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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rotate Your Second Display

Originally posted 04-24-13:

Have you noticed how web content and computer displays are pointed in different directions?

If you open almost any webpage on a laptop or desktop computer you’ll see blank white bands along the sides. Even worse, you won’t see much vertical content. This is because most documents and web content scroll vertically, yet most displays are presented horizontally. And the sites that ARE formatted horizontally, are so wide they are difficult to read. Why is this? 

It’s because of the movies.

Since movie and TV’s 1080P format with their 16 by 9 aspect ratio is now the sweet spot in volume display manufacturing, we have this strange situation where computer content does match the display presentation.

This is why you see people rotating their phones and tablets so often. Unfortunately, with laptop or desktop computers it’s a bit more clumsy to rotate the display. But the very thing that caused the problem (volume price point), provides a reasonable solution – buy a second monitor and turn it sideways.

This is actually easier than you might think. There are lots of optional vertical monitor stands, and most computers (including laptops) already have a second video port. So get a second display, turn it sideways, configure Windows screen settings and poof! The problem is solved.

Give it a try. It’s like having a whole new second computer.

And it's one that actually fits your work.

Monday, September 26, 2016

GeoOrbital Quick Change Electric Bike

How about an electric bike solution that can be installed in 60 seconds?

Weird music, but cool video and product:

GeoOrbital Video

GeoOrbital Quick Change Electric Bike

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Electra Meccanica Solo - A New Standard in Personal Transportation?

With Toyota, Tesla and the rest, electric cars have done well in the last few years.  But what about a low-cost practical solution to the typical short range commute? Has Electra Meccanica found that sweet spot in personal transportation at $15,000 and under 1000 lbs?

I guess we'll be finding out in the next few months:

Electra Meccanica

TopSpeed's Review

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CES: Motorized unicycle, anyone?

Originally posted on 01-16-12:

I do love a minimalist solution, and these guys I met at CES have definitely created one.

They say it's easier to ride than it looks, which is good because it looks difficult; until they make it look easy.  Still, I wonder how comfortable it is after an hour of standing in such a rigid fashion?

It's right out of the Jetsons, and at only $1495 and $2295!

Cool videos:


08-16-2016 Another Review and Update

Another one:

Ryno Bike

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Who is Gary Johnson?

The 3rd Party Candidate - A Documentary

First posted in 2012:

Now more valid than ever:

From our pay-stubs, to our soft drinks, to our light-bulbs, to our bedrooms, to our toilets, the government is demanding more and more control of our lives.  When will we finally say enough is enough? When will we reach our "John Galt" moment?  When will we take our government back?

Last November Gary Johnson set a record for the Libertarian Party at one percent of the vote.  He might have gotten far more except that most of America had no idea there WAS a viable third choice.  Indeed, most of America agrees with more of his actual policies than any other candidate.  Gary WILL make an excellent president and help move government back away from our door:

So how do we help gain awareness for Gary Johnson over the NEXT four years?  I have an idea.

In Atlas Shrugged, "Who is John Gault?", was a rhetorical question reflecting the futility of the system.  The question was asked over and over by the hopeless, but it also became hope itself for those who KNEW John Galt.

A similar question needs to be asked again, but not in fiction this time.  If every time we see injustice in big government we reply with this question, maybe the nation will come to realize there IS an alternative.

If you agree, each time you see a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Blog post describing government taking away your freedom, simply leave this comment:

"Who is Gary Johnson?"

At first these comments may annoy and confuse people, since anyone can Google the answer.  And many will.  That's important:

The Battle for Freedom NEVER Ends

Wikipedia - Gary Johnson

But for the rest of us, it'll be a way of reminding others how critical we believe our freedoms are.

And in time the question itself will take on a life and meaning of it's own.

So... will YOU ask a simple question for freedom?

Who IS Gary Johnson?

Keep asking until we get some answers.

03-26-2016 Libertarian candidate gains in polls

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Burning Man Buys Fly Geyser with 3799 Extra Acres

This will be a link page for everything that follows this new and dramatic development:

Burning Man Buys Fly Rance

Fly Ranch

Friday, April 15, 2016

Very cool minimal transportation - a fully enclosed electric / pedal car:

The Amazing Bike-Car Invention

Friday, March 25, 2016

Wheela - A New Standard in Minimal Transportation

Wheela - A New Standard in Minimal Transportation - push or electric, 6 to 9 lbs, $300 to $600.  Be the first one on your block to Wheela:

Monday, February 29, 2016

Burning Man 2015

Paul Wong made a nice video of Ride the Wind this year:

Ride the Wind Video