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>click< WHEEEeeeeee..... [Friday 2nd December 2005 at 9:00 pm]
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>click< WHEEEeeeeee.....

That is the sound a computer in a powercut makes.

At least I was able to finish cooking, thanks to the wonders of gas ovens. And my torch a) had batteries and b) was where I could find it.

About half the street lost power, along with parts of a few connected roads. The report from the electricity company was that a feeder tripped, and basically that a bloke had to wander down to frob it.

None of the computers suffered, which is good. Even Guardian (famed for altitude sickness, amongst other problems) came back up first time. And of course the laptop didn't care one bit, but that's to be expected.

Ah well. There goes my attempt at over a month of up>click< WHEEEeeeeee.....

+++ NO CARRIER +++

...

+++ CARRIER DETECTED +++

>click< vruuuummmmMMMMMM >spang< >spang< BOOP

...and that's the sound a computer makes at the end of a powercut. Now where was I? Ah yes. There goes my attempt at over a month of uptime on my Win2k box.
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[User Picture]From: katayamma
Friday 2nd December 2005 at 11:09 pm (UTC)
I have a pair of THESE sitting under my desk to run my computer, monitor and etc.

Get them and I promise no more power brown/black-out's for j00. :)

Cheers
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Friday 2nd December 2005 at 11:18 pm (UTC)
Never had a brown-out round here or at home, and the powercuts are pretty rare. This one was a bit more annoying than most, as it went about 15 minutes after they first restored power (part-way through the post, in fact). But sticking the gateway box, cable modem and network switches on a UPS would do the trick nicely, as that combined with a laptop gives plenty of internet access in anything short of a loooong power outage (laptop has ~3 hours runtime fully charged). It'd have to be one of the 240v versions, as I'm the other side of the pond from you. But they're appearing at the consumer level (i.e. in PC World stores) here. Come to think of it, I once saw a computer PSU that had a built-in UPS - the battery fitted in a spare 5 1/2" bay.
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