Tesla Test Drives – Tesla Referral Program 2.0 (or 3.0?)

At one point Elon outright cancelled Tesla’s referral program. Why do this? Why discard some well-developed money making program? Because it was losing money. You see, when you have more demand than you can meet, driving up demand doesn’t make sense. And incentivizing people to increase demand is counter-productive. Increasing demand is not good for […]

Tesla’s Success due to “Make it Better” Attitude

When products are developed, there tends to be a point where most workers will state “Good Enough!”. But not at Tesla. The question is always, “How Can We Do BETTER?”. Technology builds upon itself. In order to improve, most look to the latest superficial customer facing issues. But to really improve, to the point where […]

Redoing the Dishwasher

Not my dishwasher. All dishwashers. Current options: Litres of Water used Dishes clean Rate Size Cost/year Manual wash 15L – 18L 1 – 10/min w: 12″ – 32″l: 12″ – 24″h: 6″ – 16″ $8200 (@$15/hr) Dish Washing Machine 15L – 20L 1.66/min w: 18″ – 24″l: 24″h: 35″ $150 (energy) + $100 equipment/service The […]

MySQL w/ JSON Support

Man… MySQL with JSON Support is fucking tight! Pull out the keys and save the rest as JSON. It’s that simple.

Did Dyson strike a deal with Tesla not to make EVs?

This article is pure speculation. If I were Dyson, and I were looking at the big business picture, I would recognise my dependency on Li-ion batteries. The cost of my batteries heavily impacts the cost of my vacuum devices to my customers and my margins as well. Having somebody working towards getting the costs of […]

Bad Defaults

It happens to the best of us. In development, everything has to land somewhere. There has to be default behavior where a user experience can be optimized. One example of default behavior is Google search results. The result is that you get the exact pages you want on the first page of Google’s results. I […]

Cambridge Analytica

I recently reviewed the video The Great Hack from Netflix. Upon looking to cite the link above as a source, I stumbled upon a top Google result (currently second only to the Netflix trailer page itself) called What Netflix’s ‘Great Hack’ Gets Wrong About Cambridge Analytica and subtitled: The British consulting firm didn’t steal the […]

Will Tesla Win?

Few (who don’t watch Now you Know or Hyperchange) are savvy enough to really understand what is at stake in terms of becoming the first to solve Level 5 Autonomy. Level 5 Autonomy is when the car can drive itself in any human drive-able condition. Why is Telsa going to win? Well for starters, they […]

Tesla Next Batch Algorithm

//If you are reading this, I suggest you skip it. You have been warned. At some point, Tesla will face the decision: [which car to make next?] Hardware specifics that exist tangibly including paint colour, # motors, performance, battery size, r/l hand drive etc. need to be built in batches. Tesla will want to minimize […]