8 Years, Infinite KMs Warranty on Tesla Model S – Elon Musk, you’re a legend

This guy is just awesome, nicely done Elon Musk.


Today, Tesla announced that the Model S drive unit warranty has been increased to match that of the battery pack. That means the 85 kWh Model S now has an 8 year, infinite mile warranty on both the battery pack and drive unit. Moreover, the warranty extension will apply retroactively to all 85 kWh Model S vehicles ever produced.

No other changes have been made to the warranty.

Here’s what CEO Elon Musk wrote about the new policy in a blog post today:

Infinite Mile Warranty

The Tesla Model S drive unit warranty has been increased to match that of the battery pack. That means the 85 kWh Model S, our most popular model by far, now has an 8 year, infinite mile warranty on both the battery pack and drive unit. There is also no limit on the number of owners during the warranty period.

Moreover, the warranty extension will apply retroactively to all Model S vehicles ever produced. In hindsight, this should have been our policy from the beginning of the Model S program. If we truly believe that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable than gasoline engines, with far fewer moving parts and no oily residue or combustion byproducts to gum up the works, then our warranty policy should reflect that.

To investors in Tesla, I must acknowledge that this will have a moderately negative effect on Tesla earnings in the short term, as our warranty reserves will necessarily have to increase above current levels. This is amplified by the fact that we are doing so retroactively, not just for new customers. However, by doing the right thing for Tesla vehicle owners at this early stage of our company, I am confident that it will work out well in the long term.

Angry at Stuff

I’m angry,

It is just crap doing something that you hate with no choice. I suppose it is just difficult because I hate doco, I hate doing shit I hate.

But that isn’t just it. I have to keep doing it. I have the golden handcuffs, I can’t leave. It is not just me that I’m looking after. I am responsible for others. If I don’t push through then there will be others in my life that suffer. It is the feeling of being trapped and not having a choice I hate.

So smile boy, smile while doing the crap, because you have to, because you are the man responsible, you are the one who is going to be holding the shining torch for the others in your life to one day stand. And on that day it will have all been worth it. THEN you can quit and fly kites on the beach.

Be the man and keep holding that light.

Office365 Linux and Chrome Support


So after a bunch of time trying to get an answer from ANYONE about whether Office365 online would work on a Linux machine (Ubuntu 14.04) using Chrome, I finally got an answer.

I searched the web and I got a bunch or outdated information. I called Microsoft support (sales and technical), and they couldn’t tell me.

So I took matters into my own hands and just got a trial subscription and tested it. The short story is that Office365 online version does work with Linux running Chrome version 35.

But the story doesn’t end there. If you are just a standard user and you just want to write documents then you don’t need an Office 365 subscription, you can use it for free on with office online (https://office.com/start/default.aspx)  IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME THING

I thought that paying the $100+ per year actually got you additional features that aren’t available with the free office online version; but no, it is exactly the same crippled, feature lacking version.

Office online  (in particular Word online), you cant add a contents page, you can references, in fact there is a HEAP of things that you can not do in Office 365 online. read here (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/word-online-service-description.aspx) about what it can and cant do.

So save your dollars and just use the free version, the only caveat is that you will need a Microsoft account. but you can sign up for a free account at outlook.com 

Coding in the Dark

Sometimes the greatest things in life are things that don’t even register as things. Coding in the dark is one of them. There darkness blocks the distractions around you so all there is is code. The clarity and focus is amazing and when the conditions are right, there is nothing wrong in the world.

Everything is just fine.


Charlie Foxtrot

So what is a clusterfuck? A clusterfuck is what the Australian Liberal Party has done to the NBN.

Fuck you Liberal assholes,

And now not only did you stop me from getting fibre to the home, but now you hit me with an additional tax because you can’t manage money and spend it on shit that isn’t important. Like military aeroplanes. What is fucking wrong with you? We are a fucking island, a big fucking island, who is going to be stupid enough to attack us? And if we are attacked what are we going to do, launch some god damn aeroplanes with missiles that we don’t own (yes, we don’t own them, they are on loan, and if we “break” them we “bought” them).

Just give me my fibre, give me my fast internet, I pay more taxes than most and you still want more blood.

You are an incompetent government. You liberals are clusterfuckers.


A community service announcement to those blokes living under the constant threat of nuclear annihilation…

  1. Fine – This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
  2. Nothing – This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine. Run!!!
  3. Go Ahead – This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It! If you try it, your goose is cooked. Make sure that the couch is comfortable for you to sleep on for a while.
  4. Whatever – Is a woman’s way of saying F*** YOU!
  5. That’s Okay – This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake. Perhaps you should sleep at a friend’s house until she has calmed down. Not mine. Your wife scares me. All I need is for her to take out her wrath on me. I am doomed.
  6. Five Minutes – If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to do something you want to do such as watch a game, before helping around the house.
  7. Loud Sigh – This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. Remember what the word “Nothing” means. Get out while you are alive.
  8. Thanks – A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome.
    A friend said that this is true, unless she says ‘Thanks a lot’ – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say ‘you’re welcome’, that will bring on a ‘whatever’.
  9. Don’t worry about it, I got it – Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking ‘What’s wrong?’ The woman will probably answer with a “Nothing” and you now know what that means.

Can Happy Run Out

If you are happy all the time, how do you realize that you are in fact happy. Because to be happy all the time would lead happiness to be normal and ordinary.

This would them imply that if you stopped being happy then this would be depression.

So the only way to balance this is to have sadness, struggles and challenges that make us appreciate what is true happiness.

The next time you are feeling down, remind yourself that without this suffering, you could not be happy.