- Sep 25, 2010
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- Sioux Falls, SD
Not to mention they've made battery backups that could keep a dual 32" modern monitor setup and a huge tower running for hours for, oh, say, a couple decades now. We buy them as a matter of course for our home systems, laptop or tower. We never trust grid power for computers.Not my FWP, but a guy in a FB group I'm in had a good one.
A bit of background first:
The government has been saying that because we're not getting electricity from Russia that we used to get, there might be outages in the winter - apparently they will be short and rotate so that every household doesn't get them every time and they will try to do it in a controlled way so that we know in advance when power will be out.
So in this FB group someone made a poll about whether people are worried about the power outages. I replied that I'm not worried in the slightest: if we have an outage, then we just keep the doors and windows shut and the temperature won't drop much before power is back.
Then this guy comments "yeah but what if you're working remotely and drop out of a meeting because of the outage". I explain that that's exactly what I do, I work 100% remotely and in such a case my MBP battery lasts a full workday easily. Assuming that the mobile network stays up, I'll just connect using my phone as a hotspot and get back to the meeting in a matter of minutes. If the mobile network also goes down I'll just have to contact the meeting attendees and schedule a new meeting once power is back.
Then he goes "oh but I can't do it because my mesh ap's and 32" monitors don't run on battery power and the mobile network might be unstable" So that's your worst case scenario, you worry that you'll have to work using the laptop's display and mobile internet for a couple of hours? That's a FWP if I ever saw one.
One of my people has a pet issue today that sent me into a bit of a spiral. There's a lot of bad in the world, but when it's pet related it's like a gut-punch, a heart-punch, and a nut-punch all at once.