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Bigger isnt always better

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I’ve been wanting to test out this 12v brushless fan for a couple different potential uses. These are normally used to cool high end PC gaming machines.

There are plenty of fans this size with higher RPM, but they consume a more power. I chose this one because it’s 3 watts and only draws 0.4 amps, while still providing sufficient RPM for my us cases.

I’m planning to use these to help circulate air in the crawlspace, near the woodstove, and in the loft. I’ve had it running all night and makes a HUGE difference in how the cabin is heated, even though I still have a lot of insulation and finish work to complete inside.

I am also going to install one of these in the exhaust area for my DC propane fridge to prevent it from overheating.

Another potent query

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Another potent query. Wholesale oil prices by sale price (descending). 781,038 records. Shows every single inventory Transfer event since 502 started.

Want to know what your competition paid/sold their lots for? It’s all here. HMU if you’re interested in tapping into this treasure trove.

I can do competitive analyses and get you fancy charts, spreadsheets, and other interactive means of slicing the data to meet your needs.

Hit me on the DM or email eisenetics at gmail

#dataminingbeforebreakfast #i502 #data #publicrecords #everysingletransaction #allthewaybacktothebeginning #imtheonewhoknows #eisenetics

Setting up second power system for office.

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Today I’m looking to set up a separate solar power system and battery storage bank for my desk/office to more evenly distribute the load and keep is isolated from my primary battery bank which powers my mission critical 12v systems. I’m using a single 190 watt panel connected to a Morningstar 15 amp PVM charge controller connected to 2x Everstart Deep Cycle batteries I got at Walmart. The batteries are connected to a 400 watt AC inverter that I have connected to a power strip with the following devices plugged in:

  • Laptop power cord
  • Samsung micro USB charger
  • Raspberry pi micro USB power
  • Google Home
  • 24″ Samsung LED display monitor
  • Yaesu Ham radio charger

Will see if this works for my usage pattern and how much load it takes off my primary solar / battery setup.

Tap tap… anyone here.

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Hmmmm. Last post was back in June. That’s about right. Back on July 6, my plans up here at Tunk changed pretty drastically. I was forced to scrap Plan A and move to Plans’ B and C. This required just about every ounce of energy I could muster and 100% of my focus, working tirelessly each and every day since then to get to a stable, survivable living state. My goal being to allow me to live comfortably on my 40 acres of land in my off grid cabin, able to survive life at 3600′ elevation. As a result, I had to shelve a lot of plans, projects, collaborations, and industry stuff that I had in the works.

I look forward to picking up where I left off and transition my focus from being 100% on the cabin/land project.

I’ve got a few exciting things in the works with the 502 data set and am also working on new opportunities with some fantastic folks already established in the industry.

I’m also still an account exec with a fully licensed and compliant 502 PP based in Tacoma and can assist in facilitating inventory transfers to/from other Licensed Producer/Processors and Retailers.

I look forward to more frequent and daily posts, as I will be opening up the focus of this blog to include my off grid endeavors and projects in addition to my industry related stuff.

It’s good to be back.

–BDE

PS – I’m going to start posting more and more of my pics and other content here rather than on Facebook, Instagram, and Google. I’m done feeding all my original content and data to their AI/Matrix. I’ll blast out links back to my blog posts here on these platforms, but I’m done feeding them all my base.

 

i502 Traceability system replacement – quick update

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Hi guys. Just a quick and dirty post before I head out to go paint a cabin. I’ve had email back and forth and phone calls with an MJ Freeway account representative this week. I have a link to a full demo of their platform that I have yet to watch. I did not get a demo, but spoke with the rep for about 20 minutes. Here are my takeaways:

