Monday, November 30, 2009

San Jose Data Center now LEED Gold. Any in the East?

Fortune Data Centers Lands LEED Gold Certification, Facebook as Tenant |
Only five such in the US. Any in the Philadelphia region, I wonder?
Where does one go around here to find clean computing?
When it's all virtual, how much does location matter?
Is there an environmental cost if a local firm uses a LEED-certified data center on the West Coast, which means transmitting all its bits and bytes across the continent, an a steady, two-way, 24/7 torrent?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Global Warming?

The image is not as elegant as I'd like, but hopefully you get the idea.

You've probably heard the story that, if you put a frog in a pot of cold water and turn on the burner, it won't realize it's dying until too late.

Whether that story is true or not, it's a fitting image for those who are still denying that climate change is real.