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Really tempting to buy a huge solar battery

I am really being tempted to buy a huge solar battery. My apartment gets such great sun, that when the sun is out and my current battery is charged I feel like I am wasting electricity.

I found something that I really like called the SUAOKI portable power generator line. I have a minor concern about the company reliability. One of the negative reviews said they were treated terribly so that is never a good sign. However there are far more good experiences, so it is possible this was a fluke of customer service. I like that they have a great price and a huge capacity.

I also researched other large battery companies and I haven’t found one that I am thrilled with. The Big Genny company salesman never followed up with me, so it is clear that they don’t want my business. It is difficult to get a battery with a large capacity, Lifepo4, and good customer service. There are more expensive options and cheaper ones, but I don’t like their battery type, and/or customer service.

I just might have to wait. Solar power isn’t going to stop tomorrow, even if I can’t fully take advantage of it now. I really want to run my laptops off of it so I am just trying to balance the current nice feeling it would be, with the future feeling of saving more money and being more environmental. It is not clear what the most responsible choice is. If I buy it now, then the battery isn’t going to last for 10 years. However I will reduce electricity usage. However if I buy it in the future, then I will have a battery that lasts longer which is more environmental but I will be missing out on saving the electricity until I buy it. Honestly either choice is ok.

These are my problems. What are yours?

LinkedIn loses automatically posted posts

I write on my WordPress blog and use XYZ SMAP to automatically post to LinkedIn. It costs something like $50 and it has worked well. I thought there were problems in the past, but the author worked with me and we determined that LinkedIn was at fault. It happened again last night, so I thought I should warn people about it.

I wrote before about how to setup LInkedIn with their API to autopost. Since LinkedIn changes every few years, this is something that I have had to work on regularly. At least once a year something goes wrong with autoposting, and it always is LInkedIn’s fault.

Here is how I know this. When the XYZ SMAP plugin posts it has a log file that shows all the information related to the autopost. When I click on the link I see an error in LInkedIn’s interface. The last time that I worked on this issue with LinkedIn technical support they said they couldn’t see a log even though the plugin shows the exact time/date post URL and everything. It is like the LinkedIn system just refused to accept it. This has happened multiple times where LinkedIn doesn’t post content, even though the plugins show it went through.

I have to point out for the record, that LInkedIn technical support is terrible. They are slow, don’t seem to understand the problem even when I show them screenshots of what the problem is. The minute there is an alternative to LInkedIn I will use it.

What is the answer to your post being lost? I am writing this post. It is clear that the premium version of LInkedIn is not worth it. I have watched videos but most of them are repetition of earlier videos. Many of them have straight up wrong content, and when I contact the authors about it they say they are working on a revision. Hello, those things are wrong today and need to be corrected because they are making IT jobs harder with misinformation.

Don’t count on LinkedIn Learning content as being authoritative or reliable from their library. If you want authorities, you have to find people here who know their stuff.