Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Royal KHM Typewriter Restoration

40 lbs of Serious Business

Not sure if Monty makes it look bigger or smaller.

Carriage rails like tank treads.

Five more lbs. of serious business.

Please let me know if the typecasts are still hard to read. You should be able to get them to open up full-sized with a single click.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Typewriter Themed Desktop Wallpapers

A few typewriter themed desktop wallpapers for you guys, all at 1920 by 1080.

Something a little abstract and soothing. (Really looks better full sized.)

My personal favorite.

A little more true to life.
Because who doesn't like the colors of rust and oil, in the fall?

Anyone care to take a guess at the machine? (Answer to come on Saturday.)

Sometimes I like messing about with the photo software, and all these gears and wheels can make semi-abstract art from so many different angles. I'll probably post more of these in the future. Any requests (machines or monitor resolution sizes) let me know, I'll have a go at it.


On an administrative note, I think I've got those capchas turned off, and I think I figured out why my larger typecasts wouldn't display at a legible size. Something called lightbox in the blogger settings. I've turned that off, too, and now I can click on images to see them in full size. Which means legible typecasts with regular margins just a click away.

Now I'm hoping these images will upload at their full resolution. Will continue to tinker if not...

UPDATE: Blogger seems to shrink them a bit, and compress the files to half-size. But they're still big! If you'd like a full 1080p render email me at and I could send you one. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Remington Junior

Our secretary presents the new model.
Monty, Sophie, and Monty II

Proper typing technique.
It is important to take regular five minute breaks to stretch.

For anyone who is wondering, that's a Chihuahua and an Italian Greyhound.

They once made a litter of puppies together.

Yes, it was adorable.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Linux, Youtube-DL, and the Tinkerer's Satisfaction

Shared from a new-to-me Remington. More on that to come...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Re-reading Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland...

Wikipedia has a decent entry on the book, but it's better saved for after you've read it (although it's worth checking out the retro cover on the Wikipedia page.)

I hope my own typecast doesn't provide too many spoilers.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

When I Dream of the New iPhone

...I should probably not share it on the internet.