You made my day - I miss that old Epson. It came with a manual that showed which pins fired for each letter. (why do I even remember that?) I'm going to try to hook this to the print event when I sent docs to a PDF.
No, I never use the windscreen that came with it, I use some kind of selfmade fuzzy bag if necessary, but not in this recording, since it was in a barn. I always try to record at as high as possible level, if possible on the low mic gain setting. When recording very loud or very dynamic sounds, the recording level has to be accordingly low. In these cases I compress the recording afterwards to make it sound like my ears heard it.