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u/Dourasin · 1 pointr/Pathfinder_RPG

Phew This'll be a long a post, but certainly reward to read by the end of it. Don't worry about 2E replacing anything, as that takes time to do and is at least two years aeay from being a thing, even if it's fulling released this year. Playing D&D/Pathfinder really is the Nerdiest, Nerd thing I've ever done, and it is a lot of fun! Watch +DawnforgedCast's Session 0 video and download his checklist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0FmGxmJLiw That checklist will help you out greatly in starting out as a GameMaster/Dungeon Master or as a player to learn what you want in a game, for a new group, with or without veteran players. However, if you're one as the GM and you have a vivid imagination, or are good with thinking on the fly (believe me, it gets better with time) then you'll already have a headstart on the majority of GMs out there. A great beginning module that has a little bit of everything, adventure hook (i.e., reason why your players should be doing this), NPC interaction, wilderness adventuring, dungeon crawling, is the Hollow's Last Hope module for 1st Level Players as it works for both D&D and Pathfinder. You don't really need the print version, since you can download it for FREE at Paizo's website https://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Hollow%27s_Last_Hope

I greatly recommend you get the Pathfinder RPG: Beginner Box ($25-$35) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601256302 it is a different game, but the rule set is uber-simplified and honestly, superior to the D&D Starter Set ($15), and is worth the extra money. The Beginner Box literally has the all of the beginning needs for play. Pre-generated characters, blank character sheets for the four classes (Wizard, Rogue, Cleric, and Fighter) with either of the three races (Elf, Dwarf, and Human) that are easy to introduce new players to, a flip out map that you can use dry-erase- or wet-erase markers, and permanent markers on (all of which can be erased off, I use these wet-erase makers that are $9 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IFGW because I'll draw camp fires with brown, yellow, orange, and red colors, green helps with trees and shrubbery, blue for water, and black for everything else), a Hero's handbook, and really, really, good GM guide, plus thick, cardboard punch-out marker pawns of various Monsters, NPCs, Player characters, and other creatures, that amount to a wealth of miniatures that would take a lot of money and time to paint them all up, plus they're easier to store in the box. Unfortunately, it only comes with one set of dice, so it wouldn't hurt to get these on these 7 sets ($12) on the cheap https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MDJNE93 and pass them out to your players, or if they have their own, then you'll have plenty of extra multiples of dice, which will come in handy during combat with spellcasters and sneak attacks by Rogues. I handed them out to my players after they told me what their favorite colors were. =P

That'd would be all you'd really need to start, $30ish Beginner Box, plus $10 for markers, and $10 more if you or your players need dice. Now, what follows is what I used for my first GMing of a game, based on many different people's recommendations. In order to make combat work in a logical way that I could understand, I bought the Pathfinder Combat Pad $20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601255470, along with those wet-erase markers from earlier. It's usefulness has been far better, and worth it's price in gold, to use than a cheap $1 store notebook, when I would have to erase or rewrite when players would defeat monsters or would hold their actions, or would tell them the wrong initiative bonus to start (lol!). Again, rather use a dollar store binder, I bought the Pathfinder GM Screen $16ish https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601252161, because it was short enough for me to look over rather than 3-ring binders or a paper folder at the actual game table. Speaking the table, I bought the Chessex Battlemats https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015IQO2O this is a link to the smaller one ($20), since I bought the Megamat ($35), only because I had a large table, and players could use it as a coaster for drinks too (even though I did have coasters, to prevent spillage). As an added bonus, I recently discovered the Condition cards $10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601252854, to use with Pathfinder, and they are great to hand out to players (as you would already know these conditions since it's written behind the GM Screen) so they know what condition they are in at a glance. Keep in mind though, you only get 4 or each, so if you are lucky enough to have more players, it wouldn't hurt to buy an extra set (however, it would be strange if all of your players had the same condition).

Now, let's say you enjoy Pathfinder, and you bought the Core Rulebook $20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601258879 (if it's a hardcover, always look inside for the Sixth edition printing, the paperback will already be that edition) but are getting tired of looking up Monster stats online, then grab the Paperback version of the first Bestiary $16 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601258887 which has the great majority of all of the "regular" monsters in either D&D or Pathfinder. If you're not much of an artist, then there's the recently released Pathfinder Traps and Treasures Pawns Collection $25 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601259719 but be warned that you only want to place on the board AFTER the players find out what it is or after they trip it since it does have text explaining what it is as a trap, and if you're use the treasure ones, make sure you add whatever is actually printed on the tile is IN the list of treasure you give the players, because they can and will ask about, "can't I grab that cup or sword, it's on the tile?" ;)

Lastly, if you enjoy being the GameMaster/Dungeon Master, the storyteller, the world builder, then I'd recommend getting the Pathfinder Gamemastery Guide $15 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601259492, which again, can be applied to both RPG games. And if you what better weather effects to throw at your party than what is presented in the CRB and GMG, then Pathfinder Ultimate Wilderness $30 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601259867 has all that you need, and then some, plus some cool spells and tons of new animal companions and familiars for spellcasters alike, and a new shapeshifting melee-fighting class called the Shifter, which is pretty neat to use (albeit, you may want to check out Paizo's website for any official errata or clarifications, just in case). If you want to actually create a campaign and are having a hard time coming up with ideas, locations, groups/factions, kingdoms, races, then one more purchase, which is what +DawnforgedCast used for his Pathfinder games seen here is the Inner Sea World Guide $45 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601252692 It is pricey, but again, very much worth it, to create your own world or to use the pre-made world, as well. Remember, the Beginner Box, Markers, and Dice is really all you need, the rest of this is to expand out. I hope this helps you and anyone else out as well. =P

u/mrbiggbrain · 1 pointr/DnD

D&D Basics (Getting started)

The Absolute Basics

First you will want to grab either the Basic rules (Free), the Starter Set (Cheap), or the Players handbook, Dungeon Masters Guide, and Probably Monster Manual

Then you need to have at least a few items

  • Dice (Phone apps will work if absolutely necessary, or these)
  • Paper & Pencil (for notes)
  • Character Sheet (In the free PDF or an app)

    The starter set is nice because it does a bunch of the work for you, it has an easy to follow adventure, pre-made characters, Dice, and rules for the DM and players. And at half the cost of just the players handbook AND including an adventure, it is an incredible value.

    Once you finish that then looking at at least a players handbook for the extra races, classes, backgrounds, and other things is a good deal. That should let you run free adventures people have put online.

    The DM's guide will let you get deeper into rules and the right way to call them, break them, and make them.

    The monster manual can be a great tool to make better encounters.

    If you want to run a commercial adventure after the one's included in the starter set, "Tales from the Yawning Portal" includes the Sunless Citidel, considered by many to be an excellent adventure for those new to the game and just recently brought up from 3.5e into 5e

    Common Tools of the Trade

    As you start running more complex adventures you are going to want to have a few tools to keep things moving, either as a player or as a DM.

    As a Player

    The bare essentials every players should have are listed above, but most players agree having a few extras can make the game run really quick.

    Spell Cards

    These cards have all the spells available for specific classes or from specific books on really well organized cards that make it easy to set aside your prepared spells and quickly reference all the core details.

    Cleric, Arcane, Ranger, Druid, Bard, Paladin, Martial Powers and Races, Xanathars Guide to Everything

    Binders & Sheet Protectors

    Keeping everything neat and organized can be a huge time saver and make it much easier for you to find what you need. Binders can be a great way to keep your notes and other materials organized. In addition many sheet protectors easily erase dry erase markers making it easy to keep track of spells and other changes without ruining character sheets with constant erasing.

    As a DM

    DMs have their work cut out for them. But a few simple tools can make the game run smooth and leave everyone having that much more fun.

    Index Cards

    A set of index cards can go a long way to speeding up the game. Players can put details on spells or magic items on them. You can prepare loot for the game ahead of time and hand it out allowing players to look over the gear as the game continues. You can also use them to hide portions of a battle map or commerical map to give the effect of fog of war.

    Game Mats

    A game mat let's you make single maps by drawing on them with dry erase or wet erase markers. Many are made of vinyl and can last a long time. Normally they will have either 1" squares or hex shapes.


    These things can be expensive, but giving your game that 3D upgrade and helping players better manage space in a game can be well worth it. You can use actual miniatures (Like those from Reaper), Create custom ones on Hero's Forge, or even just buy some cheap stand in tokens from Game Mash.

    If you just need a cheap way to keep track of positions army men, bottle caps, colored game pieces, and even legos can all play the role.

    No matter what you use, you can pick up colored rubber bands to mark status conditions or other information.

    Where Can I Play?

    You can find tons of places to play D&D.

  • Get together a gaming group.
  • Find a Guild or club in your area. Meetup.com,
  • Most hobby shops and especially comic book and gaming shops offer games, usually Adventure League. WotC offers a tool to find stores here.
  • /r/lfg can be a great way to find others to play online with.
  • Play by Mail sites like RPoL allow you to play by forum post.


    Critical Role - Voice actors playing DnD, Matt Mercer (The DM) is an amazing Dungeon Master and shows how the game should be played.

    Matthew Colville - Amazing videos on being a DM, must watch material for every DM. Even when your opinions differ he gives good reasons and great advice.


    These let you ciew all the free open rules (SRD & Basic Rules) for D&D 5e at no cost.

    Roll20 Compendium - Has all the open rules for the game, so a good source for monsters, items, spells, etc.

    DnDBeyond - A more official source for the content, plus you can buy all the materials released by WotC to use, and has a great character builder.

    Adventures & Maps

    DMsGuild - Tons of free and paid adventures and other materials. The quality can be varying, but many are free and that can be great.

    /r/dndmaps/ - What more can they say, D&D Maps.

    Mike Schley Makes many of the maps for the D&D Adventures.

u/fillosofer · 2 pointsr/pens

A thinner pen on the cheaper side, hmm. Any of the Paper Mates line in fine point work very well for the pricepoint. There's the 100RT, 300RT, and 500RT/550RT, and the 700RT. I've had a hard time finding the 700RT in fine point (.7), but I believe they do make it. The RT stands for retractable by the way, if that makes a huge difference. I tend to lose caps easily so I prefer all my pens in retractable. The Pilot B2P in fine point (.7) and the Pilot "Better Ballpoint" fine point both use the same refill, but I prefer the B2P, which writes incredibly. All of the ones I just named have a pretty thin body to them as well. If you wanna spend a couple extra dollars I always feel the Zebra F-701 is an absolute must for every day carry. It's got a super heavy feel to it and you can snip down most thin refills to fit into it. The refill that comes in the 701 is okay, but not the greatest, although I would still recommend it. It's all metal, even the grip which is metal. I'm a tense person too and grip my pens tight and I love the feel of the 701. That's just a few to look around on the internet for. I'm super particular about my pens so if you get to try any of those and are looking to go in a different direction youre always welcome to message me. I'm not into fountain pens at all, basically just the cheap stuff, and with a little ingenuity you can combine some cheap parts to make some pretty nice stuff. As far as how it looks, if you check any of those out and like/dislike certain looks I could probably help there too. A super cheap pen you can get by the dozen is the Bic "Soft feel" which I personally love the look of but dont be fooled, the "soft grip" isn't all that soft but it writes okay for a "by the box" pen. The last one I could say off the top of my head is the Pentel RSVP in a fine point. It has a cap unfortunately, but it really does write well, looks super basic, and I'm sure they make a retractable version I haven't seen. Gimme a sec and I can link you to some that I mentioned.

Edit - Links: Ill keep updating.

Retractable Pentel RSVP in black (.7) - Pentel RSVP Super RT Ballpoint Pen, (0.7mm) Fine Line, Black Ink, Box of 12 (BX477-A) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079Q9VZ4F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_PUPIDbP272DEN

Zebra F-701 (.8) - Zebra 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TWPIDb0QM0M7H

Bic Atlantis Exact (.7 but writes way thinner) - BIC Atlantis Pen 0.7mm, Pack of 3 - VCGNP31-AST https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F6B60UG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VXPIDbKTK07BB

Pilot B2P ballpoint (.7 but again seems thinner. Careful though, they make a B2P gel so make sure you read descriptions and check packaging if possible) - Pilot Bottle-2-Pen (B2P) - Retractable Ball Point Pens Made from Recycled Bottles (5 Count) Fine Point, 2 Black Ink/2 Blue Ink/1 Red Ink, Refillable, Comfortable Grip (32614) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ZYF26G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JZPIDbFKEPGTP

Pilot "Better" ballpoint (.7, uses the same refill as the B2P) - Pilot Retractable Ballpoint roller pens, Black & Blue colors Fine point, 10 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJCY6P5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_20PIDbH8JHY61

Paper Mates RT 300 (can find in .7 pretty easily) - Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Fine Point, Black, Box of 12 (1951360) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EB4IZN4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_M2PIDbSHMC6V6

Paper Mates RT 700 (have only been able to find in 1.0 but pretty sure there's .7's out there. To me it's kinda girly looking but you can swap it into a Paper Mates Flexgrip Ultra which has a nice, classic look

RT700 - Paper Mate InkJoy 700RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, White Barrel, Black Ink, Box of 12 (1951347) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EB4KBVI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_C5PIDb4JEMV5Q

Flexgrip Ultra (not Flexgrip Elite, unless you like that one better) Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Stick Medium Point Ballpoint Pen, 12-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IE6H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_T6PIDb5KPA4T3

Bic "Soft Feel" (only been able to find in 1.0/Medium but I'm sure they make a fine as well, though I heard it's not great) - BIC 8373971 Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black, 12-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IE82/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_E7PIDbBCG8T5R

Give me your thoughts when you have time or if I missed any you wanna see.

u/kiwiandapple · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

The new list. I will explain the parts that I changed from your list.

  • RAM: RAM prices changed, this set is cheaper and will work just as well. Life time warranty and timings don't matter in terms of performance.
  • SSD: Prices changed! The CL4111 was on a very good deal back then, but is more expensive than the Samsung 850 EVO. Which is a very high quality SSD. Review.
  • HDD: Again prices changed and the WD Blue is now very close to pricing with the Seagate HDD. This WD Blue how-ever runs at a lower RPM. Which also means slightly less performance. But for your use case, this is something you would not be able to tell if you did a blind test. Less RPM also equals less hit on wear + a more quiet operation.
  • GPU: Because you asked for Nvidia I had to go for the GTX970. It would be possible to squeeze in the GTX980, but I will show you why I did not do this. If we compare benchmarks from 5 games @ 1080p. Also if you buy the GPU from B&H you'll get a free game with it: Rise of the Tomb Raider! If you absolutely have to buy it from Amazon/Newegg I suggest to get it from Newegg so you'll also get the game; but it's $20 more.

    GPU|CoD: Advanced Warfare|Metro: Last Light|Assassin's Creed IV|Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor|World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
    GTX 970| 136.6 FPS | 80.9 FPS | 58.5 FPS | 89.9 FPS | 210.0 FPS
    GTX 980| 149.8 FPS | 86.9 FPS | 61.3 FPS | 101.5 FPS | 224.1 FPS
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant


    Now I have to be absolutely clear that the R9-390X got advantages over the GTX970 aside from just pure performance.

  1. VRAM: 8GB vs 3,5GB. The GTX970 only got 3,5GB of usable VRAM. Now for 1080p this is absolutely nothing to worry about, yet. But games start to really utilize and push the VRAM to it's limits already. So the GTX970 will fall behind here eventually. This mostly means that you have to turn down the quality of the games; so that the GPU requires to use less VRAM.
  2. DirectX 12: AMD is having the advantage here. The current Nvidia cards out are not designed to "work well" with DirectX 12. Here is an article that explains the issue. Now for the moment there is only 1 game out that runs on DX12. So we can't draw too many conclusions from it just yet but the AMD cards get a very nice performance boost over the Nvidia cards.

u/RadioRunner · 2 pointsr/learnart

Brush pens are difficult, I didn't intend for you to learn to draw with one, I apologize.
Peter Han is the original creator and instructor of the "Dynamic Sketching" class that is popular for many artists learning today. The creator of Drawabox.com, "Uncomfortable", studied under Han and created the curriculum of Drawabox to be based on Peter Han's instruction, but more simplified and rigid for brand-new students. Both Han and Uncomfortable urge students to learn in pen.
It builds line confidence ,and urges you to think before placing something down. As you build line confidence and critical visualization, you rely less on the guess-work of pencil drawing, and digital-with-undo.
So, better to start off that way and force your brain to catch up, I think.

As for pens, I've been enjoying Tombow hybrid brush pens.
They're not actual brushes, more like miniature marker pens. They create very fine lines, like a fineliner, but when you press more firmly you can get some shape to your stroke.

Otherwise, Pigma Micron 08's and Faber Castell .05's are both good and recommended often. Drawabox even sells sets of its own personally recommended pens.

If you want to browse recommendations, check out Jake Parker's blog page, the creator of Inktober:

I love Jake Parker, he has such a great temperament. He founded SVSLearn.com with some other great children's book artists, and they have a lot of good instruction.

I'm personally working through the curriculum that I created. I've done Proko's Figure Drawing course, Drawabox up until Lesson 7, and Marco Bucci's "Understanding and Painting the Head".
Now that I've created the curriculum, I will be going through Drawabox again but paying for critique to make sure that I have the best evaluation of my skillset before moving on to more difficult things.

And to answer your original question again, I don't think either medium would hamper your growth. Digital allwos some nice conveniences, like laying down perspective lines really quickly and being able to try out painting without a mess.
But physical is still just as valid, and I still prefer going physical. Dynamic sketching at the zoo with some pens and markers is tons of fun, and I do think it requires the most thoughtful process.

u/Dude4445 · 4 pointsr/nosurf

I don't typically talk about my interest in "no surf" with my IRL friends but it actually came up this weekend.

One of our friends was using too much data so they deleted Facebook and Instagram from their phone. She has been without the apps for one week but commented on how much less she checked her phone. About 6 months ago, my wife also deleted Facebook from her phone and her usage has declined significantly. She still has the Instagram app and will mindlessly scroll for 30 minutes after work. I'm trying to get her to change this.

I told everyone what I did to reduce my usage of SM. So, if I were creating a step-by-step guide to using less social media it would be this:

1. Get a password manager and auto-generate a new password for all social media accounts. Make your "Master Password" extremely cumbersome (but memorable). My "Master Password" is like 40-50 characters in length. Personally, I use LastPass but I know there are other, possibly better, alternatives. I don't even know my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter passwords.

2. Delete the apps from your phone. This is the key step. If you are one button press from a social media dopamine hit it's going to be damn near impossible to stop yourself. Acknowledge that you don't have that much self-control and just delete the apps.

3. Only login to your accounts on the browser. Delete your browser history every night which will force you to log back in manually.

Those 3 steps will help a lot. I haven't had the social media apps for about the last 2 years and if you're anything like me your interest in them will disappear in a matter of a few weeks (2-4 maybe). Once you're out of the social media loop you might not have any desire to re-engage on a significant level.

Some smaller tips would be:

4. Make an effort to stay in contact with people via texting/messaging and set up IRL events/gatherings. FOMO is real but can be mitigated by doing something. Don't quit SM and sit around your house alone. Make plans to meetup with people, learn something new (cooking, guitar, studying, whatever interests you) or get out and exercise.

5. Go silent. Turn off vibrate and sound notifications. This makes it easier to check your phone when you want and not get caught responding to every buzz or ding. I noticed that the constant email alerts would sometimes cause me to delete the email but then immediately check another app. If I didn't get alerted to the email, I would have avoided picking my phone up all together.

