Daily archives: June 27, 2005

live from whitworth park

If this works i’m back in the moblog game. My shiny new phone definitely sends email, it’s up to blogger to publish it in a timely manner.
It’s a glorious day, but i’ve got to go back to an office where i can’t appreciate it. The two little windows let in some sunlight, but the far end of the office is dark if i turn all three banks of lights off. I turned off the set nearest the window and was promptly told off. You’d think the nhs would appreciate me trying to save electric and avoid sick building syndrome!
I’ll try to set up emailing to flickr tonight and send you a picture of one of the sculptures outside whitworth art gallery tomorrow.

Smart Appliances

The US’ Department of Energy is investigating add-ons to household appliances that can detect disruption in the power supply and temporarily turn themselves off. If enough were deployed they could significantly lower peak loads and cut down brown- and black-outs. Of course, it would be more intelligent to buy energy efficient appliances and lower overall consumption, but this helps as well.

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