Posted on January 3, 2019Categories TechnologyTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Ethereum Moves Towards Proof Of Stake

Ethereum Moves Towards Proof Of Stake

As a computer scientist, I prefer the design of Ethereum over most blockchain technologies. It as a significant improvement over older peer computing compensation models. Ethereum is a peer computing network with a fair compensation algorithm. However it is not perfect. The people behind Ethereum know that and are moving to improve that. Ethereum 2.0 will be a new blockchain based on Proof Of Stake. Proof Of Stake means the companies adding transactions to the chain must offer some of … Continue reading “Ethereum Moves Towards Proof Of Stake”

Posted on September 25, 2017Categories JavaScript, Programming Languages, Quality AssuranceTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Selenium : Hiding Login Credentials In An Automated Test

Selenium : Hiding Login Credentials In An Automated Test

With most web automation and testing tasks you are going to want to login to a secure system.   You are also going to want to keep your login credentials out of the testing code repository.    For my test suite that is being rewritten with Selenium for the MySLP service I am employing a basic JavaScript module methodology along with some git ignore rules to keep my credentials private. In this example I have also added the ability to … Continue reading “Selenium : Hiding Login Credentials In An Automated Test”

Posted on August 18, 2017Categories Environment, Science, UncategorizedTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

From Vox via Apple News: Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations. The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar produce, to use the economic term of art, “positive externalities” — benefits to society that are not captured in their market price. Specifically, wind and solar power reduce pollution, which reduces sickness, missed work days, and early deaths. Every … Continue reading “Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money”

Posted on August 3, 2017Categories EnvironmentTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Gas Powered Lawn Care Pollution

Gas Powered Lawn Care Pollution

Years ago I pulled into the local gas station and saw a pickup pulling a big solar-powered trailer behind it.    As a eco-geek I was interested.  I have been following the solar industry for years and despite not being able to justify a solar roof for my home I have had a keen interest in solar energy.    I had to learn more. Turns out the company, Earth Friendly Landscaping, has a custom-built professional-grade lawn care equipment that is … Continue reading “Gas Powered Lawn Care Pollution”