Links for 2008-10-23

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  1. Posted October 24, 2008 at 08:13 | Permalink

    “not impressed, strikes me as typical Irish Green Party half-baked tokenism”.

    It’s an EU Directive. Why shouldn’t renters know how much they’re likely to have to shell out in energy costs?

  2. Posted October 24, 2008 at 10:15 | Permalink

    I’m not sure if I am happy or sad that SliceHost has been bought. I use them and they provide great service. This has happened before though; I used TextDrive and then they were bought by Joyent. Joyent are a good company but I found my service from TextDrive went downhill after they were bought, my small account became an afterthought.

    “Rackspace, please leave the “cheap, simple, small, reliable” SliceHost options, I’m not in the market for a massive cloud solution for my little blog.”

  3. Posted October 24, 2008 at 11:01 | Permalink

    It’s an EU Directive. Why shouldn’t renters know how much they’re likely to have to shell out in energy costs?

    so it is: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/demand/legislation/buildings_en.htm . sorry, Greens ;)

    It still seems slightly pointless. there’s no followup, no enforcement of minimum standards — you just get a rating for renters to marvel at.

  4. James Grimes
    Posted October 24, 2008 at 22:13 | Permalink

    Precisely why I never have and never will vote for a Green Party politician (basically on the danger that there is a chance that they get into a position of power). Fischer Price politicians. I don’t have any issue with energy ratings but there is absolutely no grounds for either a landlord or private seller having a compulsory fee pushed on them. If you are a renter you can ask for an efficiency rating cert. If the landlord says no you are free to take your business to someone who says yes. If I choose to sell my house next year I’ll be buggered if I’ll fork out 500 quid to make someone feel better about buying it. You already hire a surveyor who with 20 minutes of little effort should be able to tell you everything you need to know about the efficiency of the house. Its not rocket science. Ensure builders comply to energy efficiency policies and this is a non-issue going forward. Why should the public be taxed (again) for non-implementation of policies in the past.

  5. Ross
    Posted October 25, 2008 at 21:04 | Permalink

    Justin, Eternal Darkness is really excellent. I can give you lendsies if you want.

  6. Posted October 27, 2008 at 22:54 | Permalink

    Ross — fantastic! I’ll go for that (once I’ve finished Dead Space, skate. and Call of Cthulhu ;)