Alan T Litchfield | 1 Feb 02:13 2004
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Re: InfoD-Cafe: Re: Fountain pens

Waterman, Florida Blue. Made in France.

Alan

On 01/02/2004, at 10:21 AM, Rob Scovell wrote:

> What ink do you use?
>
> rob scovell
> strathfillan publishing services
> hamilton
> aotearoa new zealand
>
> On 1/02/2004, at 10:07 AM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
>
>> The pen I use, a Sheaffer, has a rather neat little ball shape on the 
>> end of its platinum nib. This allows for tremendously dextrous 
>> applications of writing, drawing, printing and so on. I do find the 
>> correct selection of ink is important, some inks flow better than 
>> others.
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Rob Scovell | 1 Feb 10:34 2004
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Re: InfoD-Cafe: Re: Fountain pens

Here are some ink reviews.

http://www.marcuslink.com/pens/ink-02.htm

rob scovell
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hamilton
aotearoa new zealand

On 1/02/2004, at 2:13 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:

> Waterman, Florida Blue. Made in France.
>
> Alan
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Rob Scovell | 1 Feb 10:36 2004
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And here are some interesting ink recipes.

http://www.pentrace.com/inkrecipe.html

Rob

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On 1/02/2004, at 2:13 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:

> Waterman, Florida Blue. Made in France.
>
> Alan
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Alan T Litchfield | 1 Feb 12:16 2004
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On 01/02/2004, at 10:34 PM, Rob Scovell wrote:

> Here are some ink reviews.
>
> http://www.marcuslink.com/pens/ink-02.htm
>

When I recommenced using the fountain pen I tried to find the Sapphire 
Blue, and couldn't. Then after trying to decide what colour to switch 
to I opted for the Waterman because I like the colour and it works well 
with my pen.

It can be so difficult choosing pen inks sometimes. So many of the 
colours look great :)

Alan

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Conrad Taylor | 1 Feb 12:49 2004
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InfoD-Cafe: Re: Computer accessibility issues

Thank you for all the various leads about "508".
I shall be following these up.

However, I'm really keen to know if any of you have
an answer to my substantive questions in that post,
which were:

>   Computer operating systems and software which rely on a
>   graphical user interface can cause problems for users who
>   have eyesight problems and such motor-control problems as
>   make use of a mouse difficult.  I have a peripheral kind
>   of awareness that versions of Windows have some assistive
>   functions built into the system, as does Macintosh. Things
>   like "sticky keys", enlarged cursors, mouse keys, screen
>   readers and so on.
>
>     (a)  Does anyone know of Web resources where these
>          accessibility resources in the operating system
>          are critiqued?
>
>     (b)  And how have these issues been addressed in the
>          Open Source community i.e. for FreeBSD, Linux,
>          KDE and what have you?

Please?

Conrad

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kreecha puphaiboon | 1 Feb 14:11 2004
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Hi Conrad,

this may be helpful.
http://www.webaccess.qut.edu.au/resources/users/osystems.jsp

and a lot in this journal: Computer standards and
interfaces,  Elsevier
regards,
Kai 

--- Conrad Taylor <conrad <at> ideograf.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Thank you for all the various leads about "508".
> I shall be following these up.
> 
> However, I'm really keen to know if any of you have
> an answer to my substantive questions in that post,
> which were:
> 
> 
> >   Computer operating systems and software which
> rely on a
> >   graphical user interface can cause problems for
> users who
> >   have eyesight problems and such motor-control
> problems as
> >   make use of a mouse difficult.  I have a
> peripheral kind
> >   of awareness that versions of Windows have some
> assistive
> >   functions built into the system, as does
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Jim Curran | 1 Feb 16:59 2004
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InfoD-Cafe: the perfect pen

> Rob wrote:
> I am still searching for the perfect pen ...

My perfect pen is the Pilot G-2 (0.5, not 0.7). As this reviewer puts 
it, "pure pen nirvana"...
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/38/staffstuff.html

Jim

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Curtis Clark | 1 Feb 19:32 2004

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on 2004-02-01 03:16 Alan T Litchfield wrote:
> It can be so difficult choosing pen inks sometimes. So many of the 
> colours look great :)

In my experience, it was important to evaluate the color in reference to 
my skin tone, as well--inks that looked great on paper looked really 
foul on my fingers. :-)

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Curtis Clark | 1 Feb 19:35 2004

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on 2004-02-01 07:59 Jim Curran wrote:

> My perfect pen is the Pilot G-2 (0.5, not 0.7). As this reviewer puts 
> it, "pure pen nirvana"...
> http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/38/staffstuff.html

I used to use Pilots a lot. Very handy for jotting notes on one's hand 
when no paper is available: the original "palm pilot".

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Gunnar Swanson | 1 Feb 19:52 2004

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On Feb 1, 2004, at 10:32 AM, Curtis Clark wrote:
> on 2004-02-01 03:16 Alan T Litchfield wrote:
>> It can be so difficult choosing pen inks sometimes. So many of the 
>> colours look great :)
>
> In my experience, it was important to evaluate the color in reference 
> to my skin tone, as well--inks that looked great on paper looked 
> really foul on my fingers. :-)

I was going to ask if Professor Clark encourages both aestheticism and 
the use of fountain pens for his students' forearm crib notes for tests 
but he answered in his subsequent post:

> I used to use Pilots a lot. Very handy for jotting notes on one's hand 
> when no paper is available: the original "palm pilot".

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