when one realizes one is a dolt

so we’re talking about lyft and uber and i said I’d love to have my own ride service . Started thinking about it and had the

epiphany that it’s easy. You give Lyft your origin and destination. But then i thought how do they locate a driver. Now i i know at least in Android just gotta learn ios.

when walmart screws up

So had to put an order for groceries in p for delivery . Only time available was a between 9pm and 10pm . Got an email saying it was delivered at 9:16pm. Checked but nothing at our door. So went to the website and requested refunds . Then resubmitted the order for between 12pm and 1pm Sunday.

new job

Since Tuesday I’ve interviewed with the Chief Technology Officer and her deputy.

got an email from the head hunter that they got positive feedback. In essence they are doing server maintenance and they’ll make it a priority to onboard me. Yippee.

interesting tidbit on wildlife tracking collars

i was reading an article this morning on the deaths of three grizzly bears in the west. What piqued my interest is that the tracking collars can now sense whether a bear is dead or alive. Technology is marching along.

I can imagine how they dd this, it likely is derived from human medical technology. But I certainly would not want to be the people who put the collar on the bear. Ut si.

When even Google Screws up

Recently I’ve noted that Amazon, Huly et al no longer wor on our Chromebooks. Traced it don to a little component called WideVine CDN. It doesn’t exist on these chromebooks.

Further digging has exposed the Google in fact owns WideVine. It’s like the one hand of google doesn’t know what the right is hand is doing.

And visiting google support page is stupid. Yet they’ve convinced every content provider to start using their program. This is going to force me to a by yet another PC. That isn’t the direction Iwanted to go in. And I also note that even Google docs complains that my browser is outdated. Of course it is it’s two revisions back.

Book Burning does it never end?

Reading an article on MSNBC about efforts to ban and burn books in Kansas, Florida et al. They’re mostly LGBTQ books that are being banned and nder threat of being burned.

It’s ludicrous. Don’t the bigots realize they’re drawing attention to the books?And it’s always one bigot usually female who without even reading the book wants it banned. The phrase all up in the koolaid and don’t know the flavor applies.

It’s sort of like the Million Moms groups where they’re approximatley 999,999 short of that million. In essense the most vocal bigots usually rule the roost. This has been the case with all the attempts to censor so called offensive materials in the movies, television and even on the net. These big mouths won’t stop.

We need to cultivate our ow loud moths to drown out the bigots.

Thoughts on Google Nest

Today yi

Today I was explaining how the Nest thermostat worked to someone.

I noted that the thermostat uses motion to determine whether we’re home or not. If it doesn’t detect motion in a certain time period it goes to eco mode.

Then i explained where the thermostat is located. Ours is by the front door. Then started thinking about places where we’d lived and the thermostat locations. Now this place was built in 1973. Other place between1900 and 1930. Those latter were well inside the house. So there was pretty much constant movement. The former where we are now not so much.

Which means it impacts the performance of the Nest product. Interesting.