Anyone with a recommendation for a #fountainpen? I've been considering getting one and just completed my self-imposed two-month test run with a disposable Pilot Varsity with satisfactory results. Here's what I'm looking for:
Something fairly slim, say 11mm barrel or less
Vacuum/plunger fill, piston would be a reasonable alternative
Flexible nib would be a plus
So far I think my best option might be a used Conklin Nozac Vest Pocket or perhaps a Sheaffer Balance Slender. I don't mind a little DIY effort, but if it'd take expensive specialised tools to maintain an old pen, then maybe I'm better off looking at newer models. What #fountainpens can the Fediverse recommend?
#HamiBahadori ist inhaftiert,wurde gefoltert, ihm drohen 5 Jahre Haft. Weil er #Bahai ist.
Was macht er? Er schickt eine Nachricht aus dem Gefängnis an die Öffentlichkeit. Riskiert alles. Mut und Wut von einem, der sagt, Menschen wie er haben im #Iran keine Rechte. Das stimmt.
The end of an era. Boeing delivers the final the 747, a beautiful plane, emblematic of a time when you could actually tell planes apart with just a quick glance. I'm glad I got to fly on one a few times but always wished I could have had a seat in the front row, where the hull curves in a bit and you could maybe, possibly, almost, look forwards.
Dit zijn het stel #Pouya_Amri en #Nafisa_Saadatyar.
Ze behoren tot de Bahai-minderheidsgroep.
Ze werden vorige week gearresteerd door de RG in hun huis in Gorgan.
Ze zijn gemarteld.
Ze worden beschuldigd van handelen in strijd met de nationale veiligheid.
Wees svp hun stem
Dit is #Elmira_Rahmani (28), een professionele muzikant & lid vd Bahai-gemeenschap, een religieuze minderheid in #Iran.
Ze werd op 16 jan in haar huis in #Isfahan gearresteerd door repressietroepen & naar een geheime locatie gebracht.
Haar leven is in gevaar.
Wees svp haar stem >
"Iranian authorities have arrested a 28-year-old Baha’i musician, amid an intensified crackdown on members of the persecuted religious minority.
Armed forces raided Elmira Rahmani’s house in the central city of Isfahan on January 17 and took her to an unknown location. Her personal electronic devices and musical instruments were confiscated.
There was no information available about Rahmani’s whereabouts and the charges against her."
Australian chapter of PEN International condemns detention of award-winning Baha’i writer & poet Mahvash Sabet in Tehran’s Evin Prison
Sabet in solitary confinement after she and fellow Baha'i member Fariba Kamalabadi given 10-year prison sentences on Dec. 10
Was aktuell untergeht: Im #Iran enthält das Terror-Regime nicht nur Frauen Menschenrechte vor, sondern verfolgt auch:
* Queere Personen (LGBTIQA+)
* Sogenannte Apostaten:
* Konvertiten vom Islam zum Christentum
* Ethnische Minderheiten
* Religiöse Minderheiten
Die Liste ist nicht vollständig. Besonders musste ich in den letzten Tagen an die Ba'hai denken - relativ zur Zahl der Gläubigen die weltweit am meisten verfolgte Religionsgemeinschaft.
Het Iraanse regime onderdrukt systematisch de rechten v religieuze minderheden, m.n. de leden vd Bahai’s.
Deze grafiek toont het % meldingen over de schendingen vd rechten v verschillende religieuze minderheden in 2022.
meer informatie: http://ow.ly/WZsU50McKcu
This is #idarasti. She’s an artist, a singer, a photogerapher and a musician with a beautiful soul. She’s of the minority #Bahai faith. She was arrested by government agents over 2 months ago for simply speaking up for women’s rights and freedom in #Iran.
#Iran court imposes 10-year prison sentences on 2 leading members of persecuted Baha'i religious community
Mahvash Sabet, 69, and Fariba Kamalabadi, 60, sentenced on November 21 after 1-hour trial
Both women previously served 10-year prison terms
A content warning is a literary device. Specifically it is a form of foreshadowing. To add a content warning is to change the story the way adding or removing any other information changes the story.
In this sense, preference for content warnings is a preference for a *way* of storytelling. Content warnings mark out a genre of writing.
If you’re looking for an #Android weather app that’s actually beautiful, check out #GeometricWeather. It’s my favorite weather app ever; even though it isn’t prettier than #Apple’s weather app for #iOS (which I still really love aesthetically), it has a minimal live wallpaper feature that’s really awesome, changing your wallpaper to reflect the current weather conditions. And even better yet, it’s #FOSS!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=wangdaye.com.geometricweather&hl=en_US&gl=US https://f-droid.org/packages/wangdaye.com.geometricweather/ https://github.com/WangDaYeeeeee/GeometricWeather
Interesting thread by @markmccaughrean concerning upcoming changes to leap seconds
@lapingvino Hi! I saw in your bio:
> I try to remember to tag my post languages appropriately
Could you please let me know how you do this? I see how to set a default language in the settings, but a user asked how to change it on a per-post basis and I didn't know the answer. Thanks!
you should have exactly zero remorse about unfollowing, muting or blocking anyone, as regular user. as another regular user, by doing this, you're not stealing my own option to do the same 😂 there's a couple billion people online. plenty to pick from, plenty to communicate with.
Read this one the other day and it makes me think a lot about online interactions:
"O Son of Dust!
Verily I say unto thee: Of all men the most negligent is he that disputeth idly and seeketh to advance himself over his brother. Say: O brethren! Let deeds, not words, be your adorning."
I meant to share this earlier, #Mastodon peeps, you can mute words on #Mastodon too; if you're tired of hearing slurs and they're coming from too many instances, you can use the mute words feature. (I personally recommend not doing this, and either muting instances that seem to have racist folks and no bad apples, or just muting bad actors because racist folks won't always use slurs all the time, and hiding the posts with the slurs can make them hard to find. I mute racist folks after seeing them use slurs but hey that's just how I use the platform, you do you!)
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