December 28th, 2006

Pensive Kevin


Does anyone know why the "insert images" button on my LJ page doesn't work anymore? Either I get a "lost connection" error or an empty img src bracket. This is the same on either Firefox or IE, regardless of whether or not I'm connecting through VPN.

I suppose I should be searching through lots of help pages or communities, but the LJ FAQ says the insert images button should work.
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Kevin and Lisa

Mehama Power & Light

After several days of rain, today dawned bright, clear, sunny, and very cold. It froze last night, which is good because it gets a lot of the excess moisture out of the air. As I headed over to my father-in-law's house to go to work, I told Lisa that she should get up and about and not stay inside, as days like this are all too rare in Oregon in the winter.

She took advantage of the bright, clear conditions and the presence of my camera to take some photos of the home power backup battery/inverter box she built for her father's house.

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Besides the battery setup here, which is normally fed by utility power to charge the batteries, they also can connect the generator on board their RV to the household power systems to recharge the batteries or to feed power to the rest of the house. (They also have a small wind generator, but the wind rarely blows hard enough to make it generate a significant amount of power -- ironic, considering what caused the failures a few days ago.) Assuming a supply of fuel (which is one reason for the farm fuel tank), they can stay up and running for many days, depending on usage.
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