Just as I was in the process of saving my render the power went off and on and off . . .
I was just thinking of a name for the render and then save the character. Maybe I need to do more dial spinning for Suzeanne the werewolf.
You need a UPS. Our power flickers every day or so this time of year, or I’ll end up running a space heater the same time as someone else and the circuit breaker goes. Mine is invaluable for avoiding situations like that. It can’t allow you to keep on working without power for long,but it gives you time to save and shut down on purpose instead of losing work.
I’ve been preaching the value of a UPS for years. Not only for real power outages, but for microsecond brownouts. All it takes if for the power to drop for a split second, and if your hard drive’s head is parked over the boot sector…you won’t be able to boot from that drive ever again. It happened to me, years ago. I could boot with an emergency disk, and read all the drive, but couldn’t boot from it…there was physical damage because the head bounced and hit the platter. Since then, I always have a good APC UPS supporting all my equipment.
I came her looking for a place to complain…it seems the happy people want complaints segregated. But there doesn’t seem to be much complaining going on here.
I just wondered if anyone has noticed how slow the downloads are here lately. I was getting speeds of 1.1 MB/second…but in the past few days it’s been down to 225 KB/second to a max of 475 KB/second! That’s even worse than it was with the old site. I really feel for people with slower connections or fast timeouts. But it’s annoying to me to see something coming down the pipe at 225 KB/second…when my connection is capable of 3 or 4 MB/second from some places!
Did someone forget to feed the hamsters?