Will Accept Smart Grid In Lieu Of Jetpack

So, it’s almost 2010 and there’s no sign of my jetpack. That’s fine, it probably wasn’t such a great idea anyway (it would suck to commute in the rain). What I am excited about is smart power grids.

Working in the IT world, I’m accustomed to instrumenting a network with monitoring and trending data to keep tabs on performance and identify trouble spots. If a server’s network port is throwing a lot of errors, I want to know. I also want to know who in the office is running BitTorrent and degrading everyone else’s web browsing. It’s only natural that I’d want to do the same for the power “network” in my house. [Read More…]

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