Wednesday, April 22, 2015

When You're Serious About Solar For Your Off Grid Home On Wheels...

The Colorado based owner of this once upon a time 1990 Chevrolet school bus was determined to create a vehicle to live in for extended periods of time off grid. It looks like he succeeded.
The fourteen German Sun brand 130 watt panels that are tilted manually, feed eighteen 105amphour Trojan batteries. All that combines with an Outback brand control system.
There's more about this bus here.
With solar, there's no such thing as overkill...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CEO Dan Price Cuts His One Million Dollar Salary To Seventy Thousand Dollars To Ensure His Workers Will Earn The Same...

The cynical will say it's a public relations gesture to get Dan Price's company good press.
But hey, here's a young man who mightn't look like your average CEO who is prepared to do what your average CEO wouldn't even consider.
Dan Price has had the growing income inequality issue on his mind for some time and he's decided to do something about it.
To put his money where his mouth is.
This Dan fellow who drives a twelve year old Audi is the founder and CEO of the Seattle based company Gravity Payments.
He has a staff of 120 who have an average salary of forty eight thousand. Dan's move will double 30 workers salary and within thirtysix months will raise the base salary to seventy thousand dollars.
The average salary for a CEO in the US is
on average, three hundred and fifty times more than their workers.
Dan wants to address the balance.
He wants to invest in his people.
Good on you Dan. I like the talk you're walking...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Environmentally Friendly Colles Des Mees Solar Farm Is The Biggest In France...

Installed in 2011 over two hundred hectares, approximately nine hundred meters above sea level, the photovoltaic park in Les Mees in the Southern Alpes-de-Haute Province is
the largest Solar Farm in France.
The installation has been completed with minimum impact on the land with no concrete foundation so that the land can still be grazed and the grass, continue to grow.
There are nearly one hundred and thirteen thousand panels which produce enough electricity for twelve thousand French homes.
Bravo France, it's the way to go...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Here's An Easy Way To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs In Just A Few Seconds. Or Even Less...

Here's an easy way to peel hard boiled eggs in seconds and get perfect results every time.
Take a glass, half fill it with water, drop in the egg, put your hand over the top of the glass so the water doesn't spill, vigorously shake the glass from left to right or is it right to left, for ten seconds, remove the egg and the shell will be ready to just fall off.
If you don't believe me there's a 28 second video here showing you eggsactly how to do it...

Friday, April 17, 2015

If Four Year Old Jessica Comes To Visit, Don't Let Her Eat Your Furniture Or Your Carpet...

Gorgeous little Jessica Knight has
a very strange food fetish.
She has a rare condition called Pica which causes her to want to eat things like carpet underlay and furniture stuffing.
There's more about the problems she and her parents have trouble swallowing here and here.
When she comes to visiting others for a meal,
it puts a whole new meaning on 'guess who's coming for dinner'. Little Jessica likes nothing better than a bit of sand and the odd rock as an entree prior to the main course and her mother fills a little purse with sponge rubber so she can snack away to her heart's content.
She's literally eating her parents out of house and home and things aren't going to get any better until she's six when doctors will then
be able to treat her.
Until then the furniture's a movable feast.
Will you be having a glass of milk
with that chair Jessica...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

White Cop. Black Man. Bang Bang. Three Hundred Dead...

When White Cop Michael Slager shot
and killed yet another Black Man, this time Walter Lamar Scott, Mr Lamar became the three hundredth person to be shot and killed by US law enforcement officers this year. Yes this year. Since January One.
It's now April. Are they going for some sort of world record, trying to see how many people they can kill before December 31.
Britain's police have shot and killed fifty two people since 1920...