A little more about me

So as you might have guessed I’m not the squeamish type. I don’t know precisely why I’m like this. Just that I can handle lots of different foods be they protein based, plant based etc. Even cheese, fatty salami, sausage etc.

Plus blood doesn’t freak me out. And I’m of the camp that reads a lot so maybe that’s it. Plus I happen to know the bacteria in our gut outnumbers or close to outnumbers our own human cells. And if you bleach your entire home, your body is still home to a literal shit ton of bacterial species. So as a result – I no longer worry too much about it.

Now in the past I’ve had some serious science experiments in my fridge. No more of course but they’re what got me into fermentation and study of how certain microbes are VERY beneficial to humanity. I’ve done sourdough starter, pickling with both vinegar and fermentation – my favorite was fermented Jalapeno peppers.

Plus I’m handy with electronics – know how to solder things together even sweat copper pipe. This brings me to the point where my reading and my thinking plus electronics skills mean I can give my car features GM never though about. I had previously posted how I realized the gas pedal and the break pedal have no physical connection to their constituent parts. And the power steering isn’t hydraulic but electric. I think you see where I’m going here.

It does mean that I need to order a new Arduino and RasPi and the CAN bus shields for the above. First I’ll WATCH the CAN bus and see what happens when I perform various actions. And once I have that data I can start playing with the CAN bus. It is then I can get the car to start bending to my will. For example I would love if the cruise control was adaptive – in that it could increase or decrease speed based on the vehicle in front of me. And that of course started the though of a separate sub-system at the rear of the car – that if a vehicle gets too close a sign in back would light up saying “Back the fuck off!” Maybe not that rude. But it’d be funny. Maybe even side lookers tied to the turn signals that say “I know it’s a pretty blinking light, but would you place back down and let me merge into the lane?” Do it all automatically and rotate the messages so it’s not the same all the time.

I can see my car becoming a nice little engineering project.

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