Took another power hit trying to finish this. so here we go again.
OK, trying to stay calm. I just lost everything I was doing, 20+ open tabs, three on going reply to comments and two ongoing file transfers. That was just on the one computer. We are taking a lot of power hits. Down, up , down, up. Not long term, we bought a large powerful generator called the beast for that ( that really is the name on it. Ron panicked after hurricane Irma when we were with out power for nearly two days and he wanted this thing. I found it, online at Home Depot for nearly $300 off. Then when our friends wanted to get it it was over 600 dollars more. However to fully power about a third to a half of the house it needs to be hooked into the electrical system that when finished it can power a third to half of all the power requirements including stove, refrigerator, a/c, computers, TVs, with power to spare. Thing has to be hooked into the circuit boxes which is not completely done yet. So if needed we run a lot of extension cords. But I need an uninterrupted power supply for my computer systems. I have to have one that can run two computers, two monitors, two sets of speakers, and a half dozen other systems. I also need a small one for the modem or I have to move it from the living room to my office. Ron agrees we need one. We are running sixteen power drawing systems just for my computer set up, and I need something that will power them for at least 10 minutes. The only UPS I am familiar with is the huge systems I dealt with in the military as a satellite tech in the 1980’s. So if anyone has some ideas of high power UPS system please let me know. I would like something that after shutting down the rest would power my main computer for off line gaming to keep me occupied so I don’t go stark raving nuts, occasionally charged up by the beast.
Every time the computers restart I have a series of security checks I do before I let them online. So I have to run over and unhook the Ethernet cable for each of them until that is done. I have to check a lot of stuff so it makes a lot of extra work. Plus all the open stuff I lose.
Also on that, I am thinking of taking a few days off. I have two computers I have been asked to repair, both with viruses. One is an older laptop that has ransomware that even two different professional companies couldn’t fix, I am going to take a stab at it. Had to order a cable for the other one to match up with my monitors. To make storage space we put out in the trash a lot of my extra parts, monitors and chassis because I really am not able to do this work anymore.
So I have been wanting to dump my main blogging computer because the video card driver update wont install. It should only take the computer offline for 3 hours for a factory reset and getting online with doing the updates, but the installing all the nearly terabits of data I have will take a lot longer. I need to wipe both the C and D drives this time.
Also my wonderful hubby who is now adjusting the ceiling for the new tiles in the secondary bathroom remodel has asked me to make him some oatmeal cookies. Oh yes I will. He likes so much the cookies I make so that that means in a while I will have to give up on blogging and reading blogs, which I lost all the open tabs of everyone blogs including a reply to a comment I was working on, so I will have to start over tomorrow or later today. It is OK, he loves my baking and I love him. Hugs