Here's what I would look like if I lived in South Park:

Courtesy of this web site.

I recently purchased a Kill-A-Watt electric meter, which is a device you can use to measure how much energy an electrical appliance is using. I used my kill-a-watt around both my and my parent's house (my Dad was really interested too), and took some readings. Some were surprising, others were not. It's worth noting that large appliances (TVs, refrigerators, computers) often have a spike in power usage immediately when they are turned on, but usage quickly drops once the startup time has passed.


It's been a while since I've had a decent, working, personal web site. I finally have the time and motivation to set something up, and I'm very excited about it. I've had many ideas floating around in my head for a while, and now I have a home page web site blog to publish them to the world.

I've been dealing with the web since about 1993, and until recently, putting up a web site usually meant tedious coding in HTML, or using terrible WYSIWYG web page editors. Even for a personal web site, it was a hassle to put something nice together.

Lately though, this has changed.