Database Indexes

One of the most important concepts in database design is Indexes. But don’t I mean Indicies? No. Indexes. That’s how I roll. Fundamentally, Indexes are like pointers to locations. To make things findable fast, in any situation, it helps to be able to point to the exact location you need to go to get whare […]


Why is MySQL with JSON Support “Fucking Tight”?

Earlier this month, I wrote about MySQL with JSON support being “fucking tight”. This might be the first time I can recall quoting myself, but fair warning… I kind of like it. Allow me to elaborate. When you process form data through HTTP’s POST protocol for example, to get it into a MySQL database previously, […]


Engineering a TSLA Short Squeeze

I actually did read Jim Cramers Mad Money book. One of the few books I have read. Doesn’t make me an expert, but he described how he himself was short squeezed and since it is way worse than everybody is talking about for TSLA, I feel like it is a good thing to write about […]


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.


First Principles

First to give you some context, I only became aware of the phrase “First Principles” recently. I don’t quite know everything there is about it, but I have started to look at this from a software development perspective in the work I create and I can tell you how I am applying what I know […]


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 […]


How Tesla can Solve Idle Fees

When you park at a Super Charger, you can leave your car to charge while you go grab a bite or do some shopping. At some point though, your car will finish charging. After that, you are taking up a parking spot with your car plugged in. This is where “Idle Fees” kick in. If […]


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 […]


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 […]