Category Archives: Utterpower’s Friends

My latest field trip, remote places in Alaska.

17 years of intensive study of Alternative Power Production has made me a skeptic in so many ways. It’s not that there isn’t good equipment and decent investments, it’s that there are so many people who would sell you the wrong thing … Continue reading

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Jerry Bartlett (Crazy Jerry) top honors in Mileage contest.

If you are a friend of Utterpower, you’ve heard the name Jerry Bartlett more than once. Jerry recently shared with me that he was making good progress in getting a car ready for a high mileage contest and the results … Continue reading

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Forrest Mims, one of my favorite writers.

Here’s a link, lots of fun listening to Forrest talk about the early days. As I once wrote, Forrest is the best technical writer I know, reading his books is like pouring knowledge directly into your brain. He’s changed more lives than … Continue reading

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Muse of the day 10-13: My School Bank Account

  Some of the greatest gifts given to me were given when I was very young. How many remember having their own bank account in the 1950s?  The wisdom of our elders who knew the importance of teaching us about … Continue reading

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You Bottled Beer, maybe you will start bottling your Lube oil too?

It was Greg West in Hawaii who kept telling me how thrilled he was with his new Yamaha EF2000IS inverter Generator. I checked the price at Amazon, $1138.00 delivered to my home. That’s a bunch for a generator rated at … Continue reading

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44 Mosfets, or I had lunch with an old friend. 6-29-13

I write this late, it’s closing on Sunday morning, today I met up with a long time friend, an EE who entered the work force shortly prior to the Intel 8080A, and perhaps one of the first fun Jobs he … Continue reading

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Utterpower Honors Mick at

Today I honor Mick at for writing a great article about small companies that make big claims. I haven’t asked permission to repost here what Mick wrote there, but I do so in hopes you WILL make the time … Continue reading

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