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Power out

  • 28th Jul, 2005 at 12:45 PM
BEEP
I slam my hand
BEEP
Down on the clock
BEEP
But the sound keeps
BEEP

BEEP
I open my eyes
BEEP
And fumble for sight
BEEP
Still the noise keeps
BEEP

Simon Law
28 July 2005, 12:45.
Montréal, QC.

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sfllaw
28th Jul, 2005 17:47 (UTC)
I do. Thankfully one with a feature to mute the alarum.

I poked my head into the hallway of the building and the emergency lights were on. Then I poked my head outside and the traffic lights were off. Then I gave up trying to fix the problem.
sailorfrag
28th Jul, 2005 22:22 (UTC)
I think it's the best feature of a UPS. It lets me know that my alarm clock probably won't trigger at the correct time in the morning. I usually wait about 10 minutes for the power to return (after that, I give up) and fix my clock.

Originally the reason I'd get up was because my UPS only lasts a couple of minutes, so I need to turn off the computer quickly. The alarm clock turned out to be a second good reason.

Of course, now I have a big UPS that (once I get the correct cable) can inform my computer of the outage, and it can notify the other computer (that has the old, small UPS) that it needs to start shutting down.
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