I’m writing this one as a service to the community. It is my duty as a citizen to protect my fellow citizens.

Mark Zuckerberg has been selling anywhere from $21 million to $50 million worth of shares each business day this year. He is cashing out by selling shares into a market that seems to only be interested in buying technology stocks regardless of the price or value.

Now don’t take this the wrong way. I do not look down on a corporate founder selling shares into the market to cash in on his or her entrepreneurial success. But when I see my fellow citizens increasingly addicted to their cell phones, and a market ignorant of the fleecing that is going on, I feel compelled to point it out. In this case, Facebook has been the vector for a foreign adversary to infect nearly the entire population with a disinformation campaign. The founder is under increasing pressure to do something about it, and his decision is to help it along rather than to step up as defender of the Constitution. It is up to We the People to break ourselves from this addiction, and it is my duty to show you how your retirement accounts are standing there, bidding in the market, for a stock that poses an existential threat to our democracy while the major owner of that stock sells it to you every single business day. Do yourself a favor, and delete FB from your life.

Click here to see a tabulation of the daily stock sales being made by Zuckerberg:


Utility Dive Newsletter

We subscribe to quite a few email-based newsletters, and on occasion we are so impressed with one that we decide to write about it.

Utility Dive Newsletter is produced by Industry Dive. A link to their website is below, and one may subscribe to the newsletter directly from their main page.

We’ve found there to always be something interesting and worth our time in the newsletter, and we’re passing that little tip along to any of you who appreciate knowledge.


Troubleshooting Your Pack and BMS

We receive about 200 emails per day from people who are trying to build a lithium-based battery pack, and have run into some sort of problem. As a global seller of BMS units, we often hear complaints that the BMS isn’t working properly.

Well let me tell you something. We test every unit before it leaves our shop so that we can shoot down the idea that the BMS isn’t working properly. We do that for you the builder, and also for us. If you can focus on your build knowing that the BMS isn’t the source of your problem, you are going to find the actual problem much faster than blaming failure on the complicated, mysterious BMS unit.

So here you go: Our notes on how to troubleshoot the bug in your build:

You’re welcome!

Bringing back the Store

We’ve had too many requests to ignore. We’re bringing back the store here to our home website. Everything will still be available at eBay, but prices here will be a bit lower as we’re not having to pay all the extra listing fees.

Also, we will soon be adding an investment page to track and discuss investment opportunities that we actively invest in. Many of these are publicly traded companies. Just always do your own homework.

Will Prowse Gives Our BMS a Real Workout!

The eBay sales went nuts, followed by silence as my entire inventory of 4S 12V 60Amp LiFePO4 BMS units turned in a matter of minutes.

Then I received an email from a friend and customer providing me with a link to the video….

All I can say is Wow! I have never seen such an intellectual and fantastically exciting examination of anything within the realm of electrical circuits.

We’ve posted this on our Projects tab for long-term storage, but this was so fun to be a part of, we’re posting it here. Take a look:

Will Prowse is amazing. I am so impressed with this young man! William, I’d like to buy stock in you right now!

Busy Bees

We’ve been under an almost overwhelming volume of activity the last month, and it has caused us to retrench a bit from our daily upkeep of the website.

First, we’ve killed our storefront here at Gridvision.net. All sales are going through our eBay and Amazon channel at this point. Dueling inventory code was just not something we have time to write at present. We’ve entered the Global Shipping program of eBay, and we’ve already begun making sales around the globe. Our most active non-continental US areas are Australia, Italy and Puerto Rico. Hawaii has been strong as well. We’ve also entered into a deal with a large US supplier of lithium-based cells, and we’re about to begin offering these at excellent prices through our eBay channel. This will complement our existing manufacturer relationships, and allow us to offer an entire array of chemistries and sizes.

We’ve teamed up to start a new entity that has just now been awarded a Patent Pending on a production process for Graphene Nanoribbons. We are actively looking for a suitable lab environment and partner to prove and refine the manufacturing process. Our new entity is General Graphene Technology, Inc.

Over and Out.

UV-C Sterilization Project

Antibiotic-resistant microbes are increasing in strength and in number. The rates of change themselves are also increasing. Society should be worried.

We began researching ultraviolet sterilization methods, and after settling on a wavelength of about 280nm, we had a lab design and produce a prototype array for us. (We have a few extra arrays if you are feeling experimental.)

The business end of our UV-C LED array.

Our array is driven by 20-28 volts DC, and requires a constant current of 125mA. At the moment, we are driving the array with our favorite DC power supply, but we intend to design a dedicated constant-current LED driver to integrate into the next iteration.

Covering the array with a box, and zapping food, toothbrushes, and anything else not bolted down.

UV-C encompasses wavelengths that tend to be almost completely absorbed by our atmosphere, and that’s a good thing as UV-C can cause cancer, blindness, and other major health issues. It also happens to be perfect for killing microbes.

As we became interested in the technology, we began seeing plenty of small devices for sterilizing small tools such as nail salon equipment. Don’t buy any type of UV-C equipment that you can see into the sterilization chamber. Such devices can hurt you, and are ripe for eventual lawsuits. Our next iteration will include a kill-switch that shuts down the device if it isn’t properly closed (similar to how a microwave oven shuts off if you arbitrarily open the door while it is running).

We are seeing a lot of patent applications in the field, and I expect the area to grow tremendously. We’re going to mount one to a Roomba and let it continuously zap our floors once we finish building a protective/restrictive cover for it….

A Few Good Links

The NSA open-source code project is fascinating whether you are a code writer or not. Check it out https://code.nsa.gov/. We will post the link in our project area for permanent access.

Another treasure is a research paper by Professor Jem Bendell. The paper may be downloaded directly from our site here: “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy“. Professor Bendell’s website is here.