Hoople - 4:58 pm on Mar 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
I let most of my niche parked domains go as I have no time to develop them. All new tools are Open Source. In 2010 zero budget for new software.
One major PC here died with Windows XP and Office Pro on it. Replaced it with an 1 year old machine pulled from the trash - a rich neighbor threw it out, less hard drive. I added a hard drive to it from idle pile then loaded Ubuntu Linux and Open Office.
I spend most of my time in my home office. I've stopped heating the rest of the house to daytime levels in the daytime. Now 59F all the time. For showers during the day I use a small room heater in colder months. Electric costs are down 25 percent so far.