But after my wife joined Facebook, and my children were on Facebook, and, you know, about 300 million other people … well, obviously all the cool kids were doing it.
Chris Masse celebrates my tentative steps further into the information age by offering etiquette advice and linking to recommendations to get the most out of Facebook.
No doubt someday soon I will be posting “I still don’t know why I’d want to be on Twitter.” (But before I do, I will read this manifesto.)
From the Wind Power Law Blog in New York, Clifford Rohde takes a break from wind power law to report on his shift to National Grid’s time-of-use rates, a move that required the utility to install a “smart meter.” (He chronicled the first part of this effort in April, shortly after mailing in his request.)
Four months later:
Well it finally happened August 12 … On that date, National Grid appears to have installed a new “smart meter” on my house. (I say “appears” only because no one told me it was going to be installed; I found out only because I received a signed agreement from National Grid in the mail and went and checked the meter.)
… I note that as a consumer I do find it frustrating that I am not aware -yet at least- of any way to obtain usage information other than by going outside my house and looking at the meter. This analog solution to a seemingly digital issue seems a bit archaic.
His time-of-use rate will shift back to a flat “off-season” rate at the end of the month, and then he’ll have a few months to prepare for the winter peak. Rohde promises updates.