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Why I have a UPS

December 3rd, 2007
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We lost power today. I don’t know why, but the whole neighborhood blacked out at 6:57 am. Fortunately, I was getting up at 7 am to sing in the choir at the early service.

Unfortunately, we use whole-bean coffee, and had no ground coffee on-hand. After thinking about Dunkin Donuts for a few minutes, I realized that I had a UPS for the phone system and the house computer! I carried the coffee grinder to the basement, and in a few minutes, had two cups of great coffee.

Isn’t technology wonderful?

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Canary Wireless exposed my email address to spammers

July 31st, 2007
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I just discovered that I’ve been getting spam for at least a week to the email address I used when registering with Canary Wireless. I always tag my email addresses with the name of the company I register with.

This doesn’t happen very often. Seybold Seminars revealed my address with them, but I expected that. The odd one was the Hearts of Space web archive. I assume that was just carelessness.

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