Archive for the ‘EVenizing’ Category

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.

 

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 !

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

What’s been happening since May 2014

From Smart Center of Boston !

From Smart Center of Boston !

June was busy and near end I leased a 2014 Smart ED electric drive.
The plan is to lease the battery rather than include in cost of vehicle.