This is the second time this year that Tesla has encouraged off-peak charging during a Texas heatwave. The company pushed a similar alert in May 2022
Good job Texas grid.
This is the second time this year that Tesla has encouraged off-peak charging during a Texas heatwave. The company pushed a similar alert in May 2022
Good job Texas grid.
The following is a transcript from episode 31 of JS to Elm podcast released in 2018:
And it has sort of taken over a rather large smart container react component. We’ve stripped everything out and we’ve turned it into an entire Elm application embedded in here. And we’ve got some decisions to make as to whether we want to, how we want to move forward with this application. We can either move on to another part of the application and choose that and sort of iterate and do the same thing.
Do that again and again, and eventually we will. Come together and have to figure out how to sew or push out the last remaining pieces of the react applications. As you know, the ultimate goal is to have a complete LM application, as much as possible. The idea to replace the react application with LM entirely with the exception of any of the interior stuff that we need.
AWS signatures, API calls, things like that. The other option is to continue to grow our existing Elm application and sort of slowly take over the react as a single app, rather than trying to put all the little Elm pieces back together at the end. And frankly, I haven’t really decided which one I want to do or which one would be better or more viable or ups and downs.
I’ve got like a pros and cons list that we will probably go through once I have a decision, but it’s kind of up in the air right now. If you have any ideas, if you think one may be better than the other, or you have gone down this road, I would love to hear from you. You can get me on Twitter at JSL. You can email me at contact.
I think it’s, I think it’s a great language. I think it has over the last couple years, I’ve learned it has. Deep deep sort of features that make it specifically unique as far as somewhat, you know, C style syntax with a lot of functional style prototyping functions as first class citizens, things that have led me to better programming, paradigms and design decisions.
If you were going to do it from scratch, you would start with a folder. N PM in it. You know, uh, I installed a, I started a new create react app and it installed, I think, 890 something packages. This is both a positive of the ecosystem that I was able to get so much in, just a few quick installs and also a negative of the ecosystem that my.
Project which doesn’t do anything, but render a blank page requires 900 packages and several build steps in order to get out there. My idea with comparing this with C as a language is because C has sort of, uh, stood the test of time, right? It is fundamentally embedded in everything from Unix to Lennox, to systems, to the subset of superset languages like C plus plus languages that interact with.
You know, Java going C sharp Python, Haskel objective C, uh, which is sort of where I got my roots from. But would you want to write your next application in just C not likely, right. You wouldn’t have the build set, the tool chain, the, the sort of nice, nice tool developing and your user experience would not be particularly awesome.
Right? We don’t nobody today I think opens new. Project and, and says, I’m gonna write this entire stack in C while doable. You’re not really likely to do so. Right. You’re gonna have to reinvent a lot of paradigms and rebuild a lot of things and, and that sort of stuff, even C plus plus like, you know, depending on what you’re trying to build out for us, we’re, we’re building user facing applications.
Right. We’re doing lazy loading. Prefetching all that good stuff. And so this is an idea that I’ve had rolling around in my head a lot and sort of one of the reasons I started to explore other languages, I looked into Elm and I looked into pure script and I really wanted to get sort of into this vein.
Type script. Didn’t really appeal to me from. Foundation standpoint. I also didn’t really want to do a lot of angular as I really liked the sort of react paradigm. So obviously through this podcast, I I’ve, you know, put my money behind Elm and, and bet on Elm as a sort of long term, one of the. Long term outcomes to this sort of shift.
There’s also web assembly, right? This is new and coming out. This is where we actually ship assembly code that gets run natively in the browser that compiles from C and C plus plus and rust as compile targets. Right? These is standard memory management, non garbage collection applications, and the transition to high level languages that compiled to JS.
We had ASM JS, uh, and before that we had, um, native client and ACL project. Right. So it’s just been constant evolution, but it will likely be years before we see a mainstream tooling in. Web assembly, right? It’ll have its sort of niches and things, but you know, as, as browser support slowly moves out, it could be a very long time before we see it as a mainstay in web development.
