OK, I’ve whined about my old stuff often enough here, and not without just cause. But today, my old surge protector saved EVERYTHING IN MY DESK after a thunderstorm hit frighteningly close to my house. That includes my computer, my new screen, my internet modem, my printer and my speakers. I freaked for a moment because nothing worked, but then I realized it was because the protector burnt in their place. So, yeah- thanks, Gods of Technology! (Geez, this is the second close call to my internet access I have this year, the first was the virus that forced me to do a reinstall.)
Oh, and this is the SECOND time lightning threatens my hardware. The first time a bolt ruined my computer’s dial-up access. But that in turn led me to switch to Cable, so I guess it was a good thing in the end.
Now excuse me while I clean the acrid smell of burnt plastic off my living room. >_<