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Save the planet: Turn off the lights, automate your data centers!

I was sitting and watching the TV and saw this ad from "Act on CO2". This thing moved me off my feet, it always does actually (that also show how soon we all can forget and how badly we need these reminders). Just think about it, forget about Virtualization (for a while), with me:

  • Who are we?
  • Why are we here on this planet?
  • What are we giving back to our "Mother Earth"?
  • What can we do to help us stay on this rock a bit longer?
  • Why don't we all shutdown our PCs when we go home?
  • Why don't we shut down our lights we we go out?
  • Do we turn our heating on full blast or keep in on "eco-drive"?
  • Who are we?
  • Why are we here on this planet?
  • DO WE DESERVE TO BE HERE???
The way we have been acting the last 200 years..umm, I'd fire the whole staff if I was the "Earth CEO"! While these questions will raise a lot of questions in your heads, I just want to take this opportunity to display how badly we have have altered our biosphere.

Nuff said. Watch these movies and also go to GreenerLiving. In fact these videos have been borrowed from them:



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Low bandwidth version (For my readers in India, Africa, China, South America and more)


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With this post, I am shutting my computer down, turning off the plug and I am off for a good long walk. Do also watch my "Green Grid Template" if you are a CEO in need to help the earth become a better place to live and work in.

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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here