After 31 days in transit the package (…plastic bag, as is common when ordering from China) with some of my leather-working tools from eBay has finally arrived! Now I just need some free time to figure out how to use it all. Some of the items might not be the best quality but I hope it will do for a beginner.
What we’re looking at:
Nylon hammer (seems very sturdy!)
4 mm diamond hole forks
Screw hole punch
Three kinds of waxed thread
Some awls (and needles which was just part of the package)
DIN Time 2.64, available now, fixes a problem when trying to invert screen colors on Pebble 2. The wrong type of settings page was shown for this watch so the colors couldn’t be inverted. I’m sorry for the delay in fixing this! I’ve also fixed a small problem when displaying really cold temperatures, specifically -35 degrees.
I have recently been considering trying on leather crafting. I like how, by using certain types of leather, the items will age beautifully and get a personal patina. A couple of years ago I purchased an Atelier Pall iPhone case which I loved. Before that I had a couple of Sena cases. This got me started on getting other everyday items in quality leather, such as a Macbook sleeve from Mission Leather Co (Mintcases, at the time), a beautiful leather wallet from Joojoobs on Etsy and a small but very useful key pouch, also from Etsy.
But now I felt it was time to try to create something myself. So while I wait for my tools to arrive, I ordered a bunch on Ebay, I thought I would give saddle stitching a try. It’s a strong type of stitching you do by hand. Unfortunately I don’t have any real leather to practise on yet and no waxed thread. So I decided to use cotton thread, regular needles and cardboard instead. Not exactly ideal. Considering that, and that this was my first try after watching some videos on Youtube, I’m very pleased with the result.
With the recent news that Pebble will, and have, ceased to exist as a company I just wanted to make this clear. My intention is to continue to keep DIN Time and MonDIN running on your Pebble watches for as long as possible.
Two years ago I did a positive review of the Atelier Pall Leather Sleeve which I had gotten for my iPhone 5S. Now, two and a half years later, with an iPhone 7 on its way to me (I skipped a couple of generations), I thought it would be interesting do a second look at it, just to sum up how well the sleeve has served its purpose.
The Atelier Pall Sleeve has been the only protection for my phone for nearly 1000 days, constantly in my front pocket. And I must say it has held up perfectly and aged beautifully!
When it was new the color was bit lighter and the texture was matte. The leather was also quite stiff. Over the years it has Read more ›
MonDIN 1.5, available now exclusively for the Pebble Time Round, adds settings page with options for seconds, date display colors and more.
The settings page use the new Pebble Clay config framework which allows the settings page to be offline, stored only on the phone.
MonDIN was initially created for my personal use when I first got the Pebble Time Round, in an attempt to mimic the Mondaine watches. It has seconds, date (in DIN Engschrift, of course) and Bluetooth disconnection warning with vibration and visual alert. And a discrete shadow under the hands, to give it a little depth.
Version 2.60 of DIN Time, available now, finally adds health data (on supported devices) to DIN Time, along with more weather data!
To see extended weather and health data you need to shake your watch, twice. Just like when you would activate the backlight by motion, if you have that option enabled. And then once more. You will then see a popup with lots of tiny icons and data! Please see the help screen in the settings page for more information about what the symbols and values represent.
I realize many of you would rather see their health data on the main screen, but that will have to wait until a later version.
Other changes in this version include:
Support for custom location (GPS free) when using Forecast.io. In plain text!
No more woeid’s when using Yahoo! Just enter your location in plain text!
Fixed weather icon sometimes not switching to day version.
Added Russian and Czech languages.
Fixed problem with weather not being completely hideable on Round.
Also, as always, many thanks to @rozboris for his continued help with the settings page!
DIN Time 2.50 is available now, and it finally allows for Forecast.io as an alternate weather provider. For this to work you need to register for a free personal API key on Forecast.io. Forecast.io will be a more accurate option for a lot of users, but requires the extra step of entering the API key in the settings page.
This version has also been optimized to reduce memory usage, in preparation for the next version, which will to add more weather and health data.