When the phone rings after ten p.m., it's probably not good news. I had to go into work -- the North Campus -- late last night. A power hit had managed to trip a breaker on a critical piece of equipment. Going in, all I knew was that one of the important widgets had shut down and wasn't responding to remote-control restart.
It could have been any of several very bad things. I'm glad it wasn't. Sure hope this isn't a trend; in twenty-two years of power hits, that particular circuit breaker has not tripped -- and it was in one of seven identical high-power sub-widgets, three running and four spares. It might be time to find out if the manufacturer's got any replacement breakers in stock.
5 weeks ago