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Genesis 1, 28 says that we should "go forth and multiply, and replenish the earth." Not all Bibles have this "replenish the e...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Node and NPM JavaScript

Another Udemy course completed. Although the certificate says 26.5 hours, it took me over 100 hours over a four month period due to doing the exercises and other reading and keeping my life going. Watch this space for some interesting projects coming up. And I was lucky to get some real world billable Javascript work this month, which is live, working, and very pleasing. Thanks to Andrew J Mead and Rob Percival and their colleagues for another amazing CodeStars Udemy course.

The course included learning MongoDB, Mongoose, Mocha, SuperTest, Heroku. And reinforced my github knowledge.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10x programming

I found this Q&A on Quora very interesting:

"So the more experienced the more people learn that:
* Keep the code extremely modular
* Write the code that requires least documentation
* Strictly follow the Single Responsibility principle
* peer code reviews with constructive feedback are critical for everyone to evolve to be a better software engineer.
* what used to take 8 hours a day will now likely take 2–3 hours a day
* it is important to complete work and leave the place quickly
* communication is way more important at times than implementation
* designing takes longer time than implementation
* learning a new language is not going to take a lot of time
* sometimes you write bad code to keep the business running"

Friday, October 12, 2018

Integrated Resource Plan 2018

Dear fellow South Africans

re the IRP2018

Nothing has changed since my submissions in 2010. South Africa remains massively short of domestic electricity, water and food.

From an electricity point of view, we still have 40 GW like 20 years ago, but we should have 160 GW. Worldwide growth in electricity, even with Energy Efficiency is 3.6% per annum. That means electricity use should have doubled from 40 GW to 80 in that time, but the population has doubled, so we should be at at least 160 GW.

By our government allowing massive privately funded electricity and water and food growth, in cities, their and our fiscus and tax growth will be accordingly far faster than now. But our government sees constraint and "enclosure" as their means to an end, and so they strangle the economy. Do you feel out of breath? Now you know why!

And see the energy cliff in the 2020's in Slide 15 at https://www.slideshare.net/nazimtiger/power-station-workshop . And you will see the disaster that South Africa is facing.

From a water point of view, in many parts of the country we are making do with 50 litres per person per day, but we should have at least 250 litres per person per day, (including the allowance for industry), to really grow the economy. And we are getting poorer and poorer from a food production and food quality point of view all the time.

Here are my comments from last time. I really don't see the point of commenting again. Government uses my time and resources, free of charge. I don't get thanked, even though I am a very active citizen.



And my comments on the NDP also help to inform where we are at.


All this research funded my my company.

David Lipschitz
BSc BSc (Honours) MBA M.Inst.D.
Organising Data, Programming and Bringing Healing