Michael Faraday created the first practical electric motor, but his first and most elegant motor was a Homopolar Motor. It consists of a single piece of wire, a battery, and a magnet. These motors form the basis of many modern electric flywheel storage designs. Here is an example of this elegantly simple motor:
Have you ever tried to use Quickbooks? I have been trying to get ATX Hackerspace’s finances off a spreadsheet and into the online version of Quickbooks .. and the conclusion I’ve come to is that accountants are part evil wizard, part sadist, all crazy.