WRoscoe

Hi, this is my personal blog. I'm a software (web/data) engineer with a background in solar/water/residential construction. I'm currently (March 2022) looking to start or join a company helping US manufacturers.


  • A Remarkable Home

    For decades I've learned about the good and bad designs of homes. Finally this year I'm in a possition to start the process of designing a home that incorporates everything I've learned. This post shares what I plan to build.

    I've been learning about construction all my life. I was …

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  • Minimum Viable Compound

    What is the fastest thing we can create that would test the idea if we can get our friends to come live with use for a month.

    What we'll test.

    • Are people motivated and able to move somewhere to live together?
    • Do we like living together?
    • Do we see an …
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  • My Lightning Node

    I fuck around with a bitcoin lightning node. Learn how I balance channels and connect to useful services here. (2k sats)

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  • What is a rural city?

    If you've talked to me for more than 10 minutes, you'll have heard my pitch to build a new way to live. As I've tried to evangelize how I want to live to people I've struggled to paint the vision so someone can latch to. Most people like the ideas …

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  • Extracting ourselves in a van trip around the US.

    our van

    The way you feel after your vacation can tell you what you should do next, if you pay attention.

    We all fall into routines in life. Usually it's some variation and schedule of sleep, wake, work, play. After we do the routine enough it becomes automatic and we don’t …

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  • Calm Before The Storm. The Trillion Dollar Bitcoin

    The dollar is seen as strong right now because countries have a shortage of dollars because they have fewer dollars than expected because of reduced trade.

    Oil is cheap. Zero investment going into oil development. When the economy opens up exploration and production companies are going to be bankrupt which …

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  • Rural Peacefulness

    During the summers between middle school I worked on a ranch 30 minutes down the road from a town of 20 people. The only other traffic on the road were other ranchers. At the time I only wanted to be home with my friends but it was here where felt …

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  • Economic Prediction 2019

    In the next 12 months we’ll enter a global recession caused by the boomers retiring. As the boomers retire they will begin liquidating their savings currently held in stocks and bonds. The stock market will fall and bond interest rates will rise. The higher interest rates will cause many …

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  • Donkey Car

    Donkey Car

    Donkey Car is an opensource DIY self driving platform for small scale cars. I started this project with Adam Conway in 2017. He built the hardware and I wrote the software. Since then the project has been built more than 5000 times.

    The cars are built using a standard 1 …

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  • Roscoe For BART

    roscoeforbart.org screenshot

    For a hot second in 2016 I ran for the BART Board of Directors on the platform to replace bart with self driving busses. I spent $0 and recieved 13,000 votes (15%). While talking to constituents I realized people didn't think it was possible to run self driving busses …

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