Showing posts with label Mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mac. Show all posts

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Turn Off Your PC (and Mac, Too)

At Climate Progress Joseph Romm alerts us to a new report on the efficiency of turning off our computers, including these key facts:

Out of 104 million office PCs in the US, at least 31.2 million are left on all night.

Turning off every work computer in the United States every night would save as much CO2 emissions as taking every car in the state of Maryland off the road.

The simple step of shutting computers down each night can save a 10,000 PC enterprise more than $165,000 a year in energy costs. Across the US, this adds up to more than $1.72 billion dollars and almost 15 million tons of CO2 emissions.

The last time I didn't turn off my computer at work, it got used for about 100,000 mb or something. Always turn it off.
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Sunday, July 08, 2007

I'd just like to say...

...that it's taken me all of about 24 hours to become a complete and total Mac snob. That is all.

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

The conversion is complete...

Our four-year old HP Pavilion laptop finally crashed this morning, and we just made a purchase. A big purchase. I have had plenty of Mac convert friends over the years (Hear No Evil, come on down!), but The Butterfly came over to the dark side after a quick demo, and as of tomorrow afternoon, we will be the proud owners of a MacBook Pro. Just thought you should know these things.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Music Bullets, 5-30-07

  • Well...the DRM-less iTunes files are ready for download...the price for the individual DRM-less songs are $1.29...which is a TON for a single song...however, entire albums are still $9.99. Considering I only buy full albums, that makes me very happy.
  • A couple of interesting notes from Salon...if you’re not a subscriber, you’ll have to sit through an ad...but if I’m linking to it, it must be fantastically wonderful and worth it, right? First, whoever convinced 50 Cent to take 10% stake in the vitamin water company (and convinced them to give him 10%) instead of a set amount should, honestly, run the music industry. Good god, that’s a lot of money. Let's spell it out in all caps to see if it seems like even more. FOUR HUNDRED TEN MILLION DOLLARS. Yup, that makes it seem like even more.
  • Next, an interview with Rufus Wainwright, one of the most interesting and unique (for better or worse) people in music. As good as Want One was, I’ll probably end up with this album at some point.
  • And finally, not from Salon...looks like Amy Winehouse has officially made it big... we take all kind of pills to give us all kind of thrills, but the thrill we’ve never known...is the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone...

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Take a Load Off

I (and probably The Boy) have quite a few gigs of music on my hard drive - to say the least. And that's really bogging down my free space. The gang over at lifehacker gives us an easy solution that issue. Put your iTunes library on an external hard drive. Seems like a logical fix, but as with everything computer related, it's not always as easy as it seems. However, unlike The Boy, I'm a Mac guy and so is this little tutorial. So sorry to all you Windows users, but I've to look out for my own every now and again.

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