Monday, October 18, 2021

I thought it needed a couple more lines, for the 21st century

 The three I know are:

Those who can, do.
Those who can't, teach.
Those who can't teach, become critics.

And my additional lines:

Those whose criticism is useless, become Democrat elected officials.
Those who can't become Democrat elected officials (without time in training), become "community organizers" and "activists".

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Low batteries in the morning

I added a mobile freezer to the mobile refrigerator already in the solar power mobile testbed the other day, and then someone called with a problem in Oakland, so I didn't put the (temporary, test) panels up much that day. The next day, I had errands to run, so I put up only the two thin, light panels, thinking I would go out in the morning. But, things happened, so I didn't get out until afternoon, and when I got back, not much sun was left, so, even though I added two more panels (which weigh twice as much, but produce more power), the batteries were still low in the evening.

This morning, I woke up a little before 5 (there was a low battery alarm beeping, softly beeping, on my remote monitor). So, there I was, out in the parking lot behind my office, before dawn, connecting my last emergency reserve battery, and looking at the predawn sky, when I thought of:

I Can See Clearly Now

Then, Google AI "suggested", that is the word, sir, "suggested":

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Official)

And then, of course,

Billy Joel - Piano Man (Official Music Video)


Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are (Official Audio)

Then, GoogleAI "suggested" something silly (it has no understanding, you know), so I looked up:

The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Official Video) [4K]