6. Get rid of some SM "friends." Personally, I ask myself "If I saw this person in a grocery store would I go out of my way to spend 5-10 minutes talking to them?" If I say "no" they get removed from my friends list. I went from ~ 1,000 Facebook friends to about 150. Instagram, I'm even more ruthless because I ask "would I be excited to receive a Xmas Card from this person?" This has left me with ~70 Instagram friends. The effect is the SM pages have less information to send your way.

The result is that never-ending page gets less interesting and your desire to spend time there diminishes. These sites know this too. Whenever you "Unfriend" people on Facebook the site will guilt trip you the next time you log onto the page. They realize that "Unfriending" or deleting contacts is the first step towards leaving the platform altogether.

7. Rearrange the icons on your phone periodically. I have a bi-weekly calendar reminder to move non-essential icons around. I never move the phone, camera, alarm clock, texting or email apps. I use them way too often and don't want to search for them. Everything else is rearranged that way I can't "auto-pilot" myself directly to apps that waste my time, such as Feedly, Google News, Yahoo Sports, ESPN, etc. This isn't necessarily SM related but I noticed that when I first got rid of Facebook/Instagram/Twitter apps I filled the void by reading more news/using other apps.

I will typically go on SM for ~10 minutes a week. I never use Twitter anymore. Facebook usually get a quick glance (2 minutes). I spend about 5 minutes quickly looking at photos on Instagram. I never really got that into Snapchat so I never waste time sending snaps. I will look at the ones I receive as they come in. I get maybe 8 a week so this takes a total of ~3 minutes/week.

As an aside, I want to point out the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles During. Not geared towards tech habits like the recommended reading but I think it's a good entry point into the realm of behavior change. Really easy to read and available at practically every library. The audiobook is ~8 hours long and usually available on OverDrive. The book really emphasizes how making a change to our habits is quite difficult but gets progressively easier. The website for the book has a few good resources as well.

One point that really hit home for me was the idea of "Keystone Habits". The premise is that some habits are so powerful that they can cascade into a positive feedback loop making many other positive habits easier. I've noticed that when I practice good "screen hygiene" I am able to cascade this into more productivity and better overall satisfaction at the end of a day. I'm thinking of making a few subtle changes to "force" myself to practice better screen time habits. It's a work in-progress for myself but I'll report back after I make some adjustments (analog alarm clock, ObiHai home phone).

tl;dr: YOU CANNOT DEPEND ON WILLPOWER. Use your current motivation to put barriers in place for when you lack willpower. Use the current "can-do" attitude to institute good habits that become second nature.

u/noblesse-oblige- · 3 pointsr/horizon

so r/calligraphy is really helpful. YouTube ideas of “brush pen calligraphy” is also really helpful. I recommend buying yourself a nice brush pen or two off Amazon or from Michael’s. The company Tombow makes the most popular ones. You can PM me at any time if you have any questions about what brush pens to buy, but I recommend starting off by buying brush pens, googling “brush pen calligraphy guide” and just getting started practicing! It’s REALLY easy once you train your hand. All it is is a matter of muscle memory teaching your hand when to press the brush pen down for thick lines and how to lighten your grip on the pen as you make upward strokes. The more you look at examples and practice practice practice the easier it’ll get because your muscle memory will retain how to write letters with different levels of pressure.
I can link you to the pen I used in this photo: Tombow 62038 Fudenosuke Brush Pen, 2-Pack. Soft and Hard Tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens for Calligraphy and Art Drawings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M71S9DU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kSEKBbVJSVZD5

Only $5 so very affordable for 2 of them. They’re both the same pen but one of them has a more stiff brush tip and one has a more soft brush tip, so you can play around with both and see what works best for you.

Ask r/calligraphy for tips and post your work there to get some constructive criticism to keep improving! If you go to my post history you can see that I once had some pretty shaky calligraphy. But that was back in March. In only a few months, I’ve improved a lot. It’s a pretty easy hobby to pick up and comes in handy to make any letter, or notes, or sign, come out gorgeous :)

Good luck! PM me if you have any more questions. Please don’t hesitate to. It’s reddit that got me into r/bulletjournal which in turn lead me to calligraphy so I want to pass on the favor to other redditors as well. Reddit has introduced me to so many cool hobbies! I’d love to do the same to other people who are curious.

u/cabbagerosecat · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

Does she like to do paintings, pen drawings, hand-lettering, markers, tape, collage, or just a vanilla bujo, etc? There are sooo many ways to do a bujo so it's hard to recommend something general that she'll like but doesn't have yet haha. I'm going to assume she either likes to do hand-lettering or marker drawings since she was trying a Tombow blender.

If she mostly writes or does ink drawings - Copic or Micron multiliners in different sizes. The Pentel Pocket Brush is also very good for getting interesting lines down on line art or to combine with watercolor painting, but I don't recommend it as a hand-lettering pen.

Do you know what kind of pen she usually does her normal writing in? A lot of bujo-ers have kind of a favorite brand of cheap-ish pen that they like to use (Muji being one of the more popular ones). If you do, you could get her a fresh package.

If she likes to use markers - well, Tombows are pretty much the de facto bujo marker, even if the blender isn't too good. If she already has some, you could maybe take a peek at her collection and see if there are any colors she doesn't have but might like. For coloring, I also like Brushables markers because they're very pastel/soft, and Zebra Mildliners for highlighting stuff.

If she likes doing paintings and pasting them into her journal, you could get her some watercolor paper.

If she likes using decorative tape, you can find the washi tape aisle at Michaels and pick out some stuff.......but honestly it's way cheaper on Amazon. You can also try looking for flake stickers on Etsy, there are SO many options there, too!

If she likes hand-lettering, my favorite brush pen is the fudenosuke.

She may also like some small rubber stamps (for dates or tiny decorative details like floral wreathes), or stencils (especially for dates or circles).

My absolute most favorite pen to just write with day to day is a Lamy Safari fountain pen, if she's interested in that kind of thing (although that's a very expensive path to go down lol).

The one item that I would be willing to get for pretty much any bujo-er, without knowing their current collection of supplies or what they like to do, would be the fudenosuke pen (they sell it at Michaels, too). They're not refillable, so even if she already has this pen she'll likely need a replacement before too long.

u/Hasjustbeenpwned · 2 pointsr/DungeonsAndDragons

First trick is deciding which edition you want to play, for new players I highly recommend sticking to 4th edition, the rules are simpler and combat is generally more interesting. If you guys are brand and are new starting with nothing, I highly recommend picking up the 4th edition DM Manual 1, Monster Manual 1, and the Player's Handbook 1.

If your DM wants to take his hand at designing his own adventures I also highly recommend picking up a wet erase play mat as well as wet erase markers. I recommend wet erase over dry erase as dry erase can easily be wiped off during combat and such.

You'll also want to buy some dice for everyone to use, there are a few ways to go about that, you can mismatch dice from local hobby shops, you could buy dice sets or you could purchase the Chessex "Pound of Dice" for the whole group's use and ease. I, as a highly superstitious gamer, own 2 dice sets of my own and an additional lucky D20 that I don't let anyone touch (as they'll likely suck the luck out of it), so figure out what kind of gamers you are and what dice will best suit you.

As you guys grow and expand you may want to look into getting the other Player's Handbooks, to increase your options as players, as well as the other monster manuals for easier adventure creation for your DM.

I also highly recommend your DM (for his ease in adventure creation) look into reading materials on the internet (easily found for free) to help create the most interesting and fun adventures possible. One I can recommend off-hand is Chris Perkin's (a writer for the D&D books and "professional DM") "blog" called "The DM Experience."

Also if you have any other questions feel free to ask me in a comment or message me, I love to see new player getting into the game and would like to help in any way possible.

Just be sure to have fun, happy gaming :D

u/PghDrake · 3 pointsr/DnD

For miniatures, be warned that the Heroclix and Mage Knight minis, while useable, are mostly larger than the 1" standard width (for a medium character or creature) - this is generally not that big of a problem but if you're going with modular terrain it means they may not fit well, especially along with other miniatures beside them.

Ebay is a good choice for miniatures, especially if you have particular needs for certain things - you want that male elf archer in leather armor, or are you looking for a beholder? You can find and get them there. Here's my favorite seller for these things, shipping is definitely reasonable and the choices are expansive:

Another option to miniatures are tokens, and they are much, much cheaper. These are small cardboard circles that fit a 1" block as standard size (larger creatures will fill more, of course). The best starter set for this for a DM is the Monster Vault, but there are a ton of others as well. I suggest ebay for these for the most part, there are some that sell them by the sheet and others that sell the full boxed sets. You can get these for characters as well as monsters. Here's a link to the Monster Vault so you can see what you get with it:

Cheapest and most versatile "professional looking" option for the map / terrain is a chessex battlemat - make sure you have WET ERASE markers, not dry erase and keep it clean between adventures. Below are links to one of their mats (there are other sizes, just search on amazon) and to some excellent markers:


Cheapest option for modular-type terrain would be tiles. These are cardboard "grids" that most often have designs on them and come in different sizes. The best starter set out there is the Dungeon Tiles Master Set - The Dungeon. It has a lot of tiles and is pretty versatile, at least for base grid options like dungeons and general floors. There are a ton of other options for them - again I suggest you look on ebay for these because you can often find used ones that are in perfect shape sold as a set, or even individual tiles if there's something in particular you need. This is the link to the aforementioned base set on amazon so you can see what it has:

If you want to spend more money and go with something much more dynamic, there are 3-d modular sets ranging from paper to near-stone like quality but they can cost a ton. I have a large set of Dungeonstone (www.dungeonstone.com) that I bring out and always get oo's and ahh's. But they're heavy to carry around a lot, especially if I need the whole set. Another option, that's generally slightly more expensive than dungeonstone is Dwarven Forge. You can look them up - but I only mention this in case you decide to spend more money than you want to at this point. :)

Good luck! I hope this helps.

u/DracoJon · 2 pointsr/Wetshaving

Lol. It kind of depends. There are a lot of variables. I'll list out a few options for you.

  • Pilot Metro - This is one of the gold standards in fountain pens right now. Pilot doesn't fuck around when it comes to making nibs. Out of the box this thing should write like a dream. If you're getting the one linked, you'll also want to do yourself a favor and get yourself a piston converter for the pen. Unless you don't plan to ever use bottled ink. In that case you can buy cartridges to your heart's content and be just fine. so in total, your cost of entry is like $20-ish.

  • TWSBI ECO - This is, in my opinion, the highest bang for your buck option in entry level pens. I love demonstrators. Having the clear barrel so you can see your ink sloshing around is sweet. The nibs are pretty decent, and the piston filling mechanism is awesome. If you're writing all the time, the huge ink capacity means you'll be able to write a lot with it before you need to re-fill. Cost of entry here is roughly $30.

  • Jinhao X450 - Every time I've used one of these super cheap Chinese fountain pens I've been incredibly pleasantly surprised. The nibs are actually pretty decent. There's some issues with quality control on some of them. Weird things like loos caps or loose grip sections or loose converters inside could potentially make for a less than great experience, but you can find lots of these on ebay, like 10 for 5 bucks. You'll have to wait a few weeks to get them from China, but they're great for being able to take with you and have 0 worries of breaking or losing them. Cost of entry is roughly $5

    Those are the 3 pen models I personally recommend, although if you ask around you'll also find people recommending the Lamy Safari/Vista/Al-star (same model, different materials). It's not a bad pen, I've owned a couple and like them, but they're in the price range between the Metro and the ECO, and the ECO and Metro are so much better that I don't feel comfortable recommending the Safari over either of them, unless you have a boner for German engineering, haha.

    In terms of ink, there's so much stuff out there that there's really no place to start in terms of explaining it. I'd be happy to send some samples your way, though, if you were interested in getting started.

    The biggest favor you can do for yourself when you get into fountain pens is to buy yourself some quality paper to write on. It's a night and day difference between shitty standard copy paper and a nice fountain pen friendly notebook.

    One of my favorites is the Black n' Red. Writing on it is smooth, and there's no bleeding or ghosting of ink, and if you get some ink that does some cool stuff, this paper will let it do the cool stuff.

    Please feel free to PM me or even reach out to people on r/fountainpens if you have any questions. We'd be more than happy to help you get started!
u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/EDC


u/ur_opinion_is_wrong · 2 pointsr/HowToHack

So... I would recommend a laptop that you can dock and can do some virtualization.


You can upgrade the memory to 16Gb and then get a port relicator for multimonitor setup.

I recommend this one because it has 2 DVI ports, vga, hdmi, dsub, 5 usb (2 back, 3 side), and basically everything you need in a port replicator.

Those particular laptops come with a 256GB SSD (Samsung, Seagate, or some other vendor, just depends but I've found most use Samsung and Seagate).

You can get 16GB kit would should be plenty for most virtualization and the 2.7GHz has hyper threading as well.

Wireless is I think the Intel 7620-AC Dual band but there is an additonal slot for a secondary card. (I think there is actually 3 slots total but only enough wires for 2 cards).

Network is 10/100/1000

You're going to be hard to find a better laptop with all that for cheaper. Brand new these things run around 1200 - 1500 depending.

Now the only thing that really bugs me when buying those is it's going to be a grab bag on whether you get a 9w (extended battery) or not.

If you don't get a 9w battery then I'd recommend picking one up.

The monitors and everything else is up to you but that would be my recommendation for what you're looking for.

Edit: Forgot these are also super easy to take apart. 7 screws on the back and the panel comes off super easy.

Edit 2: Also, because those sell out, make sure if you go on overstock that the processor is the 2.7ghz i7 if you want to do virtualization.

Also here is the specs on the processor that come with it.


Edit 3: Sorry keep forgetting things. Those laptops come with some shitty chinese replacement chargers. They can cause issues with the touch pad while charging. However the port replicator (docking station) should come with a legit Dell charger that will work for the laptop as well since it's universal.

Edit 4: Decided to add my personal recommendations for monitors, monitor stand, mouse, and keyboard. You do your own research though.

Monitor x3: Dell E2414H - 1980, Vesa mount, DVI and VGA

Monitor Stand: 3 Arms I'd go with http://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450473096&sr=8-1&keywords=ergotech+3+monitor

There are a lot of options with monitor stands but I like Ergotech so YMMV

Mouse: Tons of options but for I really enjoy my G602 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Mouse-Battery/dp/B00E4MQODC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450473201&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+g602

Keyboard: I love blue switches and having a numpad on a TKL is amazing. CoolerMaster has some pretty amazing mechanical keyboards. I recommend this one. http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1450473227&sr=8-3&keywords=cm+rapid+fire+tk

Otherwise I currently use a the Quick Fire Rapid with blue http://www.amazon.com/Coolermaster-SGK-4000-GKCL1-US-Storm-QuickFire-Rapid/dp/B0068INSUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450473343&sr=8-1&keywords=cm+quick+fire+rapid+blue

I recommend browsing on https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/ or /r/mechanicalkeyboards

u/654456 · 2 pointsr/cordcutters
u/ARbldr · 9 pointsr/fountainpens

Some quick questions, do you write really small now?

Most of the engineers I know do write small, which is why I ask. /u/the_illest does this joke you see here every time this question is asked, but it is a good recommendation to start. I personally recommend the Pilot Metropolitan over the Lamy Safari, I think it is a nicer pen to use, and the I believe the nib is better. If you write fine, you might be better off going to Goulet and getting the new model in fine, than buying the medium nib on Amazon. If you write really small, I really like the Metropolitan with the nib from the Pilot penmanship swapped onto it. The link here is more than I spent on the penmanship, if you search you can find them cheaper (I think on Amazon sometimes, I got two for that price). The Japanese EF nib is closer to a western UEF nib (the medium on the Metro is very close to an EF on the Safari). The line is very thin, and comfortable if you are used to writing small with a mechanical pencil.

With this, pick up a bottle of Noodler's black , and you will be set.

Now, to deviate a little from the standard answers. If you want something a little different, the Nemosine Singularity is an good intro pen that has gotten a lot of good feedback.

For a cheaper alternative, but usually only in a medium nib, the Jinhao x750 or x450 are big pens that make a statement (Amazon has sellers that ship these from China, Goulet pens carries them for $10 in stock).

There are a few others on Amazon that people like in the starting range, Parker, Scheaffer, etc that some like, but generally, the popular ones are the Metropolitan and Safari.

u/Kercoala · 4 pointsr/AskBattlestations
  • Screens:
    Your laptop appears to have a M5970 /w VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort and Eyefinity support.
    I'd recommend x2 of these IPS screens: Dell u2410. These screens have very good picture quality and their connections fits your laptop prefectly. They are pricy, but IPS provides the best picture quality.

    You may also check 2412 and the 2312, however they do not have HDMI.


  • Keyboard:
    Mechanical /w Cherry MX blue, or MX Brown if you prefer more silent keys (video comparing sound levels).

    Check out brands like DAS, Filco, Leopold, Ducky, wasdkeyboards.com


  • To connect your PS3 to a monitor you have two options: use connect laptop to monitor using DisplayPort cable and PS3 to monitor with HDMI OR purchase a HDMI switch. Then, connect HDMI cable from your laptop plus the HDMI from your PS3 into the switch and connect the switch to the screen. You want a active switchr /w it's own power supply. You can also get HDMI switches with remote control. With the switch I linked, adding a TV above your station would not be an issue at all.


  • For monitor mounts you got two basic options: wall mount or a desk mount/arm. I can't speak for the wall mount, but I have three of those desk mounts and very happy with the purchase. You have to decide which mount fit you best. They both have their advantages.


    For your laptop you got countless options. Here's my suggestions:

  • Although this does not hide the laptop in any way, I think a laptop stand like this one looks pretty awesome. An advantage with this setup is that you can tie the cables to the mount's arm and thus always be available. You will always know where the cables are, that they are long enough and you can plug them in to your PC even when sitting.

  • If you have a keyboard tray but don't use it, the tray would be an ideal place to hide the laptop. It'd be completely hidden and have almost the same cable management benefits of the mount.

  • Laptop stand. Just to mention it. Cables everywhere, possibly limited moveability due to cable length, terrible cable management.


    Unfortunately I can't help you with iPad or chair, but I would advice against a glass desk. You will have a harder time with cable management and you will always be able to see your cables. If you get a desk such as the Galant series from Ikea, you get more options for cable management (such as trays and cable holes).
u/Jhubbz86 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I love them. Bought one new from Newegg on sale for $350 and one from Acer recertified for $280 (which is exactly what this thread is of). They're super smooth if you've got a good AMD card. Even a strong Nvidia card will look great, but won't be able to utilize the freesync like an AMD card could. I've used this copy/pasta in other posts about this monitor, so here it is again.


I used this guy's Amazon tutorial on how to put the adapter on, although I got the non-quick set version that comes in seperate tubes.

These are the items I purchased:

  • VESA adapter, almost twice as strong as the quick-set.

  • This exact JB Weld, although I got mine from the local Lowe's.

  • Monitor Mount, I went single mount over double, so I could have more freedom of placement.

    Here are the pics of my setup. Please note, I waited a full 24 hours before mounting them. I know people get antsy, but just wait!!! Also, when adjusting the monitors for the first time, don't use too much torque, or you might detach the adapter from the monitor. The scratch marks you see on the back of the monitor, next to the adapter are where I sanded it down. I don't care about the way it looks, since my desk is against a wall. You can probably be a bit more careful if you actually care about the looks. I also sanded off the paint from the adapters so I can get good contact between the rough plastic surface and the bare steel plate. The screws that came with the adapters, as long as I washered them out a little, were perfectly fine to use.

