Archive for: December, 2016

The First Last

The last stage of foundation steel started going in this week. It’s getting hot but luckily we’d built some shade earlier.

School Holiday

School holidays means family inspection Time

New Technology

Here’s a list of five technologies that we can either choose to embrace or be left behind by. LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging). A device that allows computers to accurately interpret the three dimensional world around them. A few short years ago, these cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Soon they’ll be less than a…

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A third level.

Being Human

After 4.6 billion years, life found a way to harness electromagnetic waves and electrochemical energy, perform millions of calculations each second and emit photons and sound waves from a device in your pocket so that you can watch videos of cats. The marvels of being human, only surpassed by our ability to take such for…

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Roof On

10th October – 10th December 2016 Everything here has been installed by hand. Two left ones and two right ones to be exact with another couple prepping the parts. No heavy machinery, no scaffolding and all built from the inside out. Roof went on this week and next we’ll go back to foundations for the…

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Boardroom Balance

Why are senior management positions and boardroom seats disproportionally occupied by males? I think there’s a little man-secret that may shine some light on how this comes about. It’s by no means an excuse but to have any hope of balance, one must be conscious of how and why our own behaviors might drive this…

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A Flat Future

In the future, you’ll want a house with a flat roof. Here, I think, is why; This is where your garden will be. As housing density increases, the traditional backyard/ outdoor living area is only going to become more and more expensive. Plus, a green roof improves the thermal efficiency of your home. Your solar…

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Wind Tunnel

Sometimes wind turbine manufacturers cheat. They claim improved efficiency for a given swept blade area but what they really do is funnel wind into it without counting the cross-sectional area of the funnel. Our wind turbine will be a massive cheat. We used to live in a tall apartment that had a corridor at the…

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Dear Elon Musk, Thats not a Powerwall. This, is a Powerwall. -MickPV

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