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Over the years, I’ve reshuffled my blogging sites numerous times. I’ve finally arrived at what I think will be my last move for quite awhile.

My one and only blogging site has moved from Jack’s Ruminations to Peter is Rambling Again.

I figured out how to slurp all my prior WordPress blogs into this latter, final blog (i.e. all my duckandgather.wordpress.com posts from 2005 to 2012, and all my jackpolymath.wordpress.com posts from 2009 to this final one in 2015). Overall, there there are now 323 posts in petersavich.wordpress.com dating back to 2005.

So please visit the new blogging site from now on.

Thanks

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.

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cota-demo-ledsI am thrilled to be blogging about wireless power company Ossia and its founder Hatem Zeine. I explain why I am thrilled in my previous post.

When I first met Hatem three years ago, I asked him what I should read to get up to speed on his technology. He said: “Feinman’s QED.”

Now I had dabbled in physics decades before during my Math studies back in university. But my physics was rusty.

So I loved Hatem’s answer. This work promised to be a tough nut to crack and I was born to crack tough nuts (actually I was raised to do so, but that’s a story for another day).

Anyway, pondering over the Cota technology back in 2010, I came to realize that the root of this technology concerns starting with one Wikipedia page on quantum mechanics and unifying it with a second one.

“Unification” is a word evoking physics. We could also say “marriage” (social), “synthesis” (chemical), or “convergence” (business). But for this post, I’ll stick with “unification”.

The interesting thing about unions is that they tend to produce interesting results. The more divergent the union, the more interesting the result.  Contraria sunt complementa and all.

The two Wikipedia pages that Hatem unified describe things known to the world for at least 50 years and much longer.

But in all that time, no one apparently had thought of how to unify these two old concepts to perform useful work. I conclude this because neither page references the other as “see also”.

Now that Cota from Ossia has reached the light of day, I call for the Gods of Wikipedia to add this magical thread drawn for them by Hatem.

Which brings me to Hatem.

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secretsMy next blog will be about the wireless power company Ossia and its founder Hatem Zeine. I’ve been waiting three years to blog about this.

You see, three years ago, Hatem reached out to my business partner Michael Pierantozzi looking for some help on patents. Michael pinged me, and that’s when I first started working with Hatem.

Before launching into the next post, let me tell you what a pleasure it is to blog this.

You see, in our consulting business, Michael and I are sworn to secrecy. The work we do for our clients is described on our website. But a more pithy way to describe our work is that it deals with hard sh#$. Future sh%^. Hard future sh#$.

The thing about hard future sh@# is that, generally speaking, these are among the most closely guarded secrets of our clients.

Yet this work we do with and for our clients is so bloody interesting! Eminently blog-worthy.

But no blogging for me. Since I can’t blog about this work, I’m confined to blogging about hard future sh$% in topics like politics, health, sport, psychology, etc.

Confined, that is, until today.

Free, free at last. 🙂

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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