Hohm is where the heart is…

If you’re green you will probably be interested in Microsoft’s Hohm. It lets people with participating energy providers track their energy usage online via a website. The end goal being to have the site give you tips on how to save energy and thus money.

The first participants are Pugent Sound Energy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Seattle City Light and Xcel energy. Not a huge amount of partners, but it’s a start. You can ask for access to the project by going to the page and following the instructions… Hohm

How much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability?

How much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? Ecofont have a solution that uses up to 20% less ink. It works reasonably well so long as your expectations are kept within reasonable boundaries. Ecofont is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, and works just fine in OpenOffice, AppleWorks, and MS Office 2007.

The holes are not visible to the naked eye when you use it at the normal point size e.g. 10 or 12. Here is an example of it at size 12.

So, it’s not perfect and similar results may be obtainable by tweaking your printers settings… Ecofont is probably designed with ink gain in mind. Those tiny holes will fill up once the ink soaks into the paper. Question is, how will it act on coated stock, or when dry toner is used instead of ink?

Free to download, free to use.

So go get it and help save a tree. Or two.