Ideas for Tesla, and others interested in making transportation better

Here are some ideas for TESLA.  In full disclosure, I don’t own a Tesla and have never been to a dealership (not one around me), so I do not know if some of these are already in existence or in the pipeline.  These are purely from my own mind and presuppositions of Tesla based on years of subpar service and support by traditional automakers and suppliers.

  • Take the information from sources (Progressive’s OBD-II plugin, Tesla’s own data, crowdsourced, traffic, DOT and other governmental agencies),  and look at traffic patterns, optimization, and route planning.
  • Look at chaos distribution and organizing it with modified salesmen routes for automated vehicles, delivery, and truck routes.
  • Use products purchasing statistics of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) controlled substances to highlight the benefits of EV’s (Electric Vehicles)
  • Look at the number of EPA and hazmat incidents involved with EV’s versus conventional ICEs (Internal Combustion Engines).  Helps justify EVs as well as document and prepare for situations.
  • Have a better understanding of what vehicles and parts are in what geographical area, and use that to support a smart warehouse and parts distribution network to reduce holes in inventory, ultimately increasing sales and decreasing customer frustration with lack of availability.


  • Look at modularity for customization, licensing, and additional revenue streams
  • Better communication, planning, and execution of recalls, TSB (Technical Service Bulletins), maintenance intervals,  Make this as attractive as the car itself.


  • Make individual pneumatic lifts on wheels for moving vehicles out of tight spots, or when without wheels (some designs exist in the market, but none that I think can have the elegance and usefulness with some TESLA modifications)
  • Release specifications for parts that are no longer in inventory or available to the customer.  Can include end-to-end information as well, such as original supplier contact, dimensions, and reasoning behind certain choices or specifications to help aid reproduction or repair.
  • Remake the identification system(s) for ordering parts.  SO MUCH DISCUSSION HERE!!!
  • Have a better roadside service culture, with telepresence capabilities for customers and service centers to provide comfort, and better remote diagnosis for roadside service fixes.
  • Use unique [laser engraced] IDs on parts/assemblies and offer an incentive program to non-Tesla shops to report part failure and reasons and suggestions.  
  • Provide a way for owners to look at the maintenance history of the vehicle, IN THE VEHICLE ITSELF, and include what they have done as well.


  • Offer a recycling program for all EV’s
  • Study the habits of TESLA employees using any single TESLA  model, with each employee using it for one day, but moving that model throughout the company to get every person’s usage, input, suggestion, and organizational data.
  • Run a health club/community event where people power a battery system for an EV, or an EV ambulance service with power from the event (or several) to contribute to a life-saving.
  • Remake the talking school bus [GUS] that travels to schools but made from an EV, promoting positive principles.


FedEx Ground Terminal Locations

If you have a problem with a FedEx Ground package not getting delivered, you can call the terminal directly.  The terminal numbers mostly correspond to the first three digits of the ZIP code that they service or are located in.   So the terminal in Las Vegas is 891 (89101 is downtown Las Vegas).

Click on a link for the terminal phone number, address, and some other helpful information.


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Pasta Yum

Pasta Yum with Roasted Asparagus

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Pasta Yum
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Chris Frisina
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Serves: 8 servings
A baked pasta dish. My ‘first’ recipe that people wanted to know how to make. Once I made it, they wanted to know what I called it. I said, ‘Pastaaaaa, [pause] Yum!?’ and it has stuck over the years!
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 6 oz parmesan
  • 8 oz mozzarella
  • 8 oz ricotta
  • 2 jars favorite pasta sauce (Bertolli ORGANIC Olive Oil, Basil, and Garlic HIGHLY recommended)
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Saute the onions and sausage.
  3. Boil the pasta
  4. Combine everything in a baking dish, and stir with two spoons
  5. Bake for 20 minutes (uncovered for a crispy top)





Roasted Asparagus


Roasted Asparagus

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Roasted Asparagus
Recipe Type: Side
Author: Chris Frisina
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Serves: 2
Snapping the ends off asparagus before cooking makes them so much better
  • Asparagus
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Snap the ends off of the asparagus
  2. Wash
  3. Place on a baking sheet, with or without a liner
  4. Drizzle Olive Oil over the asparagus
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste
  6. Bake at 400 for 40 minutes or 450 for 35 minutes
  7. Serve and Enjoy!


