June 4th, 2009

Kevin and Lisa

I Can Type Faster Than I Can Process Pictures

I have lots of photos and video from yesterday, but work is too busy for me to process and post them, which is unfortunate because I'm very pleased with it. I hope to get to it eventually. But here's a relatively brief update on things.

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Photos and video someday when I have time. Meanwhile, I must get back to designing large-scale distribution models for a potential huge client. I'm worried because Lisa and I are supposed to go to Seaside this weekend for the Sea-Pac radio show, but I may end up having to spend the whole weekend in the hotel room on the computer working on this project.
Kevin and Lisa

Power Outage

This afternoon, a severe thunderstorm moved through the area. We knew it was coming and made sure the various battery backups and suchlike were in place. The worst of the storm moved through and we though we were okay when the power went out. Although Lisa's father's computer room is all hooked up to a large battery backup set, the connection to the DSL provider also failed (I assume the provider also lost power), so I simply shut everything down and went back to the trailer. We have batteries there as well, and Lisa had switched the refrigerator to propane. (After the last sustained power failure we had when the propane wouldn't come up, we now test the 'fridge on propane on the first day of each month, so we'd run it on propane just recently.) Really, aside from no internet connection, things were pretty good, really.

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With the power back on and the internet connection solid again, I fired up my computer again. To my annoyance, the wired connection to the network won't stay up any more. I'm not sure why, and Lisa, who knows how it's all wired, was too cold and wet and tired -- I didn't want to disturb her. Fortunately, the wireless connection still works. We'll get the network problem solved later. I can still work, and that's a good thing.