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Never let crazy germans fiddle with the power.

Bah! My machine's primary (ie the decent quality one) gfx card has blown up. We suspect it was when the crazy german guy in our office was wiring us up to the building's UPS. We have our own UPS in this office and we'd been told that there was a building UPS and special plugs we could use to wire ourselves up to it, so he started work on wiring our UPS up to this.

At least, this is what we thought.

It then transpired that he was working on the stuff that wasn't on UPS - which included my power draining monitor. I wasn't paying attention as I was checking LJ, but then the power came back so I switched back to looking at the monitor. Which was reporting no signal. After much hoofing about, it seems the machine got upset (another co-working mucking about with keyboard whilst I was out of the office) and I had to get someone technical in to have a look at it.

Luckily the machine has 2 gfx cards and after rebooting and fixing the machine blind, he managed to get the machine to use the other gfx card.

Of course the moment he got it working again, we had another powercut. Joy. I really do love working here.


Weird! admittedly we both work in maidenhead so maybe its external to the company??????

Since I have just posted complaining about the 2 cuts here - the last was about 5 minutes ago.

Could be. The first one started at about 13:25 and finished 13:52. This one started at 14:34 (20 minutes ago). Does that tally up?

Sort of - but ours were more quick brown outs - the lights flickering first time or going off for about 3 seconds the second, not actual 'we are in the dark ho hum ho hum when will they come on again!'.