Author: Madmin

Low-tech Mag’s new solar-powered website will go down in cloudy weather 0

Low-tech Mag’s new solar-powered website will go down in cloudy weather

Low-tech Magazine has rebuilt its website to be entirely solar powered, and is wilfully designed to go offline when conditions dictate. The new site has a much-reduced energy footprint, and is something of an exemplar in efficient website design in an online landscape where page sizes are bloating to fill our increasing internet bandwidth.Though the…

Texas treehouse doesn’t scrimp on the home comforts 0

Texas treehouse doesn’t scrimp on the home comforts

We always appreciate a well-made treehouse and this recently-completed example in Texas by ArtisTree definitely fits the bill. Built using reclaimed materials and featuring off-grid technology, it also boasts its own luxurious bathroom reached by suspension bridge.The Yoki House is located on an “eco-retreat” in Central Texas and derives its name from a Native American…

Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix 0

Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix

Thousands of megawatts of renewable resources—chiefly wind and solar—are in the works. What types of grid services can these provide as electricity markets and policies evolve? Renewables such as wind and solar now account for the majority share of new electricity generation capacity being built globally. Though still dwarfed in the generating fleet by more…

Interview: Chasing sunlight with the “Godfather of Solar” 0

Interview: Chasing sunlight with the “Godfather of Solar”

A lot has changed in the production of solar energy since Ron Corio first entered the game 37 years ago. Known to some as the “Godfather of Solar” for a combination of Italian heritage, New Jersey upbringing and enduring presence in the solar industry, Corio has seen demand grow, costs plummet and new technologies to…

Farewell, Noah 0

Farewell, Noah

A lot of businesses start as side ventures or hobbies that grow into full-time pursuits. The trick is often in knowing when to quit a comfortable day job to start a new business. We sit down with one of our own at this crossroads. Noah Lorang headed Basecamp’s data team for the last eight years,…

‘Mayday’ Retires From MMA 0

‘Mayday’ Retires From MMA

Michael McDonald has wood. That’s why he no longer needs mixed martial arts (MMA), and now the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator MMA veteran can focus on his passion for cabinetry without breaking his hand every time he steps into the wood shop. “Mayday” announced his retirement on Thursday. “Today I am officially retiring…