To some of the great people from the Typosphere

It is really easy to think of people on the internet as just… text generators. You can’t hear their voice, see their face, know their smiles or look into their eyes as you talk to them.  Often on the internet I have seen horrendous things said and done to other people, which I only came…

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Mysteries solved! Kind of. Maybe. Sort of. Possibly not.

Remember this typewriter? If not, you may need to check out this blog. Well, I can reveal that this machine is pretty much guaranteed to have had Italiano keyboard. I came to this conclusion about half an hour after talking to John on the phone. It was something painfully obvious that I had overlooked on the…

Translation please.

Are you German? Have you been driving in circles Autobahn in boredom? Russian, and drinking away your despair with Vodka?  French, and wasting your days staring at that awful countryside while painting it?  Well! Drive, despair and stare no more! The Filthy Platen now has Google Translate™!  Alright, so Google translate is nothing new. A…