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


Jammin on June 1 – Your Cheatin’ Heart and Rhythm of the Rain

Every now and then, it’s good to grab the guitar – if not the ukulele or guitalele – and practice a classi  or two. Startin off June 1, here’s a few good tunes: Just right for the weather, here’s an mp3 with jammin Rhythm of the Rain and Your Cheatin’ Heart… Chords are also included in the mini-podcast. Enjoy!



If for whatever reason, the song is not playing, download the mp3 here (right click and save as)

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