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2001-11-29 17:10:51+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Big storm and power outage here last night. The lights went out coincident with a "bang", after a short time the beeping got annoying so I powered down the 'puters, we lit up some candles, and played Scrabble. Dave, a UPS is not optional! Especially if you're trusting mail to MSexchange.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:27+00 by: TC

If you have the UPS I think you have there should be 2 switches on the front panel. The one on the left will silence the alarm. My viao went 1:40 before using the reserve juice and my linux box stayed up the full 3 hours till power came back. Of course scrabble by candle light might have it's apealling aspects too..

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:27+00 by: Dan Lyke

My big ol' Clary probably has the option via the serial port, I've just never taken the time to hack it. I think my little APS[Wiki] has an alarm silence, but 'til I break down and buy an LCD display the big beast as the primary source in my computer room is extra peace of mind.

What I probably ought to do is find a way to shelter the generator in a runnable place (Pesky carbon monoxide...), so I can throw a switch, pull a cord, and have the whole computer room isolated in about 30 seconds.