TransLink’s Electric Battery Buses

About a month ago, TransLink launched its first four electric battery buses on a trial program on the #100 Marpole-22nd Street Station route. There are currently two bus models being trialed: New Flyer XE40, and the Novabus LFSe. These are actually not the first electric battery buses to be run on Vancouver roads. In 2017, TransLink had one demonstration bus from Build Your Dreams (BYD). I never got a chance to ride it though. Whereas the BYD had slow charging (overnight at the depot), the New Flyer and Novabus models here have fast charging at the termini. Two fast charging Continue Reading

Trackball Mess

I took about half an hour today cleaning my old Blackberry trackball which was refusing to scroll upwards easily.  This is the amount of dust that collected inside the trackball assembly of my old Blackberry 9000 over three years worth of daily usage.  No wonder why the trackball was so reluctant to move! This is probably one of the reasons why RIM decided to go with trackpads on newer Blackberry models: no small moving parts collecting dust. Thanks to a YouTube video for helping me disassemble and reassemble the phone.

Bananas are good :D

Bananas. Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet. Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of Continue Reading