[Durham] Free Software activity at Neville's Cross this Sunday
mark at aktivix.org
Tue Jun 10 08:42:33 UTC 2014
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The Durham Free Software Skill-Share project  will be represented
at the Neville's Cross eco festival  this Sunday, June 15th. It
would be great if anyone on this list wanted to call by and see what
we're up to; we'll be at the Transition Durham stall.
We'll be giving out fliers to promote our upcoming skill-share event
on July 26th , talking about green computing and having a bit of a
game with a power meter...
How low can you go - a fun activity for all laptop users
Come one and all! Bring along your laptop and it's mains power supply
and I'll use a plug-in power meter (in the church hall) to measure how
much power it uses. Then I'll show you some ways to reduce the power
If you're not already using GNU/linux, you can try booting it from a
USB stick and see what difference that makes to the power consumption,
without making any permanent changes to your laptop.
This won't be a full-on green-computing hackathon (we've just left it
too late to organise that), it's just a fun way to "walk the walk" as
well as talking the talk. I'll bring some paper and marker pens to
tabulate the results.
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