Blow winds, blow

It was a fairly rough night last night. But it was all sound and fury signifying very little compared to today.

When I woke up, Frances well on its path across Florida. It has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but it’s still pretty powerful. The wind has been howling all day and there’s been some strong squalls.

We still had power when I got up this morning. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to give any updates here because, due to one of Murphy’s by-laws, there was something screwy with the DNS on all the Segpub servers. It never rains but it pours.

Early in the afternoon, the power went out. It’s been out ever since. Normally, losing electricity in the middle of the day wouldn’t have much effect but remember that the house has been boarded up so there’s no way for light to get in. We’ve been sitting around candles all afternoon.

I’ve exhausted my iBook’s battery (and a spare) playing "Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy" all day. Right now, I’m tapping away on my brother-in-law’s laptop before his juice runs dry: he’s got a dial-up account we can use to get online.

At least the DNS issues seem to be sorted out.

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Previously on this day

16 years ago I wrote Do politicians dream of electric sheep?

This had me laughing out loud (I’m such a geek); San Francisco’s mayoral candidates are given the Voight-Kampff test from Bladerunner:

17 years ago I wrote Answering Machine Greetings

Actual answering machine answers recorded and verified by the world famous International Institute of Answering Machine Answers: