Archive for the ‘Life and Times’ Category

July 2011 Site Overhaul

Go ahead- check it out! I’ve reworked the site to remove some focus from the blog, in order to make it less formal and hopefully increase posting volume to keep it more current. Shorter, more frequent updates. The main meat of the site will be static pages describing my more complete or noteworthy projects, which […]

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 10:26 pm by Henry · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Art and Design, Life and Times, Projects

The Moron Fireplace

First Man had Fire. Fire would be found in a pit or later a fireplace. With fire came soot and smoke. Eventually Man put his fireplace behind a pane of glass, eliminating smoke in his dwelling. And again Man figured out that he could have a fireplace burning gas that did away with smoke and […]

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm by Henry · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Life and Times

Back in Action

After having the last couple weeks of my life stolen by first illness, then jury duty, I’m finally back in control and ready to get the stuff that needs to get done done to make the projects that need to happen happen- like the car and the kart. I didn’t shave until I was booted […]

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 12:48 am by Henry · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Battery Regulator, EV Miata, Life and Times

An Electric Bike Future? Count Me In

Cars are great, cars are fun- but if you’re looking for ultimate efficiency it’s hard to beat a bicycle. Pedaled or powered a bike will get your butt across town using a tiny fraction of the energy practically any other conveyance would. Meet my latest project: I’ve been working on the parts for this bike […]

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm by Henry · Permalink · 6 Comments
In: Electric Poly-V Bike, Life and Times

Back in the USSR

At the Hudson Club meet at the Portola Valley Military Vehicle Technology Foundation (MVTF) we were given a tour of the massive (literally) collection of tanks, engines, guns, shells, jeeps and various tracked and 4, 8, 12,… wheeled killing machines. While that’s not really my cup of tea, I wandered around and found a few […]

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm by Henry · Permalink · One Comment
In: Art and Design, Life and Times, Photo Journo

Guerrilla Solar

Back in the old days of Home Power magazine, before the Sunny Boy and Fronius, when the SW was the staple, and made by Trace, when wiring diagrams weren’t usually just a massive series string of modules…. Well, there was a little inverter called the Micro Sine, made by Trace. A 100w 12v or 24v […]

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Henry · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Life and Times, Renewable Energy System

An (almost) Year at AcuteAero

The site’s almost a year old! Time for a little check-in about how we’ve been doing! The About page has got a new, up to date section reflecting my outlook these days. I’ve just moved to a new WP-theme, “Grey Matter” in favor of the old customized K2 with custom header and background that I […]

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 1:31 am by Henry · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Life and Times

The Insanity of the Economy

Browsing BoingBoing today I saw this article. I clicked through and looked through the photos posted on the auction website. It’s worth a look. Here’s the story: wikipedia Chrysler’s Newark Assembly plant in Newark, Delaware built tanks between 1951 and 1957, and cars between 1957 and 2009, including LeBarons, Town and Countrys, and most recently […]

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm by Henry · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: Cars, Life and Times

The fragile fabric

Driving back to Albany from Santa Rosa on Sunday I witnessed a pretty gnarly car crash. Basically- I noticed this aggressive driver in a black Passat with frat letters on the back when they passed me on the right. Drifting around in the lane, uneven acceleration. Decided to give them wide berth. As I followed […]

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 11:57 pm by Henry · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Cars, Life and Times

Rabbit Diesel

Something strikes me as pretty funny about the car in this picture. Probably because I expect the driving experience in a diesel rabbit has got to be pretty wretched. Hey- I’ve got nothing but respect for terrible econoboxes boldly proclaiming their worst attributes!

Posted on November 15, 2009 at 1:00 am by Henry · Permalink · One Comment
In: Cars, Life and Times