This site is for the Deep Archives of my gizmologically intensive life: magazine articles, news coverage, photos, videos, system documentation, listserve/blog posts and more. Since this covers a wide range of topics, I use categories and tags to simplify navigation (in the sidebar at right). Each post shows 3 random links to other archive items with thumbnails if you want to skip around… and there are next/previous links at the top and bottom of each post as well as a browsable timeline (made with this). A sorted directory of the complete library is automatically updated as articles are added, or you can jump to a random item.
There is a ton of information from the BEHEMOTH and Microship projects that is being migrated into this archive, and the ancient front page of hand-coded HTML <creak> is now redirecting here. A few links from that cobwebsite may be of interest:
Speaking Gigs – many years of public appearances with the bike
Media Coverage – a list of exposure in print and electronic media
Online Storefront – and my eBay Store – tonnage reduction, an eternal quest
Resources and Articles – geek, nautical, ham radio, adventure, and how-to pieces
Microship Status Reports – listserve posts and system documentation
The BEHEMOTH bicycle – Bikelab documents and overview pieces
Nomadness – a 44-foot steel pilothouse sailboat was my substrate for 8 years
The best material from the bike epoch (1983-1991) is becoming the new High-Tech Nomad book, including extensive technical interludes as well as the tales of adventure. That link will take you to the book’s page on Leanpub, a publishing tool that lets me push version updates to readers… there is good info about the book there, and you can register to be notified when the first release is ready.
Recent Additions to the Library
Thousands of items are slated to be included to this archive, automatically timelined and given dated blog pages that match their actual publication or event dates. As such, “latest update” is not really a relevant concept, so here are some recent additions:
CQ VHF - Ship of Dreams: The NEW Adventures of a Technomad – April, 1998
Big Byte (Australia) – Technomad & the Internet video (5:30) – May 30, 1994
Winnebiko on CBS Morning News – Wanderlust video (5:05) – July 26, 1984
Whole Earth Review - Electronic Cottage on Wheels – Spring, 1987
Internet Underground – On the Virtual Road – October, 1996
Edward H. Roberts (my father) and his lever-release ice-cube tray – 1949
The Technomadic Substrates
Here are my gizmological contraptions in reverse chronological order.