Finding gains from material loss

Yesterday morning I came to the unwelcome yet unavoidable realization that a considerable set of “valuables” had gone missing. Stolen from under me, a  jab to the gut, and all I can do at first was sulk, and now as the aftertaste … Continue reading

Off-grid autonomy Phuket, Part 1: Water life

Last time, I outlined the benchmark of 80-90% electrical energy autonomy out here in the central backwoods of Thailand’s most populous island. Now, we will discuss the most essential and practical use of solar energy – water – highlighting various benchmarks and challenges in respect to … Continue reading

Podcast: Wrapping up September on a good note

Howdy Cyber World! Today’s podcast, will be the final of a series I recorded here in September, more on a personal note marking my status and progress on various projects and responsibilities I’m monitoring/maintaining. Download the podcast by clicking here. … Continue reading

Podcast: Moving near work to reduce traffic commute for September

For the month of September, the Siamerican had to have some things on his motor vehicle fixed, and so opted to move to a fully-serviced and fully-on-the-fossil-fuel-grid apartment near his office. The expense of accommodations is three fold his normal … Continue reading

Phuket’s First Adobe Brick Rocket Stove

Following is a video documenting Phuket Thailand’s first adobe brick rocket stove. Was really simple/quick make. Basically, you have a base layer, in which the middle brick should be slightly thinner (half thickness ideal) and you use to half bricks … Continue reading

Vlog update: 2013 October 14

Following is a video log or vlog update by The Siamerican, given on the evening of October 14. In it, he talks briefly about the passing Phuket Vegetarian festival, as well as using public transport, working at the newspaper and … Continue reading

Amateur off-the-grid aquaponics: Phuket prototypes

This is a seven-and-a-half-minute video clip showing two urban, off-the-grid aquaponics prototypes being developed in/on the kitchen/balcony of a shoe-box urban condo in Phuket, Thailand. One of these prototypes, the first one shown, is utilizing balcony sunlight to achieve photosynthesis, … Continue reading