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  1. I'm not optimistic about it, tbh. For the past few years people have been talking about how bad the year was and how things will improve with the new one. They haven't. Some things will be better, but the cascading failure has started and will continue to increase in intensity and numbers.
  2. Yes, but I have to make it tiny. Also, do you still have the Jersey stuff?
  3. Just remembered that my reason for having a flickr account was so I could host photos posted on the board. Probably should have held on to that. I mean, it's still there, but no longer pro and way overloaded.
  4. I'm not interested in a shirt, but can send you the image that I used.
  5. Yes. I still have some patches left, if anyone wants one.
  6. As many of you know, I had an idea for an expedition patch. After a brief amount of discussion on Twitter, we decided on a Screaming Fist patch. Fuldog and Sentinel400 came up with the design and I ordered it from a manufacturer. I still have a few patches to mail out and a few more that remain unallocated. If anyone wants one, please feel free to contact me.
  7. Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré. It's a lot better than Legacy of Spies.
  8. A few of quick thoughts about this before I miss my bus: 1. I'm in favour of leaving for a week at first, if only to send a message. 2. Eventually, we'll all need to move. For-profit social media platforms are pretty much guaranteed to introduce biases that affect your social connections. This is not a good thing. 3. OTOH, I'll always have some level of Twitter presence. Too much of the professional marketing is necessary, there. Personal sphere, though. That's mine. 4. It will take time to build up the next platform, but that cycle is much quicker now than it was previously. The first thing we did when we joined Twitter was find other WGBers (and other friends, for those that have some). As we move from platform to platform, the first thing we do is find and connect with those we're already connected to on the previous platforms. 5. On the news junky thing, I (and some of my archaeo-nerd friends) have gone back to RSS feeds this year. The quality and volume of news is so much better than it had been when I relied on SM to provide it.
  9. Hmm... can't get the embedding to work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu3McjajsNE
  10. Perfect for walking around the city in the rain.
  11. Yes, Paypal. Interestingly enough, a Canadian Paypal account will let you connect to an American bank account as well as a Canadian account. American Paypal accounts won't let you connect to any foreign accounts. You can't connect the accounts all at once, though.
  12. Obligatory cat photo. New country, new tree. by Marshdrifter, on Flickr
  13. A view from the morning commute. 2016-02-10 07.44.47 by Marshdrifter, on Flickr
  14. A few photos from the previous field season. Today's office. by Marshdrifter, on Flickr Our vehicles by Marshdrifter, on Flickr Today's office by Marshdrifter, on Flickr
  15. Some of the geeks at work were speculating that it was because they were trying to keep it from being too zombie- flick.
  16. Many students seem to drink like they do. A V-pen costs about as much as a single decent beer or a few cheap ones. It's also (unofficially) refillable, which helps drive down the cost.
  17. The monthly haul from the local stationery store. I might have achieved "regular" status. Stationery store haul. by Marshdrifter, on Flickr
  18. I gave a V-pen to one of my bosses last year and he loved how it wrote. When I told him they were popular with students, he couldn't understand why they didn't just get the cheapest (or, you know, free) ball points. I guess some people just don't care, even when they can tell the difference. Others, like myself, tend to totally geek out on the tools of the trade. I'm pretty sure our downstairs neighbour uses one of those when he writes, but I'm not sure if it's a pencil or not. I've heard good things about them, though. Welcome aboard! I've heard way too many nice things about Tomoe River paper. I'd like to try it, but I'm also kind of afraid what it might do to my budget. For planners, I'm in constant awe for the Midori traveller. I have so far resisted it, but one of these days, I might break down and get it. My choosiness about paper is directly related to pens and inks that I use. If they didn't prefer fancy papers, neither would I. Or at least, that's what I tell myself.
  19. Yes. The fountain pen group I'm a part of on FB is horrible about this. That said, pens are pretty much the first thing that I've ever felt compelled to collect, but not to keep in a case. These things are for using. I suspect that some of the appeal is that pens, as well as other office supplies, hold a certain potential. These are tools to be used.
  20. To kick it off, here's the pen that I re-sacced today. I bought the pen at an antique store in Wisconsin a few years ago, but never got around to making it work until today. Rehabbed pen. by Marshdrifter, on Flickr
  21. This thread is for stationery, notebooks, pens, pencils, and other nifty office supplies. What are you writing with? We've had quite a bit of these threads on the old board. I'll try to find some and link to them for posterity in the future (feel free to share if you already have them bookmarked).
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