New blog host

It was relatively painless to move from my self-hosted blog at https://blog.rosenberg-watt.com/ to the WordPress.com-hosted one here at https://philrw.wordpress.com/. All of the content is the same (with the exception of a few videos nobody ever watched, anyway), and now I don’t have to worry about uptime and such: the folks at WordPress.com will do that for me. So the web site address is new: make a note of it. Other than that, it’s still the same old boring website. If you’re following via RSS, you may want to update your URLs.

Watt-wise router migration

As part of a small project at work, I get to play around with this – shall we say electrically efficient – routing hardware. My reasons for switching (including having a virtualized router that was causing me some headaches) and install notes are basically the same as his, with a couple of exceptions:

All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware

I rarely laugh out loud from pure joy, but I did watching this video, several times, in fact. Although the video is promotional and highly controlled, it reaffirms everything I’ve believed about the future of self-driving car technology, and I’m even more excited that we’re in line to purchase one of these cars. Tesla also says they will demonstrate a coast-to-coast autonomous drive some time next year. I assume this means automatic charging, too. Self-driving vehicles will play a crucial role in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future.

Deux You See It?

The Tesla Master Plan, Part Deux is out (and if anyone is a hot shot, it’s Elon), and if you haven’t read it, read it. Since they’re nearing completion of part one and the media attacks against Tesla have just begun to warm up, the time is ripe. I can’t say I’m surprised about the overall plan because it makes perfect sense to me. I had anticipated in a small way some of the consequences of a self-driving car, but I hadn’t considered hiring out my Tesla to go drive people around, driverless, Uber-style.