I have liked Pilot’s Precise V7 for the past 20 years, but the latest batch I bought seems to have irregular ink flow. A couple times a day, the normally-smooth ink dries up a bit and needs to be coaxed out, looking like this. I have a pretty light touch when I write, and when the V7 works it’s the best thing ever. These dry spells are bumming me out, though. Has quality control on these dipped recently? Is there another kind of ballpoint pen with the combination of smooth ink flow and a fat line I like? I lose pens on the regular, so I’m looking for something that I can buy in bunches and keep around.
Circus Ponies Notebook is now defunct. Does anyone have a suggestion for an offline outliner/notetaker/todolist that's similar? [more inside]
I want to buy a cheap notebook/netbook. It seems like (maybe?) buying it this week will get me a cheaper price? What should I be doing in order to find the best piece of hardware I can get for ~$300 CAD. [more inside]
Where can I source those deliciously smooth Japanese papers? [more inside]
I have a LOT of hand-written notebooks. I want to move my note-taking habits into the 21st century as I've written on in the past. Future note-taking devices aside, I would like to ideally have a way of digitizing my existing handwritten notebooks. [more inside]
I'm looking for notepads/notebooks/sticky notes printed with coloring book-style line art, so I can color them in at my desk - but also use them for writing down notes. Do these exist? [more inside]
I need a new notebook, ideally $500 or less. [more inside]
I was given an ornate and perfect and outrageously lovely purple and silver Paperblanks notebook for my birthday. I feel as though nothing I could write could possibly do it justice. What are some suitably noble and beautiful uses for such a thing? [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a very cheap notebook for simple use around the home. Ideal Price Range is between $150-200. Requirements/Nice-to-have's below. [more inside]
I want to buy a new laptop/notebook/tablet and here are the requisites: - Windows OS - Light and compact (fits in a backpack) - No frills: only need Word, Internet/email, Spotify. Windows 7 preferable; do they come like this anymore? Thinking I could do Windows Easy Transfer, which hopefully will transfer my Word 2007 too. Currently have Dell Inspiron 1525 and similar -- needs to be much lighter than these. Can anyone help by giving some initial direction, including price range...links?
Please find me a better notebook. [more inside]
I'm in the market to buy some tech that allows me to tweet and do other stuff at cafes and such, but what would be the best fit for me? [more inside]
My daughter would like a diary or journal like Anne Frank had. It is red plaid, with a lock and she would preferably like the pages lined. [more inside]
I have a smallish pocket notebook (3.5x6), and a Lamy Pico ballpoint pen. I'd like to devise a way to attach the pen to the notebook. Help? [more inside]
I really like Fabriano blocks - particularly the A5 dot-patterned paper that is glue-bound on the left side of the block (see here. I would like to get a leather (or other suitably durable material), A5-sized zipper-closing cover to hold one of these with writing implements (pen, pencil, and eraser)... [more inside]
Paper Nerds Assemble! I'm looking for heavyweight paper (~100lbs / 150gsm or thicker), either bound or looseleaf, with a smooth finish... that has light grid lines (square or isometric) or a dot grid. [more inside]
Help me find my dream notebook! I'm looking for a journal-style notebook, ~5x8 and not spiral-bound, with grid (preferably 5x5) paper, that is smooth and thick enough for double-sided writing--something akin to a Moleskine squared. Difficulty level: tabbed pages (with a cutout for tabs, rather than protruding dividers). [more inside]
I need to find a specific type of notebook. I've been looking forever with no luck and I'm hoping someone here can help. [more inside]
I'd like to buy a small (10-12 inch screen) very inexpensive (sub-$300) notebook, to use for reading PDFs, taking notes, and very light coding (i.e. emacs and python). Any recommendations would be most welcome. [more inside]
I'm looking for a smallish notebook of entirely quad-ruled (graph) paper. Complication: I'd like the lines to be spaced quite close, at 0.1 in. or 3 mm. I've found plenty of notebooks with 0.25 in. grids, but at 0.1 in. I'm having a hard time even finding pads. Other things I would really like (but aren't deal-breakers like grid size is): hardcover, 70+ pages, not wider than 4 in. Has anyone here gone looking for something like this before? Any recommendations?
I've tried many notebooks, but have yet to find the absolute perfect one. Requirements: graph, A5, ring bound, quality paper. [more inside]
Help me organize my notebook. Separate sections or all mixed up? [more inside]
What do you use your paper notebooks for? I was recently gifted with several beautiful notebooks and also acquired various notebooks over the past year. I am having trouble figuring out great and practical uses for all of them. Hivemind, lay on me your notebook wisdom. [more inside]
This question has been nagging me for years. In college I used to love Roaring Spring 9 x 11" narrow-ruled notebooks, which the bookstore had at a reasonable price ($3 each or something like that?). Since then I've never been able to find any full-sized narrow-ruled (narrower than college-ruled) notebooks anywhere, either in office supply stores or online. I see that Amazon has exactly what I want, but at the prohibitive price of $61 per notebook (!!). Does anybody have any suggestions of where to buy 9" x 11" narrow-ruled notebooks? Preferably online, but I'm prepared to go to a (Bay Area) office supply store if necessary.
