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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My New Car Project

I just bought a "new" car. That is, it is only 45 years old. A 1972 Super Beetle or, as we say here, Vocho. The first question you will ask is, why? I have lots of reasons. [...]

Electric Car Conversions

Back in the late 1990s I converted a VW Rabbit to electric. A totally low-tech conversion with a DC motor and lead-acid batteries but it became my primary transportation until [...]

Learning Things

When I was first learning Spanish I agonized over the rules for "por vs. para", "ser vs. estar" and a few others. I was afraid to speak because I might make "a stupid [...]

Kanboard

Kanboard is a project management system with a non-typical approach. If you are familiar with Trello, it is very much like that but Open Source. You can find it at [...]

Is “fyl” a Code Name?

I have been watching a lot of George Webb youtube "episodes". One thing that comes up is who on-line personalities really are. George, Trish and Jason have been up-front with [...]

Off-Grid Systems Design

Designing an off-grid system doesn't need to be complicated but it needs to be done. Not doing it can be expensive. Things continue to change (mostly, things get cheaper) so [...]

Living Off Grid Thoughts

In 2011 I wrote a series of posts about living off-grid. I am going to re-post them here with some updates and then add to the series. While this post wasn't written first it [...]

Social Media Choices

I clearly don't miss Facebook and the CIA but sometimes I am looking for a place to "chat about things". Here is one for posting but not chatting. I have continued to use [...]

fylz just moved

For an assortment of reasons, the domain fylz.com just got moved to a yunohost-based system. The good news is that this blog is sorta working. OK, it works except all the [...]

My New Vehicle

While I liked the idea of electric scooters better (and should have four but that's a long story) this does work. I still have a bit more work to do on the way the battery is [...]