Brutalist Web Design

A website’s materials aren’t HTML tags, CSS, or JavaScript code. Rather, they are its content and the context in which it’s consumed. A website is for a visitor, using a browser, running on a computer to read, watch, listen, or perhaps to interact. A website that embraces Brutalist Web Design is raw in its focus […]

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Power and energy consumption

I built a system that uses a ‘Raven’ Zigbee USB radio and Raspberry Pi to monitor our SDG&E electric meter, and layered Flask and D3.js on top to display usage. Sometimes it looks quite cool: The baseline for the house is 225 to 250W, and the plateaus are the (high efficiency energy star) refrigerator. You can […]

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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

So after a serious consideration of the Zero DS-R electric motorcycle, we ended up with a three year lease on… this! That’s the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Premium trim. I’ll try and explain how we got here, and maybe someone else will find the information useful in deciding on a car. What I Need Five days […]

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Resume Driven Development | rdd.io

We value: Specific technologies over working solutions Hiring buzzwords over proven track records Creative job titles over technical experience Reacting to trends over more pragmatic options via Resume Driven Development | rdd.io

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Cat and Girl

Every now and then this strip makes my day. via Cat and Girl

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Damn it’s hot

via Swear Trek Yeah, sometimes this blog will have swearing. Driving home it was 105F: I made the mistake of playing sand volleyball at noon, and the bottoms of my feet are quite unhappy. I had (be prepared!) sand socks in my bag, but one of the players had just gotten a pedicure. (A pedicure removes all […]

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Impact of Open Offices on Collaboration | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Abstract Organizations’ pursuit of increased workplace collaboration has led managers to transform traditional office spaces into ‘open’, transparency-enhancing architectures with fewer walls, doors and other spatial boundaries, yet there is scant direct empirical research on how human interaction patterns change as a result of these architectural changes. In two intervention-based field studies of corporate headquarters […]

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