Phil Olin

2019-03-25: Deleted my Instagram account. It was my last link to Facebook Co. and it feels good to get away, …

2019-02-07:

2018-12-21: Haven’t posted a currently inked fountain pen photo over here, so figured now is a good time to do …

2018-08-10: First time trying out a cold brew with my Chemex. Looking forward to trying this in the morning.

2017-11-29: Festercrook J It has been a while since I’ve written anything about the modern Esterbrook. While I wish I …

2017-11-07: Not another Wordpress? Already points ahead. Micro.blog looks like it is off to a good start …

2016-04-04: Festercrook, the Modern Esterbrook Update: I would just like to make a note of the phone call I just received, from Mr. Rosenberg …

2016-01-29: InCoWriMo 2016 InCoWriMo or International Correspondence Writing Month, is almost here. For February, write one …

2015-03-03: Well Stamped InCoWriMo Letter I received this InCoWriMo letter yesterday from a writer in California. I love the collection of …

2015-03-01: InCoWriMo Results InCoWriMo is over. It was a blast. Over the month I wrote 41 letters, and received 27 letters (I do …

2015-01-31: Moose: A Christmas Dog We got a dog for Christmas this year. Ashley’s sister-in-law called me to tell me that the …

2014-11-27: Postcard Series 1: Charles Bridge One of the few unused postcards in my inherited stamp collection.

2014-11-20: The Notebook Search I’m in search of a new notebook. My Arc notebook is almost finished and I don’t want to …

2014-10-05: Ello: My Thoughts Ello is the new kid on the block. A new social networking site, similar to Facebook, Twitter, etc. …

2014-10-04: Stamps & Postcards I inherited my great-grandfather’s stamp collection a few years ago. In includes hundreds if …

2014-10-01: L.A. Noire I finally finished L.A. Noire on my 360 recently. Yes, the L.A. Noire that was released back in …

2014-09-29: The Riddle of Strider All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does …

2014-09-25: Pilot Vanishing Point in Copper Pilot has released a new Limited Edition Vanishing Point fountain pen. This year’s color is copper. …

2014-09-22: iOS 8 iOS 8 has been out for a few days now. Overall, I’d say it has been a pretty good release, but …

2014-09-03: Green Apple KoolAid™ I recently found a new to me flavor of Koolaid in the grocery store recently, Green Apple Koolaid. …

2014-07-21: Dungeon Crush Farm®™ The future of video games has been described by Bill Amend in a recent Foxtrot comic.

2014-07-13: Lake Jimmy I’ve been up and down many of the numerous mountains in the Adirondack Mountains on New York. …

2014-06-30: Goodbye Facebook I’ve been putting it off for a while now, but finally went in and deactivated my Facebook …

2014-06-04: Spaceship! We finally got around to watching The Lego Movie. It may be one of the best movies I’ve ever …

2014-05-05: 5/5/14 Bike Ride I took the 29er out for a trail ride tonight. After riding the Moonlander for so long, it was an …

2014-04-23: Pixels PIXELS by Patrick Jean from ONE MORE on Vimeo.

2014-04-22: Apple Beta Program Apple has announced that anyone can join download and install beta versions of OS X. You’ll no …

2014-04-13: Spring 2014 Bike Ride I was finally able to get out and go for a bike ride. First time on the bike since January. …

2014-03-26: 45Nrth Wolvhammer My biggest complaint about winter biking is cold feet. Now that I converted to clipless pedals, I …

2014-03-20: Cold Rolled, Fatbiking in Marquette Michigan COLD ROLLED-Full Length Film from Clear & Cold Cinema on Vimeo. Fantastic film about the origins …

2014-03-04: Radio Shack Is Slowly Dying Radio Shack is planning on closing 1100 of their worst performing stores. I’m actually …

2014-02-26: Rdio, The Discovery of New Music I’ve started to using Rdio at work so I have some music to listen to. I’ve been able to …

2014-02-25: Zenvo ST-1 Watch the Stig take the Zenvo ST-1 around the Top Gear Test Track. There isn’t much if any …

2014-02-24: Flash, Just Fucking Die Already It has been a few years since Flash has been declared dead. Yet it still refuses to give up and …

2014-02-20: To Jailbreak Or Not To Jailbreak I’ve jailbroken every past iOS and iPhone I’ve had. Except for my iPhone 5S and iOS 7. …

2014-02-18: iTunes Access I’d love to be able to listen to my iTunes library at work. I have a decent collection of …

