UPS love

[img src="00303--dsc06257small--20030720-0024.jpg" width=568 height=426 align=left clear=all] Notice anything interesting about that photo?  Ok, besides the fact that the computer is really dusty, and the carpet is a sick brown/puke-green type color?

The computer is on, but it’s unplugged.  Well... unplugged from the wall, anyway.  The black box is a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) -- a "battery backup."  It’s basically a big battery with enough juice to power a computer for 20 or 30 minutes.  A simple idea, really, but it’s so super neato.  Power outages (short ones, anyway) are so fun when I’ve got this guy on my side.

Anyway, that little box is my Shuttle SV25 computer.  He’s been up for 69 days without a reboot (I don’t suppose I need to mention that it runs Linux and not Windows), and I didn’t want to shut him off just because I’m moving him into a different room.  So... I didn’t  : )

The SV25 is my webserver, among other things.  He’s where all my music is served from, and my photos (but only the full-size ones) too.  So when you’re downloading music or any of those giant photos, you’re connecting right to him.  Say hello!

Posted by Anthony on 3 replies


01. Jul 20, 2003 at 2:19pm by Kelsey:


02. Jul 20, 2003 at 4:16pm by Anthony:

’round my way, we rock it like this: neato torpedo.

03. Aug 5, 2003 at 8:29pm by savannah:

i say neato-dorrito

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