Author: haiku

Speaks little and then only in tech haikus

Dead duck

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his…

McLaren Elva 804hp

Via Slashdot: The Wall Street Journal reports on a new technology being developed by McLaren Technology Centre for its “Elva,” a multi-million dollar, 804-horsepower two-seat roadster. It doesn’t have a windshield…

Portable architecture

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mobile-architecture-tiny-houses Moveable houses, portable saunas, and wearable tents are the subjects—among some 250—of the new book Mobitecture: Architecture on the Move, by Rebecca Roke. It’s both a paean to traveling light and an eye-catching look at all the ways a dwelling can…

The Electric Lotus

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/07/lotus-has-already-sold-out-of-its-electric-hypercar-for-2020/ For “car fans with more reasonably-sized bank accounts”.

The Boeing 707 days

From North Star over My Shoulder: A Flying Life (Buck, Bob) Bob flew from 1930 to 1974, from DC 2’s (Yes, 2s) to 747s) Courtesy SAARP newsletter I attended a reunion party in Paris, many years after retirement; sitting next…