Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hey, remember these!?

It’s my birthday soon (yeah, I know, hooray for me) and all my licenses are expiring. Which means new pictures. So I went to London Drugs and paid $15 for a photo that makes me look like a maniac with a gland problem.

Then I saw the good ol’ photo booth… $4 later? Problem solved.


Now at least I look like a maniac who takes her medication. :-)

I get the whole facial recognition thing, but I really hate it that you can’t smile.

Wikipedia nails it again…

“Electric utilities now find themselves making three classes of transformations: improvement of infrastructure, called the strong grid in China; addition of the digital layer, which is the essence of the smart grid; and business process transformation, necessary to capitalize on the investments in smart technology.” (–

As a business analyst with a background in Smart Grid, it was nice to recognize myself in this sentence. It’s true that the Smart grid technology is not just about getting more/better data; you have to rework your expectations and rebuild your reporting in order to make use of it.

The difference between “one reading every two months” and “data every fifteen minutes” is not just more data — it’s a whole new ball game.