Why the Saveiro?

It's a strange combination of characteristics. Here is a list: I don't want a non-electric car but electrics are not ready for prime time in Guatemala yet. Thus, this is a temporary car.I don't intend to drive it a lot but, when I do it likely to be a fairly long trim. I want something reliable. I am not in the mood (anymore) to work on a gas [...]

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What Electric Vehicle to Buy

Living in Guatemala, there are no choices today and the only one in the short-term is apparently a Volvo. That's the reason I bought a "temporary" gas vehicle. The economics [...]

New Family Member

On Monday we added a new family member, a VW Saveiro extended cab pickup. If you have never heard of it it is probably because you are in the U.S. VW has decided it doesn't [...]

We’re Moving

Fylz is not going away or being replaced. What is changing is the hosting for the site. I am posting this as a warning at there will some time when this blog and/or email [...]

Are Electric Vehicles a Disaster?

I continually hear all the reasons freeing us up from using petroleum is a disaster. Last night (in coast-to-coast-am) I heard another "electric vehicles are a disaster" [...]

Oh So Much Has Happened

No, I have not been lost. I have just been posting a lot of stuff in a lot of places. I now realize the error of my ways so let me get you up to date. Well, sorta up to [...]

Talking to Cameras with Motion

Adding pictures from web cams used to be easy. They usually had the ability to FTP an image to wherever you want. Unfortunately, "modern" web cams have more features and, it [...]

My Life with Transistors

When I was young, my dad worked at National Technical Schools, a technical trade school that was world-famous. It offered correspondence courses in electronics all around the [...]

OutWiker – the tree notes organizer

If you know me you probably know I have been using Zim for years to organize notes. It is billed as a "Desktop Wiki". In the Zim group someone mentioned OutWiker as another [...]

Instant Pot

No, this has nothing to do with fast growing marijuana. (Is there such a thing?) This is a kitchen appliance that I avoided buying for quite a while. Why? Because it seemed [...]

Becoming More Invisible

For me, becoming less "spied upon" has been a process and it is far from done. Sometimes I forget how serious this spy level is. Yesterday I was reminded when my daughter had [...]