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Dave Shevett
Works at Curriculum Associates, Inc
Lived in Natick, MA
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This is this weekend!  Hopefully we'll be there and en-dressed!
Learn about the Watch City Steampunk Festival, about Steampunk, and about Waltham, Massachusetts, popularly known as Watch City!
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Nothing like a new car to spur you to do that spring cleaning in the car port.  Mostly it was just cluttered, but now everything fits comfortably!
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I didn't realize you had a carport!
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This is HUGE.  Much of the gripes about solar / wind is that it can't provide power all the time.  But a relatively low cost battery like this can bridge the gap when there's no sun or wind.  

I recently did a power audit in my house, and a 10kWh solar PV array would cover all of my electrical usage.  Note that 10kWh means that in a given day, the panels will generate that much power, even though they'd make electricity only for 12-ish hours.  A 10kWh battery like this one could be recharged by that 10kWh solar array, and give me full power, without ever drawing from the grid, 24hrs a day.    And that battery is about $7000.  
Dubbed the Powerwall, Tesla has unveiled a home stationary battery that offers 10 kWh of storage capacity for the relatively modest price of US$3,500. A smaller unit is also available at 7 kWh for...
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$3500 wholesale to installers, inverter etc not included.
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Suck it, Koch brothers and the Kennedies.  Block Island is going 100% wind power.  If you guys hadn't torpedoed Cape Wind with your misguided BS about 'visual pollution', MA could have been the first.  
"This is technology that will play a very important part in decarbonizing electric sector."
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Off to #neffa for the day!  See if I can remember how to dance.
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http://tinyurl.com/q526ccl seems the appropriate link.  And I hope you have fun!
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Well, for the most part this has been a pretty good weekend.  The biggest distraction was I managed to get an infection in my right thumb.  I got a piece of plastic stuck in it a few weeks ago, and thought it got cleaned out  This is deeper though - no open cut.  Finally figured out it was Cellulitus (a deep tissue infection), and started a round of antibiotics.  It's sore but not too bad.  Doesn't really get in the way much.  Hopefully, the antibiotics will do their job, but hate it when my body can't repair itself without help.
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oooh, green thumb! Have you tried any gardening lately?
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Today I traded in my Jeep for a Chevy Volt...
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We had an electrician install the 240v setup which is easy, 25 foot cable for my volt, could charge a tesla just as well
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Bored Panda is rapidly becoming one of my favorite sites.
Parenting isn't all baby photos and quality time with your kids; there's a whole lot more poop, screaming and stress involved than many of us realize. Parents on Twitter have been sounding off, sharing their estimates of what parenting really is.
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My first FPV flight.  Didn't end so well, but the whole thing did work!
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+Ry S-H So this recording is taken from the Mobius HD camera that's attached to the top of the frame.  The FPV viewing is done through a smaller camera below it (you can see it at hte beginning of the video).  The FPV view is not fisheyed. :)
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My chatterings about the state of "heavy" mail clients.
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+Ry S-H Sure, but there's no questioning that the userbase of 'heavy' desktop mail clients is shrinking rapidly, not growing.  That's an indication of a technology that's on its way out, not flourishing.  
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Heading to the #mitflea  shortly.  Ping me if you wanna say hi!
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Man, I would've gone. :-)
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I'm looking to talk with an architect who might be willing to help us cost out a new building at Mosaic.  This is first-contact sort of conversations.  Anyone in our network have some time to sit down and help with moving from Programming to Costing?  May result in a full hire, but we're exploring right now.
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+Derek Lichter Awesome!  Can you send me contact information?  EMail best!
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Natick, MA - Berlin, MA - Bolton, MA - Newton, MA - Stockton, NJ - New Hope, PA - Trenton, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ
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Just zis geek, ya know?
Introduction
Supergeek, evangelical agnostic, dad to Most Awesome Kid in the World, juggler, bass player, and general geeky dude.
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I wrote Keystone (a very popular ticketing system in the dotcom days), and nowadays I'm working on CONGO - a Java based event (think 'convention') management system.
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I geek about super cool tools.
Employment
  • Curriculum Associates, Inc
    Senior Systems Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Stonekeep Consulting, Inc
    Consultant, 2012 - present
  • ZeroTurnaround
    Continuous Delivery Tech Advocate, 2012 - 2012
  • CBSInteractive
    Senior System Administrator, 2011 - 2012
  • Livewire
    Senior Project Lead, 2008 - 2011
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penk, eidolon, shayde