Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Texas energy grid, with home batteries: Base Power

it is becoming cheaper to produce electric energy than to transfer it to consumers.

solution: improving reliability and capacity of electric power grid by using batteries next to homes. 

in this case user pays fixed price for electric power, and $2K for installing battery.

Texas energy grid challenges and solutions with Base Power’s Justin Lopas | E1960 - YouTube

by This Week in Startups - YouTube podcast

The reliable & affordable power company
Switch to Base and never worry about your power going out or your bill going up

by actual "rocket engineer" from SpaceX
Justin Lopas | LinkedIn 

Architecture: Greek Church by Frank Lloyd Wright


Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States, was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956, and completed in 1961. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church is one of Wright's last works; construction was completed after his death. The design is informed by traditional Byzantine architectural forms, reinterpreted by Wright to suit the modern context.


Wauwatosa, Wisconsin - Google Maps

More traditional, still very nice design:

St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church - Baker Ingram

AI for code: OpenDevin

 OpenDevin/OpenDevin: 🐚 OpenDevin: Code Less, Make More

a platform for autonomous software engineers, powered by AI and LLMs.

OpenDevin agents collaborate with human developers to write code, fix bugs, and ship features.

An interesting result from AgentCoder shows that having separate agents for writing code and generating tests results in better performance than letting a single agent do both tasks.