Thursday, May 29, 2008

Today's rants, 29 May 08

First:

What's with this insipid logo? (Not picking on this one particularly; there've been several of late, turning an originally cute idea into too cutesy, too often):



Is Google loosing the plot? Did it ever have one? How many good ideas/songs/books can one person have before it all starts to unravel?

Second:

With Guambat's power bill tipping out over $1,000/month (Guam has a horrible power generation issue; see this and this and this and this), Guambat has been crawling around the townhouse looking for things to turn off. I mean turn OFF.

Not possible. It seems that every appliance that plugs into a power mains has some kind of gizmo or other (useless digital clocks being a big culprit, especially on Guam where there are so many power bumps that having a digital clock at all is as useless as an outdoor ice-skating rink).

So, this rant is, WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE ELECTRICAL GOODS WITH AN OFF SWITCH THAT REALLY MEANS OFF?

1 Comments:

Blogger movingeast said...

Hey - look for one of those power strips like this sort of thing:

http://www.greenecosavers.com/servlet/the-33/ENERGY-SAVING-SMART-STRIP/Detail

One outlet controls most of the others, so if that (eg TV) is turned off, it turns off the other outlets - so DVD player and speakers perhaps get turned off properly.

It works for me - I have two, one for the TV and associated stuff, and another for the desktop PC.

3 June 2008 10:52:00 pm GMT+10  

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