Category: Paper & Writing

Paper & Writing

Ecosystem Notebooks

I’ve used and loved Moleskine notebooks for years, but have always been frustrated by their lack of perforated pages. I don’t treat notebooks like some kind of art safe – I use them as tools… and so fairly often, I like to rip a page out and tack it on my bulletin board. If you do this too many times to a Moleskine, your whole damned $20 notebook falls apart. Screw that.

Enter Ecosystem notebooks. They are like Moleskines, only better. Every single page is perforated. They are available in both hard and soft cover and a number of different paper configurations. You can build your own here or buy them for fairly cheap here. You’ll never buy another Moleskine again.

Paper & Writing

Zebra F-701: The Poor Man’s Space Pen

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OK fellas, I’m about to dork out here… Hold your giggles until the end. See, I’ve gotten a few emails asking about the pens I carry. Typical of me, I like to carry durable stuff that is made to last. Also typical of me, I don’t like to spend a ton of dough. The ideal pen for me is most likely the traditional Fisher Space Pen, but I’ve always been ran off by the $60 price tag. What’s a cheap bastard to do?

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Paper & Writing

CountyComm Embassy Pen

These pens were done on a government contract and apparently there was some left-over stock. CountyComm got a hold of them and is letting them go for about $50 a pop. Sounds expensive, but that price is actually pretty good for what ya get. It’s an all stainless steel body stuffed with the same SPR4 pressurized Fisher ink refill that the Space Pen uses. It’s about 5.25″ long with a diameter of .50″.

You can get more details here.