While almost all of what I post about here involves techy matters like Linux or more creative subjects like graphics and photography, I am by profession a structural engineer. And like many engineers (structural and otherwise) I value my mechanical pencils.
I’ve tried all kinds both expensive and cheap, but I always keep coming back to Ole Faithful: The Pentel P205. Today I picked up a two pack after muddling along with a three pack of very similar looking (but very different acting) Staple’s house brand Metrix pencils. They looked very much the same as the Pentels but broke off leads with alarming frequency.
It turns out that the P205’s have quite a good reputation. Doing a quick search, I found a very interesting site for fellow mechanical pencil afficionados aptly titled: Dave’s Mechanical Pencils.
The niche-ness of the internet never fails to amaze me.