I did get to do a little bit more in May and June this year. I am still building some more solar power setup, and some ham radio in the summer season, but here is the list:
Finished season 3 of Batwoman. A. OK series.
I finished the rewatch of Fringe. A very enjoyable thing to see again.
During May and June, mostly when traveling, I have been re-listening to Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, as I have organised the series. The listening has continued a bit in the late evenings. At the moment the main series, as I perceive it:
- The White Dragon
- The Renegades of Pern
Also got started with some reading again:
I started The Expanse series, after finishing the TV series. I am now reading the first book: Leviathan Wakes.
I will be going through that slowly, but the intention is still to get to read them all. I have them available on my Kindle e-reader.
Of course, in May and June there were two conventions that I have already mentioned in previous posts, the Fedcon 30 in Bonn and the Fantasticon 2022 in Copenhagen.
A strictly non scifi, but a bit related project:
I will start building a small solar power system for the bedroom. This should provide the following:
- Night lighting, a bit of reading lighting
- Charging facility for my phone, e-readers, tablet etc.
- Power supply for a small audio player system, for audio books and the like
This will likely be made with 100W solar panels, a battery with a capacity of 20 – 25 Ampere-hours and a charge controller. Even in the deep of winter I would expect this system to provide sufficient power. If this is not the case the system can be expanded with higher solar panel power and bigger batteries.
I have just made the calculations for this system in my head, so I may have underestimated the power consumption. We shall see.