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Date: May 23rd, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Hardware, Home

No, this isn’t Jeremy Clarkson screaming at the next 800bhp engine… This is me screaming after the thunder+lightning that just struck. I was about to leave the house to go back to the office, then a loud thunder followed by massive lightning, followed by my girlfriend screaming "Your computer!!!" … of which the monitors turned dark… Luckily it came up again after a powerdown/powerup (apart from an annoying noise coming from one of the fans).

boo:~# uptime
14:28:37 up 31 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.03, 0.03, 0.01
boo:~# ssh root@khalid uptime
14:21:34 up 18 days,  4:43,  0 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
boo:~# ssh root@viconia uptime
14:28:54 up 30 min,  0 users,  load average: 0.08, 0.18, 0.18
boo:~# ssh root@sunrise uptime
14:28:47 up 18 days,  4:42,  0 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 

The DSL modem also reset, and probably the switches and wifi routerthingies as well. I wonder why some kept running (like Diana’s computer which was right next to mine but in another wallplug).

While on the way back, I noticed most of Kessel-Lo/Leuven’s traffic lights were blinking orange too 😉

Next on the shopping list: a big UPS for the serverroom and a small one for our workstations… no more colo stuff. You’d think I/we’d have enough of those toys by now with 2 APC masterswitches, 1 STS, 4 switches (2 Cisco Catalyst, 2 HP Procurve), 3 routers in Brussels & 1 in Amsterdam, 2 25xx console routers, and a whole bunch of servers doing *cough* interesting stuff 😛


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