My New Vehicle

Ebike While I liked the idea of electric scooters better (and should have four but that's a long story) this does work. I still have a bit more work to do on the way the battery is mounted but I did take it out for a spin and it does well. Let me offer more details. [...]

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Fifteen Years

On 10 January 2002 I left the U.S., saying I would never return. That's 15 years ago and I have been true to my word. Will I return to the U.S. soon, no. Ever? No. So, this is [...]

My Life with Email

I have been using email for over 30 years. Many of the things I have accomplished in those 30 years would not have been possible without it. I just had an experience that is [...]

Upgrading to Linux Mint 18

I have installed or upgraded Linux an uncountable number of times starting when I group of us used to pass around a box of floppy disks. The typical sequence is to backup the [...]

Our 1960s “Intercom”

I'm a ham radio operator (WA6SWR among other calls). I got my licens in,  I think, 1961. While I had HF radios, VHF is what always interested me. While some people got [...]

Getting Organized with Trello

Ages ago I was organized on an imitation Palm Pilot. (I forget the brand but it was basically a cheap clone.) Well, we have all moved beyond that. The other important buzzword [...]

Python and Flask

I have a project that needs a small internal web site. It's only going to be about a dozen pages, mostly static. There will be a few forms and one page that displays dynamic [...]

Why Block Facebook?

Some time ago I decided I no longer wanted Facebook in my life. By that, I both no longer wanted to participate and I no longer wanted Mark Zuckerberg profiting from my life. [...]

More on my PV “UPS”

samlex
The system has been working great so this post is a bit more on the details and a bit more about how it works. The photo is of the Samlex EVO-2224 inverter/charger which is [...]

Keybase

I have been playing with keybase and find it useful. If you are a Linux person, it is worth taking a look at now. If you use Windoze I suggest you wait a while as the Windoze [...]

PV-powered UPS

Solar Panels
Well, that's sorta what it is. Here are the pieces I started with: Four 280W PV panels left over from another project A Bed and Breakfast that needs some reliable [...]