The rantings of a curious man in a very strange world

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The HoneyComb

So I've settled in to my dorm, started my classes, met people who also live in my complex. I've even started having scientific debates and brainstorms with random people in the lunch hall. Life at college has thus far been good.
However I know that I need to continue working on the important stuff, the things that won't be only influencing my life, but can potentially change the lives of others all over the world. The images are layouts for the core rooms of the HoneyComb. The underground utopia I have been designing and raising funds for over the last seven months. As I have described in past posts, this community will be self-sufficient, producing all necessities for the residents, as well as housing them, providing numerous entertainments and recreational activities. This structure will be built just below the surface, in areas normally unused by humans and once completed will not interfere with the ecosystems just above the ceiling. For those interested in learning more please leave your questions in the comments and I will try to address any questions people have on my plan to change the world.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Your First Day In College

So based on the very first day of arriving at college I can tell you these things already.

Make sure you are able to get things you didn't bring, if you arrive and realize you forgot something make sure you either have a system with your parents to get it to you, or know how to replace said something.

Learn to cope, you might have been able to change your environment as much as you wanted at home, but here you have to deal with everything everyone else wants to do ex. Band practice at 8 in the morning outside your window.

Find someone who knows what they are doing, maybe it is a room mate, family friend or family member who recently attended college but you might think you have everything under control at that point check with them to make sure you aren't forgetting anything.

Deal without privacy, if you expect to make it to the showers and back without anyone seeing you, clothed or naked you might make the mistake of succeeding. At which point you will continue to try everyday and take extra time planning around your sneaky shower trips. It will make life easier if you accept that you can actually be naked in the changing area.

Free time after things are done is better than free time before things are done. Get as far as you can with one project until you have to wait on someone else, then spend time getting to know campus, signing into the gym, getting your laundry card. If you wait for that email response before doing anything else it will take weeks to finish a days worth of set up.

I'm going to try and continue to post about college survival for a bit before going back to science, also make sure to feed yourself, having food is more important than having extra money to spend later. Time for lunch, bye all.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Departure

College preparations have been keeping me busy, seeing people before I leave, making sure I have everything I will need. Once I arrive I should be posting at a regular pace, but until then I'll still be rather erratic. On a brighter note, my endeavour to build a Eco-friendly utopia has made progress, we have recently reached the 10% mark with funds towards buying the lands to make this crazy dream a reality.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cob construction

While planning out designs for the honeycomb, my girlfriend brought up the material cob for use in building the structure. I had heard of cob before but hadn't looked into its uses. For those of you who haven't heard of cob, it is an ancient building material that uses all natural materials to create a durable mixture that in some cases, can last centuries.
Between the progress I've been making raising money for this project, as well as this new idea to both increase the strength of the building as well as reduce costs, I may be able to move into the construction phase in the next year or so.