Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Do You UPS? Don't You Wish We All Did?


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Now, I know you are expecting me to come here and write about how I've been all busy and how I've been spending lots of quality time with my new computer and....yada yada....Sorry to say, I'm not actually doing that. What I am doing then, instead, you might ask, and I'd be happy to tell you.

Researching an UPS machine.

Now, some of you may be saying, "WHAT?!?" Yes, sadly it's true. I've been researching an UPS machine. What's a UPS machine, you might be asking and, why, I'd be happy to tell you.

A UPS machine is also something called an "uninterrupted power supply." It's a device that allows your computer to continue working should a power spike or a small interruption in the power source hit your system. Why am I researching one of these? Well, for starters, I live in an area prone to power spikes and, since I just got a new computer, I don't want it to spike out the first time we get an electrical storm, blackout, brown out, or other kind of power spike. So, I started doing some research and now I'm eyeball-deep in research for these UPS devices.

Yeah, I know, not really art or photography related. Sucks, but I gotta do it. Here I am, sitting here, doing that, instead of taking nice spiffy new photos to show you.

And, believe me, this crap is BORING. I mean there's stuff I'm reading about sign waves and about how Mac don't like sign waves and how amplification across the resisters....let's just say this is the real reason I don't have a degree in electrical engineering. This crap is boring. I mean like, eye closing boring as the day is long kind of boring. Anybody who tells you that photographers lead exciting lives? Oh, screw that man. For the most part, yes, but, man there are some days we too get bored to tears. And, today? Why, yes, that would be one of *those* days.

So, there you have it. Aeon Flux. Resisters. Sign waves. All kinds of crap you don't want to stick your nose into, believe me. It's crap I just have to do because, well, when you're a photographer, you're your own IT guy. Sad, but true. Welcome to my world. It's ok, they have many cold drinks here.

Ok, so it's not all crack and slam, not all just beating my head against a wall. I'm also pricing trips to Bali.

What can I say? Sometimes, you gotta take the good with the bad and leave it at that, ok? Some days, you get to be the pigeon and other days the statue and, no matter what, there's always enough crap to go around, believe you me on that last bit. Sign way, anyone?

Until next time...

1 comment:

Peruby said...

I would "google" the phrase 'review home UPS' and read a few reviews to see what they say.

Good luck.