Remote Office Fun

Figure 1: The Setup Microphone, Camera, Headphones, ACTION! Recently I actually had a need to put together a proper setup for remote work. Specifically I needed a web cam, microphone and decent headphones. Normally I’d just have used my HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset. Unfortunately they have a strange problem where the microphone and headphone wires bleed signal so as I hear things the mic picks up the output and re-sends it as my own. [Read More]

Waterproof Writing

Figure 1: Waterproof Kit Why? I spend a lot of time outdoors. I may be a geek/nerd but I like being outdoors and actually spend time outside. One thing that rarely stops me is the weather. Because of this I can end up outside in the rain or during a blizzard. This is a big reason I only buy archive grade and water resistant inks and papers. I’m also “me” and I’m usually good for rising to “hold my beer” moments that won’t result in another trip to the hospital trauma ward. [Read More]

Soap Updates

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my soap preferences. My previous supplier went weird politically and seems to be forever out of stock on the soaps I use to get clean. I had to find an alternative. Enter Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve (link). They really saved me when it comes to bar soap and have become my primary source of soap over the last ~9-12 months. Currently I’m using the following products and I cannot complain. [Read More]

Analog Every Day Carries

Figure 1: The Kit The Humble Every Day Carry When I first went back to a pen and paper I discovered I never wanted to be without. Rain, snow or shine: pens, pencils and paper will be there for you. Day of night, power, no power too. These simple tools will ‘just work’. I’ve had phones and digital organizers fail because of drained batteries, getting wet and getting too warm or cold. [Read More]

Anti Bad Habit Notebook

Not going to lie : I have a few bad habits. I’m trying to break them but lack a good ‘visual cue’ for how often I succumb and how bad/good I’m doing. Whilst poking about the ’tubes the other day I stumbled across Habit Trackers for Bullet Journals (BuJo). After noodling it for a bit I realized you could make an ANTI BAD Habit BuJo spread. Behold! The Anti Bad Habit BuJo [Read More]

Razors, blades, brushes

Figure 1: My shaving supplies Full Disclosure To be 100% clear before presenting anything to you, the reader. NOPE I am NOT a shill I am NOT paid by any of the companies named here I was NOT given any products for testing or review purposes YEP I DID seek this out on my own I DID reach out to some of these companies via STANDARD means These are my OPINIONS Length As you might be able to tell by the scrollbar in your browser. [Read More]

Scary Shaves

Figure 1: A scary looking razor Full Disclosure A disclosure. Why? Because I want to be 100% clear. I am NOT a paid shill I was NOT given products for review I sought the products listed here on my own A Detour While digging through the world of Safety Razors I noticed that there were a few Single Edge offerings available. Per usual, I couldn’t resist and detoured in my research a little to find out more about Single Edge Safety Razors and the blades they use. [Read More]

Personal Grooming

Figure 1: Travel Supplies Merkur Before I get into the post, I need to call attention to Merkur. I discovered an interesting piece of advertising as I was doing research for this blog post. It was too late for my razor purchase but what I found may affect your purchasing decisions. They have a promotional image with the text: “Sorry Ladies, Men Only” present. I know my audience and I cannot leave this piece of advertising alone. [Read More]