Did I seriously just lose my last blogpost?

I am really hating WordPress. I am using the iPad app and it is incredibly slow. I just typed out a nice long blog post and posted it. 

The app hung, but when it unfroze, it looked like I had accidently posted twice. There were two identical blog posts, each with a different posting time.
I deleted one.  A moment later, both were gone.
Arrggggg!

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Gah!  I gotta stop buying typewriters!!

I start to write and get back into cleaning my typewriter collection and the next thing you know, I’ve bought two more.  
I acquired a Tower Attache with its beautiful briefcase (basically a Skywriter).  I was amazed at how well the Tower types.  I have an Adler Tippa 5, a MonkeyWard 440, and two S&C Super Ghia models, and the Tower is the best typing ultra-portable in my collection.

I went to see if I could get a standard Skywriter cover to work for it, when I don’t want to lug a briefcase along with me.  Ace Typewriter had one, but unfortunately, I would need to replace the knobs and carriage return lever to get it to work.

So, I did the next best thing. I bought a Skywriter off of EBay just a few minutes ago from someone here in Portland.  It should fit into the attache/briefcase just like the Tower does, and I’ll have the original metal cover.

I’m still trying to decide what I should use as my daily typer.  Something I can lug around in Portland’s misty rain, leave in my car, not worry about using in a coffeehouse and/or bars.  I’ve been using a tan/green Smith Corona Silent.  

It types great and I can get a good speed going on it, but I think it’s fairly ugly and heavy to lug around.

If I’m going to carry something heavy, I was thinking about using my S&C Tuxedo Silent.  It looks far classier, types just as well (if not better) than my tan model, and is far far quieter.

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Back after 3 years of not blogging a word

Okay, let’s see if the new WordPress app is friendly to my pdf files.
ok, apparently not. The app is incredibly slow and i cant seem to get the pdfs to load. Grrrrr

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It’s been awhile…

It’s been awhile since I posted anything. It’s been a rough year, with far too much drama and angst to really get into.

National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) is starting up in a couple of weeks. I had been planning on selling some of my collection off but procrastination is my tragic flaw.

I’m planning on selling:

A Royal Arrow, converted into a USB Keyboard. It is still a fully functional typewriter, but you can plug in tablets, ipads, ipad minis, newer smartphones and computers.

An original Royal Portable in black, also converted into a USB keyboard. A beautiful model.

A Montgomery Ward Signature 440T. An all plastic body typewriter that is lightweight and a solid typer. This one has an Elite typeface.

Possibly some Smith Coronas. I was thinking of a Silent, a Sterling, and maybe a Cursive Classic 12.

I’ve got several Royal Portable Woodies, and might be selling one or two of them.

Here is the Signature 440T… I was thinking of asking $75

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The News

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November 29, 2013 · 5:52 pm

Here’s the PDF of the prize

By the way, I’ve thought about it, and that is a very cheap prize. I’m going to throw in a couple of sheets of carbon paper too.img021

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Today’s Challenge!

Today's Challenge

Here are the samples of the typefaces

Here are the samples of the typefaces

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What is the quietest portable typewriter?

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November 24, 2013 · 12:30 pm

The Typosphere shrinks a little…

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Here are some photos of the machines she currently has on display. She will be moving Sunday/Monday

 

A beautiful little shop

A beautiful little shop

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One of mine up for sale, a Remington desktop. If it doesn't sell this weekend, I'll likely donate it to her.

One of mine up for sale, a Remington desktop. If it doesn’t sell this weekend, I’ll likely donate it to her.

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My 440T Signature. I had it here, but took it back. I have a new replacement "E" keycap for it.

My 440T Signature. I had it here, but took it back. I have a new replacement “E” keycap for it.

Another one of mine. A solid Underwood typer.

Another one of mine. A solid Underwood typer.

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My "Noisy Noiseless". Looks great, but no case.  Thinking about placing it in a bookstore for customers to plunk on.

My “Noisy Noiseless”. Looks great, but no case. Thinking about placing it in a bookstore for customers to plunk on.

The first decent typewriter I ever bought.  A bareboned WW2 era, Underwood.

The first decent typewriter I ever bought. A bareboned WW2 era, Underwood.

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Last time I try THAT…

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November 22, 2013 · 8:25 pm