Icy Days & Carburetors

It's been ice-storm icy here Without warm weather beckoning (we've been in the middle of an ice-storm here) I'm in less of a panic about not having a bike to ride.  With an extended long weekend thanks to power failures and such, I've been hammering through four carb rebuilds. The…

KLR Curiosities

A super high mileage KLR, but it's pretty new (mid-00s).  Unclear on its mechanical details, other than it's very tired and the plastics and tank don't match. $1300 seems like a lot to pay for a bike in such condition with unoriginal parts (probably because it's been dropped hard). If…

3d modelling for everyone!

Unboxing the Structure SensorThis week, thanks to our forward thinking student council, we received a Structure 3d scanner.  Unboxing created a lot of curiosity.  In about five minutes we had the sensor mounted on the front of our ipad mini and we were off to the races.3d modelling is a…

Trans Canada

Last summer I was driving past the bike on the right over and over again.  Had I the means to ride it home, I suspect I would have snapped it up (they were only asking six hundred bucks and everything on it worked).The idea of picking up an old bike,…

Is Always On Exhausting or Exhilarating?

In a recent conversation with a techno-phobic (or at least reticent) colleague she was bemoaning the constant state of connectedness that modern technology forces upon people.  I've heard this complaint from a lot of people who struggle to remain unplugged.The conversation:she: I choose to remain present and not in a state of…

Royan’s Delemma

This post originally published on Dusty World, Thursday, 18 July 2013 Royan Lee's Spicy Learning Blog (it's in my list of favourites on the side of Dusty World), asks some hard questions as digital technology matures and reaches mass appeal... "How are we going to do this, folks? How will we foster critical…