Archive for 2007

The Big Gulp Effect

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

We flew in from New York to Santiago, Chile two days ago. We spent about five hours walking around Santiago today. One of the things we immediately noticed here, as we have everywhere we travel in the world, is the difference between the weight of people here and those back in ...

Emergency Beacon / GPS Tracker

Friday, November 30th, 2007

I just came across this company and their product launched 1 November, 2007. Small, lightweight and portable, it combines EPIRB type emergency beacon functions with a general purpose GPS locator tracker and simple "I'm OK" message functions. It looks like it would be great for hikers, skiers, climbers, mountain bikers, off-road motorcyclists, ...

Ready to Ship – Final BEV Buildup Photos

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

We are pulling out to put the rig on the ship to Chile in a couple of days. I am still working down the last items on the endless "to do" list. Today I discovered that the spare main circuit board for our refrigerator we've been carrying around for the last ...

Buchanan’s Book, America and Immigration

Monday, November 26th, 2007

What do you think of the idea that the United States of America is probably destined to disinegrate into clusters of independent states? What is your opinion of the idea that America is divinely appointed as the world's leader, now and forever? How about America as the racially pure homeland of descendants ...

My Eyes

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

The Decision These are my eyes.   They’ve served me pretty well over the years, and my wife says she likes them, but they finally got to the point where they needed some help.

Captain Orr’s Archive

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

While moving some data around to prepare for our departure overseas I came across the columns I wrote for the magazine Data Management Review. Since I shut down my last company's web site, there has not been a full archive of these columns available online. In the interests of the former customers, team members, ...

San Diego fires – update 8:00 AM PDT 24 October, 2007

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The shore of Mission Bay San Diego, California, USA 8:30 AM 24 October, 2007 In response to inquiries about our status and the situation here I expanded distribution to our full travel mailing list. My original status message follows this one. We are still OK. We’re in the only little pocket of this entire ...

Kodak and Our Future

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Steven Sasson, the inventor of the digital camera, was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame today. He invented the digital camera in 1975. Steven didn’t work for Nikon or Canon or Matsushita or Sony. Steven worked for Kodak.

Hackney Travel Update – 7 October, 2007

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Following is an update on what we’ve been up to lately. Web Site Upgrade Project The updates to our travel website are complete. The changes were mostly architectural and behind the scenes, but you will notice some new capabilities and new content. Highlights include: Darker background for easier reading Drop down, fly-out menus Site map for ...

2007 Fuso BEV U.S. Test

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

We've spent over 4 months testing the rig in the U.S. prior to shipping to South America. The main page that contains links to all the route, results, writing and photography for this trip is here: You can see our route and the summary test results data at: Photos of our ...