I’ve often moaned in these electronic pages about the inefficiency of my current facilities; despite seeming, on the surface, to be a sort of geek paradise (3000 square-foot lab in the woods), the reality borders on absurdity. With the boat a 3-hour round-trip drive away, the rhythm of the project is the precise antithesis of…

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I’ve never been much of a fan of Christmas, except perhaps when I was a kidlet in the nuclear family of mom/dad/me back in Kentucky, long ago and very far away from other relatives. Back then, the tree glittered and new toys appeared, just as they should (nothing has really changed). Here is a little…

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During my 13 years living in the woods of Camano Island, Washington (house shown above), I became very protective of our forests and other natural resources… and found myself butting heads occasionally with developers and “cash for timber” logging businesses. Much of this was casual participation in the local environmental group (CARE – Camano Action…

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by Steven K. Roberts Microship Status Report #124 Nomadic Research Labs Camano Island, Washington May 7, 1998 “Nomad is on island” Len Wanger Photo above: the Microship lab on Camano Island, photographed on a visit 23 years later Trench Honeymoon and Building Progress Somehow it seemed fitting — the day after a cozy little wedding…

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