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Sandra is a PC server, running Ubuntu Linux. It’s located in a shed. The ambient temperature is around 0-1 centigrade currently, so the temperature is pretty low. I’m running tests and seeing how she fares. There’s approximately 1250 watts of heating power located in the 15 cubic meter surrounding the machine. 250 watts comes from the power source of the PC, and 1000 watts for a coffee pan 🙂
I’m working on the insulation to make the environment more PC friendly.

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the evaluation of Finnish IT projects on a national level

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This statement by the NAO (National Audit Office, ‘Valtiontalouden tarkastusvirasto’ in Finnish) does not give high credits to the impact of public-led information technology projects. It states that
– the concrete impacts on local geographic levels have been mild, compared to
the substantial financial bets placed in these projects
– the goals set in these IT projects have not been met satisfactorily

The goals set in 2003 by the Council of state were among others:
* to increase the capability of citizens of Finland in using information technology
* to ensure that citizens would have unhindered access to fast network connections

To see the complete report in Finnish, check out:
http://www.vtv.fi/index.phtml?menu_id=2&chapter_id=8382#8382

For a quick overview of NAO in English, see this page:
http://www.vtv.fi/index.phtml?menu_id=3&lang=3

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Testing Picasa2 color and contrast adjustments. It’s a good tool.
Takes the blogging to new level, easily. You can scan a set
of pictures on your harddrive, then do the effects, cropping and
other adjustments, and place the picture in the blog directly
from the same user interface.

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