Posts tagged green

Fedora 10 Gold

Nov. 29, 2008, 8:35 a.m. bootstrap , green , X11

The final release of Fedora 10 was made available a couple of days ago. There was the early delivery and and the problems with my WiMax connection so it wasn't until a little while ago that I managed to do the updated from Fedora 10 Preview to the Final release. (That too only when the little tyke w ...

Four Crashes in a Day

Nov. 23, 2008, 4:19 p.m. bootstrap , green , virtualization , X11

The last time my computer crashed (that is totally froze up) was back in May. Today I have had four freezes with in hours of each other and I am pointing the finger at Fedora 10.Twice the machine crashed when it went to sleep. If the computer sleeps, it doesn't wake up again. The screen gets garbled ...

Boot Fedora in Five Seconds.

Oct. 19, 2008, 10:53 p.m. bootstrap , green

I read with envy that the author of powertop (which I blogged about earlier) and some other blokes have managed to make Fedora boot up in 5 seconds.  In comparision, my boot time is painfully slow but it's still faster than what most other Fedora users have to suffer through and certainly a lot fast ...

Powertop.

Oct. 14, 2008, 12:22 a.m. green

Over the last few days I have been looking at ways of cutting down on my power consumption. I have been looking around at different ways of doing that and one interesting tool I found is powertop.  As the name suggests it's a tool that gives 'Table Of Power' consumption. I think in the old days top ...

Spinning Down the Hard Drives in Fedora

Oct. 11, 2008, 7:56 a.m. green

Last few days, my computers have been without their covers - what with all the reinstallations/upgrades etc, etc. During this time I noticed that the hard dives get unbearable hot. I was using a couple of hard drive coolers but recently found that their fans had been completely toasted. In one of ev ...

Excessive Packaging ( IK Com and APM)

July 11, 2008, 4:29 a.m. green

Each of the bedrooms, the sitting room the TV lobby and of course my study are all wired with cat 6 cabling. There are 8 access points in all which includes the gate (for an IP camera, which I am yet to buy). This calls for eight keystones and face plates. At the other end (which is in the library) ...

Inverters for solar power (part 1)

Dec. 11, 2007, 11:32 a.m. green

Been looking for a good inverter for more than an year now. My search began well before I even the blueprints for my house was drawn up, yet after tracking many difficult routes I am back to square one.Initially I was looking at Grid Tie Xantrex or Sunny Boy inverters. Unfortunately neither company ...

Renewable Energy Research.

Oct. 12, 2007, 10:24 a.m. green

The National Engineering Research and Development Center (NERD as it's called) supposedly does research into renewable energy. What it actually does is just waste tax payer money.I went there today to speak to them about solar power. Didn't see any nerds but did see a lot of impractical devices they ...

Solar Power

Sept. 30, 2007, 8:43 p.m. green

Solar power, Specially Grid Interactive solar power is very expensive. My new house with Quadruple play is to be powered by solar power. But because PV panels and inverters are so costly it's not practical to install enough panels to meet the full power demand. The solution then would be to draw the ...