Why Elon Musk is Scared of A.I. (and Mark Zuckerburg isn’t)

Great Software Developers factor worst case scenarios. For example, in Computer Science we are taught how to look at algorithms in terms of run time and measure based on a worst case scenario. I often find myself considering worst case scenarios wrt security, resource usage, scalability and attempt to build according to what craziness I […]

Tesla Auto Repossess

Love this moonshot idea. Buy a CyberTruck. If you don’t make a payment, the car will just reposess itself. 30 days leeway.

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 […]

March 11th, 2020

9 Ways Tesla can make Money other Car Makers yet cannot

*prices in CAD Full Self-Driving Capability On/Off $9,200 Tesla Supercharging Cost $0.00/(0.18/kW)/($1.00/min) Tesla Premium Internet ($0.00/month)/($10.00/month) Battery Soft-limit (50kWh/60kW/75kWh/100kWh) Heated Back Seats (On/Off) $300 Premium Surround Sound Speakers On/Off $300 Service Cost ($0.00/hour)/($175/hour) Tesla Insurance Off/($100/month) Sentry Mode ($0.00/month)/($10/month) Everybody reading this should know by now that Tesla can enable FSD on their cars. The […]

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 […]

January 29th, 2020

Successful Online Startup Necessities

Starting an online business from nothing is tough. You need a good developer and a solid plan. Assuming you have that, here are some pieces that need to be developed. While you may be able to get away with not having pieces, things will get better the more pieces you collect. Admin Panel with great […]

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 […]