am

Your site is pretty cool. I like weasels a lot

 


Comment from ferret
Time: August 10, 2019, 5:46 am

Is it okay if I take the “yes i’m a girl” picture on the side? I like that weasel’s expression there.

 

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