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The flight home....

12/30/04

  12:24:17 am, by The Dreamer   , 334 words  
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The flight home....

Then I found out why things went down on December 26th at home. There was an extended power outage...I estimate that it was about 3.5 hours. Based on the state of various clocks. There's quite a disparity in how long UPSs lasted during the outage, but it looks like all of them failed at some point.

Strangely my cable box was still on when I looked at it (my guess is TWC was nice enough to include the feature where it turns on when you try to change channels when they did the firmware update....the one that allows it to do 4 digit tuning....I never did check to see if I need to send 4 digits instead of 3, but it seems to work with just a minimum digits to send of 3).

Of course my OTA boxes were off, so I'll have to review scheduled recordings and see what didn't happen.

There's also a fatal flaw in my home network. The Linux box that is the key to the network, doesn't resume after power loss and there is no configuration option to alter this behaviour. I guess I'll be looking to build a new Linux server someday.

My main desktop doesn't resume after powerloss, but that doesn't seem to be a problem. Except that Windows will block trying to restore file shares...which is why my WiRNS box didn't get very far on its reboot. Though without the Linux server, it wouldn't have done much anyways....

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