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Power outage unexpected side benefit.

I'm probably one of the few people consistently woken up by a power outage. Not that I get a lot of them, just that they wake me up. The fan went off around 11 AM, and that was enough where I was getting up to see what the problem was, when the UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) for the computer started beepy-screeching at me and would not stop til I turned it off. Called it in, and found someone else had already beaten me to it. But I like calling these in when they happen, so I can be assured it's not just me, and that it's not my fault. I doubted it was, since I had paid my bill, and it takes them two whole months of nonpayment before they shut the power off, but I liked hearing it wasn't just me anyway.

Got the power back just a bit ago, and found to my supreme pleasure that my laptop is connecting to my wireless network, Gweble,* again. It wasn't able to, for some reason, the day before. Still no idea why it was acting up, but the power outage did what unplugging the modem-router and having it remotely reset by Qwest failed to do.

* Pronounced Gweb-bull. It's the name of the Goddess of water in the Traipahni religion of Yahgahn.

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org

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