Technology Treading Lightly

Reducing Technology's Impact and Using Technology to Help the Environment

June, 2010

  • Getting started with Windows Power Management

    My team just published three new “getting started” white papers on microsoft.com today.  The first paper is an overview of the importance of ensuring that your application, service or driver is “energy smart”.  The other two cover some high...
  • (Faulty?) Soft power switch caused resume from sleep failures

    When the motherboard (or ‘mobo’) in my ‘media’ PC stopped working recently, I decided to turn lemons into lemonade and use it as an excuse to build a Home Theatre PC for my living room. While I was deciding on which HTPC case to buy, I installed the new...
  • Found: Secret Internet Explorer Insomnia feature!

    In the category of “this problem has been around for years but no-one has noticed it”, I discovered very recently that IE raises an availability request when it downloads a file. This is the desired behavior – you don’t want the...