September 10, 2023


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My Model 3 has been neglected a bit since we got Renee's Model Y. It's no longer the cool car in the family. And it's no longer the car she and I take on routine errands. It has quickly become the car I use for commuting to the office and back.

And that's ok. I love her Model Y.

I felt the 3 needed some attention, though, so I washed it yesterday and cleaned the inside today. That should feel nice on the way into work tomorrow morning.

tags: tesla

photo published in /2023/09/10

Artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT was built in Iowa — with a lot of water (

"Microsoft disclosed that its global water consumption spiked 34% from 2021 to 2022 (to nearly 1.7 billion gallons, or more than 2,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools), a sharp increase compared to previous years that outside researchers tie to its AI research."

The Midwest has ready access to a lot of fresh water, and tech is coming for it. Intel is building a giant fab facility near Columbus and, apparently, OpenAI developed ChatGPT in Iowa.

Cities like Toledo, Detroit, Cleveland, and Chicago should really benefit from tech's growing thirst for water. I hope Ohio and the other Great Lakes states are ready and prepared to protect our resources. I'm all for progress, and the Midwest should leverage the need for water to gain economically from this, but ensuring sustainability of our natural resources should be the first priority.

tags: techenvironmentgreatlakes

link published in /2023/09/10

Scripting News: Sunday, September 10, 2023 (

"And it tried to stop us in no man's land. Insane. Anyone seeing this behavior would have thought I was drunk. So next time something like that happens if I'm in FSD mode, I'm going to cancel it by turning the steering wheel slightly and taking over fully."

I won't say this happens regularly, but it certainly has happened to me several times over nearly five years of Tesla ownership. You always have to be ready to take over control of the car in FSD in an instant. It is nowhere near being a license to ignore the road, traffic, and surroundings. I hope to see that someday, but we're not there just yet.

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link published in /2023/09/10