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Chris Pollock

Chris Pollock - web developer & ecommerce entrepreneur
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Idea For Power Companies. Offer Something Different

A couple of weeks ago I was accosted on my front step by a power company that wanted me to switch. I was called a liar and a thief by an ignorant rep who didn't know what a spreadsheet was (honestly I felt bad for her). They basically wanted to get my business by offering a fractional of a percent in savings while still offering me the same fundamental service. This is one of those areas where competition in the free market does not seem to be working.

Here's an idea for a bright young power company out there. How about offing something different. How about moving things in the direction of the smart grid by offering me a device to allow me to track my power usage or better yet allow me to control certain parts of my home electricity usage via a web accessible control panel. This would be something. This would be a reason to switch.

There it is power companies. Have a think on it.

Things I see

Work day in London.Micah's new persona is Indian Jones. And he's never even seen the movie! Check out that hat.A very cold walk today. With horses in tow.The real Epping forest.Growing up in the city has taught my boys a few thingsCricket playersIsaac with the car he would love to ownAll aboardPhotoThis guy greeted us on our walk on the common today. He and his sidekick haven't been there before, so when they came trotting round the corner, we Americans got a bit of an adrenaline rush til we figured out he was SUPER friendly!! #englandtrip2017 #eppiSome luck I have these days :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:Easter card construction messPre-Easter cookout at the Nicholson's. Quite the crowd!A walk in the forestDate night in Cambridge.

Chris Pollock

Web Developer - proficient in both PHP and ASP.NET.
Rochester, New York

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Work day in London.Micah's new persona is Indian Jones. And he's never even seen the movie! Check out that hat.A very cold walk today. With horses in tow.The real Epping forest.Growing up in the city has taught my boys a few thingsCricket playersIsaac with the car he would love to ownAll aboardPhotoThis guy greeted us on our walk on the common today. He and his sidekick haven't been there before, so when they came trotting round the corner, we Americans got a bit of an adrenaline rush til we figured out he was SUPER friendly!! #englandtrip2017 #eppiSome luck I have these days :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:Easter card construction messPre-Easter cookout at the Nicholson's. Quite the crowd!A walk in the forestDate night in Cambridge.