    There are still some small adjustments I need to make to the way they are lined up, but this is pretty much 99% done. I highly recommend anyone looking for more desk space to give this a shot.
u/LadyBoobsalot · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

For hand pain and fatigue, fountain pens are good too. For most of them their own weight is enough to make them write so you barely have to grip them or press down. And there are a zillion ink colors that are fun to choose from. An inexpensive but good one is the Platinum Preppy...it’s like $4, comes with a large ink cartridge and the cap seals really well so it never dries out (just checked and the Preppy seems to be stupidly overpriced on Amazon right now, it should be cheaper at Jet Pens, Goulet Pens, Vanness, or any other site that has fountain pens). Pilot Metropolitan and Lamy Safari (Safari is pretty much the most counterfeited pen ever and there are a lot of fakes on Amazon so I’d order elsewhere) are pretty good “beginner” fountain pens too, if you want something that looks a little nicer but still isn’t too insanely priced. TWSBI Eco has a good reputation too and holds a TON of ink but it’s easy to put back together incorrectly if you’re the tinkerer type who has to take everything apart. Finer nibs will put down less ink and are less likely to bleed or feather on cheap notebook paper. Nib size isn’t really standardized, though, so there’s a lot of variation between brands.

I try to keep a fountain pen, a rollerball (NOT a ballpoint) and an extra-fine Sharpie in my bag at all times so I can write on just about any surface without killing my hand. Personally, I think ballpoints are the devil and I avoid them whenever possible.

If you need a pencil, fat ones like Pilot Dr Grip are more comfortable for me than skinny ones. I’m accident-prone and always breaking thin lead so I’ve started using sketch pencils with huge 5.6mm lead. I have one of these that I found on a good sale but there are lots of cheaper options. There are some good 2mm or 3mm lead pencils out there too. I got a pack of really generic cheap Chinese 2mm pencils a while back that are surprisingly comfortable to hold for as skinny as they are. They have a lead sharpener built into the back clicky cap thing so you can keep it sharp without having to hunt down any specialty sharpeners.

If I have to use skinny pen/pencil or a ballpoint, I modify my grip to make it less awful. This is how I hold pens that kill my hand if I try to hold them normally. It’s not a perfect solution but it keeps my hand from cramping up and my fingers from bending back as much for a quick note or signature.

This got really long, sorry. I get a little too excited about stationery things...

u/wandering_____ · 1 pointr/labrats

I use 3:

  • Zebra F701 I love this pen. It's $5, is near-100% steel, has a click that is very quiet, has an incredible pocket clip, has great filing near the tip for grip. The entire thing comes apart, and you can tinker with it or take it apart/rebuild it as much as you like. I like the way they write - not too heavy, not too light. They leave a very small mark on the other side of notebook pages, but compared to some gel pens like the Pilot G2, it's nowhere near as bad. The ink cartridges are disposable, but you can buy replacements online. They last a very long time. Over the past 4 years, I've carried and used this pen all day, 5 days of the week. So far, I've gone through 3 (Most still work, but have some aspect of them that is broken, such as the threading wearing from excessive fidgeting or something). It's also worth noting that I have a habit of spinning my pens and fidgeting with them, so there's a huge increase on the frequency that i drop/slam my pens into the ground and the amount of wear-and-tear the threading experiences compared to a regular user. The pen itself, by the way, feels incredible - not just as in how it feels physically (very smooth), but I like the weight distribution for spinning it.

  • Pentel Graphgear 500: This is the pencil I use. It's about $6, and comes in 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, and 0.9mm versions. If you buy bulk (~8 pencils, I think?) you can save a couple dollars per pencil. I prefer pens to pencils, but when I need a pencil, I always go with this. It's pretty standard for mechanical pencils, but one neat feature is the eraser - the eraser is not exposed on the back, there's a cover that you must remove to access it. This is something I really like - it makes the pencil look nicer, and you aren't pressing on an eraser to get more lead out the front. You can buy replacement erasers, for when it runs out. Note that this pencil is a bit front-heavy (the front is metal, while the back/center is lightweight plastic), and that the tip is a tad bit sharp (comes in handy for opening plastic packages, but I've never had it stab me by mistake). My #1 issue with this pen is that the pocket clip tends to come loose and fall off after awhile - this is a big issue for me, because I carry my pens/pencils in my pocket. Because of this, I'm considering other pencils, or maybe finding some way to hot-glue the pocket clip on? It's a shame, because I otherwise love this pencil.

  • Pilot G2. This is a pen, you can buy a dozen for $1 each. It's gel, and writes bold. I use this when I want to write in bold. I also use this when I write a full page of equations in regular pen, then have space on the sides that I want to use- the bold nature helps separate it from the other equations on the page. This is the pen that I keep as backup for if my main pen somehow fails, and it's the pen that I let other people borrow (since so often we both forget to return it / get the pen back).

    I also have a fisher space pen. It's cool, but I find it is kind of small and easy to lose, so I just keep it at home and only use it at my desk.
u/yomikins · 2 pointsr/math

Many of my favorites have been discontinued or changed.

The Koh-i-Noor Rapidomatic was my primary pencil for my first 4 college years. I even bought a red and blue colored versions to put red and blue lead in, which was nice for graphs or occasional emphasis. Lovely pencils made in Japan. However, looking at the Amazon reviews they no longer make these, but instead something with the same name and general look, but using all new parts and process in China. You can taste the sadness in the reviews. It looks like people are happy with the Alvin Draftmatic which looks exactly like the Rapidomatic.

The Pilot Vanishing Point has been discontinued. Sad. My favorite pencil, made in Japan. See reviews on Amazon. I introduced a number of people to this, and many of them started using it as their primary pencil. My manager even questioned why I had spent $200 on pencils, when I explained I was ordering a couple of these for myself, asked around, and 10 others in the office said they wanted one or two as well (after trying mine). No drafting grip, and shorter, but really good weight, good feel, quality, and I could write well with them.

The Uni Kuru Toga is nice, but too lightweight and plastic for my taste. The price is hard to argue with. I wonder if the Roulette model would be better as it sounds like it might weigh more.

Dave's review site recommends the Staedtler 925-25. I've tried the 925-05 which is ok (my 11yo uses it) but not the 925-25.

If you have more money, the Rotring 600 and 800+ come highly recommended (lots of metal, high quality, made in Japan). I have never tried one, but I'll buy a 600 sometime soon.

For erasers, I use Staedtler Mars Plastic. They last forever -- I still have one from 1985 with more than half remaining and it works fine. I only bought more so the family can each have one of their own. My tips are (1) don't get oil on them or the paper, and get it off if you do. This means don't run your finger along the eraser part. It causes smearing. (2) erase flat if you can, to save sharp edges for fine work. If you always use the edges, then you won't have a sharp edge to change φ' to φ in the middle of an equation.

u/thndrchld · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Here. Take $20 and buy this. Trust me on this. You'll save a lot of money, and they're AWESOME quality.

If you're playing a combat-intensive game (ask your DM) go to your local gameshop and buy a mini to represent you. Plastic would probably be best since you're new, but if you want to go all out, buy a pewter and paint it. You'll love it more.

PDFs are fine for books you're not going to reference often, but you're best off getting physical copies of the books. They're so much easier to work with. Check out your local used book stores. They're the best place to find this stuff, as most of it's out of print. Stay away from ebay on this. People WAY overvalue their books.

I've personally never played pathfinder, but I'm a D&D 3.5 vet. I've heard they're pretty similar. Any other questions I'll be happy to answer. Welcome to the life. You couldn't pick a better way to waste all you time and money :).

EDIT: Also, depending on your play surface, go buy a set of these. Make sure they're wet-erase, NOT DRY ERASE. Dry erase stain some play surfaces. Your DM will likely have a set, but they're usually... ahem... well used, and crappy. Buy a set of your own, take a pocket knife and scratch them in a particular spot to mark them, and guard them with your life.

u/borkthegee · 2 pointsr/Handwriting

I'm still a newbie too so don't take my word as anything other than a fellow person learning too, but I've recently gotten the Pilot Metropolitan (a fountain pen)

Amazon has one for around $10 https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91107/dp/B009X9Z2FW (that's medium nib, I prefer a fine nib for writing small such as a dot journal, and medium for larger writing such as lined paper or unlined).

My local pen guy calls it "absolutely the best pen under $100, bar none" and "don't bother buying another pen until you save up $120-150 and can afford a gold nib", so for $10-15 that makes it a super easy way to get into writing with one.

Why use a fountain pen? With a cartridge they're hassle free but regardless of ink supply they're very nice to write with. Almost no pressure required at all, a very simple and smooth glide over the paper. Easy to hold and you can hold it reverse to get an even finer line (at the cost of losing some of the smoothness of the glide).

Plus if you get into it, you can replace the disposable cartridges with a converter that lets you actually suck up from a bottle of ink and do it the old school way, and there's something "zen" or meditative about using great paper, a great pen, and treating writing practice as a form of mindfulness practice. But maybe that's just me :P

EDIT: On the total other side of the spectrum, if fountain isn't for you, I used to make cheaply rigged Mont Blanc rollerballs. The rollerballs are better than ballpoint (but not as smooth as fountain). I would buy Mont Blanc rollerball refills for like $7, and G2 Gel pens, and then one could cut a little bit off of the end of the Mont Blanc rollerball refill and place it into the Gel pen case after removing the gel ink. http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-$200-in-2-minutes-and-have-the-worlds-best-wr/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Mont-Black-Mont-Blanc-Hack-fitting-the-new-Mon/ That would get you a very high quality writing experience for cheap I bet

u/qwicksilfer · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Oh god. Okay. I feel like I've been preparing for this post my whole life (or at least since I found these awesome things on amazon):

u/coldfrontin · 5 pointsr/EDC

This is the stuff I have on me most of the time. I’m a grad student and as you can see, I’ve been lurking here for quite a while. I’m basically an /r/EDC stereotype at this point.

  • Saddleback wallet
  • bullet space pen
  • Nitecore p12 flashlight (winter . . . short days)
  • Ruger SR9c (winter)
  • Sig p938 (summer)
  • Spyderco delica (summer)
  • Benchmade 950-1 rift (winter)
  • carmex
  • phone
  • keys
  • N82 IWB holsters

    *Thoughts: I used to carry a FourSevens QT2A (I think?) and it fit in the pocket much better but was obviously much dimmer than the p12. I think i'll go back to a smaller flashlight next winter. I've also carried a Benchmade 707, 275, and several 556 styles. Of all of them I liked the 707 the best but I tend to give away my knives to anyone that takes interest and the 707's price had gone way up when I went to buy another one.

    The p938 is, of course, much easier to carry than the SR9c but I can't hit shit beyond 10 feet away and it only holds 6 rounds. Luckily the odds of me needing to hit someone more than 4 feet away are effectively zero. I kind of regret buying the Sig but it'll do for another summer or two. I highly recommend N82 holsters because they are so damn comfortable and secure compared to most others I've tried. The Saddleback ID wallet is amazing if you never need to carry cash, and I've not found a better pen for my pocket than the Fisher space pen. I also like to buy the space pens in bulk so I can give them away to people who take interest.
u/AppleSpicer · 14 pointsr/AskSocialScience

>This is interesting.

Yes!! This is one of my favorite subjects. Jodi Pfarr has an excellent video explaining how dominant and minority groups interact. I wish I could show it to you but it's kept under lock and key by a third party publisher. I'll try to sum it up as best I can. I'm going to go into some issues that are pretty hot right now. Know that I use these just as examples and I don't want to open a debate about their specifics.

The dominant group and minority groups have equally valid narratives built through their perspectives. Those perspectives are world views built through socialization. For example, I'm perceived as white and therefore experience white privilege in the ways articulated in that Invisible Backpack article I linked in my previous comment. That doesn't mean my experience is less valid, it just means I've been treated differently just because of my skin color in a way that's very different than the experiences of people of color.

Growing up, I saw the police as upholders of justice in the neighborhood. All my interactions with the police were positive except for that one speeding ticket, and heck, I totally deserved it.

However, people of color, particularly certain races, often have a very different experience with the police. Any African American person likely has a story of a time when they or a person they know was unjustly harassed by the police for no reason other than the color of their skin. Many have a very different experiences and conclusions on whether or not the police are trustworthy. Take a look at this graph about perceptions of the investigation of Brown's death in Ferguson:

http://www.people-press.org/files/2014/08/8-18-2014_03.png Source article here

Look at that racial division. Majority white people trust the investigation. Majority black people don't. They see the prevalent racism in the police force we're never exposed to. They understand what it's like to be singled out for their race by the police and their humanity disregarded in a way that people who are white will never understand from a first person perspective. We can hear/read about it, but we'll never truly experience it, so we'll never have that same world view.

Again, these worldviews are all equally valid, but our own isn't a good make up of the big picture. Author John Steinbeck traveled to a city with another author friend of his and both wrote about their experiences. When the trip was over they compared essays and Steinbeck remarked that if he didn't know better he'd swear they visited a completely different place. Both were correct, but only a partial view.

When you talk about minorities and dominant groups, things get even harrier. By definition, the dominant group gets all sorts of invisible backpack bonuses. One of those bonuses is being seen as "normal". The dominant group is the "norm" and the minority group is the "other". There's toys for kids and toys for girls, there's vitamins and women's vitamins, there's bic pens and bic pens for her, etc.

The dominant perspective/worldview is also what's presented as normal. This is a very complex issue that spans many social science fields from sociology where studies examine dominant view impacts on statistical trends of a group, sometimes as large as a country population (for example in one study students were primed by being reminded that they are female did more poorly than the control group of female students who were not primed), to psychology where the dominant view impacts are studied in an individual who may internalize the dominant view or come to reject it.

So when it comes to social movements you're looking at a social minority group, who has realized there's a social problem they want to change. They recognize it because it's intrinsic to their experiences as a minority group, yet the dominant group doesn't have that perspective. What often happens is the dominant group becomes reactionary to minority group voices. "I've never seen that before!" when said in a normal voice by a single individual becomes a massive wave that smashes into the minority group. It's the dominant group's responsibility to listen, not speak to the minority group and take in what they say as an equally valid conclusion that stems from vastly different experiences that they will never personally experience. In order to understand someone else you have to temporarily suspend your own world view and listen. This is the core of a lot of Pfarr's work.

At this point you might ask, "well shouldn't the minority listen to the dominant group's views too? That's what a discussion is all about, right?" The answer is that they've already heard the dominant narrative over and over on a daily basis, either as a constant hum in the background or being screamed from many mouths in the foreground. Due to the nature of being a dominant group, their voice is always so loud no matter how softly each individual tries to speak. In contrast, the minority group's voice is so small even if individuals are screaming at the top of their lungs. So it's the dominant group's responsibility to suspend their worldviews and take the time to listen without comment.

An example of this comes from a book a federal government employee wrote about his time working with a local Native American tribe. He came in with the expectation that they would get moving on the project of mutual land management as soon as he arrived. To his surprise no one from the tribe was remotely interested in working with him or even talking to him. And whenever he did get someone talking they gave him an angry rant about all the ways they've been manipulated and exploited by white people and the US government. Our author was initially hurt, understandably, and would try to explain that he wasn't responsible for their suffering. To his further surprise their reaction was complete rejection. He found a few tribe members who would talk to him more openly and tried to explain that before moving forward, past grievances had to be addressed. The local tribe had been hurt too many times by white people and the encroaching government to trust the next white guy who shows up with a big smile and nice sounding promises. Before moving anywhere forward, they needed to know he was going to listen to them, know their perspective and history of exploitation and suffering (which so many others never cared to learn), and know that he would keep every promise no matter how seemingly insignificant. Once our author began listening, instead of giving his own views, and building up trust a little at a time he started getting somewhere. It took him years to build the relationships he needed to perform his job effectively and writes about how frustrating it was, especially at first when he was enduring many people's painful memories and anger directed at him. Through it all he writes that it was an invaluable experience and he learned to appreciate the opportunities of honesty and openness that were shared with him. He gained a much better understanding of the people he was hired to work with and through that relationship was able to act as a respected intermediary between them and the government. His experiences show how important it is for someone of the dominant group to listen to the minority group, hear what they have to say, and take it as a valid and true perspective equal to their own. This is key for social progress. Some background info, his five predecessors didn't last a year and very likely all his initial discussion points were bad echos of the last five failed attempts.

TL;DR Here's where I answer your question building on stuff I said previously. Sorry I wrote a book but I wanted to build up some key points first.

>So, if I'm understanding correctly, despite the dominant group's larger numbers, the unacknowledged privileges which they hold hurt their credibility and therefore their opinions are, objectively, not as extreme as they appear? Hopefully this analogy isn't too ridiculous, but are you basically saying that if I have an apple and an orange, I could say that the apple isn't as apple-y as the orange is orange-y because the apple grew in different conditions? Is that another oversimplification? I'm aware I do that from time to time.

So to specifically answer your question, both dominant and minority groups are equally credible, but as the dominant view is the norm, only the minority view hasn't been heard. The minority group is also in the disadvantaged position so they should be the ones to determine the problem and solution. To use your example (which is an oversimplification but that's okay, we'll roll with it) apples are equally apply as oranges are orangey but both live in a society where apples are everywhere! Oh not when it comes to population numbers, then they're about 50/50, but you see apples posted all over billboards and filling the grocery store aisles. There's just a little corner here and there for oranges and when ever they pop up, some apples always ask why that space wasn't used for more apples. Government is comprised of 75% apples and being an apple gives you a bonus at work. And when oranges try to talk about getting more orangey things, many of the apples tell them things are just fine they way they are. See, those apples have no idea what it's like to be an orange stuck in a world made for apples. In order for the oranges have the same opportunities at life as the apples, the apples need to listen to the oranges frustrations and sufferings and then make what changes they can to include more orange voices.

That was a silly extended metaphor (it might just float around as some copy pasta) but I hope it helps.

u/DnDYetti · 4 pointsr/DnD

> 1) what do you recomend to do?

I'd personally start with 5e, because it is a much more simplified system that allows for more aspects of role-playing, which is great for everyone - especially new players.

A nice start for new groups to DnD is a starter set. Here is a link to buy a starter set which comes with a 64-page adventure pre-made module book, a 32-page rule-book for playing characters level 1–5, 5 pregenerated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice. If you are playing 5e, you need the 5e books - the 3.5 books won't work for 5e, they are completely different games due to additional information added over each new edition.

I'd also recommend that you all sit down together in the same room, hook up a computer to a TV in the room, and watch some good DnD games to figure out what role-playing means, how DM's look in action, and how the game runs overall. Shows such as Critical-Role, or Acquisitions Incorporated are amazing.

Here is the playlsit for Critical Role on Youtube:

u/Dog-head · 1 pointr/fountainpens


Rhodia pads: Most people will mention these. Extremely smooth, very fountain pen friendly. So smooth, however, that inks like Noodler's Black that are formulated for crappy paper take forever to dry on it. They also come in books. Most people get used to the dots and never go back.

Clairefontaine: I'm not familiar but people mention them a lot and they seem like a very economical choice. I think they're more popular in Europe as school notebooks.

Midori: The Japanese don't mess around when it comes to writing. While basically naked compared to Leuchtturm or Moleskine, these have buttery smooth paper that while thin, feels fantastic to write on and doesn't bleed. There's a coveted cotton version (important because cotton is archival and good for watercolor) but I've never been able to track one down. It doesn't help that the online american outlets are poorly translated and usually don't know what they're packing since they look the same. See also: Apica

Leuchtturm 1917: A great journal or idea book, basically a Moleskine with better paper and perks. I used this as a daily journal. The pages are thin enough that you get ghosting especially with darker black inks but I write on both sides anyway.

If you're looking for a sketchbook I've spent a little too much time researching them and I think Stillman & Birn are really the one and only choice. Not only are they cheap by a price/sheet ratio but the quality is outstanding - extremely durable binding that tolerates being turned inside-out, thick paper with a variety of finishes so you can make a decision of what suits your medium. Epsilon or Gamma are the way to go for pure line ink work, though I've gotten away with light washes.

