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I've developed an open source toolchain for publishing EPUB3 books, and have released the guidebook under Creative Commons.  While thinking about the result, I remembered Richard Stallman's warning about the dangers of electronic books.

Conditions have changed a little since his warning.  EPUB3 is a very cool format for publishing electronic books, with the capability of using leading web technology like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for interactivity.  

The capability is there for completely open books ...
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Climate change is a big grave risk to us all - food shortages, resource wars, coastal cities swamped by rising seawater and more are in our future.  California just took a huge step to rectifying its contribution to the problem.  

http://www.examiner.com/article/gov-jerry-brown-ups-california-climate-change-goals-ahead-of-un-climate-summit
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Tesla's $13,000 home batteries could be leased similarly to SolarCity scheme

Tesla's home batteries has been made available to about 300 customers of SolarCity, a company in which 'Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, is both chairman and a major shareholder.

Investment analyst 'Trip Chowdhry said in an interview that he had happened to meet a couple of these customers at trade shows last year.

One of them had had the system installed for more than a year.
Chowdhry pressed them for details, and here are the basics, according to what he was able to learn:
1. The system is offered, currently, in 10 and 15 kwh configurations to solar customers who do not own electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids.

2. The battery pack costs about $13,000, and Pacific Gas & Electric offers a 50% rebate for using the system presumably because it can be used to decrease load on the grid during peak use hours.

3. Financing is set up for the customer to make an initial $1,500 payment, followed by $15 monthly payments for 10 years at the end of which the battery is returned to SolarCity.

4. Tesla has permission from customers to monitor data from the systems.

5. Tesla packages the battery pack in what Chowdhry described as an attractive cabinet, available in white or a dark color.

+Tesla Motors declined to comment for this article according to +The Guardian.

“It’s clean, it’s quiet and it looks good in the garage,” Chowdry said, adding that it sounded like a worthwhile expenditure for someone who spends $100 to $150 per month on data services for phones, computers, televisions and other devices.

“This is a speculation on our end, based on what we’ve seen on Tesla battery storage, but so far, this makes sense.”

Why install a battery system at home? Chowdhry pointed to customers relying upon constant connection with “the digital highway”, noting that it could take up to 45 minutes to re-power devices and re-set digital clocks when the power went out.

“If you are a gadget person living a digital life – you have iPhones and computers and you always want to be connected – the storage battery is a dream come true,” he said.

Like the batteries that power Tesla’s cars, the residential units are made with lithium ion cells, which the automaker plans someday to manufacture in Nevada at its so-called (and yet-to-be-built) Gigafactory.

The home battery packs would, of course, differ in arrangement from the automotive ones, which are laid out horizontally to fit beneath Tesla’s cars.

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+http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/25/tesla-battery-home-elon-musk

 
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Bloomberg: Tesla has tested batteries for use in home and by businesses in Wal-Mart stores +http://goo.gl/B5Uso6

#tesla #teslamotors #batteries #batterylife #battery #homebattery #smarthomes #smarthome #solarenergy  


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I'd like to compare that battery price,
with a similar offering from CALB,
because I think he might be taking advantage of public ignorance.
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Climate change is a big grave risk to us all - food shortages, resource wars, coastal cities swamped by rising seawater and more are in our future.  California just took a huge step to rectifying its contribution to the problem.  

http://www.examiner.com/article/gov-jerry-brown-ups-california-climate-change-goals-ahead-of-un-climate-summit
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A fire outside Greely CO, triggered by a lightning strike at a fracking wastewater injection site -- business as usual or something to be alarmed over?  http://longtailpipe.com/2015/04/20/fracking-wastewater-injection-wells-are-potential-firebomb-risks-it-seems/
Late last week a “wastewater injection well” blew up after water storage tanks were struck by lightning.  The site is operated by NGL Water Solutions near the Greely-Weld County Airport outside Greely Colorado, and has storage tanks to hold fracking wastewater that’s to be injected underground.  While these are tanks full… Continue reading
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Bryan Seely campaigned against Google Maps loopholes last year by making fake listings for the FBI & The Secret Service. He's back again warning against them with his latest demonstration.
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Remote access malware either already has or will soon turn up in local cops' kits.
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Education
  • Univ of Kentucky
    Computer Science, 1981 - 1988
  • Barbara Brennan School of Healing
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Electric Vehicle Journalism, Software Development, Node.js book author
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Journalist covering electric vehicles via PlugInCars.com, and TorqueNews.com, as well as other green technology and environmental topics on examiner.com

Software engineer, most recently with Yahoo working on their Node.js stack; formerly with Sun working in the Java SE team

Software Quality Engineering Test Automation Architect

Author of a Node.js book, Node Web Development

Blogging about Sustainability issues, Green Transportation, the full-life-cycle of the transportation system, and technology and other stuff

Helping to launch Transition Silicon Valley and Transition Mountain View (Transition Towns movement)

Developer of Java's java.awt.Robot class
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Blogger, Green Transportation and Technology Advocate, Software Engineer, Mouth Breather
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Journalism, Blogging, Software Engineering, Online community management
Employment
  • Recargo
    Website Developer, 2013 - present
    Upgrading look/feel/implementation of PlugInCars.com, one of the leading news and information websites in the electric vehicle field. This means Drupal theming work.
  • PlugInCars.com
    Reporter, 2013 - present
    News and journalism covering the electric vehicle scene.
  • Packt
    Book author, 2011 - present
    Written Node Web Development, an introductory guide to software development with Node.js. First version was in 2011, second version was in 2013.
  • V is for Voltage - http://visforvoltage.org
    Owner, 2006 - present
    Owner of online discussion forum focusing on electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric motorcycles, electric cars, etc
  • examiner.com - writer
    Green Transportation Examiner, 2009 - present
    Covering news about Green Transportation, Green Living and the Environment
  • TorqueNews
    Reporter, 2011 - 2014
    News and journalism about electric vehicles, focusing specifically on Tesla Motors
  • Charged EV's Magazine
    Writer, 2012 - 2014
    Magazine articles covering the unfolding electric vehicle scene
  • Yahoo
    Principle Engineer - Mobile Test Software Automation, 2009 - 2011
    Architect of Software Quality Engineering for Yahoo's Node.js hosting stack
  • Sun Microsystems
    Staff Engineer, 1998 - 2009
    Architect of Software Quality Engineering for the Java SE platform.
  • VXtreme
    Senior Software Engineer, 1996 - 1997
    Software engineer developing video streaming server software
  • MainSoft
    Senior Software Engineer, 1994 - 1996
    Software engineer developing GUI toolkit for Unix/X11 that's compatible with WIN32 API.
  • The Wollongong Group
    Senior Software Engineer, 1990 - 1994
    Software engineer developing X.400/RFC-822 compatible email systems.
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If electric cars are our future, the automakers are following different paths to that goal, where most are focusing attention on one or two

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Rare earth metal recycling could resolve a geopolitical power headache, and Honda's new process is a big step in that direction.

Blink and ChargePoint join for electric car charging station sharing
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The two companies will mitigate one of the frustration points of electric car ownership, the necessity to join multiple charging station net