Tesla offers Off-Grid Power

The amazing Power Wall Battery of Tesla was announced last May 2015, the answered to unplug or off-the-grid living or your home totally independence in power source company. Today it is possible to run a home on solar and wind, weather can quickly wreak havoc on your plans and can swiftly bring down even the best off-grid power setup.

Elon Musk’s company Tesla is introducing a new energy storage solution that could revolutionize the renewable energy industry. The Powerwall, or Tesla Home Battery, is a wall-mounted energy storage unit — a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack– that can hold 10 kilowatt hours of electric energy, and deliver it at an average of 2 kilowatts, all for US$3,500. Powerwall, which works like most other renewable energy storage systems.

Not cheap at all, but eventually it will free us to electric bills hike.

The Powerwall, by Tesla, is designed to hold a lithium-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system, and software that receives dispatch commands from a solar inverter. It can be easily mounted on the wall and can even be integrated with the local grid for those who are just looking for an emergency backup power solution.

Powerwall: How it works

The Powerwall comes in a 10 kWh weekly cycle — for backup applications — and 7 kWh for daily cycles. If a home/business has a greater energy need, multiple batteries can be stored — up to 90 kWh total for the 10 kWh battery and 63 kWh total for the 7 kWh battery. The Powerwall generates 2.0 kW continuous and 3.3 kW during peak usage. It weighs 220 pounds and can be installed indoors or outdoors. The battery technology is lithium ion.

Powerwall Specifications

Tesla Powerwall SpecsMounting: Wall Mounted Indoor/Outdoor
Inverter: Pairs with growing list of inverters
Energy: 7 kWh or 10 kWh
Continuous Power: 2 kW
Peak Power: 3.3 kW
Round Trip Efficiency: >92%
Operating Temperature Range: -20C (-4F) to 43C (110F)
Warranty: 10 years
Dimensions: H: 1300mm W: 860mm D:180mm

Tesla claims their battery can provide a number of different benefits to the customer including:

Load shifting – The battery can provide financial savings to its owner by charging during low rate periods when demand for electricity is lower and discharging during more expensive rate periods when electricity demand is higher

Increasing self-consumption of solar power generation – The battery can store surplus solar energy not used at the time it is generated and use that energy later when the sun is not shining

Back-up power – Assures power in the event of an outage

What is SaaS?

Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.

SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, SaaS applications run on a SaaS provider’s servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.

SaaS implementation is no longer a specialized option. Decision makers in the IT industry now consider SaaS mainstream, possibly basing this observation on the growth rate for adoption being in the double-digits. Demand for applications shows no signs of decreasing, especially with benefits such as low upfront costs, acceptance by end users, faster deployment, and frequent upgrades.

Easily identifiable are four strategies that businesses can capitalize on to take advantage of this application phenomenon. Carefully considering the following strategies will ensure you are informed after you have made the decision to integrate SaaS implementation into your business.

Codestuff launched Cargoed.com – Cargo and freight forwarders directory and news. Aside from helping the Cargo industries to bring online client, Cargoed.com will also provide web design, web hosting and wordpress cms website. Codestuff.com and Cargoed.com is all about helping cargo industries to focus more on their core business, reduce costs and save time managing their web presence.

Learnable Design and Programming

As the web continues changing and evolving for time to time, the divisions between design is now more specific, the birth and increasing demand for specialized discipline makes the both designer and developer broaden their discipline.

During the days that I’ve looking for a job, I notice that applied on more specialized disciplines, but in reality they are looking for someone whom can understand and can do both disciplines. Like when I applied for Senior Front End Developer they expecting that I can code in Laravel and CodeIgniter. There is almost no such thing as full pledged web developer or web designer. Web designer becomes visual designer, user experience designer, visual artist, creative manager or etc. While web developers become HTML5 Developer, Laravel Developer, PHP Developer, Android Developer, iOS Developer or etc. The sad part is the Employer want someone that have experience in all this area, they expected their future employee to understand and can code on each disciplines.

The person knowledge is far more transferable than any one programming language or design principle. But yet, we have to decide to keep on learning. Design and Programming are learnable. We often think of a programming environment or language in terms of its features — this one “has code folding”, that one “has type inference”. This is like thinking in terms of its words — this book has a “fortuitous”, that one has a “munificent”. What matters is not individual words, but how the words together convey a message.

Likewise, a well-designed system is not simply a bag of features. A good system is designed to encourage particular ways of thinking, with all features carefully and cohesively designed around that purpose. The trick is to see through them — to see the underlying design principles that they represent, and understand how these principles enable the programmer to think.

“We should all be striving to learn, but the question remains, what exactly should we learn? Maybe it isn’t as simple as “learn to develop” or “learn to design,” but is about learning to communicate and collaborate, to respect the nuances of each other’s craft — and the artistry and reason that they both demand in equal measure — without attempting to master it for oneself.” – Ivana McConnell

Trigger your Dom Element via Waypoints

What is Waypoints?

Waypoints is the easiest way to trigger a function when you scroll to an element. Waypoints directory contains builds for jQuery and Zepto, as well as a version with no framework dependencies. For more information about waypoints is here.

