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So, I received an email because a new youtube video was posted showing off new pens and inks that were made available at the Boston pen show. For those of you not in the US, Las Vegas is not a actually within commuting distance to Boston, hence, I did not attend and did not acquire any of the newly announced inks or pens.

 

For those of you who did go... What did you acquire? Show us, please.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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I hovered around Nathan Tardif's table thinking about Qin Shi Huang and an acrylic Konrad with a music nib. Ultimately I passed on the Konrad because I already bought 4 pens this month, but the Qin Shi Huang and a backup bottle of La Couleur Royale left with me. Qin Shi Huang is a very interesting ink. I knew it had a feathering problem, but I planned to dilute it. One thing that surprised me about it is how transparent it is. In the bottle it reminds me of Waterman Red. It's really a fun color, I think. The hue reminds me of Caran d'Ache Sunset.

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Slightly off topic, but at the Raleigh, NC pen show I got a bottle of Pendelton's Purpillusion and Iroshizuku Yama-guri.

 

A very nice and well behaved ink.

 

Boston simply was too far to drive for ink :D

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Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice; damn

There goes that fox again.

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Can't wait for the "Star Trek" transporter to come on line. Too far will no longer be a good excuse.

 

Okay, let's see now, Bought my first bottle of Bay State Blue, Noodler X-Feather, Noodler Golden Brown, Diamine Ancient Copper and Mont Blanc Grey (that box is sealed and may not be opened for a while).

 

I may sell the Noodler Golden Brown as after some thought and looking at samples again, I am not sure I want to use it.

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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Woo Hoo - sounds like ya'll had a successful ink hall.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

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Can't wait for the "Star Trek" transporter to come on line. Too far will no longer be a good excuse.

 

Hah! Back when I lived about 25 miles from Boston, my friend here in Pittsburgh came up one time (her brother lived for a long time in Somerville). She and I thought that what was needed was a stable wormhole between here and there -- possibly connecting the two Rt. 28s....

Rather jealous of those who went to the show (I was in eastern MA the weekend *before* :wallbash:).

One of these days I really want to get to a pen show....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
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      I read your idea as getting willing givers to publicly register as members of a set of heterogenous servers, in a system in which a client would explicitly select an available server from a list, to which he/she will then send a request privately and asynchronously. Request handling in the system is unmanaged, and individual requests are handled by the targeted servers completely independently on each other. I think the model is fine, although there are some operational concerns you may want to
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