Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Laptops vs. Desktops

You know, laptops and desktops handle brief power outages in very different ways.

Explanation: Last night we lost power for about a second. Everything went dark and then everything was back to normal and that was that. Here's a summary of how my laptop viewed the situation:

Well, I'm just sitting here waiting for Jeremy to come back to me, so I'll... Oh boy! I've been unplugged! I'm mobile! Wait a sec, I seem to have lost my network connnection... nope, I'm plugged in again - there's the network. I thought something exciting was happening there for a second, but I guess not.

Meanwhile, my desktop handled the situation a little more like this:

2 comments:

Jack said...

I think your PC is a drama queen. It’s a good thing that you didn’t have a video clip of the “Big Bang” instead of a little localized terror.

The answer is simple – get a UPS. No not a big brown truck but an Uninterrupted Power Supply (which may be delivered by UPS in a big brown Truck).

Jeremy said...

UPS Sucks