The Omas Ogiva is an excellent pen. It's a great size, very comfortable in the hand, lightweight, and some Omas nibs can blow your socks off, time and time again. Unfortunately, the demise of Omas means that these pens are not only difficult to acquire but they are difficult to troubleshoot when things go wrong. This is a short post that might help if your Ogiva is leaking or if the piston is stiff/stuck, information which I haven't found elsewhere.Read More
Early on in this blog, I put together a taxonomy of FP brands, which sought to distinguish which companies and products were standing out. Six months later, I published an update and intended to make this an annual feature. Somehow, the 2016 update was missed but today we have the 2017 update.Read More
One thing that jumps out at me when reading FP blogs and discussions is that most people have a very different perspective about how businesses operate than I do. That’s probably not surprising, but it’s been on my mind lately, and today’s (long overdue) post explores a typical mental model, its limitations, and how that model might be improved.Read More
I've had a few emails lately asking if I've given up on blogging. The answer is no, absolutely not, but finding free time has been a real struggle lately. We were a bit short-staffed at work so I took on a heavier teaching load than usual, which has coincided with the job market season. I haven't applied for a job in at least five years and have been surprised at how much time it takes to turn around a half-decent application.
It's been a busy and stressful time but all of my work has started to bear fruit. I've found a few exceptional students this semester, ones who are passionate about economics and make teaching really satisfying, and have upcoming interviews for two jobs which I would love to land. There's a few more in progress and I'm starting to feel more confident that I'll end up in a job that is interesting, challenging and meaningful.
There's still a fair bit of work for me to get through but I'm hoping to be back on a monthly schedule from July (assuming all of this exam marking doesn't kill me). In the meantime, you can still find me on Twitter and Instagram, or you can contact me directly here.