Greetings all! Well, it’s the middle of the night and I’ve woken up again. Sigh. I usually remedy this by going downstairs, getting a glass of milk, and watching something on Discovery Home or Fox Soccer. (I don’t want to read anything as the goal here is to fall back asleep) But as I was approaching the stairs, I noticed, not for the first time mind you, that I didn’t need to turn on any lights for safety because of the glow coming from our gameroom. Being in need of some blog fodder, I went and checked it out and there are, you guessed it, THIRTEEN LEDs glowing in that room. Amazing. Here they are, moving counterclockwise:
1. Smoke Detector
2. Cable Modem on top of bookcase
3. Wireless router next to cable modem
4. Surge protector for cable modem and router
5. Television set
6. Gaming System
8. Speaker for kid’s computer
9. Monitor for kid’s computer
10. Kid’s computer
11. Keyboard for kid’s computer
12. Surge protector for kid’s stuff
13. My laptop, plugged in for charging.
I’m just kind of boggled here. And yes, the waste of energy is occurring to me as I type this. I’m wondering which ones I can do anything about. I think the only ones I can really take care of are the ones related to the kid’s computer. Those are on standby as that computer is the print server in the house. But we don’t need to print in the middle of the night very often. The TV and gaming system just glow to show they are connected, and their surge protector (not listed because it is hidden from view) is pretty awkward to get to. And we can’t really turn off the modem and router. Same goes for the smoke detector. But that’s a lot of LEDs for such a small area.
So, there’s my TT for the week. What’s yours? If you want to read more, or join in, try here.