• I migrated this blog from NYC to Frankfurt, Germany so it’s now powered by 100% renewable energy. It’s a small step towards making my blog more sustainable and I documented the process so you can migrate your Digital Ocean droplets to sustainable regions powered by renewable energy.
  • While writing that post, I wondered if it would actually help anyone or make a difference. Chris used my guide to migrate his blog to renewable energy sources. Progress!
  • On the topic of waste – Gerry McGovern wrote a great article you should read called Cloudwaste. We never think about the cost of a search (after all, it’s “free”) – not quite.

Google estimates that carrying out a single search takes about 0.0003 kWh (1080 joules) of energy. That’s the equivalent of leaving a 60-watt bulb on for 17 seconds. In 1999, it was estimated that there were one billion searches on Google. In 2019, there were 5.2 billion searches a day, and 1.9 trillion searches a year. That’s the equivalent of leaving a 60-watt bulb on for one million years.

  • I set a goal to run 40km this month and I managed to smash that goal running a total of 60.9km (37.8 miles) in August. I’d like to match the same distance in September. Hopefully it will be a bit easier as summer winds down.
  • I finally bit the bullet and am trying out Apple TV+. I haven’t had a chance to watch what I actually want to watch (Greyhound, and the Beastie Boys documentary, but I have been enjoying watching Snoopy in Space with my son. In the first few episodes Snoopy goes to Johnson Space Center and they go to Space Center Houston. I used to live across the street from JSC and in the area for a number of years, and it was fun to see that they took the time to accurately depict the buildings.
  • Leo got his first proper haircut. The hairstylist used to specialize in kids cuts when she was first starting, so she’s a pro. She’s even got a barber chair that is shaped like a sports car. Leo didn’t flinch or cry or anything until she got out the hairdryer. He didn’t like that.

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