it's been a quiet few months online, but i've finally settled in to my new gig as CTO at Nautilus Labs... we're building tools and a platform to drive fuel cost reduction and decarbonization in maritime shipping because: roughly 90% of trade goods are carried by ship, fuel costs run $150B annually, and the 60,000 vessels in the world's merchant fleet currently contribute 3% to greenhouse gas emissions, and that's only going to increase.

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incoming!

any rain is good but i feel like this little spigot is heading right at me..!

wtf

the thing about nyc is that I can’t decide if this is an accident or maybe an art installation…

centre st

new york city ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

new york city

objective complete!

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ktistec uses sqlite as its datastore. it’s a smart idea to back up the sqlite database periodically. unfortunately you can’t just copy the database file, at least while the server is running.

this article explains how to make a backup safely, and how to set up automatic, scheduled backups with cron.

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indiana

charging hasn’t been a problem. there have been chargers every 100 miles or so with only a few exceptions—at least on our route through washington, idaho, montana … indiana (so far). many/most have been located at places like shopping centers, rather than gas stations, however which makes breaks less convenient. note: on the toll roads east of chicago the service areas have chargers, which is an improvement.
 
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somewhere In minnesota


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fargo north dakota

there’s excellent tesla charger coverage through north dakota. generally, we drive for ~120 minutes and then charge for 15-20 minutes. that feels like about twice as often as a gas-powered car but it hasn’t been a problem. and frequent breaks have been nice. 

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i spent the night in glendive montana, which is both the town i was born in and a town i probably haven’t been back to since. it is both raining heavily and blowing hard. the wind i remember, the heavy rain i don’t remember. at the moment it feels like the coast of alabama after a hurricane, which is 180° off from the arid eastern prairies of my childhood memories. 

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