All the arguments against EVs are wrong

Noah Opinion collects all the EV misinformation in one place and refutes it. Yet see the exhausting comments by people (trolls? Chatbots? Oil industry employees?) repeating mostly the same claims refuted in the article. As I told an old friend once, EVs are just faster, quieter, cheaper with less maintenance. And they don’t smell bad with exhausts that will kill you, quickly and slowly. But mostly they will win because they are cheaper. Did I mention I bought my second Tesla yesterday? As much as I dislike their management, I cant see going back to gasoline.

All the arguments against EVs are wrong

FPGA Software Honors

Near the turn on the millennium I was the lead on a project called JBits. It was a full end to end software development environment for Xilinx FPGAs. It was very unusual at the time and supported high level language design as well as run time reconfiguration, things still difficult to do today.

The project was never commercialized, mostly due to the bad economic environment after Y2K and then 9/11. But over the years I have run into people, mostly at technical conferences, who were fans. Odd to see a 20 year old software project getting recognition, but this week at FCCM JBits received an award for contributions to the field. Nice to be remembered especially in a field that changes so fast and where so much gets forgotten.

One Million Miles

Got a call a couple of days ago. Seems I passed the one million mile mark with American Airlines. Took me over 30 years. Funny thing is I had no idea I was even close. Don’t ever recall seeing a total. If you had asked me I would have guessed 250k or so. My wife still thinks it could be a mistake.