Beef Burgundy


Served with Potatoes.   You can serve with pasta, rice, or by itself!

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Beef Burgundy
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: American French
Author: Chris Frisina
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Serves: 20 servings
A beef cut of meat in a pinot noir mushroom sauce. Used to serve over potatoes, pasta, or other starch.
  • 5 lbs beef chuck roast
  • .5 cups Flour
  • 1 750ml bottle Pinot Noir (2.5 cups initially, and rest for taste or reheating)
  • 3 or 4 onions Onions (diced)
  • Worcestershire sauce OR Soy sauce(your preference)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 pounds mushrooms (I love mushrooms, you could do 1 pound if you want)
  • 4 Carrots (chopped finely)
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 TBLS Oregano (fresh) chopped
  • 4-6 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 4-6 Bay Leaves
  • 1 small can Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Cayenne (more to taste if you prefer)
  • 2 TBLS Thyme (fresh) chopped
  • [s]mash potatoes or pasta to serve over
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Trim the beef and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Brown the beef in oil. S&P, then set aside (do in batches as needed)
  3. Saute the carrots first for a few minutes
  4. Add the onions and saute with thyme, oregano, and cayenne
  5. Add tomato sauce and incorporate
  6. Add 1/3 cup flour slowly, and incorporate like a rue
  7. Add (2.5 cups) wine slowly just like a rue.
  8. Add beef back in, bay leafs, and Chicken stock. Use less or more as needed to cover it.
  9. Bake in oven at 200 F for 5 hours minimum. Taste beef and check with a spoon. It should fall apart, if not it needs more time.
  10. minutes prior to being ready to serve, cut dice the mushrooms and saute. S&P to taste.
  11. Add Mushrooms to the pot.


Cinnamon Pork Brine with cherry coconut

I haven’t made a sweet pork in a while, and I rarely look at my own recipes, so I made another one:

Cinnamon Pork Brine with cherry cocunut
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Author: Chris Frisina
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Pork brined in cinnamon citrus, then topped with a cherry coconut sauce. Inspiration from this previous recipe:
  • A 3lb loin will only need about 1 qt of brine in a bag, 1.5 -2 qts in a bowl, this makes 2 qts
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 qt Orange Juice
  • 1 qt apple juice
  • 5 TBLS salt
  • 3 TBLS sugar (less than salt because of the sugar content of the OJ)
  • 2 TBLS cinnamon
  • Cherry Coconut sauce
  • 1 lbs bing cherries (rainier can be substituted) seeded
  • 4 TBLS white wine
  • 1 can of coconut milk (approx 12-14 oz)
  • 2 TBLS honey
  1. Brine the pork for at least an hour. Preferably longer if it is a whole loin (4-6 hrs). You can of course slice the meat first then brine.
  2. Boil the wine and cherries together to get them releasing their juice and color.
  3. Add coconut milk to cover (you may not end up using all of the coconut milk, that is fine)
  4. Boil and then turn down the heat and reduce. (can take up to 30 mins)
  5. Grill or cook to meat to your liking.
  6. Just before serving, add the honey to the sauce, and stir to incorporate.
  7. Serve the meat with the sauce on top.

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Blackened Seasoning

Blackened Seasoning
Cuisine: Seasoning
Author: Chris Frisina
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Serves: 10
Use this blackened seasoning on fish and chicken primarily , but can be with red or white meat as well.
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 4 teaspoons dried leaf thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to your taste
  • 2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and store in a cool dark place. Shake jar well before each use.