Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Using Leopard

So far, so good. I've just started to fool around in it and wonder of wonders! I'm using Safari as my browser to blog.


My brother and I bought the license for five computers together and it got lost in the mail for a month. Finally got it.

I'll let you know more, when I know more. By the way, have you seen the new Apple ads? As usual, they're devastating. (And smug.)

Update: Weird day to day. Another power outage. I swear, my electronics are going to be toasted. Anyone have recommendations on the latest battery back ups and also good power strips? Ours our dropping like flies. We need more and better ones.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are in the northeast and have had power outages the last 2 days. Not sure the reason but big reminder of how electric dependent I am!

kal said...

I use the APC UPS-500 for my main (work) computer at home. It connects to my computer providing me on screen notices regarding recent outages, dirty power, etc. My computer, monitor, and telephone system are connected to its battery back-up and gives me about 15 to 20 minutes to shut down if power hasn't been restored.

As for "power strips" I assume you mean the ones with power suppression. There are decent ones out there, but with the number of sensitive devices we all have in our homes, a lot of money can be laid out for enough surge protection strips. I now recommend a whole-house surge suppression that is mounted to or within your home's main breaker panel. For those with an intermediate or better knowledge of electrical work, this can be installed by the homeowner. Otherwise, an electrician can install it for a simple hourly rate (probably only an hour of work). Brands that offer whole-house "hardwire" surge protection devices are: APC, Leviton, and Panamax. The devices are usually around $250 and seem to be well worth the money considering a few good quality plug strips could run you that much as well.

Melissa Clouthier said...

Thanks, KAL!

I think I need a whole house back up thing, because it's just been bad here recently. I don't know what is going on.

kal said...

I live in an older/historic neighborhood in Dallas and unstable power has been an issue. I plan do to the whole-house protection as it will not only protect all the electronic gear, but also lengthen the life of my appliances like my refrigerator motor, etc.

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