Hope this helps, enjoy your pen.

u/yaobikuni1001 · 2 pointsr/LearnJapanese

Since no one else has jumped in, surprisingly, let me go ham with suggestions. I also have incredibly small writing so I know the need to have the proper supplies.


This is the best pencil on the market for languages that use characters like Kanji. The main selling point is how it sharpens the tip every time so you don't get those blurry lines when the tip goes dull. I have it in a 0.5, and I'm able to write incredibly small still. I would suggest getting the recommended lead with diamond tips if you have the tendency to break lead. I'v been on the same pack for 3 years and have only replaced the lead 2 times even with constant writing.

Uni-ball Signo UM-151

This is my go to pen for everything. It's the most amazing thing and a total workhorse. Even though it's 0.38, I still find it easy to write tiny without any problems. You have to try to see why everybody loves and recommends them.

Zebra Sarasa Gel Pens

I use these when I feel like making my notes more colorful. They are amazing although some people complain about the scratchiness on paper. I use a 下敷き or pencil board so I don't feel as much. Again, if you are a heavy handed writer, I suggest doing the same because those tips are quite sharp.

Copic Multiliners

This is a bit of an expensive pen, but the main draw of these is that the nibs, and etc. are replaceable so they are eco friendly. The other selling point is the ink which does not bleed even when you use highlighters. The pens mentioned above will so you'll have to pre-highlight or underline. With this pen, you can just write and then highlight without worrying about smudging. I have the 0.5,0.3,and 0.1 because I use these for inking so choose the size you feel most comfortable with.

Zebra Mildliners

I know you didn't ask about highlighters, but if you're going down this rabbit hole, I might as well take you all the way. These are my favorite highlighters as they're so very soothing to the eye. I always feel that they add an extra level of class and sophistication, not to mention whimsy, to even the most basic lecture notes.

I hope this was helpful. I have more suggestions for writing supplies, but I'll comment again if you want to hear about those. I will warn you that they are pricey although I can't imagine my life without. Good luck and cheers!

u/OMGitsDSypl · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'm gonna triple mount 3 Asus VG248QE monitors (24" screen, each 22.5"wide), and I'm unsure about what mounts I should use. I was eyeing this triple monitor mount, but I don't know if it will perfectly fit my monitors or allow me to curve them inward enough. This is a big deal for me since I want to have three monitors and my tower (9" wide) on my desk (72"), and curving the outer two monitors will make everything fit with ease. That being said, I was also thinking about getting 3 of these single monitor mounts which seem to be cheaper. The only cons I can think of with this is that initial set up will be a drag and the cable management will be less appealing. I assume this method would allow for more freedom with a single monitor, so I'll be able to save more space on my desk and rotate monitors with ease. I'm sorta leaning towards the latter option, but I could really use a second opinion- Should I get the 3x mount or 3 1x mounts? Is there a recommended alternative anyone can vouch for that won't kill my wallet?

u/joeydcamo · 1 pointr/xbmc

I bought a boxee box for about $40 (shipping included in the price) only problem is you need to buy a usb remote. I would also recommend a USB 3.0 32 GB flash drive. All you have to do is root it and put the xbmc files on the USB flash drive.

Boxee Box on eBay

USB Flash Drive I bought

USB Remote

It comes out to be about $80. YOu can definitely find a cheaper remoe but I strongly recommend this one because it best resembles the boxee remote.

If you choose the boxee here is the rooting guide. It is really easy execute.

Tutorial for Root

XBMC Tutorial I recommend you run it off of the USB if you like the Boxee OS and/or have netflix.

EDIT: Forgot to add that it has been running perfectly smooth for me. And the design of the boxee is a bit different and I like the way it sits on the tv stand.

u/beley · 53 pointsr/EDC

From top to bottom:

Fisher Space Pen - $18

Popular, cheap, writes anywhere and on almost anything.

The Pen Project (originally from Kickstarter) - $60 (I paid $30)

Uses the Fisher Space Pen cartridge, milled out of aluminum. Backed this project on Kickstarter but didn't really like the pen's design - little too thick and didn't like that it used the Fisher cartridge.

Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - $52.50

Awesome EDC pen, writes extremely well, lightweight, cap posts to the pen, overall just a great EDC pen if you like fountain pens.

Ti Pocket Pro (also originally from Kickstarter) - $75 (I paid $65)

My newest addition to the collection... just got this a couple weeks ago. Accepts over 80 refills but ships with a gel-ink cartridge that writes similar to the G2 pens. Love the rich, smooth ink and the design of the pen. Made out of solid titanium.

u/Kronos_Selai · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Ok, I did a lot of research and here's what I came up with-

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor | $319.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $177.39 @ B&H
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $218.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card | $489.99 @ B&H
Case | NZXT - S340 (Matte White/Purple) ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ Adorama
Case Fan | Fractal Design - FD-FAN-SSR2-120 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan | $9.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan | Fractal Design - GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.79 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan | Fractal Design - GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.79 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard | Corsair - K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard | $119.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS (White) Wired Optical Mouse | $54.79 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1778.67
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-29 13:48 EDT-0400 |

The entire build is themed White, black, with purple highlights. The RAM is white with controllable RGB (set it to purple), the stock Wraith cooler is controllable RGB (set to purple), the motherboard is black and white with controllable RGB (set to purple), the GPU is powerful enough for 1440p 60fps ultra settings and is white, the keyboard is one of many potential options with full RGB (set to purple), the mouse is black and white with RGB (set to purple).

Now, here's some more stuff not listed-


With cablemod, you can easily get a G3 compatible cable kit that is either white, purple, or purple and white depending on if you go with a basic cable kit or you make a custom one. They also sell other things, so depending on how nuts you want to go, look that site over. Things like purple thumbscrews, purple SATA cables, etc. Note- the cable kit MUST be G3 compatible, or you will fry your system. Thankfully there are tons of G3 compatible kits there.

Next, you could do either black and white fans OR black and RGB controllable fans set to purple. This case can support 2x 120mm fans in the back and top, and 2x 140mm fans in the front. I picked out Fractal un-lit fans simply due to quality and I'm not sure how lit up you want this case to be. However, something like a the Corsair HD 120mm 3x pack with controller would be a suitable choice here. I use that myself, and the purple setting would complement nicely. Other fan kits also exist, some with more fine control over what colors you want such as this would emit less light, but have much more control over what color you want through a program versus the switch on the Corsair. You could do 5x 120mm here, but the 140mm option in the front would make less noise and push more air. The Nzxt Aer 140mm would work in conjunction with the 120mm 3x pack, since it all leads to the same controller.

Oh, and here is a white with black outline cloth mouse pad, white would round this all out nicely. https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Extended-White-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00NOCZB78

The Nzxt H440 also comes in a similar color scheme if you want a different case option with better airflow and more space to work with. I believe you can also purchase the tempered glass panel they use in the S340 elite and use that directly with the standard model, but I'm not 100% positive on that. Glass would look nicer, so you might want to consider the Elite S340 in plain white instead. Up to you.

Hope you like this!

Edit2- You could also set case fans to emit a white light, thus illuminating your interior more.
Here is an optional SSD that comes in white or black, and emits RGB controllable lighting https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/delta-s-rgb-ssd

You could also use an M.2 drive such as the 970 evo if you want the SSD to be hidden more (and it's obviously much faster, though not noticeable for gaming).

u/AceofSpad3s · 1 pointr/EDC

Okay here are some suggestions

  1. Wallet. I have not ordered it yet but [this] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002P4Y9EW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A28SBX2GB3VZCT) cigarette case could work.
  2. Knife: [Spyderco tenacious] (http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1370136756&sr=1-1&keywords=spyderco) is $32 and a little more than 3 inches or the [Spyderco ambitious] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MMSDHO/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER) which is a baby tenacious with a 2 1/4 inch blade and $29.
    While they are not tactical opinels are really nice and are near $10 and come in lots of sizes.

  3. Pens: I have a [zerbra 701] (http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-F-701-Stainless-Ballpoint-Retractable/dp/B002L6RB80) and a [Fisher space bullet pen] (http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-Pen-Bullet-400/dp/B000095K9D/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1370136956&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=fisher+space+ben). For the money the zebra is excellent, the bullet pen is nice but there is a tutorial on how to mode the zebra to take space pen refills which is the best of both.
  4. I know you got the wave but I suggest getting a small mt like a sak or a leatherman ps4 or micra. The victorinox classic sd is good and about $10

    Also with all the stuff you want to carry, It might be wise to invest in a maxpediton micro pocket organizer which is about $15
    If you got any questions just ask.
u/DontFuckWithMyMoney · 3 pointsr/pens

Zebra F-701: Nice weight and grip, and the ballpoint isn't bad. I recommend to mod it to be even better.

Fisher Space Pen: The cream of the crop when it comes to ballpoint inks, Fisher pens are really nice. There's lots of variety, so check around for the style you like.

Baoer Skywalker: is a good not-knockoff of the Montblanc Starwalker. I have one, and with good ink in it it's a nice pen. The clip is a little flimsy but I like it, nice and heavy.

Jinhao 599: Heavy and solid pen, but a little cheap feeling at times. It's a rollerball, so I don't know if it takes ballpoint refills.

Vktech Tactical Pen: I have one of these and it's very solid but lightweight too. The ink it comes with is garbage, but it fits any standard Parker refill. I have a Parker gel refill and it writes great. There are lots of other "tactical" pens out there made of steel and aluminum, but this is the most affordable option.

Hope that helps!

u/pencilomatic · 1 pointr/notebooks

Okay, so I used an Expedition for a while doing some research in the sticks of Nicaragua and I tried a number writing implements (all with limited success, they all smudged a bit). If you use a pencil, I think it is best to use lead that is quite hard, since that won't smudge as much. Those also happen to be good for EDC, since they tend to have better point retention. A Staedtler Wopex is a good option, if you don't mind the weird, rubbery feel. But basically any pencil will work (including mechanical pencils) as long as the lead is fairly hard. Like /u/lightinthedark suggested, you can use a bullet point to make it more carry-able. I also use pencil caps, which are great as long as they're metal.

If you do want to use a pen, I had good luck with a ballpoint. Any basic ballpoint works pretty darn good; I used the FN one for a while (which is a Bic Clic). If you go for anything fancy it'll probably smudge, although I also used a space pen for a hot minute. Those don't hold up to being lost in warehouses though.

u/XCorneliusX · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

They do sell Internet alone. You may have to push for it, but they do it. I moved from NoVA to Central VA and had to get Comcast when I did have FiOS. I used this https://gethuman.com/phone-number/Comcast site as it caters to getting live people at companies. I got a concierge sales person who set me up with a sweet deal.

If you are with Comcast, they will try and upsell later. Be strong. Try and do the Internet deal on the phone.

I have a 150/24 speed on my net roughly and it sits about 100 a month. Much better than 300 plus for unused channels. If you need OTA channels, you can get a digital antenna that is cheap. Just have to be close enough to get them.

Also, I do not use the Comcast router/wifi. It is garbage. I bought my own that is approved for use on their system and for Wifi I bought this bad boy.

I have two Amazon FireTV boxes, not usb dongles. They are faster and more stable imo. There are other devices, but i went with these as they are android, but only semi locked down. You can sideload apps and there are many many there anyway.

I went SlingTV and OAN for paid things. That is 25 a month on top of 100. Obvs I am online a lot and I do game, so its what is important to me.

As to phone. I bought an ObiHai device and linked it to a Google phone number and have a 3 cordless set hooked to that. Base and two remote locations. It is free and works very well. I know its Google, but its free and you can get a local number or possibly port your current one.

u/chezty · 1 pointr/pens

there are some pens made to accommodate common gel pen refills like the uniball and g2 refill.

I think there are some in the same price range as the jotter, maybe the zebra? but maybe not.

They are thin stainless steel.

But there are other much more impressive and expensive ones too. The tactile turn is pretty awesome, 7 times the price of the jotter though.

I would look for an all metal click pen like the jotter, in the same price range as the jotter, that is compatible with the g2 refills.

I really like cheap but functional. It will write just as well as a $70 tactile turn.

here's a zebra for $8, there are different models but I don't know what refills they take, the zebra gel refills are excellent anyway.


u/Flonkers · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I don't think you are going to get a matched set that combines an excellent pen and an excellent pencil.
I can help you with the mechanical pencil as I'm nuts about the stupid things. As far as the pen goes, if I used one regularly I'd get one from brad over at Tactical Keychains You can get one to suit your preferred refill type.

It would be good to know what size mechanical pencil leads you prefer but I'd go with the [Uni Kuru Toga] (http://www.amazon.com/Uni-Mechanical-Kurutoga-Roulette-M510171P-43/dp/B004OHNTVC) Avaiable as a 0.3 or 0.5 in metal and 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7 as a plastic body. I love these things.
Anyway, here's [Dave's Top 10 Mechanical Pencils] (http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.com.au/p/top-10-general-mechanical-pencils.html)
(I have a set of Ohto Super Pro Mechas and while they are great for me you might want to use them as pencils and I wouldn't say they are great at that)

u/wazero · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

If you want the latest and greatest get this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $349.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Deepcool CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $94.43 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $124.99 @ Jet
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $299.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $629.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $629.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case | $229.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.98 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit | $129.95 @ Amazon
Monitor | Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor | $1099.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $83.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse | Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse | $51.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $3954.27
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-03 22:46 EST-0500 |
the faster the ram the better. also you might want to get a mouse mat


but I would get a white glorious mouse mat to go with your black keyboard and mouse. also if you want more storage you can go for a 500gb ssd instead od a 1tb and get like a 4tb hdd. The case I can change out if you want. also you can go to cable mod to get custom hand sleeved cables.Also get 1 34 inch curved monitor instead of three. here's a review of one

u/CharlieTango92 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

2 questions for this monday morning:

  1. Dual monitor stand recommendations? Seems like both Mount It! and VIVO are good - i want something where each arm is individually adjustable. Clamp style is preferred but the option to have a stand would be nice too. I have two u2414h's to mount. Is one clearly better than another? Looking at this VIVO and this mount it! - is one better than another or do any of you have recommendations?

  2. RAM timings - i've got 2x8gb G.SKILL TridentX 1866 DDR3 sticks, and a 4790k. According to PCPartPicker, these exceed the Haswell recommendation of 1.5v, and will be downclocked. Should i return and get something like the 1866 snipers, which are cheaper, or will i be fine?

u/Medarco · 1 pointr/dndnext

I was raised (almost literally) playing with minis and a battlemat. I helped my dad build a magnetic dungeon board set when I was about 7 years old. I played recently with a relatively new group of my college age friends who were doing theatre of mind, and I was miserable.

A lot of actions specifically denote spacing, which is very difficult to do in theatre of mind. Attacks of opportunity, spell/attack range, etc all get kinda weird when it's just spoken and imagined. I am certain that other people are better at keeping track of it all, and more experienced DMs could make it more interesting.

I know I am personally extremely biased, but about half way through the session we were supposed to storm a castle, and there was no way I was going to try to keep the different passageways straight in my head without a visual representation. I went out to my car and brought in my tackleboxes of minis, battlemat, and vis-a-vis markers. The DM was a little apprehensive at first, but most everyone seemed to agree that the minis and mat were far superior after playing for about 10 minutes with them.

One of the player's made this analogy: [Theatre of Mind] is like a text based RPG, while minis and the battlemat is like playing Skyrim.

ninja edit

I didn't address prices. Minis can be very expensive. If you get the pre painted figures, they are unbelieveably costly. Here is a site that has all sorts of figures. Their search bar is amazing.

Here is a link to a battlemat on amazon. It may look pricey (I don't know your budget) but this mat is worth more than you can imagine.

Here is a link to a pack of markers that should do the trick for drawing any kind of terrain/buildings/caves you like. Just dip a spare rag or paper towel in some water, and the lines come right off.

u/Axana · 2 pointsr/Retconned

I prefer pen and paper. Writing by hand has always helped me retain more knowledge and memory than typing, and there's actually some science to back this up.

>According to a new study, Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer of Princeton University and UCLA Los Angeles respectively, students who write out their notes by hand actually learn more than those to type their notes on laptops. Over the course of several experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer tested students’ memories for factual detail, conceptual comprehension, and synthesizing capabilities after half of them took notes by hands and the other half took notes by way of computer. Students who used laptops cranked out more words than hand-writers did, but the hand-writers ended up with a stronger conceptual understanding across the board.

This, plus I find the tactile feel of the pen moving and creating across the paper to be a deeply satisfying and somewhat spiritual experience.

I use a simple Black n' Red spiral notebook (LOL that Amazon price) because I find it easier to let loose and write down anything that comes to mind. The fancy journals I've purchased in the past always ended up unused because I was too anxious and self-conscious about marking up the pretty pages with thoughts that didn't seem "worth it." If you're going to start journaling on pen and paper, I strongly recommend starting with the simple route. Spend the money on something fancy when you're more comfortable with journaling.

I also strongly recommend ditching ballpoint pens if you're serious about paper journaling. Gel and fountain pens let you get your thoughts out much faster and with less pain. I use a Uni-ball Signo UM-151 and Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen. Again, I don't like to get too fancy with my journaling. It's more important to get the words out than fret over the tools.

As for what to write...write whatever resonates with you no matter how scattered or silly or unformed it may seem. Don't get self-conscious about it. Just get the words out.

u/frenchpressgirl · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace
  • Seconding /u/joefraz78's recommendation for a headboard. Or, think about upgrading your frame at some point to a something with a headboard; wood could look nice and you could eventually update your other pieces to go with it.

  • Since your bedframe is very utilitarian, and you're storing stuff under it, consider a bedskirt, or a blanket that's one size up from your bed (looks like a full, so a queen blanket).

  • If it wouldn't stick out too far for your tastes, consider rotating the bed 90 degrees so that your head is on the same wall as the dresser, leaving space between the side of the bed and the wall for your nightstand. It will look more intentional and make it easier to make the bed/change the sheets. It might even work slightly better with your TV location.

  • Lighting makes a huge difference. Overhead tends to be the harshest; everything looks better in a soft warm glow. Consider a lamp for your nightstand for reading and general ambiance -- this one has an interesting industrial look and isn't too cheesy. Think about adding a second lamp on top of your dresser, too.

  • If you have the budget for it, think about upgrading that TV stand. No judgment, we all had ones like that in our first apartments too! But a console style with some concealed storage would look more polished.

  • Art! Not sure if you can hang stuff on your walls, but Etsy and the internet are full of gorgeous inexpensive prints. Maps (nautical, star, vintage), minimal black-and-white photography, landscapes -- you name it, it's out there and you can order it. You can get fairly inexpensive frames at a craft store (Michaels, A.C. Moore, whatever you have where you are) to dress them up. If you can't put nails in the walls, Blu-Tack is good for hanging stuff without damaging the piece or the wall.

  • It may seem weird to put a rug on top of wall-to-wall, but it can make your room feel more put-together and cohesive. Plus, you can use it in your next place. Jute is usually pretty inexpensive and comes in various colors (in a small room I'd stick with a light color so as not to overwhelm the space).

  • Clear surfaces make a room feel calmer. If you have somewhere to store the stuff currently on top of your dresser (shoutout to a fellow Cornelia Funke fan), you'll probably feel better every time you walk in. Ditto for the nightstand; I'd tuck away everything you aren't using daily.

  • And finally, the obligatory plant recommendation. If you take some of the ideas above, you'll have a few different places you can put a plant. Succulents are almost impossible to kill.
u/usmcahump · 1 pointr/EDC

Knife: definitely something more beefy than the Leek (while it is a beautiful knife you may want something more rugged I like the Ontario rat 2 or the fixed blade Rat 3 I also like this gerber "survival knife"
Light: that's a great light good pick
Multitool: This gerber is my favorite, they've taken me through two deployments overseas and still run like a champ
Pen: Space pen for sure

u/TheWoodBotherer · 2 pointsr/DIY

Interesting project!

