Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Updates

Hello everyone: pretty quiet around here lately. A few news items of interest to the Typosphere in general:

  • This story has gone around the Net a bit now, but some clever builder put together a beverage-mixing "typewriter" with a clever letter display. Not strictly a typewriter, but by the time you've sipped your way through THE QUICK BROWN FOX you won't be in any mood to nitpick.
  • In the pretty-but-non-functional category, a typewriter made from LEGO.
  • Bill Wahl at Mesa Typewriter Exchange got a nice writeup in a local blog. More shops could use writeups like this -- not condescending, just appreciative.
  • The Typewriter Movie crew is still raising funds: they recently crossed the $5,000 mark on pledges. If you haven't thrown $10 their way, why not? I'd like to see Ryan Adney's class get the screen time, personally, taking typing to the next generation.
  • There's a new flickr group available for hosting your typecasts, if anyone needs a free repository to archive their hard-wrought words.
  • NaNoWriMo starts four weeks from today. Four weeks! That's the blink of an eye. Will you be joining the Typewriter Brigade as we charge off, leaving a trail of double-spaced terribleness in our wake?

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