links for 2009-01-12

  • I believe in backups so much that my birthday present to Misty last year was an external hard drive. If other friends of mine, especially the ones with children, are sans backups, I may be doing the same for them this year …
  • "In terms of greenhouse gases, one Google search is equivalent to about 0.2 grams of CO2. The current EU standard for tailpipe emissions calls for 140 grams of CO2 per kilometer driven, but most cars don't reach that level yet. Thus, the average car driven for one kilometer (0.6 miles for those of in the U.S.) produces as many greenhouse gases as a thousand Google searches."
    (tags: google energy)
  • The very fact that I had to think so hard brought home what scholars of autobiography and memoir have long recognized. None of us know what made us what we are, and when we have to say something, we make up a good story.