I take it that the whole assembly will be mounted vertically on a wall for display purposes?

Would a few unobtrusive pins/ pegs/headless nails into the backboard in strategic places to support the Games/Console work? You could colour them to match the background, or even just make them into some kind of shiny feature?

Alternatively, perhaps some transparent acrylic sheeting made into either a narrow shelf/ shelves or some clips, might be an option which would be near-invisible at any distance....

Or could you bend some thin, stiff wire/ brass rod into supports/clips and fix it to the backboard, as this might also be quite unobtrusive depending on how you do it....

Otherwise, magnets and/ or velcro might be a good 'Plan B,' although be careful when using magnets around electronics! :>)>

A really cheap temporary solution might be a big dollop of Blu-Tack (http://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-060968-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72), but I'm not sure this would hold up very well over time :>)>

Hope that helps, good luck! :>)>

PS - don't forget to make the presentation frame easily openable, for when access to the Console is needed!

u/JonTheBold · 2 pointsr/DungeonoftheMadMage

That is very cool, but I worry about your ability to stay ahead of your group with the foamcore maps, for several reasons:

  1. The maps aren't often linear, which means you'll probably need to be at least one full floor ahead of them in order to not get caught out.
  2. Not all locations are going to feature combat, which means you may end up preparing locations which never get used.
  3. Conversely, if you skip a location, you may end up needing to have it prepared if the party decides to chase a fleeing monster there or whatnot.
  4. The levels are positively HUGE. At one inch per 5 foot square, you're talking 10 square feet of map per level in many cases (some larger, some smaller).
  5. Creating smaller "room chunklets" might seem appealing as an alternative, but even that work is probably foiled by all of the variance in this dungeon (angled room features, caves and tunnels, and even "outdoor" locations).

    I honestly think you're best off buying a good Chessex battle mat and wet erase markers. That will give you the flexibility you need to map what needs mapping and narrate everything else.

    Personally, I've opted for a table insert with a high-res TV for digital maps, but that's out of the price range of most.
u/Du6e · 0 pointsr/buildapcforme

Going by your specifications, I doubt you’ll need to spend anywhere near 4k, especially if you only need some 1080p panels.

Unless this is just a personal project and you don’t mind blowing hours upon hours on setting everything up, you’re going about this the wrong way. It’ll be 100x times easier using Windows as your host and just running a single Linux VM (No hardware passthrough and minimal gaming performance impact).

That’s my 2 cents.

Since you have access to a Microcenter, you can get an i7 5820k and a m-ATX EVGA Micro 2 for very cheap.


u/RoseyOwl · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hi all I am hoping someone could help me.

I have my computer currently sitting underneath my desk and as my floor is carpeted I have my PC sitting on a piece of cardboard until I find something better to sit my PC on.

I'm thinking of buying a Melamine particle/MDF board from my local hardware store - as anything I find on eBay or Amazon is either not the right dimensions or too expensive. I have seen something like this but I don't know if it's suitable or could possibly break.

Would the particle/MDF board be okay? Or if you have any other suggestions that are easy on the bank and safe for the PC I would greatly appreciate it.

ps. I cannot place my PC on top of my desk as I have limited space and my cat likes to be in high places, and I don't want her sitting on top of it if I can help it.

u/whichversionofme · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Just a few comments/suggestions :)

I would recommend the Pilot Metropolitan as a starter, for around the price of the Plasir it is very reliable, smooth writer, and much easier to clean. If you do buy the Plasir, you will also need to buy a convertor to use bottled ink, where the Metropolitan comes with one included.

The Jinhao is a copycat of the Lamy Safari, a good starter, but know that people either absolutely love or hate the style of the grip.

The inks you picked out are good, although to start I really recommend getting a Goulet sample pack so you can try similar colors before committing to an entire bottle, which will last quite a while.

Hope this helps! I love helping new people explore the world of fountain pens :)

u/puppetmaster2501 · 36 pointsr/buildapc

A good headphone stand:

A cool glass/metal stand thing to put under your tower or monitor:

A big long mouse+keyboard pad that like a rug, ties your whole desk together:

A cool scissor arm to hold & move your microphone:

For things that are more significant than accessories: Get some active studio monitor speakers, a nice dac/pre-amp/mixer, a mechanical or electrostatic-capacitive keyboard, a REALLY nice office chair, and stuff like that. A good battlestation is about a lot more than a big monitor, cool case, and some good processing power.

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.

Maxpedition Pocket Organizer

NM Flag patch

Old coin given to me a while ago

Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.

USB cord that came with my phone

Tekton 4" adjustable wrench

Zebra pen. Forgot which specific one...you probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.

Fine point Sharpie

Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.

Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.


ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.

u/artomizer · 7 pointsr/SketchDaily

Assuming your microns are the fine liner type and not the brush pens, you should get on the brush pen train!

This one is really nice and popular.

This one is nice too and would be more like what you're used to with the microns, but with a softer tip so you can vary the line weight easily.

I could be wrong, but i'm pretty sure both of these are waterproof. Playing with water soluble ink and a water brush is a lot of fun too and doesn't require much to try out. Something like this (but try to find just one for cheap.. you don't need a bunch) plus random non-waterproof pens you probably have around the house and you're good to go.

u/IceColdCarnivore · 1 pointr/EDC

How much are you looking to spend on a pen?

I do not personally own one, but I have heard a lot of good things about the Zebra F-701 as an EDC pen. Also it's like $5.

I carry a Fellhoelter TiBolt (because titanium) and I absolutely love it, but it was quite an investment and at the moment they're hard to obtain. It takes any parker-compatible refill and it will literally last a lifetime.

Prior to my purchase of the TiBolt, I carried a Karas Kustoms Render K in the Pilot G2 cartridge variation, which happens to be my favorite pen cartridge. The build quality is pretty damn good, but my only gripe is that the threaded cap doesn't attach to the back of the pen very well when you're writing with it. I imagine that the other Karas Kustoms pens are put together with the same build quality.

u/perpterts · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hmm that was an interesting study to read. I'm not sure if it makes any difference, but it seems like that study was focused mainly on the ergonomics of using mice. I know some mouse pads themselves come with wrist rests, typically made out of that silicon material. However, i'm just talking about keyboard wrist rests.

It would have been interesting to see this study being done on subjects using a keyboard, both with and without a wrist rest (i'm sure there is such a study, somewhere..not going to bother with trying to dig one up at this moment). A keyboard requires much more work from one's hands so I could assume that a wrist rest would help alleviate someone who maybe works for long hours at a time at a keyboard that doesn't already provide some sort of angled wrist support.

From personal experience-- I've had a co-worker who is an avid PC gamer and always uses his K65 compact mechanical keyboard which comes equipped with a rubberized (or some sort of softer plastic) slope for support.

At our job, we need to be using a computer at all times. The keyboards provided to us there have absolutely no support for the wrist. He began to complain of feeling strain on his wrists, and bought himself one of these, and hasn't complained since.

So it's a bit tough to say, but I feel like there's a lot of factors. For some people it could work and for others, maybe not.

u/PantsIsDown · 2 pointsr/Dungeons_and_Dragons

Awesome! That's how I play!

Here's a list of things I suggest as a DM:

Chessex Mat
or [Megamat](Chessex Role Playing Play Mat: MEGAMAT Double-Sided Reversible Mat for RPGs and Miniature Figure Games - 34 1/2in x 48in https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015IUAAG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KvY4xbHM414K4)
[Vis-A-Vis Markers](Expo Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Point, 8-Pack Pouch, Assorted Colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IFGW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_DwY4xbQVVNKTA) to write on the map
[Starter set of minis](D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons Starter Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LSZQXSY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.EY4xbCF5B5AH)
Goblin Minis
Search Reaper Minis on Amazon and you'll find some fun stuff
I also use flat glass marbles as place holders for NPCs that I don't have minis for. They were super helpful when I was first starting.
A graphing notebook and drawing paper
Mechanical pencils and a set of his favorite pens

I can't think of anything else

u/ScrumpyZebra · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Desk: IKEA Linnmon/Oddvald. Pretty solid desk for the price, although leg room is a bit lacking, probably upgrading soon.

Chair: DXRacer Formula Series, really helped my posture and got rid of my back pain. Plus I'm a huge gear-head so it's very much my style.

Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional w/ Brown Switches. This keyboard is fantastic, it's a treat to use every day, feels buttery smooth to type on and build quality is superb. I also have a CM Quickfire Ultimate that I use at work, also browns.

Mouse: Zowie EC2-A. Replaced my old Logitech G400 when it started intermittently cutting out, I think I like this mouse even more.

Mousepad: SteelSeries QcK+ for all that low DPI goodness.

Headset: Kingston HyperX Cloud II. I love this headset, it's super comfortable and has good directional sound.

Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 FFP. I use my headset mainly but these are good enough for when I need them.

Monitors: BenQ XL2411Z flanked by two ASUS VS247H-P mounted on an Ergotech Triple Monitor Stand. Finally got the monitor stand this year after using two boxes to hold up my side monitors for far too long. However, the BenQ is probably my favorite purchase out of all of these, would've bought three if it served any real benefit to me.

Random Peripherals: uxcell extended power switch. I keep my computer under my desk so this is handy so I don't have to crouch under my desk to turn on my computer.

Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 5-Port PCI Express Card. My motherboard came with a fairly low number of USB ports so this allows me to plug in my printer and external hard drive, etc.

u/austinf0317 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Yeah O.o I love the white, and the cleaning it has been worth it. Even though I probably don't need to, I end up throwing it in the washer every couple months. Super easy to get nice and clean!

For the actual mousepad...it's this one: http://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Extended-White-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00NOCZB78, except they seem to have switched the emblem recently. The one I have has the Glorious PC Gaming Race emblem stitched into it, as you can see in the timestamp. And yeah, its the XXL, the long one.

u/nrhinkle · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Do you have monitor stands? If not, do your monitors have VESA mounts? Get monitor arms! I got this one when they were $30 each, but they have another (newer looking) model for $40 which is still really good for a gas-spring monitor arm. I've had them since July and they're still working great, I have 3 with 2x 21" and 1x27" monitors. Leaves way more room on my desk and makes it really easy to reconfigure my screens to put one in portrait or whatever. Best random accessory upgrade I've done yet!

u/bustedtrojan926 · 0 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

So I went from a large Roccat Sense I bought at Best Buy to this Glorious PCMR from Amazon. Man is this thing HUGE but its great quality and I never worry about having enough space. If you can find the extra dinero, I'd save up for this one. It's great quality IMO as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0164KY294/ref=twister_B00OZ6M4KY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

u/dilvish-damned · 1 pointr/EDC

I gotcha on this one! I just went through the exact same thing. I had been using a Pilot G2 .38 and loving it. Wanted it to be portable and metal.

You'll have to switch to frixion. Doesn't write quite as nicely as the G2 but it's close. Plus frixion is erasable.

Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Retractable Erasable Gel Ink Pens,Extra Fine Point, - 0.38 mm - Black/Blue/Red Ink- Value Set of 3 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00G2TH1PK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d8OTCbJWZZZXJ

Get a Fisher bullet and toss the childishly thick cartridge. And then put in the cartridge from the frixion.

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Space Pen with Clip - Matte Black, Gift Boxed (400BCL) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0002ZQB4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_H9OTCbCJ782R4

You'll need to add something to the end of the Fisher pen to ensure the cartridge is pushed out....I used a wooden dowel.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have questions.

u/JesJHoward · 1 pointr/kodi

I use this: remote
I've had to change a few buttons around using autohotkey, but it's been the best solution I could find without spending a lot. It also has 5 learning ir buttons to control your TV, or sound system as well. The power button turns the TV on and off, one at the bottom changes inputs on the TV, and the last two changes the volume on my receiver. It's also an air mouse and has a keyboard. My wife is the same way, and she seems to like it. Good luck!

u/Mister_Yi · 1 pointr/Monitors

I'm using a really old, shitty desk purchased from Walmart like ~10 years ago and have 0 problems with stability. I was worried for a little while that it was going to just tip one day or even just break the desk but it's been going strong for about ~1.5 years now.

Here's the mount I'm using...

I have a 27" QNIX and a 22" Asus mounted to it and it's been nothing short of perfect. The arms can be titled and move horizontally but the height isn't very adjustable, at least not easily. You basically set it to the height based on pre-drilled holes on the vertical standing arm (the part that mounts to the desk) and just stick a screw in to hold it there. If you want to adjust height you'll have to remove the screw and likely take the monitors off before sliding it up/down. If you want something that's easily adjustable in height, you'll be spending more in the ~75-100$ range as opposed to ~40$ for a less-dynamic model.

It sounds like you may just have a single monitor though... If you have no plans to add another then I'd just get something like the Amazon Basics for 99$ or the Mount-It! for 39$.

The Amazon model gives you pretty much the maximum adjust-ability but it's a bit pricey (not really, other mounts are just cheap). The single arm Mount-It! I linked is a little more adjustable on-the-fly than my personal mount I posted earlier but costs about the same as the dual-mount.

Also, I use a sit-to-stand desk at work and love it. I get pain in my lower back from my terrible posture and generally can't sit still too long without getting up to walk around a bit. Being able to stand and work whenever really helped limit my back pain and I love being able to move about. The downside is that they're pretty damn expensive... For a reference, we have Ergotrons where I work.

If I had to guess I'd say it was this model specifically. That whole 'desk' mounts on your actual computer desk and can be raised/lowered and adjusted in all sorts of positions.

edit and now that you've got me looking into all of this again, I'm thinking of upgrading to something more adjustable like the Amazon Basics mount but a dual-monitor version. IMO just skip the cheaper model and get something more dynamic like the Amazon mount.

u/zerozed · 3 pointsr/NoContract

No, you can only use a Google Voice (GV) number. I'll add some more info in the event you're unfamiliar with GV, but you can quit reading otherwise.

Google offers free phone numbers to everyone (at least in the US). Normally you can get one in your local area code. Once you get the number there are some cool things you can do with it. First, it is a real phone number that people can call or text. You can receive the calls and texts on your computer either through Hangouts or Voice. When I list stuff on Craigslist, I always tell them to text my GV# since I can answer directly from my computer. I've used a Google Voice number as my landline for years in my house with an Obihai device.

On your cell phone, you can also make & receive calls & texts with your GV number via Hangouts plus Hangouts Dialer or the Google Voice app. The Voice app just got overhauled and it offers more comprehensive functionality that can also incorporate/merge your cellular provider's phone number with your GV #.

TLDR Get a Google Voice number--they're free, and VERY useful.

u/rocketmonkeys · 1 pointr/xbmc

I use a URC-WR7 (http://www.universalremote.com/product_details.php?id=63&s=diy&c=remotes&p=URC-WR7), basically a very nice programmable IR remote. It's a bit bulky, but very versatile.

I also have a Logitech K400 keyboard, but it's a bit annoying. My PC is a bit further and in a cabinet, so the keyboard has issues connecting.

I recently got an air mouse (MX3/generic, http://www.amazon.com/Aerb-Multifunction-Wireless-Keyboard-3-Gsensor/dp/B00K768DHY). I like it the most so far; the keys are very clicky, it's a very good size, it has a few programmable R buttons, it has a keyboard, the air mouse is very good. The only thing I don't like is that you switch from remote-mode to air-mouse-mode, and the switching button doesn't "take" unless you hold it down for a few seconds to lock it in. This is my favorite so far. Highly recommended, and very cheap to boot.

Oh yeah, I also have a Rii. It hasn't been very reliable for me, although when it works it's good. It's cumbersome as a "remote" though.

u/Jespy · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Not sure if you saw this or not, but figured I would comment in case you missed it. I purchased THIS One for my three monitors. I have the same monitors as you have also. Works GREAT. :)

It will save you money also. Good luck!

u/beltaine · 4 pointsr/secretsanta

Oooh, depends on what you're looking for, my friend! However, all my starter pens were under $35 with my favorite being the Pilot Metropolitan ($15). It writes very well and it's a great starter pen!My next suggestions would be: LAMY Safari Pen and TWSBI Eco Demonstrator. These are fun, come in fun colors or can be see-through which is neat cause then you can see the ink!

Also take into consideration nib sizes (Fine being thin lines and more tactile, and Medium+ having thicker, "wetter" lines). 🎆🎇

u/Daemien67 · 1 pointr/starcitizen

You have taught me so much. I'm ordering an arduino starter kit, Gonna mess around with styrene over the weekend. and I have some sweet TvMounts on there way for keyboard and mouse swingouts. Seriously Jag, you have no idea how similar our goals are with our rigs. Im going with your suggestion of screen mounts, cause my previous frankenstein of sheet-metal custom rigged to articulating lamp arms didn't pan out... keyboard too heavy. who knew :(.. lol rookie mistake. I don't know about you, but my motivation was the orginal Chris Roberts' kickstarter video when he's sitting in the Hornet

Instead of using a swing arm to mount the center stick I'm going to build a center console out of mdf that either leg will go around. I looked into base extensions and that's just too much work. Plus with a console I can rig up custom control similar to how you have the two extra switches (which are mad sexy btw).

I've wanted to mount LCDs behind my MFDs. Initially I was going to use 2xASUS memopads(100$ each) and run a PC monitor extender to them or use ROCCAT. I like your method, seems cheaper and smoother.

Again.. Jag, you beat me to the punch on the HUD, well in your case Targeting computer. I was going to implement a HUD akin to the F-16 or any real world fighter with the same concept you employed. LCD lay flat, 45' plexi reflect image. I was hoping to use it with raw game data if thats available in the future.

One different aspect Im doing is an HDMI, peripheral switcher. No matter how much I've tried to make it comfortable, the FPS just doesnt work in the cockpit. So I'm migrating my gaming rig out of the cockpit via HDMI switches and perif switches. At my main desk I have an old gaming PC that I use for less graphic intense stuff. They will both parallel the desk monitor and the desk keyb/mouse. Upon hitting the switches the star citizen rig will become active and taking over those devices so I can FPS more comfortably.

Funny bit is that when I exit the ship in game... I actually have to exit my cockpit and sit at my desk :p


u/jwy9 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Yea, 30-40 is not that expensive for a stand. If 30-40 is out of your budget, then I’d understand. You get what you pay for in my opinion. If you have the stock stand, i’d just stick with that. If it is too expensive to buy a new one, i’d just stick it out, wait, and save until it is within your means. Better safe than sorry!

North Bayou Monitor Desk Mount Stand: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IIfyCbBTCGTN8

This one is $25. If your monitor is VESA compatible, this one isn’t too shabby. It has good reviews on amazon for the price. You can drill it on the top of your desk or clamp it to the side. And if you don’t have amazon prime for the free 2 day shipping, maybe you could ask someone who does to order it for you and just pay them in cash?!

Good luck with the search!

u/mastermind278 · 3 pointsr/AndroidTV

I actually just got this from Amazon on Wednesday, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K768DHY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00K768DHY&linkCode=as2&tag=rutgpacal-20&linkId=75NXKNY6KJIO3TPA . It works pretty decent on the ADT-1 except for the airmouse not being able to be fully disabled (or I haven't figured a way to do it). It seems that when it gets enabled and your on Leanback you have to disable it (just pressing the button).

Nonetheless it almost fits all your criteria.

My first recommendation is do not program the POWER button on the remote (if you leave it unprogrammed it can actually put your ADT-1 to sleep and wake [unfortunately I programmed it and now I cannot seem to get it to do that for the ADT-1]).

