Recent Things

Fifty Pounds Lost...How?

It’s gone! I don’t miss it. Here’s how I lost it.

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Commercial Artwork & Commission Status

Information about and status of my commissioned works schedule.

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NoteCase Pro Review: Cross-Platform Hierarchical Note-Taking

I review a very useful notes software application.

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What I learned from walking 500 miles for exercise

Reflections on my new exercise routine.

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What good did my liberal arts studies do for me?

Some thoughts about the usefulness of undergraduate liberal arts studies.

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Why is the Serial Podcast so successful?

It really makes you think: Why this podcast, now? What made it so popular?

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Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Review

A vibrant little water-based brush pen.

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Pilot New Brush Pen Review

Practically a classic among brush pens.

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Facebook Groups Recommended by Mike Lin and Brian Lin

A bunch of great artists to follow on Facebook.

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Pen, Pencil, and Stationery Reviews

Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Review

A vibrant little water-based brush pen.

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Pilot New Brush Pen Review

Practically a classic among brush pens.

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Zebra Tect 2way Light Drafting Pencil Review

I review a cool mechanical pencil from Zebra.

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Pilot S20 0.5mm Wooden Drafting Pencil Review

The S20 is a terrific-looking pencil with an extremely balanced feel. Pictures and test drawings inside.

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Sharpie Stainless Steel Pen Review

Man, I love how these stainless pens feel!

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Zebra V-301 Fountain Pen Review

In which I review a budget fountain pen companion to Zebra’s 301 line.

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Pilot Futayaku Double-Sided Brush Pen Review

To be honest, I had no idea that double-sided disposable brush pens existed. See inside for my full review.

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Tombow Olno Swift 0.5mm Bendable Mechanical Pencil Review

I was surprised by the quality, weight, and feel of this pencil—and that’s not even mentioning the fact that you can actually bend the pencil body to make the lead advance.

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Dang, a $30 Pencil: e+m Workbox 5.5 mm Clutch Lead Holder + Sharpener Review

Why would anybody want that? It uses 5.5mm lead, which is gigantic. And the pencil body is short and stubby. Also, it costs $30 USD. Again, why would anybody want that?

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New Classic Pencil: Pentel 120 A3 DX mechanical pencil in 0.7mm (blue)

I like 0.7 and 0.9mm mechanical pencils because they encourage you to think a little bit bigger. And I really like using this pencil, so I’m going to write about it, darn it.

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