They they’re piling a lot of things on the language and it’s constantly backwards compatible. At this point, we we’re working on a rays smush. You know, the language is going to sort of reach this sort of breaking point where it’s going to have to sort of either settle down. As a core or branch or, you know, I don’t think they can keep adding things at this pace, but we’ll see.
Uh, catch up with me on slack at J Tom chalk. Let me know what you think. I really think this has. Legs, uh, until someone points out that this is a ridiculous idea, and then I’m going to continue to research it and try and. Uh, hold on to it. So let’s go to picks. Uh, my first pick is a site called type classes.com and type classes is a site for learning functional programming.
It is brought to you by the authors of the HASCO book. Chris Martin and Julie, Chris Martin and Julie, Chris Martin and Julie, uh, Julie, I don’t remember your last name. Uh, Julie. Maru key. Sorry. Julie Maki and Chris Martin, they have been talking about making videos for Haskel and have done it. The site is up it’s called tech classes.com.
I think it is really super awesome. So check out the site and let me know what you think. I also found this really cool. My next pick is this really cool site called, uh, carbon.now.sh, which you may or may not already know about to create and share beautiful images of your source code. So you just type in your source code and it generates this awesome image and it even has like a tweet code button right there.
So you can just tweet your code out. It’s super rad. And my last and final pick is. Jay Phillips talks about web assembly, discussing what it is, how it can be used today and opportunities. It will unlock in the years to come. So we ended the, we ended my discussion with these sort of like, well, what about web assembly?
And where does that fit into the paradigm? And, and, you know, these things move slowly, but. There is opportunity today in web assembly. And if you were like, Hey, this is cool. Uh, check out J Phelps stock. It’s really, really good. Uh, and that’s it for this week. Next week, we will figure out what we’re doing with our Meow notes application.
As we sort of build it out in Elm, uh, as always check out the resources for all the links, um, and resources that I found to put this episode together. Please follow on. Twitter at JS LM, you can follow me at J Tom shock on Twitter. Um, you can email me. I’d love to get sent email contact JS lm.com and we’ll see you next week.
I just don’t have the words.
This legislation — which will inevitably be blocked in the Senate — is an acknowledgment of the importance of this issue, and a way for Democrats to show voters that they are trying to take action in the wake of recent mass shootings
No longer will the state add freeway lanes solely to allow more cars and trucks to use them, said Toks Omishakin, secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, which oversees the state’s transportation network.
A really good start. But only just the first step.
Server was never as widely used as the consumer versions of macOS, but macOS Server has a long history going all the way back to Apple’s late-’90s acquisition of NeXT and its NeXTSTEP software. NeXTSTEP was adapted into a project called “Rhapsody,” which added support for some longtime Apple software and a more Mac-like user interface and was initially released as Mac OS X Server 1.0 in March of 1999. This initial version of Mac OS X Server shared a lot of underpinnings with what would become Mac OS X but predated important user interface elements like the Dock and the Aqua theme, which would launch two years later in the first consumer version of Mac OS X.
I have found memories of running Mac Server for all sorts of things from file hosting, vpn, media server, and all around digital hub. At one point running on a Mac mini connected to my TV over hdmi and able to ssh into from anywhere in the world.
Even as the antiwork counterculture grows, so do calls to “get back to work.” Conservative politicians have been saying this all along, but now President Joe Biden has joined the chorus, saying in his State of the Union address this year, “It’s time for Americans to get back to work and fill our great downtowns again.”
Absolutely not. The commute is, or was, an hour out of my day. Everyday. The benefit did not, for me, outweigh the cost. This was missed time with my kids and spouse, doing house chores, and even relaxing. Also the implication that we ever “stopped working” because we aren’t at the office is down right offensive.
The new law, which goes into effect immediately, will force the state’s two remaining abortion clinics in Louisville to close due to onerous new requirements on doctors, forcing Kentuckians to look elsewhere for abortion care.
And it comes as Republican-led legislatures across the country are passing seemingly unconstitutional, draconian anti-abortion laws in anticipation of a coming Supreme Court decision widely expected to eliminate Americans’ right to an abortion. Oklahoma, for example, recently passed a law similar to Kentucky’s that imposes a near-total ban on abortions except in cases where the pregnant person’s life is in danger — though it isn’t slated to go into effect for another few months.
