Video Adventures

Retiring the Raging Moped

I’ll be attempting to up my YouTube video production in the near future on a variety of topics.   I’ll need to lose my “Raging Moped” intro and insert something less moped-centric now that my Euro moped adventure is over.  Get it while it’s still hot!  It’ll slip back into my regular YouTube video list as soon as I do a new one to replace it.

One new topic I’ll be working up videos for is electronic smoking (vaping).  These will document my move away from cigarettes shortly upon my arrival back to US soil.  There are a lot of smokers out there who need the information I’ve acquired to make a successful transition to a safer nicotine delivery system.  I’ll also be discussing my future tiny home plans as well as my “Pikes Peak or Bust” relocation adventure.

Once I start talking there’s no telling what else I might say.

Subscribe early and often.  Cleaning out the upload backlog from Germany.  Here’s a sample.

Enjoy.

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Tim’s Tiny Home Project Notes 3

This is a continuing series.  Part two is here.

Tiny Home Infrastructure and Systems

Lighting

The Future of Lighting

I’ve always been a huge fan of mood and indirect ambient lighting so I’d like to try and incorporate as much indirect and ambient lighting as I can in Tim’s Tiny Home. It would be really sweet to integrated the lighting directly into the building design whenever possible. Workspaces will make use of built-in LED spot and down lights . Space lighting will be provided by two or three 10 watt LED light bulbs. I’m paying less than ten euro for these types of bulbs now and they are the first bulbs I’ve seen that can match ‘normal’ incandescents in light quality.  I can’t imagine needing any more than two or three to brightly and cheerfully illuminate the interior of such a diminutive environment.
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Tim’s Tiny Home Project Notes

tiny home on the lake

I’ve been bitten by the tiny Euro lifestyle here in Germany.  Having the first hand view of German’s commitment to environmental protection while maintaining industrial level Chinese production capacity is a once in a lifetime experience. If you’re buying a German produced good today there’s a huge likelihood that a significant part of the energy required to build it came from the wind or the sun!

I’ve definitely caught the ‘umwelt’ bug, which coincidentally overlaps with my tree hugging liberal proclivities.   Don’t even get me started on the ‘latte drinking’ part of the liberal equation!  There’s too many of my social media posts out there for me to deny that, but I pity the fool who thinks they’ll ever find a picture of me (or my shadow) within sight of a Volvo, or a soccer match.   I may be a caricature but I’m not a stereotype!
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