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About sandiachris

I love the diverse people and cultures in the United States and especially New Mexico & Colorado. I enjoy exploring new trails, as the South West USA is amazing. I'm a small business owner and software developer. I've taught economics, built computers, vegetable oil powered cars, software, and like to write about things that could make our lives more meaningful, pleasant and less stressful.

Hey kids, don’t act like a grownup!

“The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” – John Maynard Keynes This post is about … Continue reading

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Exploring A Little Piece of Route 66 History

I’ve recently been thinking about New Mexico history and how quickly things have changed in the last fifty years.  We’ve lived here for over 20 years now, and it’s amazing how it’s changed in just that short time.   So … Continue reading

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A Little Solder Keeps an Old E320 Running

Living the good life means helping things last longer. It feels good to keep something from having to be replaced, plus it’s good for the environment given the resources necessary to make something big like a car. Last weekend it … Continue reading

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Great Photos from Apple’s Early Days

Originally posted on Sam Hotchkiss:
This article from the SF Gate gives us a peek into the early days at Apple. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Learn by teaching, even when it’s uncomfortable.

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If you need another reason to go speak at your local WordCamp or Meetup Group, try this one on for size: do it to learn something new. I stumbled across this article from 2011 where Annie…

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Simpler is Better with Solar

Our home is continually evolving in it’s energy efficiency, not by itself though.  Thankfully for it, I’m always looking for ways to reduce our dependence on natural gas and electricity by making as much use of the sun’s energy as … Continue reading

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No Need To Go To Mexico

After Saturday morning’s impressive snow fall in Albuquerque, people were cross-country skiing in the Sandia Mountain foothills.  We went on a very nice hike in foot deep snow.  Then just 24 hours later I was riding my mountain bike in … Continue reading

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