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What if everybody plugged in their EV at the same time?

Am I completely off base, or does this back-of-the-napkin calculation make any sense? There are about 7,000,000 cars in Ontario. Ontario’s peak capacity is maybe about 25,000 megawatts. Our night draw is about 15,000 megawatts (same source). This makes a difference of 10,000 megawatts. A Nissan Leaf has a 24 kilowatt per hour battery. At … Continued

Garmin in the pool results

I’m actually surprised that it worked way better than I expected. Here’s a chart of the whole session last night. It actually gives a lot of useful data. If you’re not familiar with this program and what everything in that chart means, the main metric that’s tracked here is that red squiggly line, which is … Continued

How to use a Garmin 305 to log heart rate data in the pool

It may be a little premature to do up a how-to before I’ve even fully tested to see if it works, but I’m a little excited to try this out. I don’t feel like spending another $200 for another watch so I can track heart rate underwater, especially when I don’t know if I’m going … Continued

George’s fitness: 2010 year in review

I haven’t had a good “in review” post in a while. When my focus was on blogging and losing weight I did a review post every five pounds (so essentially every month). I’ve been meaning to do a full year review for a few years now, but when the year ends in a whimper there’s … Continued

Overheard in a suburban Illinois hotel bar

Patron: So what do you think of your man Obama? Bartender: Pffft. I didn’t vote for him. He ain’t doin’ nothin for us. He’s not even from here. Did you hear where he’s from? Like Alaska or Hawaii or… I don’t even think he’s American. He’s from some other country. He doesn’t know anything. Patron: … Continued