I will be voting, petitioning, calling, writing, volunteering every person, entity, business that is complicate in this vile attack of personal rights on health care and services. 🤬
Tesla framed Diaz’s suffering as “‘garden variety’ emotional distress that was ‘fortunately mild and short-lived,'” Orrick wrote. “The record roundly rejects that watered-down revisionism. It is difficult to see how Tesla reached that interpretation of the evidence other than ignoring it. Tesla’s proffered figure of $300,000 is, accordingly, untethered to record evidence. The jury reasonably found that this was a case of severe emotional distress.”
Orrick decided that compensatory damages “will be remitted to $1.5 million, the highest award supported by the evidence. The punitive damages award must also be remitted under Supreme Court precedent imposing constitutional limitations on punitive damages. But again, I will not reduce it to the one-to-one ratio to compensatory damages that Tesla urges. I conclude that, on these facts, the Constitution permits a punitive-damages award of $13.5 million—nine times the amount of compensatory damages.”
Diaz will have the option of accepting or rejecting the new amounts totaling $15 million. Tesla can then challenge the ruling in a federal appeals court.
I would say that barely covers the damage. With Tesla lawyers arguing some garbage revisionist law, I would have happily doubled that amount.
“If we are forced to let unvetted apps onto iPhone, the unintended consequences will be profound,” Cook said. “And when we see that, we feel an obligation to speak up—and to ask policymakers to work with us to advance goals that I truly believe we share, without undermining privacy in the process.”
Still not buying it.
U.S. fortunes largely will rest on the shoulders of 23-year-old Christian Pulisic, a menacing attacking threat who signed with Chelsea for a $73 million transfer fee in 2019 — a record for an American — and went on to help the English Premier League side win the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League. After a then-teenage Pulisic tried and failed to carry the United States to the 2018 tournament, the Hershey, Pa., native finally will get his chance to shine on the World Cup stage.
Really looking forward to this years cup 🏆
At each decision point, I’ve adjusted my life to fit within my maximum capacity by curtailing “unnecessary” activities. My family and my day job were necessities. Everything else was optional. As I’ve gotten older, my maximum capacity has decreased, of course, and I have exceeded my limits on many occasions. But for the most part, I’ve been able to keep it together.
It hasn’t always felt great to be running “at maximum capacity” (or slightly beyond) for two and a half decades, but it has always felt like the right thing to do during this critical part of my life.
By 2022, I had returned to thinking not only that it’s possible for me to quit my day job, but that it’s necessary for me to do so.
And so, on March 25, 2022, I left my “normal” job. I am now officially self-employed.
If John, why not you or me?
Wyatt Decker, the chief executive of Optum Health, the unit that focuses on providing healthcare, said the company sees rising demand from patients and families for home-based care. “This trend has really only just begun, of how much care can truly be delivered in the home,” he said in an interview. “We can give care in the home, which is a lower-cost setting…than nursing homes or more advanced care facilities.”
At no point would I ever believe that a health insurance company is interested, in any way, at actually lowering costs.
As the language is finalized behind closed doors, most tech companies and their lobbyists are resigned to passage of the so-called Digital Markets Act. Other provisions in the DMA are aimed at the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc.
The DMA’s most existential threat to Apple comes with a provision that would allow software makers access to the iPhone—through so-called sideloading—outside of the rules and payment scheme of Apple’s App Store. One recent draft of the DMA, overwhelmingly approved in December by a 642-8 European Parliament vote, included sideloading.
The first thing to come to mind is Apple’s Dutch dating solution. To require app makers open their books and pay Apple 27% tribute. They feel, down to their very bone, that they deserve a portion of every transaction that passes through an iPhone.
Getting my thoughts together with react context and the current uses of manageing state in the react community. There’s a lot of ‘just you context’ that feels more and more like a failure to properly explain what context actually is, and how it works.
Context is primarily used when some data needs to be accessible by many components at different nesting levels. Apply it sparingly because it makes component reuse more difficult.
It is very clear that context is not the silver bullet that is often quoted when building applications with react. It is simply one piece in the larger consideration of state management.
