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Mark Embling

January 2011

Monitoring My Energy Usage (Part 1)

Recently I've been thinking about ways in which I can take control and save money. A good candidate for this in my view is energy consumption. It's commonly acknowledged these days that having a large carbon footprint makes you single-handedly responsible for the deaths of all polar bears and who knows what else, so it also has a nice "eco" twist as well. Extra karma points...?

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Creating a Custom URL Shortener

Having seen a fair few people using their own custom domain for posting links on Twitter and so on (Rob Hawkes with rawk.es, Scott Hanselman with hnsl.mn and various others including tech blogs and news companies with short and sweet names), I thought it was time I grabbed one of my own. I have set it up with bit.ly Pro and thought it might be useful to share my thoughts and experiences.

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