Category: Technology

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Owning an Electric Car – The Missing Manual

After much discussion, consideration and research, we made the decision to purchase an all-electric car. (We test-drove both the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt back in 2010.) This purchase was made with full understanding...

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Understanding Niche Online Communities

A lot of attention paid in recent years to the big online social media sites such as Facebook, but some of the most interesting destinations on the web are those websites dedicated to a...

List of the Fifty US States with a count of the number of states visited. 6

Fifty States, my first Windows Phone 7 app

Many folks set aspirational goals such as visiting every continent, climbing every mountain over a certain height or running your first marathon.  A common goal of many Americans is to visit all 50 US...

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It’s Electric! (boogie woogie woogie)

This month, we got the opportunity to test two of the front-runners of the race to build and sell a mainstream plug-in electric vehicle.  Both cars were designed  with different tradeoffs in mind, and...

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Energy Efficient Water Heater

We have needed a new water heater for a few months, since discovering that our hot water was slightly discolored with rust. (Harmless, but kinda gross and indicative of bigger problems with our nearly...