[Wlug] This week's meeting

Andy Stewart andystewart at comcast.net
Mon Dec 15 19:44:14 EST 2008


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Clint Moyer wrote:
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HI all,

I had totally forgotten about the meeting, but indeed, we do have a
meeting on Thursday, December 18th, at 7:00 PM.  We do not yet have a
speaker for the meeting.  Please note that I have posted the meeting
schedule for the year 2009.

I've been quite busy lately.  My house was without commercial power for
85 hours due to the ice storm.  Commercial power was restored today at
1:00 PM and got the computers back up around 3:00 PM.  I was babysitting
two small generators which needed fueling at 4-6 hour intervals.
Thankfully, I had heat for all but the first 24 hours, and the
refrigerator and a couple of lights were powered.  My house was down to
47 degrees at one point, except for the room with the fireplace, which
was a comfortable 65 degrees.  I am now starting to get back to normal.

The kids watched DVDs on the laptop, LED flashlights are very low power,
and the gas grill was used a lot.  Unfortunately, I had no hot water,
but the 80 gallon water tank is well insulated, so I didn't have to take
stone cold showers, just cool ones, military style.

I lost many, many branches in the trees, which were strewn across the
yard.  Thankfully, the house was not damaged.

See you all on Thursday evening!  Ask me over pizza about the lightning
that I saw during the storm...which wasn't lightning.

Andy

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Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group (http://www.wlug.org)
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group (http://linux.meetup.com/393)
Amateur Radio:  KB1OIQ
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