Category Archives: technology

I Love Efficiency

I don’t know when I fell in love with efficiency. Probably it was about the eighth grade when I discovered ratio and proportion allowed one to buy more for less money. Anyway, we are anchored to motor-vehicles because we live … Continue reading

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The Future (of EVs) Is Next Year

“At the Tesla Autonomy Event in April, Elon Musk said the Disruptors of Detroit were working on a new battery pack that would last a cool million miles, and said it would be available next year. Now Tesla battery research … Continue reading

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Electrification Continues

Back in the 1940s, electrification was just coming to rural Manitoba, where I lived as a boy. Today, electrification has a different meaning, public charging stations for EVs. My favourite EV, the Solo, has only 161 km nominal range so … Continue reading

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The High Price Of Colour…

I have long bemoaned the lack of choice of colour in the Solo EV. It comes in various shades of grey from black to silver and RED. That’s just silly. I chose RED but TLW would almost certainly choose any … Continue reading

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The Gentrification Of A Cup Of Coffee

Here I am, awakened during a dream in the wee hours. I dreamt my late father came into the kitchen and solemnly informed my mother that a cup of coffee was a multiple of his hourly pay and he would … Continue reading

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New CEO For Electra Meccanica

“Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“Electra Meccanica” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced the appointment of automotive and advanced propulsion systems expert, Paul Rivera, as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.” See Electra Meccanica … Continue reading

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Finally, My ARMed Box Is In Sight

“SolidRun opened $550 pre-sales on a “HoneyComb LX2K” Mini-ITX board with a “CEx7 LX2160A” COM Express module that runs Linux on NXP’s 2.0GHz, 16-core -A72 LX2160A with up to 64GB DDR4 and dual 10GbE SFP+ ports. SolidRun announced pre-sales of $550 … Continue reading

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The Battery

I love batteries. They give us backup of electricity, storage, portability, all good things. Last week one gave me a severe headache. It was the battery for the Ariens mower/garden tractor. Last month it was weak and I charged it … Continue reading

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Conservative? Conserving What?

The Brussels Times – Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows. https://t.co/wdWtFApf8E — Lisa Raitt (@lraitt) 24 April 2019 It’s hard to believe the leadership of the so-called conservative party of Canada would push the idea … Continue reading

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It Just Got A Whole Lot Easier To Buy A GNU/Linux Notebook…

“In case you’ve missed it, last year, Google started making it possible to run desktop Linux on Chrome OS. Since then, more Chromebook devices are able to run Linux. Going forward, all of them will be able to do so, … Continue reading

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Getting Over The Hump Of EV-mindshare

Apparently, we are there. Clean Energy Canada reports that the majority of Canadians welcome the future with a majority of electric vehicles. They want more economical transportation and fewer emissions. Amen. There are some holdouts though, the “Progressive” Conservatives… Just … Continue reading

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Watching Plants

I love to watch plants. They move so slowly, I can keep up with them. Chuckle. Lately, I’ve been watching some Saskatoon bushes (Amelanchier alnifolia) that I planted from seed two years ago. Their buds are swelling. The terminal buds … Continue reading

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