Secondly, I'd use the bottom 4 bottoms to control the TV usage. I programmed the bottom RED Button to turn TV on/off (via IR learning on the remote). Then I used the Blue and Yellow for Volume Control (again via IR Learning). I programmed the Blue to just change the input on my TV.

Ironically I think there is some sort of MIC on the device, but it does not seem to do anything (at least not on the ADT-1. I tried manually going to VOICE talking while it was listening and nothing.

It obviously has a keyboard, it is just fine for it's size.

I do use the number pad in the front with the HDHomerun TV input and that works too to change the channels!

Also if you use a keyboard remapper (I used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=innerlife.keyboard.multilanguagekeymapredefiner) you can program a few of the keys to load certain applications. For example the little icon with the movie clapperboard actually with load up Google Music. So I decided to program a few of the buttons (the 4 squares) to load the tvinput, so it goes directly to that. I also programed the magnifying glass (to load Kodi). I say you can do this as some of the buttons will not do anything on ATV, so it's nice to make a few shortcuts to frequently used applications.

So overall I think it is actually a great choice for the ADT-1. I just wish that A) I didn't program that power button on the top to IR since it was nice to actually make the ADT-1 go to sleep (plus when I long pressed it, I had the option to actually shutdown). B) The Air mouse not being able to be permanently disabled (This being the biggest grippe).

u/boombox_pimp · 2 pointsr/okinawa

Before you leave the US, transfer your cell phone number over to Google voice. Buy one of these and set it up with your Google Voice account. You can transfer your wife's phone number as well and add it as a secondary account. Incoming and outgoing calls to the US will be free.

Sign up for Amazon Prime. Your basic necessities can be found at the exchange and commissary, but they do a shit job in keeping their levels of stock maintained.

If you decide to go through a major provider for cell service, avoid Softbank. The coverage is garbage. AU is pretty decent and you can bundle with internet for a discount.

You should consider grabbing an international driver's license from your local AAA. You will need to take a short drivers ed course before you can get your base license, assuming you already have your stateside license. It's only offered on certain days, so if driving is an absolute necessity, you can rent a car with your international driver's license until you get your base license. Your sponsor should be able to take you around, so consider this tip low priority.

AFN satellite is pretty limited in their programming. If you want Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video, you'll need something like a Roku or Apple TV and a DNS Proxy. I'm signed up for SMART DNS and I can access all the programming from those providers. I also have a Sling Box slinging cable from my brother's house to me over here. If you have family that is willing to pay for an additional cable box, you might want to invest in a Slingbox.

There is an auto resale lot on the base. You can find some good deals, but none of the cars have a warranty. If you decide to buy a car off base, you should avoid the places by the base that cater to Americans. A lot of cars are older and high-mileage. You should explore options off base. Try switching the language to English and browsing Crossroad. I'm sure the translation isn't perfect, but it will give you a good idea of what's offered here.

u/ByyChase · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

Razer Blade: I give a thumbs up. Have seen people saying some pretty good things about it. The screen thing though... To my knowledge that isn't really a thing... that I know of at least. Maybe the people over at r/SuggestALaptop might be able to help you out with that. My suggestion to you would be to use like a docking station that is one cable to your laptop (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C w/ Thunderbolt) and have that run three monitors on a monitor arm like this (remember the monitors would need to have vesa mounting capabilities to do this) and roll with a setup like that for home use and just use one screen while you are on the go. Hope that helps a little and feel free to ask questions.

u/JaggedOne · 1 pointr/EDC

That's a fine choice. I love F-301s, but now that I have my F-701, that's all I use. Yeah, its a little more expensive, but the barrel is thicker and the grip is better. Even though the two pens come with the same ink cartridge, the F-701 writes better because it feels better in my hand.

u/MrPowerglide · 2 pointsr/DIY

That will make it look great and a triple monitor would definitly make a difference. I would center the monitors and use some cable management.
And I saw this on YouTube video recently that made a clean look. It's a big mouse pad that makes come together.
Also I can see that you got a headset on the desk, I would recommend that headset stand. These small details will definitely make a clean and elegant look so the desk really can shine and stand out.
Great job by the way!

u/yayagomo · 0 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday! Sorry I cant buy you anything, I reserved the last of my money for the contest im holding... :( but Happy birthday! Thanks for holding the contest, and itll be great if you can get me this

u/PhamQu · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Hello! First of all, thanks for hosting this.
I own 2 mice, Logitech G502 and G602. I use the wireless G602 most of the time, and break out the Proteus Core for more intense or competitive FPS games.
I'm also currently using Glorious' extended mouse mat. Amazon link.
Photo 1. // Photo 2.
I prefer the extended sized mouse pads because I like the aesthetic of having both the mouse and keyboard on the same mat, as well as extra room for your phone or game controller.
This was my first mousepad. I've not really anything to compare it to. I do like the thickness/weight of the pad, and the stitched edges prevent fraying. However, I do wish the logo was not so intrusive.
Best of luck to everyone!

u/sco0ts19 · 2 pointsr/EDC

You can’t go wrong with a Fisher Bullet Space Pen. However, the clip doesn’t like thicker material and it’s best to keep it in a pocket slip of some sort if kept loose in pocket.

I recently picked up two of theseKetalon Rohk on a buy one get one free deal. They are my new edc and great pens, but to be honest $32 for one pen is pretty pricy. If you can catch another sale I would definitely recommend them.

u/tryitout1983 · 1 pointr/handlettering

Tombow Dual Brush is great ‘large brush’ for beginners. I would say first do lots of practice with small brush pens and then move to ink and nibs. Tombow Fudenosuke ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M71S9DU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2pv3AbQ543M8T ) or Pentel Sign Pen ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EN0HCH6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_qGOz3EhHHfH49 ) are great small pen options. And when you feel ready for upgrade, hunt 513 nib and sumi black ink would be great.
Nibs - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BYT4DE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rtv3AbPZNAD77
Pen Holder - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BYU1BI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Utv3AbJBGTJV4
Sumi Ink - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AMLR8M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.tv3AbBVQG8T2
Hope this will be helpful!

u/zeroskillz · 4 pointsr/battlestations

You're going to call me dumb when I tell you this but, I don't run in surround. I think the idea is cool, but the interface is shotty at best. I'll explain. So normally I game on the middle monitor with a stream up on my right monitor and something to read on the left. The surround doesn't have "true" maximize so the windows are basically maximized but still show the border, that annoys me.

As far as the monitors, I love them, albeit I'd like to replace them for the BenQ 24" 120hz.

For me, the case is a sign of power. When I was much younger, my first job was at a computer shop and one of the guys there had a really big case with all kinds of badassery inside and ever since I started making money and building awesome gaming rigs, I've always got a big case.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NPEC5A/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 is my monitor stand.

u/grumblegeek · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The items I can think of right now that I've bought pretty much because of this subreddit:

  1. Zojirushi Travel mug - I use this as my office coffee mug. I fill it up in the morning and if I get sidetracked then it's still hot hours later.

  2. Saddleback Pocket ID Wallet - simple and gets the job done

  3. Weber One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill - I love this grill.

  4. Red Wing Iron Ranger 8111 (amber color) - the first 3 weeks I thought I made a huge mistake but now they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.

  5. Fisher Space Pen - I've had to stop other people from pocketing it. My wife tried to take it because she likes the way it writes.

  6. [Kershaw Skyline Knife] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CZBDF8) - I'm not into putting a lot of money into a pocketknife so this fits the bill nicely.

  7. ToiletTree Heavy Duty Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer - my previous nose trimmers felt like it was ripping the hair out by the root. This one I don't feel anything and it's very well made

    All of these I would buy again.
u/krokodilmannchen · 1 pointr/ethfinance

Sure! How old is she? I highly recommend she start with a dotted Leuchtturm A5 (https://www.amazon.com/Leuchtturm1917-Medium-Dotted-Hardcover-Notebook/dp/B002TSIMW4) and maybe some pocket notebook like the Moleskine (https://www.amazon.com/Moleskine-Notizhefte-Kartoneinband-3-er-Set-packpapierbraun/dp/8883704940/) ones - great for field notes! I use this setup. Also, get her some pencils and stuff to draw! Just the other day I put this in my small notebook: https://i.imgur.com/8BXh2BQ.jpg. It's about having fun!

I'd love to talk to her about it!

u/rockydbull · 5 pointsr/LawSchool

Absolutely. Warning: if it tursn out that you relaly like fountain pens it is a deep dark hole of spending as there are so many great pens out there.

If you want to get your feet wet and not invest too much I suggest the Pilot Metropolitan. This pen's msrp is 15 (but lower on amazon) and can be found at wal-mart and staples. It is made of a brass body (so it has some heft), has a fantastic japanese steel nib (japanese nibs run on the small size for line width), and even includes a converter (easy way to use bottled ink) and a cartidge of ink. It is the quintisentional introduction fountain pen and exceeds the quality of pens 2-3x its price. It comes in black, gold, silver, and purple.

Now I know any people prefer to side on the buy it for life side and jump in with a more expensive item, but it is important to figure out what size nib you like and a japanese mdeium is seen as a nice overall starting point. After that I would suggest you check out /r/fountainpens to see reviews for pens like the lamy 2000, twsbi 580, pilot custom 74 and so on.

While fountain pens are cool, their ink is even cooler. There are hundreds of colors available and can even be bought in samples that are cheap (but enough to last for 2-3 fills of your pen). The most popular retailor for ink is gouletpens.com

u/hugsfordummies · 3 pointsr/InteriorDesign

Yep, I share it with my boyfriend. We both spend a lot of time on the computer at home (working, playing games, redditing), so it was really important to us to have a proper workspace.

We wound up buying two matching monitors (because I'm pedantic like that) and mounting them on one of these. The mount is clamped to the desk itself, which was important, because I didn't want to mount them to the wall, nor drill holes into my table. And the articulating arms allow us to push the screens back against the wall whenever we have friends over so that we can use the whole table top.

Our laptops, miscellany papers and other things that are plugged into the monitors are all underneath the table on two wire IKEA rolling cabinets.

I absolutely love, love, love our setup. We don't distract each other while we're working because our line of vision is blocked by our screens, but we're close enough to play footsies. We have the whole length of the dining table to work, but everything tucks away whenever we have people over for dinner.

My only complaint, is that our monitors have to stay at the same height because of the monitor mount, so sometimes we bicker about the screens being too high (him) or too low (me), based on the way we sit. Not a deal breaker though, for all the other benefits the set up provides. I'm sure that if I weren't lazy I would also be able to find a setup that has independent height setups.

u/good4y0u · 1 pointr/rutgers

thanks ! and thank god to the chair.... xD i am not a huge fan of the chair i had during orientation -.- wasn't the most comfortable.

thank you for the input on the desks, i have been trying to figure out if i can use something like this


on a desk...or if i have to go with one that is sitting on top of the desk.

thanks again :)

u/thefaderist · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

I currently use a gridded Moleskine, which has been great so far.

However, I just received a dot grid Confidant from Baron Fig for the coming year and it seems an awful lot like it might permanently replace my Moleskine. Thicker paper, shorter and wider. No pocket or elastic strap, but goddamn it's simple and gorgeous.

The Leuchtturm 1917 is also popular. If I decide I like my Moleskine better than my Confidant, this is probably what I'll switch to. I get the impression that it's quite similar to a Moleskine, but maybe built a bit better, heavier with the pages, and also is available in dot grid.

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u/Kr1ss · 7 pointsr/graphic_design

Leuchtturm1917 always left me satisfied. Smooth, great quality paper and subtle dotted matrix on the pages. A nice, hardcover, leathery effect on the outside. Got mine for 15€ back in Germany.

An interesting NY sketchbook company has also caught my eye - Baron Fig, they have pretty cool high-quality notebooks.

A Moleskine is always a safe bet too.

u/omgitskedwards · 6 pointsr/bulletjournal

I started with these Fudenosuke pens, which are super cheap on Amazon. If you're looking for a wide variety of color, but still a pretty easy-to-use pen, check out these as well. The trick is to find a pen that has a stiffer tip. The softer brush pens are trickier to learn on, but it can be done. I like the black Fudenosuke pens because they are pretty similar, but the blue one has a harder tip and the green one has a bit more give. It should be able to help you transition into using softer brush tips!

u/unproportionaterice · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

I'm using a moleskine grid in A5 and it's been working great as a functional bujo for me. Love that it flips open to every page easily, and that the pages are not completely white! Pretty hardy imo. They have dot journals too, like what you're looking for.

I would say Leuchtturm1917 is one of the most popular options for bullet journals though. Here's the link for one A5 dotted I found on Amazon. Link

u/WinterCharm · 2 pointsr/business

Would you like some recommendations?

Check out the Pilot Metropolitan. It's clean and polished looks are so smooth and inoffensive, and the silver or gold will go really well with a tie clip. There are no obvious logos on the pen, and it's rounded smooth edges are easy on the eyes.


Get the fine point. It writes beautifully, too :)

Another favorite of mine to use with a silver tie clip is the Cross Bailey. It has a black lacquer body and a silver trim.


That's just to get you started. Generally, try matching your pen with your tie clip and cufflinks. Also, if you keep it in your pocket tip-up then you won't have any problems with ink leaking out of the pen. It also becomes a conversation piece, if you have to pull it out of your pocket to use it for writing.

Have gold and silver cufflinks, and a gold tie clip? Wear a red or gold tie, and this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D04KDE?psc=1

u/hm_joker · 2 pointsr/DMAcademy

The Chessex Wet Erase mat is the one I use and all my DM friends use (in various sizes). that being said, you'll want a pack of these bad boys, because the fine point really does help.

For minis, they're pretty expensive off that bat so everyone advises to buy them slowly as you need them. Reaper bones have a lot of cheaper mini sets for starting out which are great. Personally I buy a few of the most common enemy and the main bad guy for each campaign. A good and cheaper alternative are pawns that you can use while you build your collection. Or, just print small pictures of monsters and tape them to a coin or washer to make fast minis that have colored pictures.

For cheap/fast 2d terrain, check out papercraft. A lot of people fold and draw on paper or cardboard to make terrain, or you can print out pictures of stuff and add it to terrain. Here is an example from u/cardboard-DM (who makes awesome stuff).

Best of luck!

u/umibozu · 1 pointr/geek

Depending on his style, Star wars themed cufflinks... I have a few and are great conversation starters. Bought in etsy.

Also, mechanical pencils. Spend some money on a good quality one from Rötring (like this) or a Kuru Toga (look those up, they're awesome and SUPER geeky) or both.

Top it off with a fancy notepad (squared or ruled paper, we're not artsy types) like this and he'll remember you fondly every day.

Do not buy electronics or gadgets. He'll likely have what he wants and likes.

u/makaseo · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I had the same problem, and I now use a superwide desk mat under both my keyboard and mouse. Mine was discontinued, but it's very similar to this one that I've been hearing really good things about.

Added benefit of being super comfortable on your wrists/forearms when typing or gaming.

u/Necro_infernus · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

They are a bit more expensive, but ErgoTech makes some amazingly solid mounts. great cable management, adjustable in just about every way, and can be free standing. This one seems to fit your bill for about $180 on Amazon:

u/amranu · 3 pointsr/McMaster

> I really want to start using them, but they're so expensive!

There are several really good starter fountain pens for ~$30

Pilot Metropolitan

MUJI Aluminum Fountain Pen

Would be two that I would recommend. The second I have experience with, it has a lot of feedback but is still pretty decent. I haven't used a Metropolitan but it has a very good reputation.

u/sokshock · 10 pointsr/Pathfinder_RPG

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Not dry erase pens on a chessex mat!!!!!! If you're getting the standard old school chessex mat you'll need WET ERASE markers. Specifically the kind that was used on the over head projectors when we were kids (depending on how old you are - I'm thinking early 2000's). I was having trouble finding the wet erase markers at office supply stores but was able to find them at my local university store. Paizo's flip mats will work with dry erase or wet erase but I would still go for the wet erase on those because it prevents the map from being easily erased while people move the minis and mess with the table.

The Chessex mat I'd recommend - Reversable-choose your size
The markers I'd recommend - Staedtler's Non Permanent Lumocolor specifically the medium tip, fine is too small or Expo Vis-a-Vis Wet Erase

Hope this helps.

Edit- To quote chessex about dry erase markers- 'Never use dry erase, permanent, or grease-pencil markers. The vinyl is too porous for the lines created from them to be able to be removed. If you have any doubt of the suitability of any particular
marker, draw a small line on the border, let sit for awhile, and see how well it can be removed. Better to have a small permanent blemish on the edge of the mat than a permanent map drawn on the entirety of the mat!'

u/MoonPrisimPower · 1 pointr/wow

My first BuJo was a cheap lined beauty from the Michaels $1 bin. It served its purpose beautifully.

I struggle so much with perfectionism, and I have an entire box of pretty journals that like you, I didn't want to waste.

This one is a Leuchttuurm 1917 That I swear by now. If it weren't for the pens that I use that have a tendency to bleed through cheaper paper, You better believe I would stick with those cheap journals.

Hell, grab a composition book and start there and work your way back up to a nice journal once you are comfortable.

Progress, not perfection my friend. <3

u/Vital1ty · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Well, personally I'd recommend to not use a wrist rest at all. But~~ if I were to use one, I'd go with something like this:


Now, I'm not sure about the strafe, but my original K70 wrist rest fits on my K70 LUX. It's a little looser than the one that came with the K70 LUX, but it still works. Maybe see if you can find the replacement wrist rest from somewhere that's easy to return it to. Try it, see if it works, return if it doesn't. Not sure how I can help other than this, but good luck!

u/GobHoblin87 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Get three of these:

North Bayou Monitor Desk Mount Stand Full Motion Swivel Monitor Arm Gas Spring for 17''-27'' Computer Monitor from 4.4lbs to 14.3lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_m-kaCb5YAD47C

Those are just the ones that I got. They make them for larger monitors as well. My largest monitor is a 27".

I have a triple monitor setup and use one of these mounts for each monitor. I can adjust all three monitors independently. I was also able to independently adjust the mounting location of each arm because they're each separate units. I, like you, have three non-matching monitors. Using three of these should accommodate the issue you've described. IMO, having three mounts is better than a single, triple monitor mount because of the versatility in placement and adjustment for each monitor. They're only $20, too. Another thing I really like about them is that the desk mounting hardware comes with two options: clamp (for edge clamping) and bolt on (for more secure and permanent desk mounting). They also have a very small footprint and so they take up very little desktop real estate. I'm very happy with these mounts and I highly recommend them.

u/sikilikis · 2 pointsr/AndroidTV

I use this one for my shield: https://www.amazon.com/Aerb-Wireless-Keyboard-Multifunctional-3-Gsensor/dp/B00K768DHY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1468592272&sr=8-2&keywords=minix+a2 (it runs on two AAA batteries and has IR learning).

It's not perfect. Almost everything works out of the box except for the back button, which apparently is read as a right mouse click instead. The ESC key on the back sort of works as a back button but its wonkey. I had to download a key remapping app to make the ESC key the back button. The keyboard is also super wonky but maybe I just got a bad one. In my case, it will either work perfectly fine, or the keys are suddenly remapped to something ridiculous (the r key becomes a volume key or the i key becomes the back button or something stupid like that). The air mouse works extremely well and is great if you plan on side loading apps.