My eight year old laptop is about ready to bite the dust. For the last year and a half it has had permanent residence on my desk as it cannot function if it is not plugged in. The screen must be at the correct angle or it completely cuts out. It struggles to download documents and music. She has been good to me, but it is time to begin thinking about purchasing a new computer. Problem is, I’m fairly out of touch with the market now. Here are my needs with regards to a laptop. You tell me what I should be looking for. [more inside]
My friend's daughter is going off to college to major in media studies. What would be the best MacBook -- new or used -- for her? Ideally it would be able to handle video editing, while still being light. It needs to be as cheap as possible, but it should run Mountain Lion so she can get through most of her college career without having to replace it. What do you suggest? (NB The "Mac" part isn't negotiable.)
What ergonomic keyboard or lapdesk I can use on my lap, while sitting on my couch, to reduce RSI pain in my wrists and forearms? [more inside]
Here's what I need to do: Keep a lot of disparate bits of info in one place. There will be never more than 15 users. I'd like to use it software as service, I don't want to have to worry about hosting it. Bonus points for being mobile friendly and/or having an app. We'd like to be able to jam images and videos in there, too. It doesn't have to be a Wiki, a helpful Evernote plugin or something would be a-okay, also. Just looking for a recommendation!
I am having the hardest time finding unruled spiral bound notebooks that are identical in every way to regular spiral bound notebooks you see everywhere...except they have no lines. [more inside]
I have a perfect notebook, left over from college, and would love to find more just like it. But it has no branding -- I have no idea who manufactured the darn thing. My school doesn't seem to sell them anymore. It's 7" by 10", double-wire bound, cloth hardcover, with nice lined pages. Each page has a little recycling triangle symbol on it (indicating 100 percent recycled). Pics inside. Anyone know who could've made it, or where to find the same? Many thanks! [more inside]
I'm getting a new laptop. A new variant of the ASUS UX32VD Zenbook (model: UX32VD-R4010P) seems to tick all my boxes. But I'm good at talking myself into things, so please help me sanity-check my choice. Many details inside. [more inside]
Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier? [more inside]
What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
Processor and general build quality question: Should I buy a Samsung Series 3 305V5A-T04AU Notebook or HP Pavilion dv6-6B00TU Notebook? [more inside]
With her black MacBook on its last legs, my sister is going to be getting a new 13" MacBook Air soon. The stock 256GB model includes a 1.8GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz processor and 4GB of (1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM) memory. The build-to-order options are a 2.0GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz and 8GB of RAM for $90 each (Education Store prices). Knowing that processor and memory upgrades aren't possible later on, would either of these options make a big difference in performance? She uses it mostly for Office documents, some CS5 work, streaming video, web browsing and music and is hoping to keep it as her main computer for at least 4 years. Thanks for any input.
Need a new laptop, help me pick one. [more inside]
dear mom: what was it like to be you? [more inside]
How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook? [more inside]
Help me find the right kind of notepad or sketchpad. Difficulty: a different request from everyone else who has ever asked this question. I'm looking for a notebook that is roughly legal sized without any lines, rules, or grids. [more inside]
Seeking advice on a laptop/notebook for CAD. That may also (possibly) be able to run a Playstation 2 emulator. [more inside]
I find myself perpetually unsatisfied with all the notebooks and pads I have tried for general note-taking/writing/sketching/brainstorming. Please help me find the perfect brand of pad or notebook. [more inside]
Does anyone keep a Journal/Diary or notebook, or has had one passed down from a family member? What kind of things are written, for what time period, and what is it's significance?
Does anyone keep a Journal/Diary or notebook, or has had one passed down from a family member? What kind of things are written, for what time period, and what is it's significance? [more inside]
Please help me find spiral notebooks that are bound at the top and have thick/heavy covers. Details within! [more inside]
Is this a fair price for a late-2007 17" Macbook Pro? [more inside]
What is the best paper notebook? I want something in which to make a single entry per year, for many years. [more inside]
Help me choose a new laptop [more inside]
What are some handwriting uses that encourage regular, repeated sessions? Difficulty: Meaningful output (i.e. not rote exercises), creativity optional (i.e. writing short stories, composing lyrics are less desirable). [more inside]
About 6 months ago (Decemberish), I read fantastic tips for keeping a journal/notebook. I've googled like crazy, but can't find it again. [more inside]
Notebook PC: I'm considering getting a nicer Windows notebook to use in addition to my MacBook Pro and there is one key feature that I've only found on Macs: 2-finger scrolling on the trackpad. [more inside]