Arrighi’s Operina, here neatly webified, is a guide to writing a beautiful 16th-century Italic hand. And the webifying editor claims it can be written just as well in pencil or ballpoint. Actually, some of the entering strokes (intended to start the ink flow of a quill) would be useful with persnickety ballpoints too.
2005-01-11OS X Setup
Lots of folks have listed their personal OS X setups, with essential applications and a picture of whole use.
The Real FAQ ...
... is right here.