i'm brubsby, from austin texas, and i'm a computer artist (programming, pen plotting, pico-8, orca, demoscene, etc)
i eat a mostly plant based diet and own 5.36 kW of solar panels :)
i'm always looking for more project ideas and hope to be inspired by (and inspire) y'all!
I bought a used imac off craigslist so I could run some abandonware, but it seems to have a password when i try to uninstall norton (but otherwise i'm using it fine) and i'm worried about bricking it if i try to reinstall since lion isn't supported anymore.
hate that the options seem to be "gamble" or "beg"
the numbers are in, 16 SEER and 13 EER
which is like.... extremely cool to me
update: a helpful user on the hvac advice reddit is submitting a request to a public agency (on my behalf) to run their computational model of hvac efficiency with my equipment specs as input parameters.
jk, my hvac unit was made in 2010, here's the performance data, but i can't seem to find a straight number for efficiency like SEER https://resource.carrierenterprise.com/is/content/Watscocom/carrier_cnpvp3117ata_article_1414795051674_en_ss
but to some degree it seems like hot water is essentially no extra cost now, since all the heat used to create it is taken from the conditioned space, and if that didn't happen, the (likely less efficient) AC would have to pick up all that slack anyway
there's lots of small inefficiencies that would likely make it less efficient overall (steam/moisture creation inside, energy used for treating municipal water, cost of water usage (although this one is oddly negligible)), but it would be funny if it was more efficient on paper.
currently trying to figure out the SEER rating of my hpwh (manufactured in 2020) to compare it to my actual air conditioner (manufactured in 1993 i think), because it would be funny if turning on a hot water faucet in my house ended up being a more efficient way to cool my house
making a bunch of repeating calendar reminders to service this thing so that it lasts forever
apparently it's so efficient it goes below the chart lol
for i=-14,14do z=7*sin(q)j=i%5*3+20*sgn(i)e=q/8+i/28o(16,43+j+z,112,67+j+z,0)x=62+48*cos(e)y=72+z+12*sin(e)if(i%7==0)then o(x+2,y-37,x+2,y+15)else
end end flip()goto ♪
tracked down the original artist so i could give proper credit (Jean-Louis Lassez) and emailed him just to make sure, and he sent me back this lovely email. honestly the most motivating piece of feedback i've ever received
computer artist; modular synth, scripting, pico-8, pen plotting, demoscene
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