January 14th, 2014

marcus 2013

More missing the bloody obvious...

In a previous post I mentioned that I wanted to store the cartridges for my inkjet printer so that they don't dry out, and asked about tape. But it finally occurred to me yesterday that the refilled cartridges I ordered came with extra bits of plastic that didn't really seem to be needed - basically, clips that were covering the electrical contacts and nozzles, additional to the tape that was on them.

So I took a closer look, and it turned out, of course, that the thing was designed to push a piece of soft plastic against the nozzles. I asked the vendor, and yes, it's intended for storing them when not in use, and should be good for a year or so of storage. Which is exactly the sort of performance I need. So not only were they cheap, they came with something that ought to save me a lot of money eventually, and which HP should be providing if they were actually interested in helping their customers.

If anyone else is interested, this is the set I bought, they sell cartridges in other sizes etc.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230953494095
marcus 2013

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I couldn't figure out why I found the current street fashion for headphones so silly until I realised who I was reminded of...

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Anyone else think they look remarkably un-cool?