On Adelaide life updates and tank chairs


Our phone line at our house in Adelaide is getting the phone line connected on Monday, and ADSL connected the day after, assuming all goes well. I won't have to live for the half an hour or so a day I can use the internet at WiFi hotspots. It's going to be tough getting used to slow, "capped" internet plans that cost a fortune again though, unlimited downloads in Singapore have really spoilt me.

And because I dislike dry posts that don't contain any images, for your convenience I have enclosed a photograph of an off-road wheel chair. I'm hoping IKEA starts stocking the office chair version of these soon, the canister wheels on my old office chair in my room were totaled when I drag-raced that Porsche 959 Turbo down Mt Lofty. For what it's worth, I did manage to come second despite not actually staying on the road for very long. The lack of a steering wheel on my chair gave the 959 an unfair advantage I think, I just used a broom handle with a rubber stopper on the end of it.

The Tank Chair
The Tank Chair, the solution to all the world's problems, and then some.

For a wheelchair that can go anywhere, look no further than the Tank Chair. This custom off-road chair “conquers streams, mud, snow, sand, gravel — allowing you to get back to nature — and can also climb up and down stairs”. It features motors built by NPC Robotics.

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