See also https://cityofnewburyport.com/resiliency.
My municipality recently announced a program that will cut the cost of electricity supply from $0.339 / kWh to $0.218. That’s great. But it’s not great that public utility pricing is going the way of pharmaceutical pricing, with almost everybody needing to rely on opaque deals to get reasonable pricing. There’s a Massachusetts law enabling … Read more
tl;dr This didn’t work out. Why not? Random disconnects requiring user intervention, and a very weak 5G signal. The LTE signal was strong enough, but it looks like the less congestion-prone 5G isn’t really provisioned in my neighorhood as of mid-December 2022. I’m testing a T-Mobile internet-over-5G service. My phone is on T-Mobile, so they … Read more
Enough already with using “dumpster fire” to describe a huge chaotic mess!
Dumpsters are designed to control fire. If a dumpster’s on fire, shut the lid and shut the side doors. The fire will burn itself out.
Maybe the same idea applies to people on fire. Deny them the attention they crave, their psychological oxygen, and maybe their fires will cool off too.
To improved sustainability of software like WordPress, it’s important to ask Where is power consumed? At the data center, at the client (the user’s machine or device), and in the network routers and line drivers used to transport the data. To reduce data center power: To reduce client power: To reduce network power, make your … Read more
I have been working on a WordPress search plugin to use Valerian Saliou‘s Sonic search backend. It is a lightweight alternative to backends like Elastic Search. Its straightforward approach to normalizing natural language queries makes it useful for searching WordPress content. And its speed and feature set lend themselves gracefully to autocompletion. Using Sonic in … Read more
This is a sweet ride around seacoast New Hampshire and southwestern Maine. It combines mountains and coasts with a little urban riding in Dover and Portsmouth. The dirt road up to Mt. Agamenticus is in good shape.