Daily Archives: December 19, 2017

I let the TGS2 sit in the back of my mind for a bit

After thinking about using Renli parts and sticking the engine beside me in the bucket body and making the frame bolt together in sections so it would fit inside and around the body without having to cut the body apart to mount it on the frame and all that other junk, I just let things sit in the back of my mind for a few days so I could think about other things.

Having thought about other things, like bike baskets for my grandson’s BMX bike, and whatever it was I wrote about yesterday, I went back to thinking about the TGS2. One of the things I have been thinking about a lot has been maintenance. As is mentioned in this comic. Robot rescue theme park planning (That link won’t be live until 0001 hours 2017/12/20)

Seriously I was considering chopping up the body and making most of one side removable just to get clear access to the oil filter for changing the oil when I was thinking about using the Renli front and rear diffs for AWD, and getting access for oil changes has been a constant consideration throughout the design of the TGS2. After having to remove large chunks of people’s cars to do simple things like adjusting or changing an accessory drive belt I wanted to make the TGS2 mechanic-friendly. Unfortunately there are compromises that must be made between aerodynamics and maintainability, so I drew the line at 1 hatch or panel removal per maintenance function, and hatches must serve multiple purposes. Holes must be large enough for tools and hands to move the tools and enough movement that I don’t spend all day swinging the ratchet back and forth one click at a time.

And while I was catching up on Twitter I get UFO tapes from the US government, with video Secretive program tracked UFOs for 5 years Obviously that wasn’t the tweet, that was the link to the video in the tweet. This Is the Tweet .

And as I’m trying to wend my way through Twitter I get a retweet about some nutjob saying how we are all going to be crying when Mueller arrests Hillary and drops indictments against Democrats, like they won the election and Hil’s #45 in the WH.

That’s it, I haven’t read a single e-mail and I need to get stuff done.


I don’t always think about building cars, or bicycle safety, or…

I think about lots of things, most of which don’t wind up here because I try to keep this blog PG(language). But there are things I think about that are not in any way PG but are things I need to say. There are things about relationships I need to have some place to express.

Well this blog actually started on an adult web service before I even knew about things like Critical Mass or bicycle safety, as a place where I could let my muse wander hither and yon. And I chose the adult web service because I was using a computer running a linux-based OS called Lindows, and every other blog service I tried either crashed my browser, or crashed my whole computer. Then I went to Myspace, but my news blog was tagged as spam for having too many links in each entry. And finally ended up here, mainly because I needed to be able to make posts with lots of links, and I was still using the Linux computer but had moved to Ubuntu by then, which Blogger didn’t like to the point of crashing trying to sign in to create a page.

And while I was out catching some last-minute Christmas gifts and mostly riding the train and bus I had some time to think about things like sex and how women are constantly offered more than they want or even could reasonably use (there are only so many hour in a day, for one thing) while most of the men I know are always asking, never offered. Again I should say that nobody is obliged to provide anyone with sexual activity, I just find it odd that one side is always asking while the other gets more offers than they can use. It’s almost like there was a massive difference in desire between the sides that nobody has been able to reconcile.

And I’ll just leave it at that.