Installing LED lighting on the ZG1K Rat Bike

The mighty ZG1K modified Concours is just about done.  I've been plumbing the depths of the wiring loom working out how to integrate LED headlights and indicators into a 1994 electrical harness based on much less efficient bulbs.  Jumping into the future like that freaked out the existing flasher relay…

A Teacher Response to Nam Kiwanuka’s No more extensions: It’s time to cancel the school year

In response to: https://www.tvo.org/article/no-more-extensions-its-time-to-cancel-the-school-year Nam Kiwanuka's opinion piece on on TVO about why it's time to cancel the school year highlights many of the problems with technology integration in Ontario's education system.  As a computer engineering teacher in the system I've been continually frustrated by Ontario's lack of focus on developing…

Bleeding Edges

Originally  posted on Dusty World in 2014... One of the reasons I've always enjoyed computers is because I tackle them like an engineering problem to be solved.  I'm less interested in using them as an appliance than I am as an experimental tool.  My interest in machines generally leans this way:…

Autumn in the Canadian Woods

Autumn colours and mushrooms in the wet Kawartha Highlands woods. All photos taken with the Olympus EPL-3 micro four thirds camera in October of 2014. These are the typical settings for the macro shots below: E-PL3f/5.6   1/20   42 mm   ISO400 Long shutter night shots with flaming sticks and flashlights! The ruins…

Digital Amplification of the Mega Self

I've finished Crawford's The World Beyond Your Head, and I've been ruminating on it for a couple of weeks.  Crawford makes a number of educational criticisms in this philosophical treatise that attempts to free us from Enlightenment thinking gone mad.  This post is on how digital economics amplify and feed off…

Moto Anime: Bakuon!!

I've written about motorcycle related Japanese anime before, it's a whole sub genre of media from a country that is a motorcycle producing superpower with its own unique moto-culture.  You name the anime and there is probably a rider on the team who works in motorcycles somehow.  But there is one motorcycle…
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