Month: July 2019

Managing Startup Documents cheaply with 1Password, GSuite and Docusign

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If you are starting a company, it’s easy to get lost in a blizzard of paper and email attachments. Resist the temptation not to worry too much about it, because this is one case where a few simple procedures will make life way, way, way easier later. Everyone is going to forget things and here’s…

Adding 860W of solar to your car

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Wow it would be ugly but adding 860W from an on car solar array would be pretty awesome. It won’t get you far but 860W x 8 hours is 6.4kWh or about 8% of a Model 3 AWD. And 8% is 24 miles so not nothing. Hat tip to hackaday.com/2019/07/10/using-super-efficient-solar-cells-to-keep-your-electric-cars-battery-topped-up/

Tuning A Better Route Planner with TeslaFi

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Well, most of the time range in a EV doesn’t matter, but if you are planning a road trip where chargers are scare or where you are being aggressive. Or you are just a plain nerd, here’s a way to ping pong between Teslafi.com and Abetterrouteplanner.com to figure out what your actually consumption is. If…

Printing Advice of Laser printers and more

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Here’s some retro advice that Mark reminded me about. It’s been tempting to get a cheap inkjet like the OfficeJet from Costco. But most of the time it doesn’t make sense. First the cost of consumables is outrageous. It’s a razor blade business. You can try to use off brand or refilled ink cartridges but…

Ugh pairing Garmins are too hard!

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If you are a most cyclists, I’d really suggest sticking with Wahoo bike computers. Garmin are nice hardware but just too complicated to have it pair it. The biggest reason still to get one is because their Radar is just really cool and important if there is lots of traffic. That being said if you…

Update: Staying Private no the Internet

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Well it’s gotten way more complicated, but here’s the 2019 update on what to do. Now this won’t for everything and it will break some sites, but some good recommendations (with notes on issues) are: Cloak your DNS. Believe it or not ISPs do track what requests you are making. This is pretty simple thing…

What are the Differences Between Arc’teryx Jackets?

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These are awesome jackets but the codes are bizarre. They have literally a n x m matrix of names. But here is what I’ve learned. They have product likes like Alpha and then a two character designation like these for hard shells: SL for super light. FL for fast and light. I don’t know what…

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