February 15th, 2009Uncategorized
Specifically I was wondering if it was possible to take the data from something like Wattson and using some heuristics or some kind of Fourier analysis to detect what appliances were consuming electricity. And better still, compare that against what’s possible and, perhaps in some cases, suggest it’s time to dump that highly inefficient model of refrigerator and replace it with a new one
But anyway… I don’t know what Google are doing, but take a look at the graphs they want to produce. They looks useful to me.
Graeme also pointed me at HomeCamp: it’s a hack day/unconference, around the theme of energy monitoring.
February 7th, 2009Uncategorized
Justing thinking: although I’m a MacOS X fanatic, and officially dispassionate with respect to Windows (unofficially I’d use a stronger word), Bill Gates could turn out to be the bigger geek hero in the long run. What? I just mean the stuff he’s doing now has all the promise of turning out to be monumental.
Of course, maybe not enough to undo all suffering his company has caused. Time to go re-watch that Gates vs. Jobs video…