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TIL Robin Sloan has a new novel coming out this summer!

bookshop.org/p/books/wizard-s-

Hmm I wonder what my set of frequently-used emoji says about how/what I communicateโ€ฆ

๐Ÿคฆ the habit some folks have of always creating chat channels as private ๐Ÿคฆ

Hey everyone!

My current gig might be wrapping up soon, so itโ€™s time for me to figure out whatโ€™s next.

If you or someone you know could use some help with software tools or systems โ€” architecture, implementation, deployment, operations, data pipelines, CD, DX, etc โ€”ย maybe get in touch? Iโ€™ve been doing this a while and Iโ€™m pretty flexible.

Iโ€™m open to short-term or long-term, part-time or full-time. Iโ€™m US-based (NYC area) and a US citizen.

General CV: aviflax.com/resume/

Energy-specific CV: aviflax.com/resume/energy/

Thanks in advance!

Fascinating video essay about a groundbreaking comics writer in Argentina in the mid 20th century. Hector German Oesterheld. Creator of Mort Cinder and the Eternaut.

youtu.be/gidIRzuOjDc

Amazon just sent me a โ€œyour review is liveโ€ email for a review I submitted EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO.

All those rock star engineers, doing their rock star thing. ๐Ÿค˜

WTF is going on with coffee tasting notes

On the most recent episode of the Batteries Included podcast (about electric vehicles) one of the hosts, Martyn Lee (also the host of the excellent EV News Daily) described a recent article about a survey showing that Tesla has a plummeting โ€œconsideration scoreโ€ with potential customers, which is related to its CEO.

They Martyn asked listeners to comment on whether this matters to them.

My response:

WRT Tesla and Musk: I currently own 2 Teslas and Iโ€™ve owned a total of 4. Unless things change, these will be my last. Theyโ€™re great products but I canโ€™t support a company headed by someone so toxic who is stoking conflict and animosity. I used to be proud to drive my Teslas around but no longer.

I would love to see Tesla find a new CEO, sooner rather than later. (And not a figurehead as in X.) Until then Iโ€™m done with Tesla.

Fantastic, phenomenal, cogent, inspiring podcast interview:

Why Climate Change Isnโ€™t the End of the World with Dr. Hannah Ritchie

(Deputy Editor and Lead Researcher at Our World in Data)

headgum.com/factually-with-ada