Tag: Energy

Year end link clean up

* “Poor Halo play prompts stabbing threat”:http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/archives/231642.asp. Doesn’t seem unreasonable. I’ve heard campers threatened with worse. * “How Secure Is My Password”:http://howsecureismypassword.net/. No idea how accurate, but fun. 17 thousand years for my typical password. * “Rich on photobooks”:http://www.tongfamily.com/archives/2010/12/photobooks-for-christmas/. I […]

Electric ATV choices

Looking at choices for an electric for use around our property. Basically I think the choice comes down to these: * “Cunningham”:http://www.cunninghamgolfcar.com/p-225-xrt-850-electric-utility-vehicle.aspx. Lacks a certain spirit, but comes in well under the price of most the others. Basically a golf […]

cast concrete lamps

copper & concrete :::: lamps. interesting, particularly the ones that embed power outlets in the tower. i don’t need a lamp but a stylish power strip would be awesome.

Light Bulbs

As much as I like these LED bulbs — New LED Light Bulbs Can Replace 100W Incandescents >> MetaEfficient Reviews. — they are probably going to have to evolve a lot further in physical design before I can adopt them […]

Stuff I Want But Don't Need — grab bag

* Clickjacking. Pretty ugly form of attack. * Self-powered wireless light switches. Pretty cool, instead of running line voltage to every lightswitch, they harness ambient power and send wireless signals to outlets. Now if you just combine this with… * […]

Edison PC Power Management Software

Edison PC Power Management Software | Edison — tried on my home machine but had to uninstall. It is lipstick on a chicken — a nicer UI than the default Windows power management UI but that is all it is. […]

Fisker Karma

Fisker Automotive: Environmentally friendly, premium cars featuring plug-in hybrid technology >> Vehicles >> Features — J says we need to get one of these.

Solar cost competitive by 2015

Electricity Rates from Solar Cost Competitive by 2015 « Cooler Planet Clean Edge, a research and publishing company focused on renewable technologies and the non-profit organization Co-op America released a report that states the cost of electricity derived from solar […]

World Cement Usage

The Oil Drum | World Cement Usage: An Indicator of Energy Consumption–and China and India Are Certainly Using It — OK we better start worrying about peak cement.

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Current Books

Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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