Well, that was neat. I’m referring, of course, to The Great Blackout of 2003. The wave of cursing across the office was amusing, at first. We all thought we’d tripped the mains (our office is desperately underpowered, and we’re tripping breakers on a weekly basis). Then the power never came back. I thought “Great! I’ll go home and do …. damn. Nothing”. It’s an amazing realization, that virtually everything I ever want to do requires electricity. Everything seems back to normal now, I’m happy to say.

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