Category Archives: Environmentalism

Repair Manifesto

iFixit.com has posted their “Repair Manifesto” and it just so happens to be everything that I believe in. Why waste by throwing things out when it could just be fixed?  I repair everything I can from electronics, cars, plumbing, lawn … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Computers and Hardware, Environmentalism, Hobbies, Home and Homestead, Made in the USA, Personal, Projects, Upgrade | Comments Off on Repair Manifesto

New Made in USA vs Used

I’ve been thinking a lot about this subject in regard to guitars.  Does it make sense to purchase a brand new Made in USA guitar, thus supporting US manufacturing, or a used guitar.  There are benefits to both.  Let me … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hobbies, Made in the USA, Personal, Ponderings | Comments Off on New Made in USA vs Used

New guitar strap and new guitar stand

I’ve been on the look-out for a new strap for my tele.  Well, I’ve found one.  It’s made here in the USA and it’s made from old car seatbelts.  Thank you Couch for making such a killer strap.  It was … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hobbies, Made in the USA, Music, Personal | Comments Off on New guitar strap and new guitar stand

I made a wooden guitar stand!

After not finding what I wanted in my local area (a guitar stand made of sustainable materials, made in the USA), I decided to build one myself.  I used 1″x 3″ pine boards and maple dowels along with some elmers … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hobbies, Home and Homestead, Ideas, Made in the USA, Music, Projects | Comments Off on I made a wooden guitar stand!

What will they think of next?

A cardboard printer, that’s what.  Now…they say it is more “green”, which I suppose the plastic displaced by the cardboard is.  But what about all the printing machinery inside?  PCBs, plastic gears, trays, etc all come to mind.  It’s interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Computers and Hardware, Environmentalism, Technology | Comments Off on What will they think of next?

I didn’t know you could recycle those…neat!

Earth911.com has a great article about things you can recycle that most people didn’t realize.  But the thing that surprised me the most was crayons.  Evidently there is a company that specializes in recycling old/broken crayons into new ones.  Cool!

Posted in Environmentalism, Home and Homestead, Personal | Comments Off on I didn’t know you could recycle those…neat!

Smart charger – no more vampires

Finally someone has come up with a smart usb charger.  The Powerslayer from Velvetwire automatically shuts itself off when your device is done charging so it doesn’t consume electricity while not charging.  This charger is actually software driven so, in … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Made in the USA, Technology | Comments Off on Smart charger – no more vampires