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Up until one month ago, if you told me I would buy my next car from a domestic car company, I would have laughed at you.

If you told me that my next car would be a Chevy, I would have ROFLMAO.

We are now the proud owners of a Chevy Bolt EV. We decided to go full electric because that’s the future. No halfway hybrid measures for us!

Our BMW 328i is 22 years old with 186,000 miles. Boy there’s a lot of new technology to learn!

This is a great car. IMHO, the technology (especially energy technology) is more advanced than any other EV in its class. Highly recommended!


My iPhone 6s’ battery has been losing efficacy over time, and its processor has been performance-throttled for the past two months. So, I’m sending it to Apple for a battery replacement. I opted for the mail-in procedure because I’m lazy.

I’ll be without my phone for “five to nine business days,” which sounds like two weeks to me. I haven’t been without a mobile phone since 1995! (My first phone was an analog Motorola microTAC.)

 


Here’s a complete printset of the Venus Ibox, from 1984. It includes Ibox block diagrams, module and MCA block diagrams, and schematics for the MCAs and modules.

I’d bet my bottom dollar that there were ECOs after this version. But this hardware ran VAX/VMS and oodles of software.

Most of the page tops are faded. 75% of it is due to fading in the originals, and 25% is due to less-than-meticulous copying by FedEx.

Venus Ibox 1984-08-18