Glutnix: back vic: Welcome. Glutnix: heh yday in the work kitchen i totally 0wn3d some anonymous person… Glutnix: for a few weeks now we’ve had this note stuck above the light switch telling us not to turn off the fluroscent lights because turning them on uses too much electricity. Glutnix: and finally i thought — how many minutes of normal lighting juice does it take to turn the thing on? vic: Wouldn’t it use less juice to stay off all night? Glutnix: cos i’m thinking its like 1 minute max, but they make out it’s something like 3 hours or something Glutnix: (we turned it off at night — it’s just the on and off and on and off of the day they’re concerned about) vic: That’s ridiculous. vic: Oh, I see. Maybe they should get one of those key switches. Glutnix: which it turned out to be — turning on a fluro uses the same power as about 5 seconds of normal lighting Glutnix:Should I Turn Off Fluorescent Lighting When Leaving A Room?
Short Answer: Turn them off if you will be gone for more than about 15-20 minutes (for details keep reading). Glutnix: so we found a web page that basically blew that myth out of the water, turned it into a fact sheet and put it above the switch instead 😀 vic: Your writing an article about it? Glutnix:Article at LightingDesignLab.com Glutnix: 0wn4g3! vic: Lol! That’s hillarious. You should blog some of this stuff.
Flickr — Finding cool photos that get your creative juices flowing has never been so easy, and never so fun!
Picasa — Makes performing simple photo improvements fast and easy… if only it would integrate with Flickr…
Walking around Wellington — especially to places I’ve never walked, such as the Interisland Ferry Terminal. I’m doing the 10,000 step program, so reaching 10,000 steps before I go to bed is a real motivator… and taking the new camera makes it fun too 🙂 … walking to the ferry terminal that day got me up above 20,000 steps for the first time!
Yeah, this actually took me more than 24 minutes to complete. So what, sue me! 😉 I don’t get analog very often, so pencil work doesn’t come naturally. After completing the pencil work, I showed the comic to my flatmates who liked it, and to my cartoonist friend Matix who said I should ink it. So I did. Then I scanned it and put it here for your benefit. Enjoy 😀
Yay! My filing cabinet arrived today! It’s a Precision Classic 2-drawer in Kashmir Blue, with lock. It’s part of my whole Getting Things Done regime that I hope to kick off when I get a free day to just get onto sorting all my loose crap sitting in my new In-tray 🙂
You gotta focus on the positive sides of things. My Podcast on Webfroot is going really well. You should tune in, listen to it, and send me your feedback! If you send in a recording of your comments on the show, I’ll play it on the next episode! If you’ve got content and/or music that you think I should play, send that in to me too! Come party together on the show 😀 It’s all about having fun!
After an e-mail was forwarded to me containing a copy paste of an earlier revision of USA average IQ’s by state, the results were too good to be true. So I fact-checked the email’s ass. Here’s my reply. Names were removed to protect the guilty.
States and their average IQ and who they voted for.
The IQ numbers were originally attributed to the book “IQ and the Wealth of Nations”, though they do not appear in the current edition. The tests and data were administered via the Raven’s APT, and the The Test Agency, one of the UK’s leading publishers and distributors of psychometric tests. This data has been published in the Economist and the St. Petersburg Times
(name removed) wrote:
This is so funny and indeed REAL
While indeed funny and a somewhat uplifting prospect, I wanted to be sure…