Author: haiku

Speaks little and then only in tech haikus

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…

The ‘modern’ way of doing business

In the world of the Internet of Broken Things, there is nothing more impressive to me than the fact that these things actually sell as well as they do. The risks associated with internet-connected devices seem insurmountable, save for the fact…

Emergency popcorn supplies running low!

1. Spectros https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10145110/ A group of teenagers gets unintentionally involved in a conflict between Japanese Shinto ghosts and Brazilian witchcraft. 2. Need those patches When next seeking medical assistance, insist on personally confirming that all devices are current with their…