Satellite of Something

It’s day two of our Atlantic crossing and I’m getting the feel of the ship. It’s a really good thing I did all that setup work to enable offline coding, because the Internet is available mostly in a philosophical/mathematical sense. For example: % ping -c 5 ✹ PING ( 56 data bytes RequestContinue reading “Satellite of Something”

How Do You Talk to the World?

There’s nothing like a natural disaster to get a person thinking about resilience. In 2020, lightning struck and started a fire in some dry brush in a canyon near Davenport, and the fire spread and took out nearly a thousand houses. While the fire was spreading, PG&E, which owns and operates the power distribution networkContinue reading “How Do You Talk to the World?”