Las Vegas: Day Four

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened. Today we drove out to see Hoover Dam. We stopped to have breakfast. Steve melted in the parking lot. All that remains is his hat to shield his little bald head from getting sunburned.We drove over the dam, but for security reasons, cars are checked, and the dam… Continue reading

Überciety

Like most people, sometimes I see what’s coming, but sometimes I don’t. This piece is a shot in the dark: what I suspect is coming to our rather-near future. It just seems to make sense to me as various indicators point in the same direction. In our hyper-connected society, more and more teenagers are choosing not to get their driver’s… Continue reading

Our Tesla Model S Ownership Experience

I think it’s time for another update on what it has been like to own our Tesla Model S. We bought ours in 2014. And I’ve written periodic updates. Nick, our Tesla, just back from being serviced Driving Experience I must say that driving the Tesla is still a thrilling experience. The car handles flawlessly. We just have the regular… Continue reading

Atlanta Driving Is Out of Control

I’ve mentioned before that when I lived in Atlanta 8 years ago, I drove like the proverbial bat: insanely fast. However, I never tailgated, weaved in and out of traffic, nor did I text or email while driving. I may have squeezed through a light or a few. Driving in Atlanta today is like driving in a third world country,… Continue reading

Driving Experience: EVs vs Gas Powered Cars

The garages in Georgia are HUGE!! Everyone who knows me knows I love our electric cars (EVs)—love, love love! Yes, that whole driving for free on sunshine thing! But there is something else… I’ve primarily written about having EVs from an environmental and cost viewpoint. However, after renting gas powered cars on a couple of trips back in San Francisco… Continue reading

Tesla Service Nailed It

After posting (and complaining a bit) about my first Tesla service experience, I feel compelled to post about the second one. Tesla brought a Volvo rental car to the house, picked up our Tesla for its follow up service visit, and the assistant service manager returned it to us, and took away the rental car. When he arrived at the… Continue reading

Tesla Road Trip: Vacaville Supercharger

We took our first road trip in Nick—driving to Martinez for a bit of business1. We then decided to head up to Vacaville for lunch. We wanted to visit the Vacaville supercharger station. We really didn’t need to charge, but the whole idea was to try it out. This was our first supercharger experience. It’s free. It’s blazing fast. You… Continue reading

Macro Photography: Tin Car on the Ocean

I was inspired by Kim Leuenberger’s awesome macro photography series: Traveling Cars Adventures. So today, with my little tin car in hand, I headed to Rodeo beach to shoot some traveling car adventures myself. The wind was completely out of control!1 Problems abounded!My tripod was much too high to frame the shot I wanted—macros that included background of the… Continue reading

Tesla Continues to Impress Me

I recently posted about my service experience with Tesla. Shortly after that post we received a feedback survey from the company. The survey was short and to the point and included a text box in which you could type anything else you wished to share. I shared most of my general thoughts about the service experience the same ones I… Continue reading

Elon Musk: Mind of an Innovator

I really enjoy hearing what smart people think, what they say. This week Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, was interviewed on All in with Chris Hayes—two very bright young men making a positive difference in our world. Tesla has recently announced that they will let anyone use their intellectual property, their pattens, free of charge as long as they… Continue reading