Basic Waypoints coding

var waypoint = new Waypoint({
element: document.getElementById('basic-waypoint'),
handler: function() {
notify('Basic waypoint triggered')
}
})

Benefits of Waypoints
Webpage when you scrolled down when site tagline section comes to the middle of screen, each of the social icons should dynamically get a ‘animate’ class. Social icons with this class to rotate 360o in a smooth manner. In the waypoints initialization script, we are making the widget title to fade in after 1.5 seconds and the widget text to fade in after 3.5 seconds.

How to used Waypoints

$(function() {
//ELEMENT called DIV
$('.element').waypoint(function() {
$('.element').addClass('animated bounceInLeft'); //Add the animate.css
}, {
offset: '50%'
});
});

What is Agile Project Management?

Agile is very flexible and adaptive project management approach, the key to Agile success is relying on constant feedback from stakeholders and teams in order to steer a project towards a desired goal.

Agile’s biggest strength is its flexibility and preference towards constant, timely feedback. The project is divided into many smaller iterations, each of which can last as short as two weeks. This strength is also the biggest failure of Agile Team Members, developers tend to forget to makes comments on each task line. Remember the effectiveness of Agile is constant communication, a good Scrum Master or Task Master will follow up every details of information in each task entry, smallest or biggest details can contribute to success of the Project and up to the continuous integration of the project life cycle.

As a project develops, Agile practitioners request and collect reviews, suggestions, and feedback on the latest iteration and how the next one can build upon it. These in-progress “course corrections” help teams achieve project goals with less backtracking.

Under promise, under pressure….

Under-promise and over-deliver. How many times have you heard that phrase? Chances are if you’ve been in coding business longer than a year, you’ve heard it at least once if not a dozen times.

As a web developer, we tend to have a wikipedia syndrome, yes I know we are all smart. We never be in the Coding Arena if you are not. A decent programmer has probably an IQ of 125. But sometimes, some of us tend to make over promises and we can do it all syndrome. Yes most probably you can do it and maybe you know someone can help you doing it. But what if???

It’s not the over-delivering part that is dangerous. Over-delivering and WOW-ing your client is good business. It increases client satisfaction, repeat business, and word of mouth which all leads to referrals. You can never add too much value for your clients.

It’s also not the commitment part that is trouble. You must make promises you can keep. This is common sense at it’s best.

A good programmer measure everything, his time, resources, environment and of course skills.

Promises You Intend To Keep
In order to commit with integrity, you must intend to keep your promise, make an under promise statement and you will have less pressure. This implies that you must believe the following:

1. You understand the project. If you don’t understand the conditions of satisfaction (including time), then you cannot expect to fulfill them. You are signing a contract that you haven’t read.

2. You have a robust plan. If your plan can be derailed by likely contingencies, then you cannot expect it to withstand their impact. You are hoping for the best, but not preparing for the worst.

3. You have the necessary skills and resources. If you don’t have the required skills and resources, then you cannot expect to finish the job. You are writing a fraudulent check with no funds in your account.

Simple website planning

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Albert Einstein

Often time, as a veteran web developer have a common problem with any Web project, failure to plan. The same issues come up repeatedly in every website project, in order to help our client, our team or ourselves. I recommend to use the 3×3 method.

The three by three (3×3) method is consist of 3 boxes, each with three lines underneath.
Sketch a simple illustration in the boxes, then write 3 words on the lines underneath. Explain what, why and how.

Blank 3x3 Method

What– what does your product do? what is your primary goal for building an online presence? (Market Research)
Why – Why people need your product? what’s the benefit? Make a good heading, slogan, good tagline or statement
How – How is a differentiator. How can we attract your target audience? Perhaps an innovative piece of functionality or a cost indicator.

Don’t be deceive, this is hard work. By constraining yourself to an extreme level, you’re forced to boil down your product and website to its bare fundamentals.
Your use of language has to change. Do away with determiners and adjectives and concentrate on verbs and nouns, whilst avoiding lists and maintaining a semblance of a sentence for each panel.

This is the first part of the exercise, designed to help you establish what the core of your product or website offering is.

Come to my senses

Shame on me, I didn’t post anything on last three consecutive. Here I am taking remedy to my actions….

This are Applebyte’s Blog Posting Mantra

  • Post an article, excerpt or photo this day… as in right now… this minute…
  • Be creative on title and description (SEO), also the use tags …
  • Create a Featured Images
  • Link your twitter, youtube, facebook and other social media post

The Cracked Pot

“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. Jeremiah 18:6

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. ‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.’

The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’ ‘That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.’ For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Happy Father’s Day

This father’s day, I never been so lonely and wishing my father was here. Maybe he will console me and always he will said “Apple andyan na ko.

I am lucky to have a father like him, I remember his long hour of waiting at school yard. Or the baon that he will prepared in my school. He will be the one, do the dishes or any of my chores when I felt sick or something else. He died when I was 11 years old. But I never felt so much missing him until today.

My father was my figure of a great man. I saw how much patience he was in my mothers ranting. I saw how much he love my mother. He never failed to kiss my mother when he leave homes. He never failed to provide for us, financial needs, spiritual and emotional. He never left us neither hurt my mother feelings. He was kind enough and generous to my mother extended family. He was been a father not only for me but to my cousin whom somehow lost their father or their father missing in their lives. I missed my father so much. I was wishing to hear the words “Apple andyan na ko.” Then maybe i will be alright.

But life goes on. I was wishing I could have a simple yet happy family that my sister and brother had. But then again my life goes on. Until the Lord come, I don’t know what will happen to my life. Then again my life goes on and on.

Happy Father’s Day!