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Paul Hedrick

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Solar Cooking Classes - San Fernando Valley Time Exchange

Hi Paul - I saw your comment on the San Fernando Valley Time Exchange website. I am the coordinator and also the solar cooking instructor. Normally, our skills classes are open to members only. However, since I teach the class, I invite the public. I will be scheduling a class in the spring when the weather is sunny and the winds die down. The location will likely be a public park. Here is my email address

Debbie99.129.208.98 21:44, January 17, 2011 (UTC)

That's great Debbie. Please post on the Calender of Events when you have a date, or I will help with posting.


Olympus Flower Parabolic Solar stoves

Thanx Paul. I manufacture these amazing "Mirrors of Hope" and would like them to spread throughout the earth.

Ray Eshelby

Jewish World Watch has already been updating their page and has an account already Tom Sponheim 03:45, May 12, 2011 (UTC)

Replying to talk page items for non-logged-in users

They will never see your reply. You should email them also to make sure they see them.

Tom Sponheim 03:47, May 12, 2011 (UTC)

Long IP blocks

Hi Paul; It is counterproductive to block an IP for more than a day unless it is a repeat offender. Many or most IP are dynamic. This means that if the next visit is more than a day or so later, a vandal will have a new IP and your block will not affect him/her. However, if a desirable visitor happens to be assigned the IP that you have blocked anytime in the next six months, s/he will get an IP blocked message and will be discouraged. Even a repeat vandal IP may belong to a school with desirable visitors. Our experience on Wikimedia Commons is that a 1 day block discourages most vandals. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 17:27, May 26, 2011 (UTC)

Let's compromise and block everyone for three days. My understanding is that Comcast cable internet users, for example, keep the same IP address for months and are only issued a new address if they or Comcast resets their cable modem. I'm not too worried about inadvertently blocking a user here and there who happens to have the same IP address as the offender had. It would make me feel safer if we just block the offender if he checks the page in the next day or two to see if his vandalism is still there. It would save us work and embarrassment if he found himself blocked at that time. Thanks for the warning, Walt.
Tom Sponheim 20:06, May 26, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry about the grating!

Duh. Sorry you have to drive all the way back to pick it up.


New pages for non-members

I don't think we should add any new articles unless the group is a member. Tom Sponheim 18:52, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

Wilson Solar Cooker

ruruleHi, i am interested in distributiing Wilson Solar Cooker.

Please contact me by email

i need the construction and mechanism of making solsource 3-in1.Hari srikar (talk) 11:44, July 31, 2012 (UTC)hari srikar.

for contact email to-

Hi Paul, I sent an email to Tom, but needed my photo tags to be changed to "Kirk-ook" rather than Kirk-Cook. It was a typo on my part. Thanks! 21:18, January 22, 2013 (UTC)


Photo for article

Hi Paul,

I'm with, and we'd love to use your photo of the SunFire Solutions solar cooker for one of our articles. We will give you credit and link back to your Wikia profile. 

Please let me know if this creates a problem, or if there's something else we can do. 



Dear Paul

I am searching someone that could help us with a work shop in the Bandundu region in DRC. Could you please give a tip?

Stefan Karnebäck, Sweden, 08:47, August 10, 2013 (UTC)

Uploading Files

Hi, Paul -- you asked me to leave you a message on your talk page if I needed help, so -- question: how do I upload files?  Professor Suharta's sent me a bunch of files that go on either her or the Solar Cooking Application Group's page, but the only features/media options I have are "Photo", "Gallery", "Slideshow", "Slider", "Video" and "Table".  I'm assuming that either my account doesn't have the necessary permissions or that I'm just doing it all wrong.  Help?  Thanks in advance!  Katjo.Mencanto (talk) 18:07, August 30, 2013 (UTC)

Dear Paul:

I am the co-author of a university science/ engineering  textbook "Renewable Eenrgy Resources" published by Routledge.  We woudl like to reproduce (wiht due acknowledgement) oneof the solar cooker photos   that you have posted, namely PICT2221, which shows CookIt's in use in a refugee camp in Chad.

The page info syas that the photo is copyright, but does not say who is the copyright holder, form whom we have to seek permission. Pls advise me by email to


Dr Tony Weir

University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji 21:06, November 29, 2013 (UTC)

hello sir iwould lik to make the diy solar tracker.would you please help me with it, if you could upload a video it would be really helpful117.240.124.201 06:08, February 12, 2015 (UTC)

See also format

Hi, Paul. I think we decided in our last meeting to do the cultural See also like this:

'''See also'''

Also, put the wikipedia link below the See also. Tom Sponheim (talk) 18:05, January 11, 2016 (UTC)

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