Shut Down...

I'm going to do something today that I have never done before. Ever since I've had a "work" computer, starting in 1994, I've never turned it/them off. I've always left them on as personal testing/staging servers, "just in case" I needed to grab something. It's often been handy (and occasionally essential), being able to SSH into my work system, or run test web apps on it. I've never given much thought to just how much juice must be sucked up by the systems, even when left running essentially idle evenings and weekends....

July 6, 2007 · 2 min

Peak Coal

via Peak Oil News: In 1865, Englishman William Stanley Jevons, one of the greatest social scientists of his day, wrote an exhaustive study titled "The Coal Question: An Inquiry Concerning the Progress of the Nation, and the Probable Exhaustion of our Coal Mines." Jevons' argument was that England was about to exhaust all available coal resources, which inevitably would mean the collapse of the industrial enterprise upon which Great Britain's mighty empire depended....

November 9, 2005 · 2 min