2014-02-16: Board Game Burnout Is board game burnout a thing? I love Small World. It is a fun, quiky board game. It gets played all …

2014-02-01: Muenster On November 10th, 2008, I adopted to world’s awesomest cat. I know he is the world’s …

2014-01-29: Future BMX/DH Biker Jackson Run Bike to kindergarten. from Ron Goldstone on Vimeo. This kid is amazing. His parents need …

2014-01-29: Nintendo Nintendo is an awesome company. They’ve produced numerous unique games and gaming systems over …

2014-01-26: Castles of Burgundy I got my first true “euro” board game recently. Castles of Burgundy. It’s not a …

2014-01-25: Grand Theft Auto 5 I finished the main story line of GTA V last night. WOW!! It is a fantastic game. Probably the best …

2014-01-25: The Ink Journal When I first bought my fountain pen, I started a small “ink review” notebook. I …

2014-01-21: NerdBlock I signed up for a NerdBlock subscription for January. NerdBlock is a monthly subscription of geeky …

2014-01-19: Game Night We had game night at my sisters last night. Played another round of Shadows Over Camelot. It went …

2014-01-18: America's Wagon GM’s Mark Reuss thinks America deserves a new wagon. I agree. It’s hard to find a real …

2014-01-18: Fountain Pen Ink I ordered my first batch of ink samples for my Lamy Safari fountain pen. I placed an order for a few …

2014-01-16: Board Games My first introduction to real board games was Settlers of Catan. By real board games, I mean …

2014-01-14: Ghost vs 10 Centuries Since starting my blog/website back up, I’ve enjoyed using Ghost. It’s well designed, …

2014-01-13: Ghost 0.4 Ghost 0.4 came out this morning. As I’m checking out 10 Centuries as an alternative. I decided …

2014-01-13: Project RC Continues I finished taking everything apart. The only thing I’m not taking apart is the transmission. I …

2014-01-10: HPI Savage Back in 2009, I bought a HPI Savage, a 1/8th scale monster truck RC car. I beat the crap out of it. …

2014-01-09: Remote Control Cars Remote control toys are fun. I could easily spend hours running my RC cars around the yard. I used …

2014-01-03: Legends of Grimrock If you grew up with Mac computers in the late 80s and early 90s, you may remember an old game, …

2013-12-28: Fountain Pens: A Different Writing Experience I’ve never written with a fountain pen until recently. I picked up a Lamy Safari Fine point …

2013-12-22: The Room Puzzle games are fantastic on the iPad. They easily adapt to touch controls. The Room and The Room 2 …

2013-12-21: Shadows Over Camelot Shadows Over Camelot is a cooperative board game. You play as the knights of King Arthur’s …

2013-12-19: EDC Upgrade I’ve carried a pocket knife since I was in my early teens, if not earlier. When I was younger, …

2013-12-08: Yosemite - A Time Lapse A beautiful timelapse of Yosemite National Park. Somepoint in my life I want to do a backpacking …

2013-12-07: Dungeons and Dragons and the iPad The iPad was originally introduced in January 2010. At that point, I was playing Dungeons and …

2013-11-07: Tiny Death Star Star Wars makes everything better. Tiny Death Star is the newest game from NimbleBit. If you liked …

2013-11-05: Small World: The Board Game I love board games, and I’ve been slowly building a collection. I picked up Small World …

2013-10-26: Skitch When Skitch first came out, I was a huge fan. It was an extremely useful app for quick editing and …

2013-10-25: The Artifactory I found the Mixture of Life's Elixir at the Artifactory. Magic Hat Brewing Company Highly …

2013-10-22: Mavericks, OS X 10.9 Apple announced the release of their latest version of OS X today, version 10.9 Mavericks. There are …

2013-10-21: Heady Topper, Vermont's Rarest Commodity Craft beers are booming in popularity. Living in central New York, I’m lucky enough to live …

2013-10-17: eBooks, Or Damn I Wish This Shit Just Worked When I was a kid, the local library hated me and loved me at the same time. I read. I read a lot. …

2013-10-15: Early 2011 MacBook Pro GPUs Remember the Nvidia GeForce 8600MT graphics cards in the 2007-08 MacBook Pros? It may be happening …

2013-10-14: Welcome to Ghost Ghost is finally available to the public. WOW. I’m glad I tried this out. I won’t say it …

2013-10-13: Hello world! Lorem ipsum goes here right? Just to make it look like I wrote more than I did. This is the …