New Pens Day - LAMY Studio, TWSBI Diamond 580ALR

LAMY Studio Imperial Blue

A birthday gift from the Mum-in-Law! The LAMY Studio in Imperial Blue, and the TWSBI Diamond 580 ALR in Nickel Gray.

The LAMY Studio

So we’re off to a bit of a bad start with this pen. Lots of dry lines / false starts using the stock LAMY ink cartridge …

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GS Training with BMW MC Ottawa

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The BMW Motorrad Club of Ottawa is developing an off-road skills program, and I was invited to participate in an initial trial run. Very basic off-road GS skills including leaning the bike on off-road surfaces, emergency stopping with reduced traction, hill climbs, etc. Nothing too challenging, except at the very …

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Anlas Capra X

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With plans to do some off-road stuff on my moto, I bought some appropriate rubber. I posted a bit of a running review over on the R1200GS forums. The Coles Notes version is: I don’t have much off-road experience to compare these tires to, but they seemed to work …

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The Arai XD-4

I have a Shoei RF-1200 head. The RF-1200 in an XL is the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I have owned, yet when my lovely all white RF-1200 with its extremely cool Mass Effect and Destiny the Game stickers was due for replacement, my eyes started …

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Password Expiry is a Terrible Policy

A pet peeve, and an opinion, triggered by a recent experience:

Regularly occuring enforced password expiry is a terrible policy, whether it is every 60 days, or every 12 months. As a policy, it encourages users to choose the minimally secure password. Given a set of password complexity requirements (length …

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