f.lux


f.Lux is a cool little utility that appeals to the lighting geek in me. What it does is adjusts the color temperature of your monitor or laptop screen, based on the time of day, "warming it up" at night and "cooling down" during the daytime, because it has been shown that looking at cool illuminants in the evening can screw up your circadian rhythm. This is no joke; when your circadian entrainment is screwed up, it's been linked to all kinds of problems such as depression, several types of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Matter of fact, night shift work -- which generally involves people being wide awake and working, generally under cool fluorescent light -- is so…

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Published


So, last month, I presented a paper at SimBuild 2010. Today, the lab I work for published a link to the preprint, which enters me into the scientific roll call. I am stoked. Check it out: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/47522.pdf…

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Line


This is cool. What we got here is the last remnants of the 8" of snow that dumped on Boulder yesterday. The Colorado sun came out in force today, melting most of the white stuff; the final traces are hanging tough here in the shadow cast by the ballfield fence, all nice and neat in a line, while Hooper and Lulu watch in despair as Jeannie and the other woman walk away with their dogs Joplin and Kyla: Just goes to show you what a little shading can do in terms of reducing the amount of direct beam solar radiation that affects a given area. P.S. The bits of snow missing in the foreground were eaten by Hooper. No…

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