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Geek, CTO at @blueprintpower, USAF Vet, and Michigander. Married to @alimarie986 // Opinions are my own // (he/him)
May 11, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
Does anyone actually believe that @DTE_Energy and @ConsumersEnergy actually need "at least 5 years" to study and understand dual participation energy storage in Michigan?

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#michigan #ferc #renewables #battery

(1/8) I struggle to see this as anything more than a land grab and a way to limit investment/deployment. @FERC Orders 841/2222 make it very clear the goal for a new modern grid, and this type of feet dragging only hurts Michiganders.

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Apr 21, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Our team had a lively discussion yesterday around @kubernetesio and the fallacy of innovation & ROI from tech. I am usually the curmudgeon old grey beard, but K8 is one of those stacks that just make sense. Let me explain...

(1/9) The days before the containerised world, we sysadmins (remember when we were called that!?) had to deal with packaging and deployment in unique ways. Also, we had to monitor the systems to ensure uptime. This included networks, logging, firewall, monitoring, security, etc.
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Apr 19, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
I landed at @LGAairport yesterday and, for the first time, had a @Tesla @Uber Model 3 I was a bit surprised to see. We lived in Brooklyn and drove a Model 3, and I find the charging infrastructure to be incredibly difficult to deal with. Let alone on a fleet level.

(1/5) From @plugshare, we can see that the only "true" (120kW+) SuperChargers in the NYC metro are in NJ or @JFKairport. If we lower the limit to 70kW, we get a few more options, but if we think that at 120kW, the bare minimum takes 2+ hours to go from 0-100%, it's daunting.

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Apr 14, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
A thread on rural energy:

In between calls, I decided to go split some wood. I find it incredibly relaxing, and it's a great workout. I was thinking about a conversation I had with a buddy about rural communities energy needs. It is a genuine issue in Michigan.

(1/6) Wood pile with axe My "fun" activity of splitting wood is life & death for some communities here in Northern Michigan. I am incredibly fortunate that this a hobby and not required for my family's wellbeing. In all the discussions about energy, I find these communities often overlooked.

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Apr 13, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Those of you fascinated by the SR71 spy plane know that its retirement is considered part of space assets' proliferation. I found it interesting how @SenMarkKelly's question was answered about space capabilities and C2 during the United States Indo-Pacific Command hearing. (1/8) I will post the video below, but here is the extract of the back and forth w/@INDOPACOM's Admiral Davidson:

Q: in Jan 2007, China conducted an anti-satellite test against one of their own non-operational weather satellites, with a kinetic kill vehicle.

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