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Kyocera-pens image

(company page, on Wikipedia)
store on penloversparadise.com
http://global.kyocera.com/prdct/fc_consumer/stationery/index.html

These are high-quality pens which use ceramic-tipped water-based refills.

Much of my writing is pen and paper, and the right pen is extremely important. A certain balance, texture and weight of pen, and a smooth writing experience are important to me. Put one of these pens down on a table, and spin them. They spin around the central closure for when the cap fits against the pen. That's Japanese quality.

I've bought these from ThinkGeek, but most recently I'm buying them from penloversparadise.com.

I do not know if this ink is archival quality!



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Moleskine logo

(on Wikipedia)
www.moleskine.com

These are high-quality notebooks with archival quality paper.

Much of my writing is pen and paper, and it turns out that good paper also matters a lot. I'm perfectly comfortable with cheap paper in a three-ring binder, but I want something much better for travel and for long-term storage. A bookshelf of these little notebooks also look a hell of a lot better than binders.



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NZHT. 103-h2 case - black - front angle

Computers > Quiet cases >

http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/103-h2-case.html

NZXT H2 Silent Mid-Sized Tower

aka NZXT CS-NT-H2-B or H2-001-BK

Conclusion: Seems great!

NZXT H2 Silent Mid-Sized Tower

I snapped off the front door, tried to glue it on and then snapped it off again. While it's not fragile as fuck, I'm clumsy and it's not very well made.



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Thermaltake BlacX DuetThermaltake-ST0014U.jpg

http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001574

This is an eSATA dual hdd docking station.

Purchased so my Raspberry Pi and then CubieTruck could have good storage.

Has both a USB and an EIDE connector. I bought it for the latter.

Using two hard drives simultaneously requires a USB port which has "port duplication", a feature which, sadly, my motherboard didn't have.