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The Technological Achillies Heel

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

In working with technology there is a single thing that I find frustratingly limiting: available power. And by that I actually mean available power outlets. My office at home has a bunch of power outlets, and off each one is a power strip. And I'm out of available power outlets. This is part of what I have plugged in to the power strips:
2 monitors
1 PC
1 Mac mini
1 Cisco NAS
1 external hard drive (for the mini)
1 wireless keyboard/mouse
1 cable modem
1 wireless router
1 hub
1 laser printer (I should hook that up some day)
1 desk lamp
... the list goes on. Do you want to know how many of those have those irritating transformer blocks RIGHT ON THE END????

That's my rant for right now, inspired in part because I'm having the same problem at work.


Blogger Laura said...

oh god our old house on the army base was built sometime in the 40's. the wiring was ancient, we had to strategically place our electronics around the house and time what got turned on when so we wouldnt blow out fuses. most of the outlets were 2 prong too, so that rules out power strips and surge protectors.

9:55 PM, November 23, 2005  
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