Sat. Sep 21st, 2019

Interested in saving money on your Electricity Bill?

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 21 September 2019 - Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 15. Sunday: Rain ending in the morning then mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Amount 5 mm. High 18. UV index 3 or moderate. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Periods of rain. High 14. Monday night: Rain. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 15. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.9° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.65 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 11 km/h
    gusting 21 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.9° C
    Heat Index
    19.9° C
    Dewpoint
    14.3° C
    UV
    2.0
    Solar
    286 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:55:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    19:52
    Day Length
    13:12:14
    Day High
    20.1° C @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.9° C @ 02:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.04 kPa @ 02:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.65 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.9° C @ 02:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    20.1° C @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15km/h @ 14:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    770W/m2 @ 11:41 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.0 @ 11:41 Tdy.

I am!

Most of you likely know I’m into the whole Climate Change thing (not surprising given this website right?). I’m also very interested in Energy issues (Peak Oil, Sustainability, Transition Towns).

Well, my lovely wife got me a really great little device for Christmas called “TED” or “The Energy Detective”.

If you wan to know more, head over to my blog at MurkyView. You’ll be able to see the electricity consumption of my house, Live! It’s pretty sweet.

Oh, and back to the weather…. looks like we’ll get some more rain and maybe some wind on Monday/Tuesday. Fridays blast was definitely unexpected. I’m sure there are a few of my readers though that were secretly excited that there was finally some “action”. (You know who you are!)

Cheers.

Oh and by the way. If you haven’t already. I HIGHLY EXTREMELY HIGHLY RECOMMEND going here and downloading Internet Explorer 8. If your computer supports it, it is, without a doubt, the best version of Internet Explorer ever created. Please do download it. (It will make the whole website look the same whether you’re using Firefox, IE, Mac, or PC.)

6 thoughts on “Interested in saving money on your Electricity Bill?

  1. So, you also like IE8? I grabbed the download within 1/2 hr of the release, & have been using it since. A quality product, for sure.
    The first security hole has already been found, BTW. I wonder how long until the first patch follows? 😛

  2. Ya, it is much better. I use Mac so have no reason to use it normally. I use it purely to test my websites to ensure they are compatible cross-platform and IE8 is the first browser from Microsoft, ever, to be fully standards compliant and renders the same as other browsers, so I’m a very happy camper.

    Thus my encouragement for people to move to IE8 is really only a manifestation of my own laziness so that I only have to write the webstuff once and it should run the same for everyone! 🙂

  3. IE8?? Eww, yuck! Give me Mozilla’s FireFox any day, thanks. I only use IE if I absolutely HAVE to, such as a website that was coded specifically for IE. Thankfully, those sites are few and far between.

    Even my site is coded for all browsers, though I only test on FireFox. And when WinXP finally sees its end of life happen, then no more windoze for me. I’ll be going to a linux variation, so FireFox will be it.

    Cheers!

  4. Haha. Oh yes I agree completely Mike… it’s Firefox or nothing for me as well. It’s just that I know there are some who only use IE so for those poor unfortunate souls, I hope they are able to get IE8.

    It looks like the days of “websites coded specifically for IE” are coming to an end with IE8. Hooray!

  5. I hear ya. I had to chuckle when I first heard that MS decided to create their own version of the W3 standard. I guess it was their way of forcing people to use their browser. The unfortunate thing was most webmasters and page creators fell for it, and coded for only IE. I know my step-son’s homeschooling program was like that last school year – they only allowed IE to access the online portals. This year, though, other browsers are usable. I guess too many parents complained.

    Cheers!

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