This collection is for the Deep Archives of my gizmologically intensive life: magazine articles, media, photos, videos, system documentation, listserve/blog posts and more. Since this covers a wide range of topics, I use categories and tags for navigation. 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 timeline at the bottom of this page (made with this). A sorted directory of the whole library is automatically updated as articles are added, or you can take a chance and jump to a random item. November 6, 2015 article count: 282.
The best material from the bike epoch (1983-1991) is becoming the 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. More to the point, I’m putting the whole book into this archive, and there are a few chapters available now.
A lot of information from the BEHEMOTH and Microship projects 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
My eBay Store – essential tonnage reduction, now that I am moving back aboard
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
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:
Gonzo Engineering slide show from talk at Google in May, 2015 (37 images)
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
Edward H. Roberts (my father) and his lever-release ice-cube tray – 1949
Build structures with cardboard-core fiberglass.
Prehistory of a Technomad – a bit of personal background that led up to the adventure… and Chapter 0 of the High-Tech Nomad book