An extended power outage in my modern world feels weird. On the one hand there’s a bunch of stuff that I can still do, like toot. On the other hand, I’m cut off from a lot of my normal activities (and I don’t have the battery lights I’d need to read a book, well, a physical book).


I will say that it’s convenient that I have the work laptop at home these days, since laptops come with their own little built in UPSes.

(I’d be tempted by a real UPS, except it wouldn’t really have helped here; this outage is too long to keep my desktop up. Perhaps keeping the DSL modem up is worthwhile, though, since DSL sync always takes a chunk of time to come back.)

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