New EV van from LDV now available in NZ. Quick summary of features here:
EVs - Sounds eco-friendly in that it doesn’t use fossil fuel, but what about the batteries? Learn more in my latest EV Q&A https://medium.com/@nigelramsay/ev-q-a-sounds-eco-friendly-in-that-it-doesnt-use-fossil-fuel-but-what-about-the-batteries-aadc9900fa33
A question of particular relevance to Wellington in my EV Q&A: Is it gutless on the hills?
If you find yourself sitting in cars now and then, this might be interesting to you and help you prevent accidents.
So if you open a cars door from the inside, you open the door with the hand that's not next to the door. This means that you turn around you body which automatically turns your vision in the direction where other cars or bikes might come from.
I was taught this early on I believe, anyways this is the way I have always done it.
In my EV Q&A series, next up is “If I go up a hill, do I gain power when I go down?”
@nigel SparkNZ are able to do eSIM for iPhones that have eSIM support - the XR and XS right now, I think - and maybe for Android phones that have eSIM.
Basically, rock up to a store and port your SIM in. Works great. 😄
EV Q&A - do you need a special plug at home? https://link.medium.com/wVyp6HV4UW
Driving an electric car to Palmy
Come and join @Abletech as a front-end developer with this fully paid internship role in lovely Wellington
Hey folks! Could you lend a hand?
I have a #Mapillary verification project, to validate local fire hydrants , to help improve local hazard maps.
I repurpose the many pill bottles that come my way - they are handy - but at some point I'll have as many as I need so it'd be even better if they were made from easily recyclable plastic. Ditto my asthma inhalers (which I haven't yet come up with a way to repurpose). #rpt
Recording our carbon footprint is the first step to making reductions https://medium.com/@nigelramsay/recording-our-carbon-footprint-at-home-8728f83e4690 #carbonfootprint #home #wellington #nz
Trying again: A survey of quite a few very nice alternatives to Slack and Hipchat. Frankly, using a proprietary chat is just silly nowadays. There's no reason to hand your community/company's tacit knowledge to a 3rd party to hold hostage on their terms (which is what the proprietary options are effectively doing). https://www.how2shout.com/tools/open-source-team-chat-software.html Other reasons why using proprietary chat like Slack is a bad idea: https://davelane.nz/why-slack-better-and-why-open-communities-shouldnt-use-it
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