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Videos from September 2015

September 2015 is over, but I have some videos you may enjoy watching from that time.

I went on a bus trip to the Minnesota State Fair September 3

September 12 went to the Brainerd Walk and Wheel event to see how Brainerd has become more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.

Later September 12 there was a spider, I just had to take a video of.

September 23 took a bus to Duluth for a conference and took some photos and video during my free time.

September 26 I biked from Onamia to Kathio State Park and September 27 did some biking on the Soo Line Trail

To avoid wear and tear on my body, I used only my camera phone for these videos and photos in the post, instead of the bigger digital cameras I often use. Then put together using my desktop or laptop computer when I got back.

On this cyber Monday

I am celebrating 2 1/2 years of boycotting gasoline and having a car. Only got rides a few times other than carpooling or taking the bus. The main reason is for my health. The second reason is to save money on things like car insurance, repairs, and drive time. Among many other reasons. I hope to have my ebook ready soon, it has taken me longer to write it.

Preview of my ebook

some of my latest videos:

Energy Saving devices list from

Why do tablets use less energy than older desktop and laptop computers?

They have no moving parts such as fans, or spinning discs (other than the user moving the entire device). Everything is closer together. They have fewer parts.
They use small energy efficient displays
They also create less heat.
If you continue to use a desktop or laptop computer you can plug the tablet or smart phone into a USB port to trickle charge after you have done the 1st full charge with your charger.

If you remember to unplug the charger, it uses dramatically less energy. The charger since it is converting AC power to DC power, if left plugged in takes more power than the tablet, or smart phone it powers.


Motion sensor power strip:

Motion sensor power allows device to turn off when you aren’t in the room.

It has some outlets that stay on all the time (you would probably plug your desktop tower and router/modem into these ports)

It has some that are on only when someone is in the room: you would plug your monitor, lamps, speakers,  TVs, and chargers (for phones, laptops, and tablets) into these ports.

oLED TVs/monitors

use less electricity and heat

read about other devices at