I got so high today…

…as in high in the air.

I've been there way too many times, but holy crap is the office impressive that I had a meeting in today. It's like the top eleven stories of a major skyscraper, with a giant double spiral staircase running through the whole thing and the second largest private art collection in Canada. Right out of Devil's Advocate or something… Maybe I should have become a lawyer? I do remember being very impressed with the view from my uncle's firm when I was a kid (one of the big Bay Street towers)…

Anyway, I saw the coolest thing on eBay… a steam powered sportscar (which you can read about here). I read a bit more about it in the steam car forums and it's quite remarkable — the owner converted a VW engine to run on steam. Very interesting!

Anyway, I was reading about Doble Steam Cars which were made until the 1930s, and some of the stats were quite impressive… They had a 2400km range, got mileage that was about the same as IC cars, was almost silent and produced virtually no pollution, could do over 160kph, and by some accounts the 5500lb cars (with engines producing 1000 ft/lb of torque) could accelerate as fast as a modern sports car… Apparently BMW and others are investigating steam engines again as a superior technology.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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