Like my radio transceiver antenna mount? It took me about one hour to create it. Good or bad? Well, it’s pretty exact in specs. “Pretty exact”? Within reason I mean. It will go on the teardrop trailer and connect to the Stryker SR-955HP 10 Meter Amateur Mobile Transceiver. Eh? Here’s a Revit drawing of one and a photo of the other.
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Bloody hell. I clicked to view the next page.
I saw an article by BBC on autonomous taxis.
I wrote on Twitter in response:
How about RV drivers who take their rigs camping? Driving 14 hours from Calgary to Vancouver on mountain highways, dead of winter, 3 feet of snow? How about family trips, stopping at a roadside historic information sign? Not all travel is commute. This utopia does not compute.
I pile camping crap into my car and head off into the hills. How would that work with an all-electric, self-driving car? I go off-road in my little Kia, climbing up a mud and gravel hill on a logging road for excitement. The Kia performs well. Could an autonomous electric taxi replace my car? Don’t think so. I’m accident free since 1987, driving in large cities, on long highways, through blizzard conditions, daytime and at night. Long time. Loooong time. No way in hell an autonomous car will take my license away.
Now if you’re talking about a car that can drive by itself, with the driver taking over at any point he / she wishes to, I’d be into that. Sure, why not? But, in a city the size of Lethbridge, I really can’t see how it could be useful. Downtown Seoul? Sure.
Just curious – Google (advocates of self-driving cars) collects a lot of data from lots of people, like our travel habits. Does it know how much travel I do that isn’t part of my daily work commute?
It occurred to me a while back that my websites were not searchable in Google, Ask.com, Yahoo!, Duckduckgo, or anything else. Why? Didn’t people search for seaweed soup or ESL classes? Weren’t people interested? I was hurt! Not really, but it was weird nonetheless. Back in the day, when static HTML pages ruled and students logged in, my website was searched for many times.
Do we need a way back to using paper? Do we need to abandon technology?
The article talks about whether it is beneficial or not for kids to use technology in the classroom.
Has anyone heard of the Way Back Machine? It’s a set of archives from websites. Mine is in there. If you ever want to go way back in time, this is a way back to what my website used to look like.
You can even go back to how it started as allaninkorea.net.
It takes a few moments to get the archives to come up as this is … well … archived. Interesting nonetheless.
I’m retiring three of my domain names: flexesl.ca, flexesl.com, and parkbridge.org.
I began this afternoon the dismantlement of the Alpine Sprite 400 caravan (camper trailer). I didn’t use it last year and haven’t this year either. Its contents; two 6-volt deep-cycle batteries (12-volt in series), 140-Watt solar panel, 2500-Watt inverter, 3-stage charger, fresh- & gray-water tanks, water pumps (pressure & draw), 16,000 BTU propane forced-air furnace, on-demand propane water heater, 1000-Watt microwave oven, stereo & speakers, two propane tanks with auto-switch-over regulator, sink, faucet, shower, LED lighting, and a few other things; will all be used somewhere else. The shell of the trailer will be up for grabs.
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I found a new printer – at a yard sale – for twenty bucks. Yes, I know, it’s not new. It has the same printing mechanism as my old HP Photosmart C5150 except that it has no scanner and it has different letters – D7260. Not sure if it’s the D or the higher value numbers that make it print in all colours, but this one does. As Aaron would say, “How dope is that!?” It print didn’t when I tried it at the yard sale [error – error – does not compute], but I was confident I could repair it, and I did.
What about the old one? (A freebie from work a hundred years ago!) Try as I might, I could not get the C5150 to print blue. The weird thing is that there are two blues in it (actually, cyan) – a regular blue and a light blue – but neither of them printed. If it were just one type of blue, I’d say the ink suction tube was faulty or the print head was damaged, but the two blues use different ink streams – cartridges, tubes, portions of the print head. So what gives? Short of replacing the print head (which I did for the HP Offiejet 7610, a wide-format printer), I can find no way of getting the blue to print.
Doesn’t matter now. The D7260 prints nicely. Happy happy joy joy.
Holy heck. In writing this Ongoing Letter entry, I nodded off like three times. If I find it lacking adequate excitement so as to fall asleep this many times, I can imagine how you might feel reading it. I think it also has something to do with the heat. It’s hotter than Arizona asphalt out there, and it’s making me dopey.