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This kicks ass. From The Madison Peak Oil Blog:
Borrow a portable energy meter.

Accurate and easy to use, these plug-in meters work on any standard 120-volt electric appliance. Use one to:

+ Measure voltage, electricity cost and electric consumption.
+ Find out the exact operating cost of various appliances, from refrigerators to lamps and computers.
+ Identify the potential causes of high energy use.
+ Predict your savings in reducing appliance use.
+ Calculate the payback for replacing older equipment.
+ Discover how much power some appliances draw even when switched "off;" i.e., "phantom power."
Borrow a portable energy meter at no cost from your local public library. MGE has donated many of these meters to area libraries. Usual checkout period is two to three weeks but varies with the host library. Because the meters are popular, you may want to reserve one ahead of time.

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fencert From: fencert Date: August 23rd, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanx for the posting.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 23rd, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap! You do exist. I was just wondering where you'd gone.
fencert From: fencert Date: August 23rd, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Weeks and weeks of vacation. Exhausting exhausting vacation. I'm back now but cranky and achy and spent. I always do these vacations where I do all sorts of competitions and stay up all night to boot. Still need a week or two of recovery before I'm back in my game, as it were.

Thanks for thinking of me while I was gone!
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: August 24th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that woot.com had some of these up for sale a couple of months ago, maybe during a woot-off? I quite nearly picked one up.
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