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My solar panels were activated just over a week ago, but I was too busy with the Caroling Party to post about it. On a sunny day this close to the solstice, I produce over 10kWh of electricity, and I'll produce lots more than that on the longer days of summer. There's a website where you can look at the production of my solar installation, and it's quite nifty: you can see how much power each panel is producing right now, and a time lapse of the past 24h, and track productivity in the preceding weeks and months the system has been active.

Inexplicably, the site requires a password. There's no data on this site that anyone could use, as far as I can tell. It's not like you could sign onto the site and steal the energy my panels are producing. I can't imagine why anyone but me would want to look at the site twice, so it's not even worth sharing the password, really. It's just another example of spurious "security" on the interwebz. Everything has to have a damn password, even if there's nothing to protect.

I see that there's an API reference on the site, so perhaps I can write a script to extract the super-secret information and make it public. Maybe wikileaks would like it.

Anyway, I'm pleased as punch with my new solar panels, and I'll show you the website if you're interested.

This reminds me of something. I drink a cup of Yogi tea almost every morning, and each tea bag has a little snippet of wisdom from, I suppose, the yogi. One of the snippets I see regularly is "you will feel fulfilled when you do the impossible for another." Every time I read this, I feel a bit depressed: it sounds awfully difficult. So I've decided to settle for feeling smug when I do something nice for myself. Hence the solar panels.


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