Please do the following from now on

07/17/07 :: by hdunce

instead of going to google go to blackle

Blackle is essentially Google, but with a black background. Because the background is black, the monitor requires less power to display it. SERIOUSLY! I think if we all use this site instead of google, the company will save $600.

Um, mike, can i get a zune phone?

9 Responses to “Please do the following from now on”

  1. moquito Says:

    That’s hilarious. Heather, if you promise to sport it when you’re out, I will get you a zune phone TODAY.

  2. hlipner Says:


  3. Patrick Says:

    Wow - they’ve managed a worse design than Google. I didn’t really think that was possible.

  4. mark Says:

    Here’s how you can save even more money-

    switch all of the Windows computers to use a black desktop background and

    right-click desktop background -> properties -> appearance -> set color scheme to High Contrast Black.

    You’re welcome. Don’t forget the tip jar on your way out.

  5. hlipner Says:

    thanks mark! yeah, everyone please do that. k?

  6. hlipner Says:

    oh! i just had another idea! ok, from now on, everybody can only flush the toilet when going number 2.

    Mike, can i get an iphone?

  7. hlipner Says:

    ok, so here is more on blackle:

    When your screen is white, be it an empty word page, or the
    Google page, your computer consumes 74 watts, and when its black it
    consumes only 59 watts. Mark Ontkush wrote an article about the energy
    saving that would be achieved if Google had a black screen, taking in
    account the huge number of page views, according to his calculations,
    750 mega watts/hour per year would be saved.

    In a response to this article Google created a black version of
    it’s search engine, called Blackle, with the exact same functions as the
    white version, but with a lower energy consumption.

  8. brocksteady Says:

    Read this:

  9. hlipner Says:

    RE: saving the company money by making sure every computer goes to sleep or turns off

    … change your energy settings or install an energy-saving app so that it automatically sleeps when you’re not using it, and remember to turn it off at night.
    * Cleaner air through zzz… Desktop computers can cause 1,500 lb of CO2 per year; enabling sleep mode can reduce energy consumption by up to 70%.
    * Saving bucks. Save up to $75 per computer per year.

    HEATHER’s NOTE: if we have 11 FD computers and 4 NESTING = $1125 savings a yr = WOW
    mike, can i get 2.25 iphones?

    energy saver app for mac’s and pc’s respectively


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