Wow I had a funky day! XX(
This morning, as I was thinking about packaging a new b2evolution version, waiting for the storm outside to calm down... after 5 or 6 alerts, my UPS died on me.
How frustrating! This device is supposed to let you work uninterrupted, no matter how bad the thunderstorm is playing with your power supply :> Well... this time it didn't go that way. Thunder, beep, beep, beep, woosh, silence... thunder again, silence... black screen... :(
It seems to be dead... definitely... no matter how much I try to reload the battery and how little power I try to get from it. At least it has served me well for almost 7 years ;) (yeah I checked the fuse too :b it actually still works fine... until you unplug the power :)) )
That was just for starters... the storm didn't stop until 6 pm, the basement and garage got flooded, roads were closed, I got trapped in a commercial zone without a way home were I wouldn't have to drive through 60 centimeters of mud and water... Eventually I found a way around, but of course, everybody was trying to go that way so we got all stuck it a wet dirty muddy traffic jam under the pourring rain with absolutely no news because the radio relays were down... probably hit by the storm too! :no:
Now the weather seems temporarily calmed down and I'm slowly getting dry... but they announced the same fun for tomorrow again... even recommending people do not got to work! XX(
It's going to be a funky autumn I guess... Actually, running a development PC without an UPS this time of the year in this area is almost suicidal. So I'll probably be off during the next storm again, until I get to buy a new UPS.
By the way, this is the perfect opportunity for me to bring to your attention that you can support b2evolution development by donating a few bucks using the Paypal link you can see on the site. :roll: A new UPS costs about $100 / 100€. So even $5 / 5€ will be a significative contribution! ;)
Well anyway, last but not least: when it happens to you and you fry an UPS, remember to dispose it properly, recycling the batteries! Thanks for your attention. :P
You’ll be getting some cash from me - as soon as I get paid :s. Oh the joys of being a student…