Karlovac

Thomas Edison was nowhere near the level of inventor Nikola Tesla was, but Tesla was nowhere near the level of businessman Edison was.

Thomas Edison never graduated high school and was homeschooled by his mother. Nikola Tesla was homeschooled by his parents, attended the Gymnasium Karlovac in Croatia, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria; and the University of Prague excelling in linguistics, mathematics and sciences.

Thomas Edison stole inventions from others while Nikola Tesla created his own.

Thomas Edison is remembered now as one of history’s best inventors, but in the near future Nikola Tesla will be recognized as the greatest inventor of all time.

Winter's First Storm

The first real snow storm of winter has finally descended on Croatia these past two days and it looks to be a doozy.  This storm has brought the fluffy white stuff pretty late in the season, as it’s already February 4th, but I’m happy it’s finally here.  Currently, it is -9°C here in Karlovac at midday, or 15.8°F for all my fellow Americans.  It is projected to hit -13°C tonight, and right about now I’m wishing our apartment building had a much better heating system installed than our old soviet style radiators pumping in heat from a central plant miles away.  Next year I’m definitely installing new windows.  You can see in the pic I’ve attached that we have old wood framed windows with very thin glass.  At least they are double-paned; but if you stand next to them you can feel a slight draft seeping in.  They’re great in the summer but awful in the winter.  So it’s either new windows next year or a new place.  Come to think of it, maybe I just found my reason to move to the coast full time J