Back in May 2020, I bought my first electric car. I spent a little over $11k for the thing (including shipping). That was a good deal at the time but I got to wondering what you can currently buy for under $20k. After all, it has been over a year since then and the used …Continue reading "Nine electric cars that you can buy in 2021 for under $20,000"
Last year, I talked about the e-bike that I bought back in 2018 with the goal of having something to comfortably commute to and from work. 2700 miles later, I’m not using it to bike to work as much. Part of that is the fact that I have spent the past 18 months working from …Continue reading "Squeaky bike is squeaky"
Last year, I wrote the post “My preferred tools for coding” and I figured that this was a good time to update that list. A lot of this stuff is also listed on the resources page of my main website.Continue reading "My prefered tools for coding (2021 Update)"
You might have remembered that a few months ago, I bought a cheap 2007 Chevy Colorado and then two months later, it was totalled by a tree branch. Since then, I also found what remains of it for sale on a copart lot. Well, I managed to finally buy a replacement truck. I got a …Continue reading "I bought a cheap pick-up truck … again"
This year was meant to be the year where I made a number of high-cost, high-reward upgrades. After the extremely harsh winter, I knew that I needed to install a level-2 car charger and to buy a pickup truck to do the kind of things that a small electric hatchback can’t do. I also knew …Continue reading "Joe added solar panels to his house"
Almost exactly two months after buying a cheap pick-up truck, it catastrophically broke. It was parked in my driveway (with me actively working on it) when a branch from one of the trees along the street broke, fell through the windshield, and smashed the dashboard. This was exactly one week after I paid Best Buy …Continue reading "My truck got a little smashed"
Back in May 2020, I bought a VW e-Golf and got rid of my trusty Subaru Impreza. Since then, I had been living without an ICE car in my life. For the most part, it has worked out well but the extreme cold and deep snow over the past month had gotten me thinking. More …Continue reading "I bought a cheap pick-up truck"
As I mentioned back in May, I bought a new electric car this year. As the weather began to turn cold, I noticed the effective range go down. It is generally ok, though because everything that I would really need to drive to is within 20 miles of my house. I did find myself needing …Continue reading "Living with an electric car in Wisconsin: Winter 2020 Update"
Since the Android 11 update bricked my Pixel 3 in September, I have been in a weird place with my phone. For two months, I was using the iPhone 8. For one month, I was using the Moto G Fast. I didn’t like either phone as much as I liked my Pixel 3. I finally …Continue reading "Thoughts on the Pixel 4a 5g"
Back in September, the Android 11 update bricked my Pixel 3. That left me with the option of using my Motorola Moto E5 or my iPhone 8 (the two phones that I keep around for device testing). I spent September and October using the iPhone 8 (and kind of hated every moment of it). At …Continue reading "A month with the Motorola Moto G Fast"