With power use and its (and budgetary) impact in mind, I've finally removed BOINC from my devices and factory reset 9 phones/tablets that weren't really contributing much to their projects anymore.

These devices are well past their lifespan, so I'll be dropping them off for .

I've also cleared BOINC off my main computer, and for the first time in ages, turned it off for the night.

How much power will this save? Probably around 3-4 kWh/day... Maybe a touch more. It isn't much, but over the course of a year, that's at least 1095 kWh, which would have dropped last year's annual total back under 10 MWh.

Given that both & are still used for power generation here, every little bit helps.

The Ontario government released their back to school plan for the fall. Basically boils down to "COVID doesn't exist, and if an outbreak happens, we don't care since kids don't contribute to the GDP."

My kids are both under 6. Neither of them can be vaccinated yet, and the most likely vaccine won't be available until 2022. The Delta variant is brutal for kids their age, and my eldest already has a weak immune system.

Looks like I'll have to pull them out and them. Atleast they won't suffer more "Emergency Remote Learning" and I'll be better able to integrate learning about the and various international holidays.

If anyone has helpful links, please share!

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