Month October 2015

Pre-Travel Tensions

Content, Technology

The final preparations have begun: checklist updated; luggage up from the basement; sorting through things to take; giving my son the list of things to do while we’re away, etc.   My process for packing involves moving stuff from their respective storage containers onto…


1-2516537262 VAu001216749, 2015-06 Poland, @VAu 1-216-749, @book-2015-Poland-Personal, Architecture, Colorless, Content, Event, Event - Travel, Photography, Staircase, Travel, Vacation

I have included other posts from Wilanowie Palace, in Warsaw (Polish Architecture in Statues, and Polish Architecture in Buildings) but this shot is from inside the Palace.  

Standby Power Consumption

One of the solar panel installers mentioned to me that 20% of household electricity is consumed by devices in a standby state,  meaning they appear off, or in some non-use state, yet they continue to use power.  20% struck me as…