WordPress.com folks: didcha know? → The Automattic (parent of WordPress) family includes CloudUp.com. A CloudUp sign-up provides up 200gb of free space. In other words, free upload of roughly 1000 files. A ShortCode-style link (plain text link on a line by itself, no spaces before or after the link; NOT a hyperlink) embeds the file. It’s a hassle-free mechanism to present a file, e.g. easy scrollable reading of a PDF, directly on your site.
Cloudup is one interesting service from Automattic which offers a simple way to capture screenshot with a shortlink. You can also upload images, videos, music, pdfs, etc. and quickly convert…
Source: Share images and files using CloudUp – Carl Alberto
Thanks Consumer Reports!
In recent years, leasing a vehicle has become a mainstream alternative to buying, but is it right for you? Here, a look at the pros and cons of this popular option.
(August 2, 2017) Source: Consumer Reports
Without question, the most comprehensive—yet easy to follow—breakdown I’ve witnessed. Includes copying tips. Kudos BeLight Software, from stationery nerds every dang where! 🤗
Pocket Notebooks’ listing triggered a question: Hmm, my own top 8?
- NanamiPaper’s B6 Cafe Note (5mm grid/ Tomoe River paper)
- Hobonichi Memo Books, almost A5/A6/B6 slim (3.7mm grid/ Tomoe River paper)
- Kokuyo Idea Notebook, A5/B6 Slim (3mm grid/ Tomoe River paper)
- Koukyo B5 Edinburgh, hardcover (6mm ruled, with dripmarks for alignment cues)
- Kokuyo B5 Campus Wide, hardcover (6mm & 7mm; ditto re alignment cues)
- Muji (multiple sizes), softcover (ruled, 6mm)
- Quo Vadis Habana journal B5, hardcover (ruled; 6mm, I think)
- Taroko Design’s Breeze notebook A5 (5mm grid/ Tomoe River paper. A Leuchtturm clone re features 🤗)
Amazon /eBay/ Etsy/ JetPens.
Why? The paper + feint lines = rare, if any, ink-inspired woes. I admit: I’m a straight up stationery nerd. Translation: if Moleskine runs a one-cent sale, I’ll pass. Experience schooled me, so I know where quality lives and where it’s AWOL. My purchasing dollars flow accordingly. Reasonable pricing + stellar quality → I’m there!
👀 Psst! Yep, Tomoe River inserts for Traveler’s Notebooks hang out in various Etsy shops. Search: Tomoe River paper traveler’s notebook inserts
A rundown of 8 of the best notebooks for fountain pen users and what you should look for when choosing a notebook for fountain pens
Source: 8 of the best notebooks for fountain pen users | Pocket Notebooks
The new Tomoe River BREEZE A5 notebook sits poised to capture THE “Bullet Journal Tool” award:
- 183 numbered pages
- index pages
- 68gsm, killing the 52gsm’s mild shadowing irritant
- 5mm dots.
Agree 1000%! My beloved Hobonichi-based bullet journal (Cousin Avec & Weeks) provides structure, killing the need for repetitive spread drawing; its flexibility addresses my desire for habit trackers, timeBlocking and more. The equally superb Kokuyo B5 (Edinburgh, Campus Wide Red — ooo baby) and multi-sized Muji notebooks delight with fab paper quality, AND subtle evenly spaced dripmarks running across the top & bottom lines as alignment cues.
Putting pen to paper has become a mind-clearing ritual.
Source: The mind-clearing magic of Japan’s pen-and-paper “planner culture” — Quartz
I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything.~ MAY SARTON
I can think of no one and no thing beyond the need for maintenance. Yet we sometimes push ourselves past the bounds of reasonableness, in an apparent belief that keeping our nose to the grindstone gets us to “the goal” quicker. But like the figure-8 driver, weaving in and out of traffic in a manic quest to “get there,” that “there” may materialize in the form of a hospital bed … or worse.