Charge controller looks fine
I have my doubts with this would be effective but it has the potential if you could get groups of people to actually use the technology consistently and setup the online infrastructure to back it up then I think actually might/could have an effect.
Using mobile phone with an external microphone and mini tripod the meeting would have to take place in a circle around a small coffee table. The microphone would be connected to the phone by an adaptor then a long cable. This would act as a talking stick which might improve the meeting process anyway ;)
The microphone acting as a talking stick would go round the circle. The camera mobile phone in the centre could be turned to face the person talking if that person wanted to be on camera.
With permanent online inbeds and an video list archive it could actually be quite interesting.
Optional: People could join the meeting virtually however this would be harder to manage for various reasons, audio feedback ect.
That said it's a lot of work for probably possable little outcome. If it was done well and people stick to it, might have an effect as it could expand your outreach and create a lot of online content.Upsell: Would give a constant overview of the network and link diffrent groups.
The lone has timed out so it is written off.
Just to be clear what the root of the issue I have with them. They repeatedly failed to implement a basic change to my account, to synchronise the lone deferment dates, they agreed to do this (repeatedly recorded in my files) but failed to do this. This coursed unnecessary problems for them and me over the 20 years or so and in the end directly lead to the failer of the deferment with them, even though I was already deferred with the other lone company, if you are deferred with one you are deferred with the other. I left them to sought out this mess as they had directly coursed, they did not, and slapped lots of fines and costs onto me and now refuse to right the lone off as its timed out.
This will be an interesting test for the company, as each time I needed to resolve the issue I asked for the agreement that the accounts would be synchronised next year to be added to my record, I was told this was added to my recoreds. I should receive back hundreds of pages detailing broken agreements. Lets see what happens.
"I apologise if you feel that the level of service you have received has not met your expectations. At Honours Student Loans Ltd we strive to offer the highest possible standard of customer service. Our staff are aware of the level of service expected and having reviewed our records I believe our staff have provided you with the correct information."
The only time you can get a “true’ish” reading is after they have been sitting without charge in or out for a few hours. The rest of the time it's a “ruleofthumb” reading, you need to get used to this.
Don't go lower than 12.2v if you want your battery’s to last any time and 12.4v would be sensible cut off point to extend their life.
If you have limited power generation you need to run your battery's on full rather than empty. Otherwise your paying out big time in a year or less. It's normal that everyone wrecks their first set of batteries. Learn from this for the next set, this is a first step for new boaters.
You're living on a boat not a house, you can't just turn the lights on without thinking about all the above. The sooner you get used to this the sooner you can let it drift to the back of your mind.
Happy boating, my your lights shine bright and your laptop be fully charged.
Ps. Ignore anything beyond this as it’s likely to do more harm than good. Pss. Does not apply to geeks.
Mental malady’s and their antidotes – Ideology
* Right-wing ideology's are based on fear.
* Left-wing ideology’s hope.
This is simple, you can see why we have a never ending war on “terror”. Its a self feeding product of and outcome of right ideology.
And the failed left is based on the same ideology, a fear based one.
How do we escape from this “straitjacket of fear”? The are many practical examples of the “left” activist subcultures working but they fall into the activist memory hole.
The is a role for librarians, historians and grassroots media makers to find and crystallise these “successes” and plant a garden filled with sprigs of “hope” and as this grows it will play a role in nourishing the left.
Compost is a social need to feed the garden of “hope”. The fallers of the left can be piled up here.
Pests are a balance in a healthy garden.
Big thinking lose and wild has lead the left to repeatedly go down the factory root in the 20th century, we aren’t building farms, just gardens. Its the media, communication that has the value, the bright vegetables and flowers have intrinsic value but “nourishment” comes from the “story’s”.
We are feeding minds and “spirit” and from the “hope” that blooms from this the unknown future can grow.
Lets plant 100's of gardens, and get media bees buzzing and pollinating the future seeds.
For the ones who cant follow convoluted metaphors - lest try lots of small left projects and document what dose and dose not work.
This is the first stage of the Open Blogging Network. Currently you have to have a blog on the OMN server, but a bit of programming will enable any blog (vier a RSS feed) to be a part of the network.
Don't be a spectator, be part of the conversation. If you post to your blog on your public page, it is automatically syndicated out to twitter, facebook, and any sites that embed the news aggregator. Just add the relevant tag when you publish (such as frontpage, grassroots, globalviews, friendlyfire, plugandplay, headmix).
Matthew Paul Foster