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I'm a geek. That means my house is wired for Ethernet, my office is wired for Ethernet, and I have routers and computers and broadband everywhere.

I live in Florida, the lightning capital of the world.

We've been having hellacious electrical storms all week. The toll so far: One router, one PC, one iMac, one cable modem, and one hub, all destroyed.

Add to that the laptop I destroyed yesterday while trying to replace the hard drive, and it's been an expensive fucking week. Grr.


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scarlete
Aug. 8th, 2003 07:30 pm (UTC)
ouuuuuuuch! I haven't turned my computer off all week, I have no idea how we avoided toasty computers here.
ex_bandage857
Aug. 8th, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC)
:(
I'm sorry...
siren_sings
Aug. 8th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC)
What about APC's warranty? Should be good for getting some of your stuff covered as long as they were on UPSes that failed.
tacit
Aug. 8th, 2003 10:28 pm (UTC)
Nope. The lightning strike hit the cable, not the power. Went through the cable box (which was damaged), then through the cable modem (which was destroyed) and the router (ditto), and from there to all the computers in the house.

Sucks...
icedrake
Aug. 8th, 2003 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh geez. That's more than my life is currently worth.
You need something to cheer you up. Go take this, it'll cheer you up.
tacit
Aug. 8th, 2003 10:39 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, I rank only 42.20907% geeky. I think the test asks the wrong questions. :)
icedrake
Aug. 8th, 2003 10:45 pm (UTC)
Well, how many tests have you seen that have a point for
"I have... written my own PDP-11 OS"
?
wilson_lizard
Aug. 9th, 2003 06:13 pm (UTC)
Oh man.. bummer. *hugs*

You obviously need a room with latex floors...

*wg* That would be a tax write-off, eh?
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