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A typewriter shipping update

Introduction In a previous post, I covered the shipping of seven boxes of typewriters in 2021. This year, I shipped another three boxes. Here is my report on this new experience. The boxes Box 1...

A tale of typewriter shipping

Introduction In July 2021 I shipped 7 large boxes containing typewriters from Switzerland to the US. In total the boxes contained 15 typewriters: 12 portables in their cases 3 “antique” stan...

Fixing a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-280

The problem Over the last few months our Yamaha Clavinova CLP-280, which we bought around 2007, had developed issues: some keys, starting with A3, but then also G3, and then a couple of other keys...

Restoring an IBM Memory Typewriter - Part 2

Introduction I previously wrote about my IBM Memory Typewriter and the first installment about its cleaning and restoration. In this post, I describe the continuation of the cleaning of the machin...

Restoring an IBM Memory Typewriter - Part 1

Introduction I previously wrote about my IBM Memory Typewriter. In this post, I describe the initial troubleshooting and cleaning of the machine. I am also publishing the second installment at the...

Sam Harris interviews Balaji Srinivasan

I recently listened to the entire 4-hour interview of Balaji Srinivasan by Sam Harris. I was mainly struck by how poorly someone with a resume as impressive as Balaji’s (Stanford, A16z, et...

The Hermes Baby (1961)

Introduction I bought this 1961 Hermes Baby with serial 5875948 in Switzerland in February 2019. It became number 58 in my collection. This was my first “Baby”, and it was technically my fifth Her...

The MacBook Air M1

Introduction I’ve had a 10-core iMac Pro for over 3 years now. It’s a superb machine with a beautiful 27” 5K display. Its thermal design is excellent and even when the fans run, they tend to be pr...

The 1960 Royal FP "special order"

Introduction I bought this machine right after the start of the Bay Area “shelter-in-place” order related to the COVID-19 pandemic back in April 2020. Since we were all actually sheltering at the ...

Turning off lazy image loading

When switching to my new blog setup, which is based on Jekyll and the Chirpy theme, I wondered why things jittered around when paging down a long post with images. Similarly, using the “End” key to...