Again, I think I may have just gotten a defective one because the keyboard issue I mentioned also happened on an mxiii box I used to have (the back button worked perfectly fine on that though). I might look into some of the other ones mentioned in this thread as a replacement.

u/Zarknox · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

I got this one Amazon Warehouse for ~$37: http://www.amazon.com/Mount--Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-MI-752/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464017127&sr=8-1&keywords=mount+it+dual+mount

It holds my 34" (~22 pounds) and my 27" (not sure). They both FIT in landscape too, but just BARELY and with about a 15 degree angle. 29 would defintiely fit. Its very sturdy, I have to really tigthen up the screws that allow for adjusting the monitor tilt but your 29" will probably weigh less than the max 22 pound

consider something like that or two singles.. I still haven't decided which would be better but I'm happy with mine

u/WorkPlayDrive · 1 pointr/ikeahacks

I like the design, one suggestions why not switch over to the OLOV Leg just in case your floor or carpet is not level. I've had great luck with 6 of these legs making my desk rock solid.
Also I had used a similar shelf design to support my monitors but eventually went to a pole mount setup, The shelf limited the height of the items I could put under it and I really like having the open space

Double mount

Triple mount
These are VERY strong and inexpensive as well.

u/WhiteCollegeBoy · 2 pointsr/battlestations

My desk is an IKEA linnmon but I bought 2 extra table legs and used the drawer to put my pc on as seen in the picture

Legs: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/adils-leg-white-90217972/

Mousepad: https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-3XL-Extended-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0164KY294/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=glorious+3xl+extended&qid=1573355279&sr=8-4

Mouse pad is so worth the money and its a mouse pad alot of pros use, Its so smooth and just perfect you can wash it easily just by putting it in the washing machine on cold setting and air drying it out (just lay it on the back of a chair or something) I would highly recommend it and its a HUGE mouse pad too.

u/rufiorufiorufiohhh · 1 pointr/xbmc

I bought it and returned it. The air mouse function turns off every time you press a button. Fine if you only use xbmc but I wanted to browse the internet with it. I ended up getting this one and it works great: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00K768DHY

Takes some time to set up but once it's working it's good. I have the number keys set to shortcuts like full screen/tab.

The Logitech k400 is still my go-to. I use the remote if I feel lazy and want to use one hand.

u/kevinharrigan99 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Not OP but another avid fountain pen enthusiast, and having owned a few $100+ fountain pen, my most used pen hands down is the Pilot Metropolitan, a great pen for pretty much anyone, at the humble price of $12. And not to mention its made of brass, so it is BIFL quality.


u/vrotographer · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I have a few Pilot Metropolitans. A black one with a medium nib was my first one, and I still use it as my daily driver. It's about $12 currently on Amazon, so if I were you, I'd start with that.

^^Ninja ^^edit also be aware that fountain pens are different from dip pens (I assume that's what you meant by drip pen? :) ). Fountain pens can be used for art projects, but they're mainly for writing. And also DON'T PUSH ON THE NIB unless you're sure it's a flex nib! Pens like the Noodler's Konrad or Noodler's Ahab are flex nibs, so you can push on them to get a thicker line. (Sorry if that was a little confusing!)
Good luck!

u/mmichaeljjjfoxxx · 1 pointr/kodi

I've had my eye on this for a while. I have no idea how good it is, but if you buy one, please let me know what you think of it. Looks like it would be good for the simplicity of a media remote, but also useful for the versatility of a mouse and keyboard when needed. Plus the ir can be programmed to operate your TV too. Sorry, I know this is pretty much the opposite of what you're asking. I'm sure you already know, but there are apps for basically all devices that work as a remote. It's what I usually use.

u/daybreak15 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I'm not going to say a wrist rest will solve all of your problems, but I have a Ducky Zero and it does sit a bit high. I got this wrist pad and it all feels a lot better. Granted, I don't have the Shine 3, but I have used it and with this pad it feels great. It may or may not solve your problems, but give it a shot as well as inverting the spacebar. I've never had that problem, I guess I hit the spacebar different than you, but we all type differently.

u/I_Love_Computers · 1 pointr/pencils

Thank you so much!!!

I've realized that I made a mistake- this whole time what I was actually talking about is apparently called the [Kurutoga Roulette Model] (https://www.amazon.com/Uni-Mechanical-Kurutoga-Roulette-M510171P-43/dp/B004OHNTVC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485889062&sr=8-1&keywords=Kurutoga). I've read a couple comments and apparently they aren't too different in performance though. I think I'm going to order all the stuff you linked, except with a rOtring 500 over the Kurutoga and maybe a different pack of Ain Stein leads to try out HB (Although now that I've read up a little on lead, I feel like 2B and 3B are perfect for me so I might not even bother with HB)

Thanks again! :D Mind if I ask what you're studying or working on that causes you to record a lot of formulas and notes on designs? MechE or something similar? I'm currently in my second year of Computer Science so not too much writing over here but I still want a nice pencil to use :)

u/Dj_Simplexity · 1 pointr/learntodraw

It's really good I actually recommend a pen for you to use for inking, it's actually considered a calligraphy pen but it's the TomBow brush tip set, one is softer than the other but still firm enough to make really thin strokes or broad strokes here's a link below but these are cheap and perfect for illustration and lettering, archival ink, lettering styles and composition, these are all things you have to be interested in to get further in being a comic book artist. I've had similar aspirations pm me if you got any questions I might be able to help.


u/makerecon · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

I recommended these Mount it! brand monitor arms in another thread here the other day. I found them from seeing it in someones battlestation pictures and with his recommendation to someone I purchased a double and single arm for my triple 27" setup.

Fantastic value,
very solid construction,
no sagging,
light padding on the part that gets clamped to the desk(so no desk scratches),
All that sweet sweet desk space freed up

It takes some time and an allen key to get each individual joint to move in fluid manner with respect to your preference in being able to pull/push and rearrange them at will.

As for the TV I don't know what the mounting pattern is on your TV nor the weight. Those are two things you should check out before you order the mounts

u/Crephix · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

Why not get get an all in one like the one I use or this one maybe this is more to your liking. A couple more essentially identical and awkward options are this one and this one. There's more choices too if you didn't like those, take this one for example or if you just want to have some fun (doesn't have keyboard, consider it an honorable mention). These are links to universal remotes with a keyboard on the back. Some have trackpads like those found on laptops, while some use an "air mouse" (think Wii control). Some use regular batteries (AA/AAA) while others use built in rechargeable batteries.

About a year ago I started looking around for a way to control my TV and HTPC with one remote. I originally wanted to go with a FLIRC paired with a Harmony control to use so that I could use WMC (with Youtube, Hulu+, Netflix and Plex "plugins"). Ultimately I decided against it due to the lack of a keyboard. After looking around I stumbled upon these. I went with the Rii due to the form factor and the WAF.

--Below is my review of the "Rii mini i13 4 in 1 Wireless Multmedia Air Fly Mouse Keyboard (Black)"--

I am mostly pleased with this setup but there are a few kinks, most notably the battery. At first it was great, no batteries to swap out and it held a charge for about a month before it was time to recharge. But now, a year later, I have to recharge it every couple days. It still works fine but I don't know if I should buy another one, try to replace the battery when it does die, or try something different. There is no way EASY way to open it, and honestly I don't think it could withstand to many battery swaps since it's made of this flimsy plastic. Truly think I'm lucky to have had it as long as I have.

Another thing is that the buttons themselves feel indistinguishable from one another which makes night time use/viewing a bit difficult, wish there was a backlight. I'd also like to mention that I have an issue with the mouse.

As mentioned earlier the mouse is similar to using a Wii, with one difference the Wii pointer only goes to where you aim the control. This mouse works with relative motion to move the cursor. Imagine you just scrolled the cursor to the far right corner of your monitor, you can keep moving your mouse further right but the cursor won't move any further. That means if you did a 180° then you'd still be controlling the mouse even though you are now facing the wall. This makes navigation a little frustrating. Add to that the mouse's sensitivity mixed with no stabilization makes clicking and dragging a chore. Never realized I had a shake in my hands until I held this remote. I remedied this by simply disabling the mouse in Windows. I realized I wasn't using it so I disabled it.

The last thing I had issues with was that there is no real concrete instruction manual. Just some small quick start guide. After spending some time with it, I rather enjoyed experience.

u/-SUBW00FER- · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

Kuru Togas are the shit! I use this one sadly they dont sell these metal ones in the US and you have to get them imported from Japan but they feel really nice and the Gunmetal Gray color looks super nice.

u/freethebox · 1 pointr/pens

In my experience as long as you use it at least semi-frequently maintenance is minimal. Plus when you do clean it it’s a breeze. I’m new to fountain pens and cleaned my pen for the first time two days ago. All you do is take apart four pieces and let them soak in water for a while. Put it back together which is extremely simple and boom your done. I heard great things about pens like the pilot metropolitan or Lamy Safari , which only run you about $15! They even make Disposable fountain pens that come in packs of 5! So if I were you I’d give one of those cost effective options a shot and if you like it go from there.

u/Callamanda · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Looking good, but I have two inexpensive suggestions: get this for a PC stand and get this for your headphones

I just received the glass stand and I like it a lot, used it to raise up my monitor and free up space for my keyboard and my backup HDD. It'd fit/look a whole lot better than that silly AC retail box ;)

u/RiteInTheRain_NB · 3 pointsr/notebooks

/u/Grep2grok's point about the speed of lectures is certainly worth considering. I'd parrot his pencil recommendation. For a premium pencil, I'd recommend any of the following:

u/daubertMotion · 1 pointr/lifeprotip

Know what speeds you're getting from your ISP and make sure the modem you want to buy supports or exceeds that speed. Usually getting a separate router and modem is the way to go, but if you want a single device, you'll be looking for a gateway. You'll get better wifi and save money getting your own devices.

You can also drop the land line and get an internet phone adapter which you can plug into your router and make calls for free over the internet. Only downside is that you'll need to pay something like 12 per year to upgrade your line if you want to be able to call 911.

u/borgeous · 3 pointsr/xbmc

I use yatse when I stream media to my tablet and when I have my tablet in my hand already.
For guests and pstvl I use This

It controls my android device running xbmc, my lg sound bar for volume, and turns my vizio tv on and off. Has a few quirks but I love it. And it looks and acts like a typical remote so conversion to a htpc has been easier.

u/HotshotGT · 1 pointr/Monitors

All monitors have to run at the same resolution, so you would have to run the center monitor at 1080p when playing in surround. If it's a different size than the other two, it will be difficult to arrange them so the edges line up smoothly. You'd have to have the side monitors significantly closer/further away than the center to make things transition smoothly from the center to the sides. It may not bother you, but even having my side monitors slightly off broke the whole "window" effect for me. I bought this stand, and it's been decent enough. The base is a bit cheap, you have to get a bit rough with the arms to get them perfectly symmetrical, but it works great once it's set up. If I had it to do over again, I might have gone with something like this, then used a separate arm for the top monitor.

u/KARMAgetsYA · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Sure thing!

I had to make a custom wood piece to get around a metal bar under the table, and disperse the clamping force from the 2 screws. Since this is a glass table i did not want to clamp directly to the glass. Just some particle board and screws. For the cabling, i utilized the built in wire supports on the mount arms, and black zip ties. Kind of a rats nest underneath the table, but i tried to clean it up as best i could compared to how it was before.

My monitor mount is something like the - supplied by my work so not sure the exact product.

u/cphcider · 1 pointr/battlestations

Those monitors don't look identical, but you MAY be able to flip all 3 vertical and create a DIY ultrawide situation. That would give you more horizontal desk space so the TV isn't so crowded.

This one has arms you can adjust, but only horizontally (and tilt), you couldn't change any heights.

Same story with this one, but arguably easier to ensure things are more aligned. (This is what I use for 2 monitors that aren't identical and it works well enough.)

This one would let you play with heights, but is 2x the price of the others for that reason.

This was me playing with the idea of 2 horizontal and 1 vertical.

u/Rofl2themao · 3 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Paper doesn't matter much to me I just like off-white paper. However, I do like to have a nicer pencil. The one I currently like is this one most people might see it as pricey for a pencil though. Like all supplies it is a preference. Try things out find what you like but, do not think too hard about it. You'll have a much better time thinking about other things like reading a chapter from your textbooks so lecture isn't your first exposure. Coming from someone who use to obsess over things like this vs my actual course work.

u/bsgraves32 · 2 pointsr/Battletops

Hi! I'd definitely recommend a mount, as it clears up a great deal of desk space. I'll post a link to the one I got off Amazon below. As far as mounting it, if you have the exact same desk then the mount/clampdown screws should line up perfectly with the metal frame under the desk on any of the corners. If you have any other questions or want more detailed pics just PM me.

Mount-it! MI-751 ! Single Monitor... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052ATODM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/californiamoonbase · 3 pointsr/bulletjournal

Pilot pens are my favorite. I think the G-2 0.38mm ones write the best, but I also like the Percise V5 .

As far as a notebook, Leuchtturm1917 dotted A5 books are my favorite.

For pens/markers I would recommend going to an arts store and try to test some out. It is such a personal thing in my eyes.

u/Regel_1999 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The best is the [Zebra 701] (http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-F-701-Stainless-Ballpoint-Retractable/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410206849&sr=8-1&keywords=zebra+701), stainless steel case.

It's a fine point, writes smooth, and has a nice weight to it. It also has refillable ink reserves so you won't have to buy another one, just refills.

Edit: If you like to [flip/spin] (http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/100838/pen-spinning-o.gif) pens to keep your hand busy when not writing, it's balanced well for that too.

u/ThisIsWhatICarry · 153 pointsr/AskMen

I'll interpret "guy stuff" as "EDC stuff".

u/PuffAngel · 1 pointr/BrushCalligraphy

Thank you for that suggestion. I’ll have to look for those.

Sorry the Fudenosuke are made by Tombow not Pentel. This is the two pen set of one hard one soft. The soft is very similar to this is what I have from Pentel IMO. The hard is not quite as hard as Cocoiro but close. It’s also a fine point compared to Cocoiro’s extra fine. I love Cocoiros too tho!

I just bought some Artline Stix. They’re a little more firm than Tombow dual brush but I manage to mash those too. Starting to think I need to try nibs instead lol.

u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

A few things I would probably get.

  • Flash light always comes in handy. I noticed you didn't say anything about one. I streamlight is a great brand with nice seemingly durable lights. You will probably lose it before it shits out on you or breaks. I prefer the stylus pro or the microstream (difference between the two is microstream is shorter. It's penlight size makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket.

  • Always carry a good pen. Zebra makes decent pens. If you want to stretch your gift card further, you could get the f301 but I really prefer the f701, it's just a nicer pen. There is also the space pen if you ever feel you need to write something in zero gravity. If "tactical pens" are more your thing, you have plenty to choose from

  • saw you were looking at a cheapo fixed blade. If you were to get any "cheapo" fixed blade at all, seriously consider mora. You can read more about mora in this post, but I assure you that you will not find a better fixed blade for the price.

  • You have anything to carry your beverages in? Nalgene bottle or camelbak for water, thermos for hot beverages.

  • Get you a nice rum cake or whiskey fudge
u/kl0pfgeist · 1 pointr/ultrawidemasterrace

I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/Nоrth-Mоtiоn-Spring-Cоmputеr-Mоnitоrs/dp/B01AI2YGK4/

It can be clamped to the desk but also screwed through the desk. I think that's what you want.

I am just not entirely sure if it will support the weight of the AW. Until today i had a LG 34UM65-P on it and that worked perfectly, no sagging or anything like that. Didn't try it yet with my new X34P which just arrived today. But i am quite positive it will work with that as well. And i guess the AW has a similar weight.

u/producer35 · 2 pointsr/EDC

The pen shown in OP's photo is the Zebra F-301 which I carry and like very much. I didn't know Zebra made a full stainless steel version but I found the Zebra F-701 on Amazon and it looks pretty sweet. Thanks for the tip!

By the way, I currently own a Jeep and don't have any Benchmade folders either but have been lusting after a Benchmade Griptilian 551 for quite a while.

u/csblub · 1 pointr/battlestations

I love the northern bayou, I really do but I loved the aesthetic of this more because the monitor hides the mount almost completely. The northern bayou is probably best bang for your buck, considering the amazonbasics mount I have for my ultrawide ran me about 100$ usd. I use the bayou now for my pc workshop, so its still in use.

This was the northern bayou i was using https://www.amazon.com/North-Bayou-Monitor-Computer-14-3lbs/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1537904967&sr=8-4&keywords=northern+bayou+mount&dpID=415YbkXLaBL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

u/SuzyQ93 · 4 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

Bwah ha ha ha ha, it actually mentions the Bic pens. If you haven't clicked that and read the reviews, you're in for a fucking great time. Dragging extrordinare.

But seriously:
>Women, Nooyi suggested, “don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”

Speak for yourself, bitch. she says as she licks her fingers and belches for good measure

u/wolffstarr · 2 pointsr/homelab

In case of backing out to try Vonage, I would instead recommend you try an Obi200 instead. Pretty sure it works with Voip.ms if that's where you want to stay, but it also works with Google Voice, meaning you can grab a free number from them and make calls within the US for free.

Source: Just upgraded my Obi100, which I've had for 3 years, to an Obi200 doing the same thing. Conference call for work this morning was done over the Obi200.

I'd still say give the PBX thing a whirl; I mean, this is /r/homelab after all. But for actually getting stuff working fast, Obi200.

u/soups0n · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Zebra F-701 and Zebra F-402 aren't exactly tactical, but they are pretty heavyweight and write really well. They take cheap refills too. I have the F-701 and the weight and sturdiness are great, however I don't really write that much, just come class notes and such.

u/Scardaddy · 1 pointr/hometheater

I have one of these and would recommend it, if there is a way to remove the monitor mounting from the desk. Obviously there is a massive footprint on the desk, however there are other options available as I am sure you are aware. But that would be my two cents, again best of luck. :)

u/lemon_meringue · 14 pointsr/SRSWomen

My favorite one is from the amazon website itself, by an "MRA" named "Johnny Tubesteak". It made me lol pretty hard:

1.0 out of 5 stars Being a dude just got suckier, August 28, 2012

By JohnnyTubesteak - See all my reviews

This review is from: BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen, 1.0mm, Black, 16ct (MSLP16-Blk) (Office Product)

What do men have left? Today's women are voting, getting paid to do work, and now WRITING?!? At the bar the other day, my wife asked for a beer instead a wine cooler. My buddy heard that there are female golfers in many parts of the country, and most clubs let them play on the same course as the men. At an intersection the other day, I saw a woman in the driver's seat, and not because she was sitting on a male driver's lap. As if men hadn't been stripped of everything good already, BIC steps in and piles on by encouraging women to learn to write, just like their male counterparts. WTF, BIC?

Guys have so little as it is. Sure, we can stand while we urinate, but standing is a lot of work, and it's rarely as fun as it sounds. And Just For Men hair dye is marketed as a product strictly for guys, but my cousin used it on a female dog once, and it colored her hair just fine.

