### Teknikal_Domain's Personal Blog

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# Clearing the Backlog

As of the time of writing this, I’ve amassed a backlog of about 12 different posts. While I could dump them all out at once, I’m going to instead be releasing them once a day for the next few weeks, just to sort of even out the flow.

This should be an automatic process because of the publishDate feature in hugo, and this one is set to expire once they’re all gone. Because of how sorting works, as long as you see this in the feed, there’s more coming. Once this message is gone, we’ll be back to our irregularly-scheduled ramblings.

# The Pocket Ref: Everything You'll Ever Need

This little book is just… too packed with pretty much any form of general information that you’d ever need. I mean even the table of contents is just a table of sections, each section has their own giant TOC. So, what exactly is in this thing?

# Dear Diary: Today I Ruined a Pen

Note: This isn’t one of the backlogged posts, this one actually just happened.

So, yeah this was fun.

I was giving all my pens a thorough flush as, well, for most of them it was time for it, and for two of my pens (both the TWSBI brand ones), that means unscrewing the piston off the back. Anyone want to guess what happened just off that alone?

# So Many Different Ink Types

Disclaimer: I only have photos for some of these, and that’s because those are the ones that I own.

So, back at it again with fountain pens. For most people, ink is ink. For us, well it’s much more advanced than that. Let’s take a look at some of the different ones: sheening, shimmering, iron gall, you name it.

# Manim Is Cool, if You Know How to Use It

Manim , the Mathematical ANIMation engine, is a tool created by Grant Sanderson, or should I say 3Blue1Brown . If you’ve ever seen a 3b1b video, you know they have a very distinct style. Well, this is the tool that makes it possible.

# Syncthing: Cluster Based, P2P File Synchronization

So I know I just got finished talking about Nextcloud , but just stick with me here, there’s only one more piece of software that I’m going to talk about: Syncthing.