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Technical difficulties…

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Typhoon Jelawat took out the power. Three days later, when the electricity began to flow again, it instantly fried a wet plug socket.

Able to turn the power back on to the rest of the house by leaving the kitchen and office in the dark. No Internet and rotting food.

2 days later the electrician comes, checks the lines and replaces the plug socket. Power back again to the office and an empty fridge.

Computer works but no Internet. Call NTT, they say they will send someone over ASAP. Which means around mid October.

Updating blog on iPhone :/

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  1. Tord S Eriksson says

    Dear me! Happy to say that things like that very rarely happens here, if ever! For those in the countryside, where power lines are easily damaged by falling trees, things are different. After a hurricane here about ten years ago, great tracts of Southern Sweden was put back a hundred years or more, as hundreds of thousands of trees fell down, effectively stopping any kind of electronic communication (radio & TV, the internet, and phones of any sort), blocking roads, and disrupting power to trains, homes, and industries, and not least farms, some having to do without power for more than a year!

    About a hundred were killed in the line of duty trying to clear the mess, but just a handful died in the storm itself.

    In many areas in the country-side the power is now supplied by cables in the ground, but this is not true everywhere, and the power centrals are still prone to failure if a tree crashes into them!

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