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04/05/2012 09:06 #56321New Leather Converse
04/03/2012 22:04 #56319The Techie Award
I would like to thank Roswell Park Cancer Institute for presenting me with an endless series of interesting puzzles to solve, my coworkers for making it fun to solve those puzzles and my awesome boss Del Reid for allowing me the freedom to solve the puzzles as I see fit. Here is to a world without cancer.
Then I held up the award. It was cheesy but I think it worked. All in all it was a good day. Even more exciting was going to a morning meeting I was dreading and having someone there refer to me as a wizard and say that I was able to significantly up their productivity with one of my creations. Its nice to hear some positive feedback.
04/03/2012 00:06 #56312Paper in the ipad vs Note app on galaxy note
04/03/2012 00:02 #56311Robot Bird
The other things that are so much better on the Note are the much richer tool and color selection options. You know, the basics like being able to pick from more than 6 colors and having high tech fancies like variable pen size and transparency. I can't believe the paper ipad on the ipad suckered me into to purchasing the different pens for $1.99 each. I though I would use them to sketch stuff out for work but without a stylus, it's not so useful to sketch out idea.
04/01/2012 20:02 #56308Thoughts about Electricity
I ordered this interesting device that allows you to measure the amount of electricity in watts that a device is pulling at any particular point. The device itself is cheap and plugs in between the device and its power source. THis is not the exact device I own, but its the exact same thing
Here are some interesting facts:
- The Samsung LNT4665F 46" 1080p LCD HDTValone 67w
- TV with macbook pro 270 watt
- TV with macbook pro but mac screen closed 250w
- macbook pro 85w
- mac book pro screen 20watt?
- TV with wii 130w
- TV with wii playing game 170w
- tortoise lights 250w
- tortoise heat pad 130w
- tortoise heat low 600w, med 924w, high 1460w
- living room heater same
- Dell 1950 server with 2 dual core 5160 3.0Ghz 120w-700w depending on usage Usually it is on the really low side.
- Dell 1950iii server with 2 quad core X5460 3.0Ghz 120w-700w depending on usage
- mac mini server 85W with a single 2.0ghz quad core i7
We use so much electricity and our bill is around $180-200/month for 3 people. For example jan-feb of this year we used 1577 kWh and it cost us $188.36 with services and taxes, etc. Looking at the bill I think it is somewhere around $0.12 per kilowatt hour. Which is 1 hour worth of 1000 watts.
I think we could probably save so much money by unplugging things that are not being used. One way to save a lot of money is to plug everything into power strips and then just turn those off when you leave. This is especially useful for devices that draw power when not in use, which is most of them.