  • MJ Freeway was just made aware of this last week, just like the rest of us. They are scrambling to put a plan together. This is a little scary.
  • They will develop/support/maintain an open API to allow 3rd party integration as mandated by the LCB. When I mentioned that it seemed like METRC pulled their bid because they locked people into their RFID technology, and asked how they dealt with this, he said they are committed to maintaining an open API as the state mandates and will be working on a plan for this in the coming days/weeks.
  • I expressed my concern over the timeline for implementation – and also asked why the state mandates October rollout. He didn’t know either. I still ┬ádon’t really understand the motivation behind the October hard date for replacement of Biotrack. Does anyone know why October is so important?
  • I’ve sent follow up email asking for a call with a technical resource or product manager to get a more in depth overview of their platform, architecture, and underlying framework. Also to discuss their plans for backwards compatibility, maintaining the existing biotrack API, and how they plan to maintain/extend it with their own API approach/model.

NET TAKEAWAY: I am still deeply concerned about the viability of this massive software rip and replace project that the LCB has mandated. We already had a less than stellar list of initial vendors who submitted bids. We lost the first one because they tried to lock us into their proprietary technology and hardware. Now we are left with the “next best vendor” – ok who’s in second? Ok. Here we go again.

More later.

Franwell pulls bid to replace Biotrack for WA State i502 Recreational Cannabis Traceability System

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Well, it looks like enough people spoke up to the LCB and they listened. I received the following Email from LCB yesterday regarding Franwell and their decision to pull the bid for the contract to replace Biotrack.

This is only a SMALL win. WE STILL DESPERATELY NEED A BETTER SYSTEM THAN BIOTRACK. MY NEW CONCERN: DOING THIS BY OCTOBER!!!

After spending 15 years in the Enterprise software space, I was involved in a number of large scale integration, migration, upgrade, and “rip and replace” style software development projects. These projects are costly, messy, and never go according to plan.

Why is LCB in such a rush to implement a new system by October? If this mandate stands, there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY TO IMPLEMENT A ROBUST SOLUTION for a project at this scale. Especially one that aspires to do a full rip and replace with a standard, dev/test/release cycle in between. These types of projects take 18-24 months at best, let alone 4 months.

4 month dev cycle. With a government project?
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
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Text from letter from LCB:

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Attention Licensees: The below message was sent yesterday by Deputy Director Peter Antolin to licensees who had written to the Board and staff regarding the marijuana traceability Apparent Successful Vendor and RFID tags.

June 7, 2017

On behalf of the Liquor and Cannabis Board, thank you for writing recently to express your concerns about the change in vendors for the state traceability system and specifically RFID tags.

RFID Not Required
The WSLCB will not require RFID as part of the marijuana traceability project. Our Request for Proposal (RFP) was clear that the marijuana seed-to-sale traceability system must support a variety of tagging methodologies such as bar codes, RFID, etc. The RFP requirements did not allow a vendor to make any assumptions regarding use of a single tagging methodology or allow vendors to include any such costs affecting the state or our licensees in their proposal. In addition, unique plant and inventory identification numbers will be centrally created, maintained, and made available to third-party software systems via the API. Licensees will also be able to print their own labels.

Traceability Advisory Group
As the WSLCB prepared the RFP, we engaged representatives of the major industry trade organizations. We held several meetings together to gather input and clearly communicate our intentions. At the most recent meeting held June 6, we again asked that the representatives of the Traceability Advisory Group communicate with their members about this important point.

Change in Apparent Successful Vendor
As we have indicated, the Apparent Successful Vendor (ASV) was not final until contract negotiations were complete and a contract was signed. Earlier today, the initial ASV, Franwell, withdrew its proposal for Washington State. An ASV is the procurement term used for the highest scoring, responsive vendor.

We are pleased to notify you that the second place bidder also submitted a strong bid and has accepted our choice to be the new ASV. MJ Freeway is the new ASV. We will soon schedule a product demonstration with our Traceability Advisory Group and begin contract negotiations quickly to get this project implemented.

Timeline
This project is on a tight timeline. The new traceability system must be in place Oct. 31, 2017. We are taking the necessary steps now to ensure a smooth transition from the current system to the new one.

Thank you again for writing the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Brian E. Smith
Communications Director
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
360-664-1774

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