diy power

Building my first wind-powered generator

I am building a teeny-tiny version of the Chispito Wind Generator. Rather then having blades 4 feet long, my blades are only about 20cm long. Rather than generating 1000W in good wind, my little generator should produce somewhere between 0.2 Watts and 100 Watts, at wind speeds of 2m/s (4.5mph Read more…

By jason, ago

Installed new operating system

At 11pm last night I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu – version 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. I grabbed the 32-bit alternate installer disc iso yesterday. It took about 1.5 hours – that is including the time it took me to change the server the OS gets it updates Read more…

By jason, ago