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It’s Alive!

Posted by Dirck on 20 November, 2011

…but really, it’s too early on a Sunday and my head is a little too sore for Colin Clive impersonations (or even Gene Wilder).

I am making this deeply unusual weekend entry to let the world, as I understand it through this little pin-hole in the fabric of the internet, know that The Great Work is concluded and my reworked website is even now lurching down the road to find dirndl-clad youngsters to frighten.  Like Victor Frankenstein’s creation, it has hopped off the slab while still somewhat imperfect. but is finished enough for function.  Over the next several weeks (or, lets be honest, months), I’ll be filling in some of the remaining blanks, which are mainly in the area of measurement; the pen profiles have both size and ink capacity information attached to them, but at the moment several list “X cm” and “X ml”.

I’ll also be doing a little ret-conning on this enterprise, to resurrect the dozens of dead links to be found in the previous two years’ worth of entries.  I adopt the Mary Shelley motif for a reason.

Today’s pen: TWSBI Diamond 540
Today’s ink: Herbin’s Vert Empire

6 Responses to “It’s Alive!”

  1. SheilaM said

    Congratulations! The new site looks great!

  2. The new website is wonderful!! It really looks great.

  3. Thank you both. Gratifying praise indeed, and it makes the headache of Saturday (slight dehydration, monitor-staring, and unaccustomed use for the cortex) worthwhile.

  4. Julie said

    Well done on the new website! The pen profiles are very well done. I really appreciate your including ink capacity in particular. I’m a bit afraid to read “Writing with Skill” as, alas, I may find I have none. *ahem*

    • Thank you also. I encourage looking at the page if for no other reason than to see the evidence of the hemi-demi-semi-skillful way I push a pen around; there’s a sample of what passes for normal in my writing there.

      When I set out to log capacities, I wasn’t expecting to find such a consistency of “about 1ml, give or take about 0.3”. Quite surprising! I should graph it all up, once I’ve finally finished measuring everyone, and see just how bell-curvy it actually is.

      • Julie said

        Oh DO graph it all up, once you have. That would be great fun to see for someone easily entertained such as moi.

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