In the past 24 hours, it looks like we’ve lost power at our house in Brookline four separate times. Two of the times, the power was out for long enough to deplete the battery backups I have running on my rack of computers; for some reason, the Windows 2003 Server machine decided not to turn back on both times the main power was restored. Seems odd!

Later today, expect a few outages here and there in QuesoLand as I test things out and get the battery backup system tuned up.

Update: it looks like the battery in my UPS is dead, so even a very brief power outage is enough to bring everything to a screeching halt. I still don’t get why the Win2K3 machine isn’t restarting on its own when the power comes back on, but at least I can replace the battery without much muss or fuss.