NextEra Energy to add $1 bn energy storage in 2021

NextEra Energy, the world’s largest producer of solar and wind power, will invest $1 bn in energy storage in 2021. Their plans for renewables are unaffected by COVID-19. They are dropping retail prices temporarily to help consumers, and say there…

30 years clean and sober today

Thirty years ago today on Earth Day, I stopped doing drugs and alcohol and returned to Planet Earth. For anyone having addiction problems, you can do it too. One day at a time. When I tell people how much I…

Why aging COBOL systems are hard to upgrade.

Hint: Crashing federal and state systems is not the fault of modern COBOL, which is quite robust and runs lots of mission-critical systems just fine. The real problem is for decades management didn’t want to spend money on training or…
Brentwood Farmers Market

Assume we are at war with coronavirus, act accordingly

Being religious won’t keep coronavirus away. Jesus has more important things to do than protect wilfully ignorant knuckleheads from themselves. Really, he does. Also, being a wealthy liberal shopping at the Brentwood farmers market thinking only The Poors get coronavirus,…

Surviving the black swan of coronavirus

Coronavirus is a black swan event, unpredictable and unforeseen with extremely bad, consequences. Oh, some might have thought it could happen, but they were mostly ignored. And the black swan absolutely upsets everything, derailing our normal day-to-day existence. Most of…