July 13th, 2017
automotive, climate change, environment, essay, road trip, travel
We all want to be good environmental citizens, but achieving that will require—at least for a while—giving up some things in life we truly cherish.
July 7th, 2017
economics, essay, home improvement, solar energy, technology, tesla
With much of the Northern Hemisphere baking in the summer sun, thoughts often turn to converting all of that light into electricity. Yep, it’s time to talk residential solar. My biggest concern? Can it withstand a much harsher brand of judgement: the annual select committee enquiry that is the neighbourhood summer barbecue.
June 30th, 2017
automotive, bicycles, bikes, cycling, road safety
There are few subjects which can be as divisive as the interaction between cars and bicycles on urban streets. Cities around the world are proposing all sorts of solutions to make it safer. In my home town, however, it seems as though as well-intended as it may be, they have it “100 percent and 180 degrees wrong.”
June 22nd, 2017
automotive, aviation, history, innovation, podcast, technology
The star-crossed history of the most beautiful aircraft ever.
June 15th, 2017
basketball, cars, le mans, life lessons, racing, sports
What can you learn about life from a car race and a basketball game? Turns out quite a bit.
June 8th, 2017
automotive, autonomous cars, future, self-driving cars, tech
As intriguing as the new autonomous car technology seems, I fear we may be getting ahead of ourselves. Engineers working on this technology need to get out here, in the combat zone, for strong, black cup of reality.
June 1st, 2017
calgary, entrepreneurship, essay, innovation, silicon valley, startup
Why Calgary (or your home town) will not be the next Silicon Valley.
May 23rd, 2017
cornwall, disruption, england, history, industrial revolution, mining, transcript
In this episode of Not There Yet a cautionary tale drawn from the collapse of tin mining in Cornwall, England, after a period of continuous development extending back over 4000 years. Those navigating the choppy waters of today's energy industries would do well to take heed.
May 17th, 2017
drones, memories, model airplanes, multirotor, quadcopter, uavs
In this second episode of Not There Yet, I reflect on the drone phenomenon which seems to hold so much promise. However, I fear the desire to make sure that it all remains safe has the potential of wiping out a significant, cherished part of my past.
May 11th, 2017
driving, electric vehicles, essay, model s, tesla
In the premier episode of Not There Yet, I fall in love with a showroom Tesla and have a chance to think about the implications of owning an electric car. Alas, things are not what they first appear to be.