Present Thoughts On EV’s

I heard about a man charging his EV (electric vehicle) for 10 hours, and it only reaching 20% power. Whether you are an EV fan, opponent, or indifferent either way, you’d have to admit that is a sad display of inefficiency.

I don’t know what caused the issue, but it’s not the first concerning thing I’ve heard about EV’s in general.

Am I discouraging the use of EV’s? You may wonder. I’d simply advise people weigh the pros and cons, research for themselves.

Personally, I’m not buying one anytime soon.

Segway S-Pod Chair

I recently came across the coolest mobility vehicle I’ve ever seen to date. It’s described in advertisements and such as a self balancing electric lounge chair on wheels. I’ve seen it demonstrated in videos, it is easily controlled with a simple joy stick, or alternately with a tablet.

I have no idea on the pricing, and that’s a definite concern.

I’m still trying to research that.

What I like BEST about it, is while it’s ideal for the mobility challenged like me, really ANYONE could use it. If I had one, my son could borrow it to drive around his school campus if he didn’t want to wear himself out walking. It goes up to 24 mph.

Lost Keepsakes

So, as some of you may recall, toward the end of my son’s school year, he had a concert. I had planned on getting around to uploading pics & video from that event, finally. Sadly, I was informed today that the stuff got deleted. I am really wishing now they had been backed up.

As much as tech has benefited our society, it’s not immune to human error, and unfortunately there’s no way now to remedy the loss.

The Crazy On Tik Tok Is Thick

As the title here says, the crazy on Tik Tok is thick. Some of the things I’ve stumbled across on there are SO FAR out of touch w/rationality that it’s laughable. The platform does still have value, but it’s important to “separate the wheat from the chaff” so to speak.

WHAT a person is known and stands for matters, some people are so hungry just to be known for SOMETHING they never stop to think about what they are actually putting out onto the platform & into the world. I advise they do stop and think about it.

Social media of any sort can be a wonderful tool when used wisely, but when it’s not, that can have very bad results.

Sci-Fi Pipe Dream or Plausible?: Either Way, Notes On More Big Thinking From Elon Musk

It may seem like I write a lot about Elon, but I recently learned something I had to comment on.

It sounds significantly like science fiction (and likely is) but Elon believes people may eventually be able to download their memories & personalities into androids, according to a post I read earlier.

Kudos to him for MORE big thinking, as he’s famed for, outlandish as this particular idea sounds.

Just No, Thanks

I was looking into new graphic design software, and one thing I was checking out, it turned out I’d need an $80 annual subscription for. I’m just not willing to pay that for the particular product.

I think the money I’ll save NOT buying it will be better spent on more important things. If I could purchase the software OUTRIGHT for a one off payment of ONLY $80, (instead of $80 yearly) that’d be a vastly different, and better deal, and thus worth the investment.

More Notes On Elon Musk

Some of the things I absolutely love about Elon Musk is his never ending work ethic, and his infinite capacity for dreaming big. The more I continue to study his life, the more respect I have for him. He’s willing to personally put SO MUCH on the line to succeed, and that’s a powerful inspiration.

He’s been called controversial, and everyone has their share of enemies, but even his critics can’t deny that he definitely works like a dog going after his favorite bone, unrelenting.

He taught HIMSELF to code, and sold his first tech program at 12 years old, according to one documentary I recently saw. I wasn’t doing anything so remarkable as that when I was 12, at least not that I recall.

If he wants to know how to do something, he just goes and learns how, and nothing seems to adequately quench his thirst for knowledge.