Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe

Claude Monet’s famous painting “Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe” comes to mind when I was watching a meeting today of President Trump with Democrat’s leadership. Everyone was looking in a different direction and pitching own agenda without regard to anyone else.

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Good movies, bad movies

Good movie is when you don’t think about how it was made when watching.

Bad movie is when you see the actors’ effort playing it or feel the pain of the screenplay writer trying to come up with few more exiting moments.

Just saw 1975 movie “Night Moves” with Gene Hackman. I could feel how the screenplay writer was scratching his head and biting his pen trying to come up with one more twist to the plot.

You can wear your baseball hat backwards but you’ll never be as cool as a black guy

White boys can wear their baseball hats backwards but will never look as cool as a black boy. This comes to mind when looking at the new All Electric SUV vehicles coming from Europe. Jaguar I-PACE and Audi e-tron do what European luxury car makers do best adding nice design and finishing touches and comfort features. Yet they are missing on major issues like total connectivity, autopilot, enhanced navigation, over the air software updates etc. Not to speak that there is no significant network of charging stations European style in the U.S. yet. It is one thing to copy the Silicon Valley and another to be born and live there. Tesla invented it and is still well ahead in the game. Tesla is not perfect either (see my blog below “Tear down than wall ….”)  but my bet is on her for now.

In memoriam

I lost my mom today April, 2, 2017

Dear Mother, rest, your work is over
Your loving hands shall toil no more ..
No more your eyes will look at me
Rest, dear Mother, gently sleep.

Mr. President (of Tesla) tear down that wall

Apple did it once again. Facebook did it. Amazon did it. Microsoft did it. Tesla is the only one keeping their software behind a wall.

Tear down that wall Mr. Musk. Provide API so that developers all over the world start developing and improving Tesla.

Pair the large screen with our smartphones so that we enjoy improvements right away (while waiting for 7.2 :-).

Like all of the above companies Tesla is great in one thing. Can’t be great at everything.

Siri knows 1000s words, so do Cortana and Alexa. Tesla knows 4 words and ironically the driving is where the voice communication is most important so that the hands are on the wheel.

It’s a shame for Tesla owners to sit in front of 17″ Internet connected screen and yet fumble with 5″ phone to get the functionality they want. Building a browser is a big thing Mr. Musk and Tesla’s browser confirms it. You can’t build factories and browsers at the same time. Pick one.

True that none of the above companies is in the risky business of putting cars on public roads. Sure there are legal and liability issues.

However when there is will there is a way.

Only in California

I made the following observation while walking the dogs at Del Mar dog beach.

Only in California you can see people at the dog beach dressed like they are going to the opera and at the opera dressed like they are going to the dog beach.