In a world of girl-only bras and tampons, guys are left with nothing of our own. Thanks for nothing, BIC.

u/iCanSea · 1 pointr/pens

How about a Zebra F701 and add a Fisher Space Pen refill. The pen body is well built and pretty cheap and the refill is literally good enough to write in space. For something more classy you can get a Parker Jotter which also fits the space pen refill but has a pretty good refill itself.

u/stoutdu · 1 pointr/hometheater

The straps are a great idea. I also heard that Blu Tack works well for that, might give that a try. Apparently this accessories4less site is pretty well known, 2nd mention in this thread. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

u/steveXray · 2 pointsr/EDC

Items listed below with links in case anybody is interested:

Persol Sunglasses https://amzn.to/2H6piK2

Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Dotted Journal https://amzn.to/2EAFcL8 (I try to journal daily)

Distilunion Card Minimalist Card Wallet https://amzn.to/2XqUc5z (This is probably the best slim card wallet i've every had. Hard to beat)

Seiko SKX013 https://amzn.to/2Ube5vt

Parker Ink Pen https://amzn.to/2ECKvK6

Leather Journal Cover https://amzn.to/2Xrsg1w (I love the smell of this thing! ha)

Explore Notebook https://amzn.to/2EBETje (This notebook is more of a to-do list v my daily journal. Helps me stay organized)

Leatherman Squirt https://amzn.to/2H708eu (This thing always comes in handy)

Mophie Powerstation https://amzn.to/2T8dqP7

Kershaw Clash https://amzn.to/2SvSbkV

iPad Air 2 https://amzn.to/2UbA99j

iPad Air 2 Keyboard Case https://amzn.to/2H3fn80

Speck iPhone 7Plus Case https://amzn.to/2H7YEAj

iPhone 7Plus (Not Pictured) https://amzn.to/2SvrvAD

u/scottyboy218 · 12 pointsr/AskWomen

Bic Pens for HER (they're normal pens)

"BIC Cristal For Her has an elegant design - just for Her! It features a thin barrel designed to fit a women's hand. It has a diamond engraved barrel for an elegant and unique feminine style. "

Read the reviews, they are hysterical.


u/implicitly_bonsai · 2 pointsr/Denver

I remember looking for one a while back, and the only thing I could find was the crappy blue Moleskin that's 3.5" x 5.5".

I ended up ordering a Rhodia Webnotebook from Amazon. They're pretty nice. The pages are a little smooth for my taste but they handle pen and ink pretty well. They've also got a webbed sleeve in the back for holding misc.

The Leuchtturm 1917 is also very popular for dotted notebooks.

u/JoeyJpm · 1 pointr/EDC

Edit: Post is rotated 90 deg, left to right & top to bottom doesn't make sense anymore.

Left to right, top to bottom:

Pens & Tools (I rotate my pocket pen & keep the rest in my bag. Logic dictates when to and which tool to carry.):

Leatherman Supertool Original with sheath - It's crazy to think, but this was retired before I was born. Several of my family members used to work in hardware stores so occasionally these things are found lying around brand new.

Leatherman Juice CS4 - Great little tool, it fits in my pocket without any notice.

Zebra F-701 .7 Black - Great look & feel but it writes like shit. Anyone know a good refill that fits?

Pentel EnerGel .7 Black - Incredibly smooth & bold, not too big a fan of the look.

G2 .38 & .7 Black - G2s, nuff said.

Uniball Signo 207 .7 Black - Comparable to the G2, but it has a metal clip.

Did you notice I pit the EnerGel in here twice? - Because I didn't

Frixion Erasable .7 Black - Ink is really sort of grayish, but it still beats white-out.

Everything Else:

Panasonic RP-HJE120-K IEMS - Perfect for people who are afraid of breaking or losing their buds. I wrap them around a binder clip and attack it to a belt loop with a carabiner.

Keys, Bottle Opener, PNY USB Drive - The flash drive has lubuntu on it. The opener is exclusively for mexican corner store drinks.

Best Made Co. Pocket Notebook - This isn't exactly the one I have but it is the closest I could find.

Dollar Store Notepad - It was 3 for dollar. Would you not buy it?

Dockers Trifold Leather Wallet - Not even close to the one I have, but still the closest they still make.

Not included: School ID, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Direct picture quality complaints to Samsung except for the lighting, that's just because I suck.)

u/The_Roptor · 2 pointsr/halo

I recommend looking on Amazon.com at brands like Vivo, Mount-It, and AmazonBasics for good mounts for reasonable prices.

If a single triple monitor mount is not enough to properly fit all of the monitors you could get 3 singles. Make sure all of your screens have VESA mounting holes. If they have different VESA mount sizes you can get size adaptors.

Triple monitor mount 1: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BDT072S/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_VD5OCbJX1ZC75

Triple monitor mount 2 (more flexible): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9D7JWP/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_uD5OCbF76S6YM

Single monitor mount (X3): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B21TLQU/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_xE5OCbW8QX4H4

Once you go VESA mounted you never go back, so worth it man. I have my TV mounted on a VESA arm for playing Halo/Xbox, and my work desk has double monitor setup is VESA mounted too and it's worth the cleaness and space saving.

u/lilblovesyou · 14 pointsr/interestingasfuck

This gif ...... this gif is the gif that made me buy my first fountain pen. The Pilot Metropolitan. /r/fountainpens will tell you this is the first pen to get. I also have a decent amount of nibs ( what you see here ) I even have this exact one.

That was about a month ago. Maybe 2. Best part about fountain pens and ink is that it is VERY CHEAP to get into. And if you use it and buy a fucking book you can improve a great deal. You will be busting out lines of beauty and cumming in your pants when you see how much fucking ink can be dumped out of a dremeled out ebonite feed in the Noodler's Ahab Flex.

I'm off to make capital P's. Gooood^byyy^eeee

u/DailyPlanet_Reporter · 13 pointsr/fountainpens

That's really cool that you're trying to share the hobby with your co-worker. Unfortunately, I'm not sure about sites for used fountain pens, (maybe check out r/Pen_Swap), but I have a few suggestions for cheaper pens:

  • The Pilot Metropolitan is a very nice entry level pen and it's only $11 on Amazon right now. It comes with a black cartridge and a converter if you want to get him a bottle of ink. You could also get him a pack of extra cartridges to go along with it and stay under $20.
  • The Platinum Preppy, which is about $3-$5 and comes in many different colors. (This is the blue-black version). It comes with one ink cartridge and works with standard converters. (The converter is not included)
  • Pilot also makes the Varsity, which is a line of disposable fountain pens that come pre-filled with ink. You can get a set of 7 different colors for around $12.

    I hope this helps!
u/soul-zk · 1 pointr/MouseReview

I currently have a large desk-size mousepad Glorious 3XL , but the mousepad I used when I played CS a lot with my ZA I just had a normal Zowie GS-R (Linked here ) Both work great, I'm sure you don't need a large 3XL that I use. A mousepad is also obviously just preference.

u/extants · 3 pointsr/engineering

A nice set of calipers, or micrometers could be a gift that would last decades, but a quality set will run you at least a few hundred.

If this engineer does a lot of CAD work, you might consider a 3D mouse? $115 for this guy , but man I cant imagine doing design work without it now.

A nice Kuru Toga mechanical pencil is also great for drafting and pretty inexpensive.

u/elwunderwalrus · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Hi, if you don't mind me asking, where did you find that desk? I've been looking for one like it for some time.

a.) I'd suggest a quality headset stand. Massdrop has them on sale fairly regularly, although if you have Prime you can probably pick one up relatively cheaply (less than $40 US, I believe). I'm actually using my Blue Yeti as a headset stand and it works famously.

b. I'd suggest a taupe/light beige, since it would fit with the table, and leave your possibilities open if you end up getting another desk or if you want to change the room into something else. Saves you from having to re-paint at least.

c. I personally have a monitor arm that mounts to the desk. It's an Ergotron Neo-Flex, but I wouldn't really recommend it. Not a lot of articulation since it's a mechanical hinge instead of a gas hinge like this one I was looking at before I found mine in my dad's office. Almost all of them will require a Vesa mount, but those are pretty common on Asus monitors. Even my low end 22" has one. Plus it'll free up a little real-estate on your desk for a headset stand/microphone if you want one.

u/DarthGuy101 · 9 pointsr/EDC

My normal EDC (not including cell phone, car keys and CCW as they all cost more than feasible for this situation) is a multitool/knife, flashlight, wallet, watch, pen and bandanna.

Multitool: Leatherman Squirt PS4, $28.75 Not the biggest or baddest MT out there, but it will do pretty much every EDC task I can think of needing to do.

Flashlight: [ThruNite Ti5, $15.95](
https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-Compact-Penlight-Output-Firefly/dp/B014SGM234/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1478977407&sr=8-12&keywords=thrunite) Hard choice between this and the Streamlight Microstream.

Wallet: Big Skinny Metro, $19.99 Carried Big Skinny wallets for years. Only recently switched to Recycled Firefighter, just for a change in pace.

Watch: Casio Calculator, $14.99 The ultimate nerd watch.

Pen: Zebra F-701, $4.63 Best damn pen I've ever used.

Bandanna: Rothco Solid Black Bandanna, $5.87 Any cotton bandanna will do, I just picked this one because it was solid black.

The grand total is: $90.18. The remaining $9.82 will buy me a six pack of mid tier craft beer.

u/I_Cant_Math · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I'm no activist and I don't really believe I'm doing anything to change the world, but I do try to be good to the people around me, even those I do not know. So that's making my world a better place, the tiny little world around me.

  2. It doesn't have to be.

  3. My son has completely changed who I used to be. Before he was born I was just kinda waiting... killing time until life really started. Now that he's here my whole world is dedicated to him. Making sure he grows into an awesome person. I love being a mom, so he has made my world so much better.

  4. We're going to be homeschooling our son, so my major goal right now is to learn everything I can about the curriculum and collect the materials we need for Preschool and Kindergarten.

  5. You do, because you must. :)

  6. You don't even know me!

  7. Game of Thrones bitch, Game of Thrones bitch, Game of Thrones bitch, Game of Thrones bitch. I loooooove Game of Thrones, bitch. Game of Thrones.

  8. My most wanted item atm. Or, something else I'd be super happy with.
u/davidrools · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I quite like the design, feel, and quality of Caran D'Ache. If you like, you can get their pen and pencil to look like a matched set. They're high quality instruments but don't cost anything near the overpriced fluff.

I also really like the Zebra F-701, which is even cheaper. It's more substantial than the F301 which I also like a lot, and keep around me everywhere. But the F-701 I keep in the same spot at my desk. Also available in both pen and pencil

u/deeoh · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Check out the rests from Grifiti. They come in various lengthus and help get your hand in better position. I have a few and sometimes I even stack two to get my wrists super elevated.

u/PPVPVP · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

For smaller monitors their 17-27" model is really good, on sale for 21 right now: https://www.amazon.com/North-Bayou-Monitor-Computer-14-3lbs/dp/B01AI2YGK4/

Obviously doesn't compete with high end mounts. Maxes out at 9" over my desk with a 24" monitor, which I wish was a little higher, but it seems like most issues people have with these are with obtuse instructions. Considering it is made in china, and sold by unknown brand, I was pleasantly surprised by it's sturdiness.

u/franchtoastplz · 79 pointsr/TeenMomOGandTeenMom2

Here is a link to the Etsy book that I started lettering with! I started lettering about 1 year ago after purchasing this book from Etsy. It comes with the best beginner pens to practice. It shows you multiple ways to write each letter so you can find your own style.

The pen i'm using in this video is the Micron 08. The glitter gel pens are the Pentel Sparkle Pop Gel Pens.

My FAVORITE small brush pen is the Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip.

u/bombodail · 2 pointsr/UofT

Kuru togas are the best pencils you can get. Your best bet to get a really good kuru toga is to become bros with a Japanese dude, and ask him to buy you a couple when he goes back.

u/Narpt · 1 pointr/buildapc

Pick up one of these to get it off the carpet! PC Riser from monoprice. Otherwise great build. Glad you didnt get like a 1000+watt PSU like some people think they need with 1080 -_-;;;

Also for future small upgrades that are life changing would be sleeved PSU cables for the evga PSU. So much easier to manage for the cables.

u/ItsNeebs · 2 pointsr/pens

Sure. This pen is amazing ergonomically and hella cheap (shaped much like rotring with knurled grip and stainless steel construction), BUT: it has two drawbacks. One is the awful stock ink that smudges, and the other is the plastic clicky that squeaks. So, several posters took it upon themselves to remedy these problems.

Firstly, everything on the pen is metal except for one part of the pen; the retractable "clicker" - weird, right? The plastic parts make it squeak whenever you bring the pen in or out. Thankfully, another zebra pen DOES have the metal clicker! The rest of the pen's construction is not much to write home about, but that's unimportant. You just need that metal clicker construction.

Secondly, the ink. The stock ink is pretty bad and is prone to smudging. Once again, thankfully, the fisher space pen insert will fit once you remove a small plastic part at the front of the f-701.

An anon that I think posts here made a walkthrough of the mod process here, so if you follow it you will yourself become the very owner of a Space Zebra F-7401!

This will leave you with a great fully metal pen that also has an ergonomic knurled grip and that makes use of the pressurized space ink!

u/fschae · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

I felt the same when I first started. I'm still not the best but with lots of practice, Ive learned to love it! I haven't quite perfected using the Tombow Duel brush pens but I really like using just the Tombow pens with a hard or soft tip! You can find there here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M71S9DU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_35HDzbY161A1C hope this helps :)

u/_Panda · 8 pointsr/fountainpens

My suggestion is to buy a Pilot Metropolitan, which comes with both a cartridge and a converter so you can try both out. I would also suggest getting a bottle of a basic, workhorse ink. Something like Noodler's Black would be a good option, a nice saturated black that is waterproof and behaves pretty well on cheap paper.

u/treowayne · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

This thing is pretty good for what it is. It would be nice if it had foldable legs to make it more comfortable for the rare occasions you have to type a lot with it.

I prefer my gyro remote for HTPC use, overall.


u/G33Kinator · 28 pointsr/AskEngineers

Oh man, nobody's mentioned the rOtring 600 yet?! It's the love of my life. I had a Uni Kuru Toga 0.5mm for a little over a year beforehand and it was awesome, too. My only complaint about it was the compliance in the tip made it annoying to precisely predict how tiny lines would end up (I write very small). The 0.5mm rOtring doesn't spin the lead or anything fancy like the Kuru Toga, but it is so heavy, so well balanced, and the tolerances are just awesome. I've tried the rOtring 800 with the retractable tip, but the tolerance stackup of the moving parts just made it feel of lower quality than the 600.

u/e86m · 1 pointr/buildapc

Definitely these - they make a large difference:

Monitor mounts - frees up a bunch of desk space and lets you tilt/rotate/move closer etc

Large mouse mat - much better than having to line up your keyboard or be restricted to a small pad

Microphone boom arm - cheap and gets the mic up off the desk freeing up space. Pair this with a pop filter and it even looks ok

Then obviously the main peripherals like audio, kb/m, monitors, desk, chair, etc

u/jayrocs · 1 pointr/Ironsight

Not that big, have a huge table though and kind of wish I bought an even bigger one. Dimension: 16"x18"- Extra thickness (5-6mm) for comfort & great for uneven surfaces according to Amazon. The XL Heavy is what I have, kind of want to get the XXXL now so theres literally zero chance I run out of space (I never do in normal shooters but in fortnite with low sens you spin. https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Extended-Gaming-Mouse-Mat/dp/B0164KY294?th=1

Yeah played promod and cpma tons back in the day. I don't think my sens is that slow either lol, for CSGO I use a 1 at 800 DPI and the 2.8 here is much faster than that.

u/Route66_LANparty · 1 pointr/buildapc


  • The MSI X99S SLI Plus can 3x SLI with the cheaper i7-5820k. It uses 8x/8x/8x on the PCIe lanes. - One of the reasons the board is fantastic.

  • Consider grabbing a 3rd matching monitor for Triple screen gaming. Your 3x SLI setup will have the horsepower necessary.
  • Consider using monitors with VESA mounting points. - - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-24mp55hqp

    You can then use desk clamps or arms to save quite a bit of physical desk space. - http://www.amazon.com/Mount--Articulating-Computer-Monitors-MI-753/dp/B00BDT072S/

  • Is WiFi going to be your primary connection method? If so might want to invest the extra $10 in the AC compatible model.

  • If you aren't planning to dramatically overclock your video cards, consider models with the exhausting reference cooler to help get that hot air directly out of the case instead of recirculating it among 3 cards. One card + non-exhausting cooler not a big deal, 2 cards hope you've got solid airflow. 3 cards with non-exhausting cooler, I hope it's temporary as you are planning a custom water cooling loop.
  • http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp41972kr
  • http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx9704xpb
  • Or go the route of the reference GTX980's that exhaust.

u/firsthour · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I have a WDTV Live Plus that I use with SMB and the only time I experience dropped frames or whatever is when my network can't handle the bandwidth. I recently upgraded the weak spot in my network (an old powerline ethernet connection upgraded to the newer faster version) and haven't had any problems since. Try connecting your WDTV Live Plus directly (or as close as possible with just a switch between) to your PC and see if you have problems then.

My eventual upgrade path is either to my Ouya with XBMC installed, or probably maybe the Amazon Fire TV with XBMC/Kodi sideloaded. I also need ethernet because I just don't get the bandwidth I need with my current Wifi setup, but the powerline ethernet makes that simple where I live.

I already have a remote for my Ouya that works great with XBMC (http://www.amazon.com/Aerb-Multifunction-Wireless-Keyboard-3-Gsensor/dp/B00K768DHY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) and the Fire TV comes with a remote too (I don't have a Fire TV yet but I do have a Fire TV Stick, but I wouldn't want to use that personally because it's wifi only).

If you ever land on a solution, I would love it if you shared it with me as we're on very similar upgrade timelines!

u/KnittyPitity · 16 pointsr/Cynicalbrit

The point that stuck out to me was when she said no one really asks how a character like nathan drake represents men where as all female characters are asked about their representation of women.
I've never really thought about either gender irl representation, just like I've never thought about irl representation of comic book characters, or characters from novels or movies. I watch/read/play to escape reality where I can put myself into the protagonist and save the world or even just matter in a significant way in that world for a bit everyday, when in reality I'm so insignificant to not matter except as a demographic to a marketer.
To be honest I think marketing pink pens for girls much more insulting then anything I've seen in video games. I'm a woman and pink everything or flower everything bugs me more then tit physics in video games.
All that being said I really like the interview format. Keep up the good work TB.

u/BigBepis12345 · 3 pointsr/EDCexchange

I'm curious about the pricing too (I also saw it was $120 when you commented). I looked up the cost of the things listed.

  • Gerber Dime green/black - $16.02 new on Amazon
  • Zebra F-701 pen - $7.20 new on Amazon
  • NarwhalCo pens set of 2 - $11.95 new on their site
  • 2.5" ratchet bit extension - about $4~ new on Amazon (counting out the other bits included in that listing)
  • ARES 1/4" micro bit ratchet & mini bits - $14.42 new on Amazon
  • Small length of black Gorilla tape - less than $1 worth of a full 1-pack price new on Amazon
  • Glasses/screen cleaning cloth - comparable to $1.50 new on Amazon from a 6-pack
  • Length of FireCord - less than $1 worth of a full 1 roll price new on Amazon
  • Bic Mini lighter - about $1.39 new on Amazon from a 5-pack
  • Sim card removal tool - about $0.50 new on Amazon from a 10-pack
  • Kingston 32gb microSD card & portable USB reader - $20.94 new on Amazon
  • CountyComm "Industrial Strength Survival Food Grade Tin" large topo design - $3.45 new on their site

    In total that's about $83.37 USD all new prices. Most include free shipping if purchased from Amazon. I did not include possible cost of that leather holster because the post currently does not say the leather holster is included or not.
u/Mityas_Mortar · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I agree. For a long time I used these and I really like their slender shape. They have the same innards as the one posted by dbzpsycho1 above.

I recently switched to the all metal one that he posted. I bought two of them on Amazon and I refill them as needed. Even though they're slightly thicker they are indestructible which is great!

u/Dallagen · 1 pointr/fountainpens

My suggestion is to get:

Pilot Metropolitan, you can also get a fine tip if you want that.

A Pilot Con-50

And finally, some Parker Quink.

I'd probably use the converters because they are less prone to leaking, and you can always get new ink in case you want another color.

A 2oz bottle of ink will likely last you around 9 months if you are writing a fair bit daily and don't spill any, though I've managed to go through one in 3 months, due to writing a novel.

If you want blue ink too, you can get some Blue Quink

Lamy also makes some great ink for cheap in Blue, Black and Turquoise