One in four Black Americans live in high-poverty neighborhoods, compared to one in 13 white Americans, but the gap goes further. Opportunity Insights, a nonprofit organization that focuses on social mobility, found in a report that race is a major factor for generational mobility even within neighborhoods, and Black-white gaps are even larger in low-poverty neighborhoods.
While guaranteed income alone won’t be a magic fix to the historical injustices around race in the US, cash transfers that reduce contemporary income gaps can begin to make a dent in racial wealth inequalities. To think about it another way, if cash transfers had been given to low-income families in 1960, it would’ve lessened the racial income gap back then, which in turn would have compounded into a smaller racial wealth gap today. We didn’t do that in 1960, but we can start today.
Until we address the growing wealth gap in a variety of ways, possibly guaranteed income, we can not begin to really fix the ongoing damage of systematic racial inequality.
Made the move and migrated everything in my blog from my dev cobbled site to Micro.blog. Turned out pretty great. New Look / New Location
Tough times continue in open source and package management.
[UPDATE, SEVEN HOURS AFTER PUBLICATION: Maybe I should hold my breath. Multiple little birdies familiar with the Studio Display, each birdie independent of the others, tell me that the image quality problems really are a software problem, not hardware — a bug introduced at the last minute — and a future software update might not merely somewhat improve image quality, but raise it to a level commensurate with the iPad models equipped with the same camera (the new Air and last year’s Pros), modulo the differences between the M1 and A13 ISPs. That would be excellent news, if true. But someone at Apple is having a very bad day today, if true.]
So it’s a really big iPhone 11. 🤔
Which brings us to the camera, which I find to be crushingly disappointing. Image quality is astonishingly poor, and Center Stage is glitchy.
Apple says the Studio Display uses the same 12 megapixel ultra-wide camera as in recent iPads — including the new iPad Air. Here are two images of me at my desk, on a sunny afternoon. This one is from the new iPad Air’s front-facing camera:
Absolutly blistering review from John
But Rayburn’s experience shows that’s not always the case. Miners are looking at remote sites, which in some cases will require millions of dollars in grid upgrades, Naylor said.
Utilities across Texas are fielding proposals. American Electric Power Co. is weighing requests from 75 to 100 Bitcoin miners to connect primarily across West Texas and is evaluating the need for upgrades to handle the mines. Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, which serves the Texas Panhandle and Central Plains, is studying inquiries from two dozen miners.
Imagine having so little regulation that crypto miners fine it advantageous to build there. Meanwhile power utilities continue to struggle under cold weather conditions. 🤨
The risks may pay off because crypto miners have pledged to shut down in times of crisis to conserve power, Naylor said. The biggest Bitcoin miner in Texas, Riot Blockchain, did so in February and last year, and others, such as Compute North LLC and Bitdeer Technologies Holding Co., have committed to shutting if needed.
The remote-work trend poses a larger threat to office-space usage than gas prices. Some employers have insisted that workers return to offices five days a week. But many have found remote work hasn’t impaired efficiency, and others worry that if they don’t accede to employee requests for more flexibility, top performers might go to the companies that offer remote opportunities.
Shocking 😱 hasn’t impaired efficiency!
In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Jem Young, Engineering Manager at Netflix, shares his perspective on engineering team leadership. He talks about his experience going from an individual contributor to leading an engineering team, including some of the roadblocks and challenges new managers often encounter. Jem also describes some of the perspectives on team leadership he’s developed by working with and watching other leaders at Netflix. Finally, they talk about the changes in the career trajectories of individual contributors, and how ICs can grow in their careers whether they choose to take the management path or not.
Had an absolute fantastic time talking with Jem.
A Russian projectile hit the Zaporizhzhia plant in southeastern Ukraine overnight, igniting a fire that caused widespread alarm but triggered no release of radioactive material. Rafael Mariano Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, warned of the “risks that we may all incur” if fighting around nuclear sites rages on. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv tweeted: “It is a war crime to attack a nuclear power plant,” and President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Moscow of “nuclear terror.”
03/04/2022 at 11:12 a.m. EST
I fear things getting a lot worse before they get any better. 😞