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Sunday, July 26, 2009

My DSL was out after a costly lightning strike-

So, scratch one ACER mini, one Linksys router, and a telephone.

Sorry for being incommunicado, but the circumstances were extenuating.


  1. Ouch, that really sucks.

    In a grand moment of dumb, I once cleaned a PC with a static duster. I knew better too, it was just one of those moments where I wasn't thinking about what I was doing and BAM! Time to get a new computer. At least yours was done by God, mine was done by my own idiocy.

  2. Sorry to hear that TS. Several months back I lost an external hard drive to a lightning strike, but have never lost a computer to one. Florida weather for you. (I used to live on the Space Coast for a while.) Wisconsin's weather is very unpredictable, as well, but so far my Macs are holding up. Good luck with the recovery efforts. Sending good ju-ju... :)

  3. Thanks, guys!

    Fortunately, I wasn't using the Acer; mom was using it just access AOL Mail; but'l blue went bye-bye.

    My computer only suffered a moment where the flat-panel monitor went dark, but that was it.
    --The thing is that we were both using the same surge protector. I wonder if the outlet in her room is actually properly grounded?

  4. Blech, bummer.

    Any time weather looks the least bit bad, I switch to the laptop or to my iPod Touch. Benefits of an all-mobile computer household. The wi-fi router might eat it with a bad strike, but at least the comps will be okay.

    Hope you get up and running soon!

  5. Especially in time for Patrick's next B/X game!
    : )

  6. That sucks, the same thing happened to me a few years back, my sympathies.

  7. Thanks again, guys.

    @Badelaire: I agree. I'm trying to get everything WiFi'd. :)

    @JB: I certainly do hope to be able to join the B/X game. :)

    @Zzarchov: I appreciate it. :)