by stevepoland - 3/10/07 9:46 AM
A short while back there was a discussion about the power consumption and the crew mentioned hibernating their machines, turning them off, etc. I think it came up after the power usage comparison of the gaming consoles.
I always wondered how much power my PC was using, and while using the Windows power options is easy and all, I thought it would be cool to know just how much I was saving. I found a site called Local Cooling that offers a little application to monitor your savings and show your totals in practical terms. It shows you how many trees, gallons of fuel, and kilowatt-hours you've saved. You can install it on multiple machines and see how you rank as compared to other power savers.
Just thought everyone might think this was cool. I didn't see a thread about this so sorry if someone has already brought it up.