Friday, April 30, 2010

Cape Wind is approved!

Get the bumper sticker and (coming soon) other knickknacks at Cafepress!
Now you can get the bumper sticker...stick it to the Palin/BP/offshore drilling crowd in the process...

And oh yes, after this post, we really are retired.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blog closed

It was fun, but we're done, and we've taken our Adsense revenue and retired to Nice. Cheers.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Vintage Blue Tees

Now for a Bostodelphia clothing connection...a Bostonian moves to Phillie, goes native, and produces some wicked cool vintage inspired tees. (aside - does Philadelphia have any local adjectives like 'wicked' that immediately irritate Floridians?) Vintage Blue is producing clothing and totes with 40's and 50's inspired graphics.

Now, my collaborator and I are eco-conscious types, so we are keen to note that VB is using sustainable business practices and materials throughout. The proprietor is also a loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation. Looks like cheesesteaks from Geno's only goes so far, Phillies.

So go and get yourself a new shirt already!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's

Happy 2009 from all of us (er, all two of us) from Bostodelphia!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Squirrel Burning Power

Recently I was discussing bike lighting with His Steamy Eminence, Jake von Slatt. He believed that the best bike light would be capable of scorching a squirrel at 20 yards, give or take. Now, granted, he bikes with significantly less wattage than that, but we here at Bostodelphia do not believe in half measures.

A fairly recent entry to the halogen lighting market is the IR reflecting MR16 bulb. Instead of radiating heat in all directions, it reflects the infrared light forward to further heat the filament, increasing efficiency. A 20w MR16 is about equivalent to a 35w MR16.

Therefore, we propose to use such a high efficiency bulb, while overvoltaging it to 14.4V instead of the usual 12V. According to the lumens/watt table from this page, if these are really equivalent to a 35w bulb a pair of IR reflecting 20w MR16 bulbs will deliver a total of 4575 lumens, at a power draw of 49.6 watts and a system cost in the $75 range with NiMH batteries. This may actually achieve the squirrel scorching capability that so excites Jake. The highest output LED bike light on the market, incidentally, is the Lupine Betty 12, at 1500 lumens for $1175.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Little known election results

My son's preschool held a snack election on Nov 4. It was cheese crackers vs. graham crackers, complete with picture ballots. He was very pleased that his candidate, graham crackers, prevailed 5-4. The graham crackers were eaten that day, the loser today. Yes we can.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hey Phillies fans...


If you were unconscious last night:


And, gotta give props to this:

Philly rulez!