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The Thing with Instagram

Over the weekend I gave in and installed for the first time in about two years or such Instagram on my phone and started using it again. Much to my surprise I realized not only that I had fun, but also that I missed using it a bit. Okay only a little bit.

Even in the best of times I had never been an avid user, but at least I used it since it almost since its inception whenever that had been. I don’t think my post-frequency will change much though and still will post mostly here.

I also realized how much of a selling platform it had become. Some accounts almost feel like shopping TV. Not sure is this good or bad, but certainly not what it had been, back then.

That being said, through following some pen-related accounts I found German-based and one British penstore which have all the things that I would like to check out eventually in one place. Fountain pens, inks and nice stationary are surprising difficult to get by it seems. At least if one would rather all from one place.

I also learned that Rhodia is now also producing a hardcover version of it’s Goalbook which I was surprisingly excited about. I’m rather happy with the soft-cover one, especially with a leather notebook cover, but a hard-cover one is just slimmer and lighter, even though it means visually “less” business.

In fact, in this way, my now five day-usage can be considered as rather beneficial, albeit not for my wallet.

That being said, I don’t know how long I manage to stay “active” on the platform and definitely will rather post here than there, but let’s see.

Ah yes, you can find me there as @svenseebeck but that shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

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Nice! Just noticed that the latest Doctor Who season is airing here as well.

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Every time I open Musecore after a little break I wonder why I shell out for Sibelius every month. Maybe I should be working it for a little longer while and then see if it could stick.

Update: Glorious spelling error: added “why”

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It’s a perfect time for one of those “shit we’re old” posts“. Brilliant post on “Wait But Why“.

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Migrated

With only two pages left in my Bullet Journal I know migrated all over to my next one for 2020. I started to used the Bullet Journal method in Spring, originally with the intent to practice/improve my handwriting and somehow it stuck.

Once I got used to the method I have not missed a digital task-manager at all. Turns out I neither need location based alerts, custom perspectives or automate the shit out of my tasks. Who knew?!

I don’t do any fancy things here and mostly stick to the basic Bullet Journal method but have added a few things to suit my needs. But overall it is very simple.

The first iteration of my Bullet Journal had been a Moleskine, but the paper didn’t do well with some of my fountain pen inks so I quickly switched over to a Leuchtturm 1917, which has served me very well and I liked it a lot. To try out something new I went with the Rhodia Goalbook as my next notebook, which should be doing even better with fountain pen ink.

So far I like the feel of notebook and paper, but I wish though it had a hard-cover. Maybe I will just put a cover-case or such around it at some point.

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The Last "Reading-Update" for 2019

After reading Richard Matheson’s Nightmare at 20000 Feet, which I thoroughly enjoyed (if that is a proper to thing to say about horror-stories I don’t know) I was looking for something lighter and continued with the first of the Hercule Poirot stories and then read a collection of stories by Cory Doctorow.

While the above were audiobooks, I, at the same time, re-read Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere of which I recently got the used, illustrated edition of and liked it even more that the first time I read it. After finishing it, I continued with “Watchmen“, which I have never read and liking it a lot so far.

  • Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Affair At Styles
  • Cory Doctorow: Overclocked
  • Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere (re-read)

In the next week/year I will then publish my complete list for this year, as well as my reading-list for the next year. Until then you can have a look at my book-log.

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During the morning walk.

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Merry Christmas (or any other Festivo of your choosing for that matter)!