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Cancelling my Model 3 Reservation

I’m still feeling a bit icky about it, but running my head through the Math, it still makes sense. Here’s what the experience looked like. A link to Ben’s very well done calculator:  https://teslanomics.co/model3cost2 Looking forward to 2020.

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Latest Round of Harvesting Car-Tracks

In the past, I used Android – Torque, and an upload to Dropbox, to gather car-tracks. I’ve started up that project again – this post focuses on my solution for gathering car-tracks for later processing.   Android-Tablet-Always-On I got a

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Amazing DIY Backup Camera Lines with Turn-Indicators v2.0

I’ve had two coworkers exclaim that this was an awesome idea, so I figure that makes it blog-worthy..   See if I can get an animated gif of this going ..  eh, not that good, but I’ll leave it.   How

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Prius Speed vs MPG: Inconclusive

I had a roadtrip looming, so I figured I’d do some experimentation: I wanted to find which highway speed would give me the best MPG.  I had some hilly areas (Louisville->Cinci) and some flat areas (Cinci->Columbus) to experiment with.      I

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The Prius X-Dashboard

My car’s dashboard has.. mutated.   It grew .. stripes.    Precision stripes. What? Why?  Well, it’s a 2010 Prius.  They added the “guide” marks to the rear backup camera starting in model year 2012.  I wanted guidelines.  So I lined the

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Prius: So Far

I recently picked up a 2010 Toyota Prius III.  Here’s what I think about it. Feature Review Feature / Details Reaction I Wish… 45MPG in WINTER! BIG SMILE on my face.  No regrets.  Looking forward to better numbers in summer.

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Selling and Buying a Car in Louisville

For the last week I’ve been doing a lot of Car Analyses.  Some of it was trying to figure out how to judge one car over another;  another was visiting my history of cars, and determining satisfaction, and pinpointing my

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