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Saturday, September 2, 2006

Powerless

One nice thing about having the computer and cable modem on a UPS is that I can post something to my blog about how it's nice to be able to post something to my blog when the power is out because Tropical Depression Ernesto has come to visit. And then I crawl up my navel and disappear.

Bleah. This is the fourth or fifth time the power has gone out in the past 18 hours. I'll have to see if I can get the satellite radio to work on batteries so I can at least listen to the Penn State-Akron game that starts in a couple of minutes, because it doesn't look like I'll be seeing it on TV....

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Posted at 3:29 PM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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