Angelesen #75

Texas electricity firm files for bankruptcy citing $1.8 billion in claims from grid operator (reuters.com)

Brazos and others that committed to provide power to the grid – and could not – were required to buy replacement power at high rates and cover other firms’ unpaid fees.

The grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), on Monday said that $2.46 billion in bills went unpaid, underscoring the financial stress on utilities and power marketers. ERCOT acts in part as a clearinghouse, collecting from power buyers and paying those who provide the electrons.

The market will regulate itself…

The Art of Reading More Effectively and Efficiently (aliabdaal.com)

Good approach to reading in general and the different levels of reading books can have.

5G: The outsourced elephant in the room (berthub.eu)

European service providers have however had reasons beyond balance-sheet gymnastics to outsource: we have traditionally not valued (telecommunication) engineering expertise. Instead for years service providers have glorified their marketing and finance departments.

Longread of the week on why it’s hard to achieve sovereignty over 5G infrastructure.

On-Boarding New Employees Remotely (vshn.ch)

Great summary on how to successfully get new employees on-board in an all-remote company.

How often should I rotate my ssh keys? (tailscale.com)

Anyway, back to our original question: how often should I rotate my ssh keys? More often than never! As often as you can. And make sure you retire old keys when you’re done with them.

Good reminder on rotating SSH Keys 🙂

Video shows NYPD’s new robotic dog in action in the Bronx (nypost.com)

They looked much cuter when they were dancing. But now they are cute and policing through the streets. And I can’t get around flashbacks of Black Mirror – Metalhead S4E5

IoTaWatt™ Open WiFi Electric Power Monitor (iotawatt.com)

As a residential whole-house monitor IoTaWatt measures mains, individual circuits, and solar. Any voltage or frequency, single phase or three-phase, with easy installation and configuration. As a standalone unit it saves and displays years of detailed data, while also capable of uploading real-time usage to any of several popular cloud services.

This looks super interesting and not too expensive to get it 🙂

IPO filing: Coinbase Global, Inc. (sec.gov)

IPO Filing: DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (sec.gov)

I paid for Spotify playlist placements so you don’t have to (najinsan.wordpress.com)

Paying for Spotify playlist promotion does not relate to an increase in followers. Do not use it if this is your goal.

A few interesting metrics for people in the spotify game.