I’m back! Boy, did we have loads of fun which I’ll tell you about later. I took photos of some cool ideas to share regarding sustainability. Don’t know that I ever mentioned it but I’ve idly toyed with the idea of getting a degree in environmental engineering. May as well considering this blogging gig doesn’t pay. By that I mean I’m very disappointed that the last tutorial didn’t seem to be very popular considering I only got one tip. One. Just one. As any of you know well, it’s hard to justify doing something if you’re not getting paid to do it. Obviously, it’s not the value I’d assumed it was. Oh well, live and learn. Maybe I’ll get into building bigger things.
Below are the only recreational photos I’m sharing of the Taos Solar Festival. Directly below is me with the solar tree at the Taos visitors center.
Below is me and the boy on the bridge over the Rio Grande Gorge. We were on our way to the earthship village just north of Taos.
And below it looks like we’re not having a good time but we were! Me and my charming companion at the show. Eric is an electrical engineer; he’s thinking of getting into brewing bio-diesel. Btw, did you know that Rudolf Diesel -the guy who invented the diesel engine- intended that it should be run on vegetable oil? He also invented a solar air engine and all this before 1913 when our energy needs were less pressing. One could think he was even more fore-sighted than attributed in his day. Diesel was also motivated by sociological needs and had conceived the diesel engine as a way to enable craftsmen and artisans to compete with large industry. Now you can say you learned something today ;)