Been a while, so what’s been happening. Six months update.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aide of their country…

I remember this when learning to use a typewriter in the 60’s.
I spent a long time retyping my High School senior year short story.
It told of a flight to a distant planet that was contaminated by the explorers that causes their demise.
In 1970’s I bought a condo for $32,000 in Framingham.

Redfin photo of Zillow link

My first home…
Check it out
Zestimate®: $177,164 

Now in 2017 my own son and new spouse are looking at nearby affordable homes.
I built my current home in 1985 on land

DATE EVENT PRICE $/SQFT SOURCE
01/01/85 Sold $45,000 $18 Public Record

as did my father in the 1940’s in Westbrook, CT

So now in 2017 I ask if this tradition can continue ?
I found this February 03, 2016 inspiring link…
This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

I did some quick research from another perspective to see if I were to have it built today how much would it cost.

Many people searching for their dream home are coming to the conclusion that to have exactly what they need and want, they may have to build it themselves.

Well, what about a “TINY HOUSE” ?

three tiny houses

While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement isn’t necessarily about sacrifice.

I plan to start my own project to demonstrate construction techniques this July 2017.

I may upload progress to here or my other spaces so watch this space.
This design is a micro version of my larger home I built in 1980’s for the family to grow up and into.

Maybe we come to the aide of our country and expand it to the planet with a little left behind for our children and their progeny.

You can chose your own definition from the WIKI link above of what is taken away or given back !

 

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Just a quick post in January 2017

Contact information as QRCode

Read Me

I am getting excited to start working on a home and community based project.
The idea is both energy and media based but needs time to formalize the real plan.
Drop me a note if you are local to Groton, MA USA and interested in learning more.

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

http://www.twinsseafood.com/

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 !

 

 

 INTERSTELLAR VR

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.

CQ , CQ KB1ELE

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