> > Good going Wildcat.
> > Was the house getting too cold?
> I've not once, in eight years (as of, uh, last Thursday) turned the heat on
> during winter. I'd like to think, having grown up with Chicago winters, that
> I'm made of sterner stuff than to think that 3° C is actually cold...
I'm in the middle of a 2 week business trip to Toronto right now. I feel the same way. The temperature has been hitting a high of somewhere close to 0ēC which is relative paradise to me. Back home? A cold snap just hit & the highs are somewhere around -20 to -25ēC. I'm telling some Toronto co-workers & they can't even imagine it that cold. But the thing is - Toronto feels colder than it actually is because it's a humid cold. Winnipeg has a dry cold that makes it feel a little better and much more sunlight. It's been overcast here almost the entire time - I feel sun-deprived! Although you can't compare 0 to -25 regardless of what other factors there are. I'm wearing a sweater when most people here are wearing jackets heh.
I guess the dry heat of Arizona would have a similar effect compared to say Florida heat.
> (That said, I actually did leave the computer on for a few days straight a
> couple times over the holidays, and it did just about nothing to the temperature
> that I could tell. Summers, OTOH...)
1 computer seems to make little difference. But if you have several computers and the temperature dips to 0, you will usually notice that you won't have to turn on the heat. Or at least that's what I notice. I live in an old house - who knows how much heat leaks away even with the work I've done to it to seal doors etc.
> It's actually one of the work computers. I'm probably going to reinstall BOINC
> at one point or another on most of our demos, but Vista and BOINC don't play
> together nicely at all, so I have to run BOINC as a service. It seems to be
> working OK that way, though (since the CR is apparently chugging through units
> very nicely), and it's more hidden (no systray icon), so I think I'll do it that
> way until BOINC 6 comes out.
All you have to do is disable BOINCMGR from startup & you have no systray icon. As long as BOINC runs as a service, it will just chug along. This is true of Vista & XP.
> I'm actually surprised Ziggy is chugging through units as well as he is, since
> he's only on a few hours per day.
> Oh, wait, you can't see my computer's names, can you? Ziggy is 613824, the AMD
> with an identity crisis. (The SZ and CR are 4134056 and 4134237, respectively.
> Now that the SZ is running service, it should catch up to the CR pretty quick.)
> Now the question I have is, can you do it like this in OS X? I'd rather not
> have any icons in the dock, or the menu bar, or anywhere. And we're going to
> get The Ocho sooner or later...
No idea on a Mac - see if it's set up like a service like Windows if you can just stop BOINCMGR from running.
The OCHO? What's that? An 8-CPU-core?