Tesla Powerwall 2.0: The Latest Pricing News for Canadian customers!

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Well, this wasn’t a phonecall that I expected to receive! After several months of waiting after putting my name on the Tesla Powerwall waitlist, I received a surprise call from MPOWER Energy Solutions, one of Canada’s preferred installers for Tesla’s Powerwall 2.0. Let’s cut to the chase, here. The (very professional) sales representative that I spoke with told me the …

“Go on, Git!” Learning Git and GitHub

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Git.  GitHub. Bash. Commit. Fork. Branch. If you’ve dipped your toes in software development waters, you’ve heard these words before.  And last week I decided that it was time to stop being “curious” and just learn it.  Let’s talk about Git. Git is a free, open-sourced version control application.  It’s a way for you to make changes to your latest coding or …

Well, ain’t this something.

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Sometimes, a DIY fix doesn’t go so well.  Especially when the item that you’re repairing is intentionally designed to discourage 3rd party servicing. Like my LG Nexus 5 smartphone, which crumbled into pieces (in one specific section of the device, at that). But sometimes people take notice of your best efforts.  And in my case, it was the fine folks over …

There’s a Robot Revolution happening in Denver, Colorado!

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If yo’re like me and grew up watching a lot of ’80s sci-fi (and even action) movies, you’d remember that there was no shortage of robot-themed flicks.  And it was wonderful.  At the time, robots were seen as the super-cool, “what if” outcome of human ingenuity/madness and often served as the plot point for a lot of big budget films. …

That “lithium mine vs oil sands mine” image that you’ve been seeing on Facebook? It’s 100% wrong.

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I’ve been seeing this image a lot on my Facebook feed, lately.  And as an EV enthusiast, I feel like I need to address it: But, hold the phone there.  That top image of the pockmarked, scarred landscape.  Is it really a lithium mine?  The answer is no.  That top, badly-compressed image is  ‘Escondida’, a copper mine in Antofagasta Region, …

Can we talk about TrueTwit, for a second?

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Like many of you, I use Twitter.  Sometimes for fun, sometimes for business, and sometimes for personal interests.  Recently, I read about The Archimedes Home Wind Turbine on Reddit’s Technology subreddit, and thought I’d research the start-up.  After all, I am looking for ways to sustainably power our home.  I found the self-named company on Twitter, then click that ever-so-familiar …

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders are live! But wait. What?

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The good news is that the Oculus Rift isn’t vapour-ware as many have been fearing.  In fact, the pre-order service has officially gone live. The not-so-good news?  The price tag.  It’s $600USD before taxes and shipping and handling.  It comes pre-packaged with EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale, but things get more interesting for the Canadian Oculus enthusiast.  Given today’s $CAD to …