I've just read a report that says that every time you do two Google searches, it produces the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea. Wow. That's a lot of tea. Or rather a lot of carbon dioxides!
The problem is we're addicted to Google(replace the search engine of your choice here). Not addicted in a "a little bit of a therapy, and I can give it up" kind of way, but the "I just can't live without it" way.
Just today, I was trying to install CruiseControl.NET. I installed IIS, then installed Cruise Control, then tried to bring up the Web Dashboard.
Now what? Well, 2 minutes and half a cup of tea later I had my answer. It's a problem with IIS when installed after the .NET framework. Just run the following command in the framework folder (my case c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.50727)
This apparently resets all the necessary registry keys. I tried this, and viola, it worked.
What did we use to do before the Internet and Google? I don't think they used to pay us enough for the job we did. I would have had to go out, to the local bookstore, and find a book about Continuous Integration, buy it, and hope it covered that particular problem. How many cups of tea would that have involved?
I say we should just give up on tea!