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 […]


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.


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 […]


Elevating Development of Elevators

Current Elevator Problems Crowded Wait to get on Something disgusting in the corner Wait for other people to get off Some kid hits the buttons for every floor Limited personal capacity Slow Don’t you love pressing the elevator button and the door immediately opens? What if there was an elevator that knew you were coming […]


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 […]


A Self Driving Future

Imagine a future where transportation is quick and even quicker when you plan ahead. You need a car and one shows up instantly to take you wherever you want to go. On a $40,700 Tesla Model 3 leased today, Tesla will collect $6,289 +$2,500 +($399 * 36) = $23,153 for leasing the car to a […]