Beware of the toaster oven!

So, one of our caretaking staff took out all the computers in science + technology. They’d plugged a toaster oven into the wall socket in their cupboard-thing which had tripped the circuit in the room, which also ran the power for a wiring closet next door. They didn’t hear, or ignored, the UPS’ screaming, trying to keep the networking going. They hadn’t even realised the sockets had tripped.

Was impressed actually, as the UPS’ seemed to keep it going for 45 minutes or so before giving up the ghost. Teachers weren’t too impressed, but they never are.


Senior Content Development for Microsoft writing about Azure virtual machines. Occasionally I play video games.

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Iain Foulds, 34 years old. Originally from England, now living in Seattle. I currently work as a Senior Content Developer for Microsoft writing about Azure VMs. Gamer. Very passionate about photography. Comments and opinions expressed here are my own. More...