Solar energy customers are worried a new fee proposed by Xcel Energy would punish new customers for getting solar panels.
The monthly fee, which would pay for distribution and transmission of energy, would go into effect in April 2010 and would have to be paid to Xcel, regardless of whether the solar customer used any electricity that month….
Over at Linux in Exile: Have a look.
From Peep Research:
We all know that Peeps are light, fluffy, and filled with air. This of course begs the question, “What happens to Peeps in a vacuum?” (Surely you were about to ask the same thing, right?)
btrfs (pronounced as in the title) is the next gen linux file system (you can tell it is a file system because it ends in “fs” which means “File-related stuff.”
Valerie Aurora nee Henson gives us “….a behind-the-scenes look at the design and development of btrfs on many levels – technical, political, personal – and trace it from its origins at a workshop to its current position as Linus’s root file system …” here
This is the continuation of a discussion of loons, skeptically viewed. I am not skeptical about loons themselves. I know they exist. In fact, I just spent the last half hour watching Mom and Dad loon (whom I cannot tell apart, by the way) feeding Junior I and Junior II (whom I also cannot tell apart) what I have determined to be mostly crayfish, but also the occasional minnow.
In this installment of How the Loon Terns we will look at breeding success.
Continue reading Lead Poisoning and Loons: A skeptical look