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Now it’s 2018 and we need to be ready for this year’s adventures.

We’ve moved to the new server on GoDaddy !
This site will be an exploration of new tools but less actively updated.


Not much to report but a lot has been happening since last post in June 2017 !
I’ll be editing and adding pictures to this post but for now this is a quick text only post.

  1. I retired in 2017 officially so now I am less available for contract work but still involved at MakeIt Labs in Nashua New Hampshire.
  2. We have started the Back to Nature Learning Space to begin teaching the newest generation about plants and animals.
  3. I restarted as camera operator for The Groton Channel on Monday nights for Selectman’s meetings.
    The have a Newtek TriCaster Mini which reminds me of earlier days with the NewTek VideoToaster from the same company.
  4. I added another video camera to my collection !
    The Zoom Q2n is more practical than my last video camera which was the Nikon Keymission 360 in 2017.
    Both will be used to try to create videos that will be used for various purposes. Bothe personal and semi-professional.

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

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 !


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 :: 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

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 !