I’ve been quiet long enough to get things going.

So I am returning three Apple devices and switching most systems to Ubuntu Linux.
Beginning with returning the iPad and MacBook Air and switching the daily driver !

System 76 Lemur

System 76 Lemur laptop

Thin & lightweight.
Perfect for those on the go, the Lemur is easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus.

But the television is on and seeing that I am not alone with doing changes that affect me alone but
are activities shared by others.

Change the Channel !
“Rights of Nature”

Banner for Rights of Nature website

rights of Mother Earth


So for now I’ll remain quiet but not silent !


So check back later and I’ll be describing more what’s been going on or drop me a note if you can figure out how.

Have you seen this ?

YouTube Playlist – Marine Stewardship Council !

New idea !
Change the channel and watch something interesting !

MSC Logo

Trust where it’s from by choosing fish with the blue MSC label.

New idea…
Change my diet, too.

Disclaimer: These topics are not related as far as I know, today.

I was eating at Twin Seafood in Acton, Mass USA

Twin Seafood Logo

(978)-635-0010 :: TwinsSeafood.com Concord MA :: Acton MA


Grilled Swordfish Sandwich

Grilled Swordfish Sandwich

They are not into social media or tech as much as me but I also have no
commercial need or budget.

He had a Chromecast on the restraurant TV so we looked for a seafood video.
We found a video but then later at home I found and subscribed to MSC on YouTube
and emailed him the playlist for recipes.
For my records I linked to https://www.youtube.com/user/sustainableseafood/featured

I plan to increase my diet of seafood from this mounger so am interested
in educating us both in the sustainability certification process.

Say hi if you see John.
Say the guy with the electric car mention him in his blog.


Last post of 2015 – Is 2016 ready for a new view of the world ?

2015 + 1 = 2016 – Simple Math ?

Let’s see what began in 2015 and add 365 days

Posts to Blog – April, July, August and October 2014

Not much said or done.
Posts to other sites ?
January rehearsal site visit, Selma and snow !
Oh, and Interstellar movie and later DVD !




The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) traveling exhibit gives fans a virtual first look at the new film through an immersive experience.

Jump to January 2016 from January 2015

OSVR head mounted display

Launched in January 2015

June Wedding of the Gamesmaster !

I am not going to say a lot right now as a lot of things happened but not much of interest outside the family and friends.
I expect to watch Consumer Electronics Show and see a lot of what 2016 will introduce.

From technology to politics it promises to be an eventful year.
Maybe I will post more often than I did in 2015 !

Google 2015 Images

Simple 2015 Image Search

Happy New Year 2016 !

Fall colors and Electric Vehicles…

Googled Berned Telsa

Google results for Bernie Tesla Images

Same time this year…

So I made it through to Fall 2015 with an Electric Vehicle.
This may not seem like a lot to most but to me it means a lot !
Also in the news this year is the second season.


YouTube Screen capture Formula E

Formula E is Coming…

Formula E is coming.



So I see

Volkswagen on the ropes for Diesel,
Chevrolet Volt in the shadows,
Tesla delivering new models…

So combine that for Bernie Sanders and Tesla.
You get…
A Berned out Tesla is coming to the Crossroads of America, en route from San Diego to NYC.


See you all later ?

FIA Formula E in China.

Bejing October 24, 2015 race


The new generation of racing

Don’t forget to vote…
Fan Boost and Bernie Sanders !

Saying good bye (buy) to Apple OS X after a decade.

No more iPhone if I can find Intel Android tablet device with 4G/LTE to be hot spot then I may keep iPad and iPods with iPhone as Wifi.


Starting with KB1ELE radios and KB1OIQ distribution.

The Samsung Tab 2 with the Nuvision TM700A520L Quad core Atom running Kit Kat (for now) for $100 from Staples is all I really wanted when I drank the 2008 Touch iPod Kool Aid !

7 years of bad luck and I didn’t even get to break the mirror.
Or the seven year itch ?
7 inch screen is larger than most phones for us older folks with diminishing eye sight.
And it takes pictures and saves on removable expandable memory.
Plug it into another device and copy or print pictures.
Scribble the login instead of fat figure or finger print recognition.
And email reading while on the go with bigger screen.
Thanks Windows 10 for making it all possible with same Intel tablet running Android instead.

It connects to Wifi, YouTube, Netflix and activates on TV without a proprietary Apple TV set top box which stopped support for YouTube after 3 years.
Just a Chrome Cast ($35) or Smart TV like Viera Panasonic.
Then Android Studio for free to develop my own projects without royalties and renewing $100 developers license to be in a store / market.

Need I go on ?

 Ok, now for the fun part !

I start with KB1OIQ ubuntu for Ham Radio on the left !
At the same time is ubuntu Studio on the same MacBook with the Yamaha AG03  !

 UV-5R series two-way radio are the newest styles by BAO FENG

It is really a cost-effective LCD dual band two-way radio, if you like it, why are you hesitating?

I have added a Baofeng UV-5R to my shack so as to use this distribution
and share the information with other hams and non-hams.

This will improve multimedia for eventual Wifi communications in an emergency or in a contest like ARRL Field Day !

100 years in 2012 is Ham Radio !

Now again in 2016 is KB1ELE from the FCC.

But your are also involved with an FCC license.

The Declaration of Internet Freedom

Internet freedom isn’t a left or right issue — it should matter to everyone who cares about the health and future of democracy.

The Open Internet rules went into effect on June 12, 2015. They are ensuring consumers and businesses have access to a fast, fair, and open Internet.

The Film Killswitch was released on October 23, 2015 so I added the link here.

Anyway, 2016 is starting to look like a really exciting time.

Stay tuned or

CQ, CQ KB1ELE calling CQ

Just to explain the Summer of 2015

So far I have done the annual June car inspection with Smart Boston – Dealership.

So it has been a year and 5617 miles with no gas.
If it is $2.50 per gallon and 25 miles per gallon then thats $561.70 a year worth of gas.
But if it’s more like 50 miles per gallon or $230.85 for the year !
At 100 miles per gallon electric (MPGe) comparison it becomes $115.42 for gas !

Electricity is 12 cents a kilowatt and at 4 miles per kilowatt.
I estimate I used 5617 miles divided by 4 miles per kw
or 1404.25 kw multiplied by 12 cents
is $168.51 this year for electricity !

But Fuel Economy says someones Smart ED gets 117 MPGe !
The comparison page for 2014 Smart ED coupe says 107 MPGe for 68 miles range.
122 city and 93 Highway !
I beat that easily with maybe 68 highway range with heat or air at night in the rain !
OK, Some downhill and regenerative braking done… 

You do the MATH…

5617 by July 2015

Looking at miles traveled on the ECO page of VH.smart.com

Getting the Word out…

So who knows me and what I do ?
It is now almost a year since my last post that meant anything.
Last year at this time I was writing about Earth Day 2014 !
By July 2014 I had gotten the Electric Drive Smart

Smart charging in Boston

First Fill up

I tracked it’s charging a while to see how much it costs each charge.

Collage of charging Smart ED

Facebook album

I am starting to show up more often with the car and on the Internet.
Also trying using a new tool

View my Flipboard Magazine. <- work in progress

Kevin , my son is working with John Shea
on an Internet Marketing Company so I am connecting Frozen Wave Media here.

About Us - Frozen Wave Media

John Shea and Kevin Davy are part of this Internet Marketing Company.


I will do an Earth Day Event at Groton Public Library on April 22, 2015

Let’s Connect !