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Richard Sexton's Interests

alt.energy

Alternative energy

We had about the cheapest electricy in North American here in Ontario, then the government privatized it and now we pay 3X as much despite using less every year; and then there's the price of oil... my casual interest in alternative energy sources has been piqued.






clocks

I'm not big into clocks really, I prefer watches. But I came across thins Jefferson goldern hour and I'd never give it up. I bought it as junk, plugged it in and it's kept pretty decently accurate time ever since. Amazingly all parts are still available for these things (2007) although mine hasn't needed any so far.


Free university courses online.

This, in my opinion, is what the net was meant to do.


computers

Wilkommen die machinen

I hate the stupid things.


Typefaces

In the late 1980s I was responsible for the creation of the usenet newsgroup comp.fonts. I've always been interested in typefaces.


house

Home repair and rennovation








We live in a nearly 200 year old house. It's amazing how much you learn about fixing houses when you live in one this old. Like you have a friggin choice.




Crap I listen to

I mostly listen to CBC radio, but there's some stuff I really like.



Sythesis and use of plastics and resins. With emphasis on photoluminescence.


recipes

dead recipes

There's not much point in just putting recipes here, they're all over the internet. But there are recipes that are no longer online and for those that don't grok archive.org they've been brought back from the dead here.



transpo

Ways of getting around.


Bulova curvex with rose dial

Things that tick

I've played with old watches for most of my life and particularly like Bulovas from the 30s and 40s and Lemania prewar chronos. Oh and that Roamer 44 jewel thing.