Here's what the local cinema director said about Populaire:
does have a US distributor already so it probably has a good chance of
playing here at the Grand. There is no release date yet so I couldn't
get when that might be." ~Philip, Grand Executive Director
In Seattle we walked past a clothing store with an interesting take on window dressing:
These two pics aren't even half of it.
Here's a photo from the newspaper (the News Tribune, which inexplicably removed "Tacoma" from its name some years ago) of local journalist-turned-historian Murray Morgan, with his typewiter. and sporting a particularly dashing hairstyle. Given recent developments in the typosphere, I'd like a closer look at that watch too.
needs work. I hadn't "trained" the system so this attempt in the car is not much like what I dictated. but it did make me laugh. and i'm putting it in the novel followed by the line "Are you having a stroke?"
I went to a path
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guard interact badly hurt our backpacks of our area for a firefight that if if
the police who have high tech office at Rei is that we call her up by at Santa
brought in one not have asked how are telling an a variety of last oath-and her
have her health or sites and tell her all are at own past hurt by a hair the
right or eight year out on a hot of my ticket at S that's it's a Mac down the
ramp as Seattle on hand that there are at an accident at buying an exact height
of the all Iraq that route eighth got hurt by tactic of that are in up out of
the rope are its enactment of a map that have never never land if they if
things they weren't going to a pair of it really believe that if the project
I got word today I have to travel to PHX november 27-29. Not good timing for finishing nano. If anyone wants to do a write-in at the Radisson at the airport drop me a comment or post to me on g plus. I won't have a car this time.
As you can see by the progress bar, I'm behind on word count but I've gone off on a tangent in the story and should be able to make up some words this week then I have a week off for the holiday. I may have to travel to PHX the week after. I will announce here when the date is firm. I'm hoping for December instead so I can write. If not, maybe a hotel write-in?
Anyway, performance of the team:
best - SM8½ (SM8 - tab sets next to the spacebar? with an SM9 instruction book in the case?)
2nd -Adler Special
3rd - tie - SM7 & Everest K2 (Mr. Jingles)
4th - tie - M44 marked down for scan/ocr errors and ribbon needs grommets, and Royal FP -a bit heavy for long use, but performing well.
honorable mention - Hermes Media (marked down for pica and carriage shift)
unsatisfactory for continuous use:
Royal Aristocrat elite (I have a pica that performs better)
Lettera 22 square keys too tight, misses letters
Woodstock - distracting function issues
Swissa - great feel, that qwertz was driving me nuts though. I use more y's than I thought i did.
SM9 Techno needs more attention, sticky keys and dry ribbon
Royal Brougham Leather I still need to adjust the leather, it snags at times.
I've been sitting on this for awhile. The bins get a lot of old desk calculators - mostly forgettable and with one paper roll arm missing. Recently there was a Facit that printed but had no display. I left it behind. This one really struck me awhile back. I had the feeling it would turn out to be by a design icon, and took a chance on it, leaving it at work until I could find a cord for it and make sure it works.
Last night I finally found a cord that fits this and now I have on my work desk a calculator designed by Mario Bellini. The Olivetti LOGOS 41PD is from the mid-70's and looks it. It's very striking as compared with the employer-provided TI-5130 now in my drawer.
I either need to find a new ribbon or renew the one it has.
The M44 model name, along with the struggle of hefting it, brings to mind the .44 Magnum of Dirty Harry. So much so that the elite typeface seems out of scale to the giant carriage (which appears to be removable, but which I won't attempt until after NaNo. As Harry might say, "But being as this is a 44 Magnum, the most powerful typewriter in the
world, and would write your character's head clean off, you've got to ask yourself
one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"
OCR is pretty good, on a par with the others, so I will definitely give this some work in November.