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20 July 2015

Power Failure Fooling Me

I didn't get the memo

This morning, just as I was hooking up the laptop to the big monitor, the power went out. Since the big monitor had displayed a problem with a power cord some days ago (or was it the cord that had the problem?), my first thought was "oh no, the monitor finally broke!" So I tried another cord. I tried another outlet. I moved it around, trying to set the power cord better, where it plugs into the monitor. No luck.

So I unplugged everything from the monitor, and moved it aside. Went to work on the laptop. Turns out, "the Internet" isn't working either. After a few tries and not connecting to the wifi, I finally look at the router: no blinkenlights. Here I must admit, my first thought was: "Oh noes! There was some power spike during the night, and both the monitor and router are fried!" In my defense, all I can say is that it was quite early in the morning.

In fact the power outage was no accident. According to our neighbors, there was an announcement for it. Well, I didn't get the memo, in more than one sense.


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