Conversation

Staycation: day six.

To nobody’s surprise, power didn’t come back yesterday, but neighbors report that the tree across the power lines has been cut up. So hopefully the electrical crew can come in and fix the power line.

Of course, there may be other issues lurking. We lost power at 5am Saturday morning, and apparently the tree fell a few hours after that. So now there are conflicting theories about where our power is actually fed from.

Presumably somebody at PGE knows, but they aren’t telling.

Once again - there is a pattern emerging - PGE reports that our otage will surely be fixed by 10pm today. And there are now sufficiently few outstanding outages reported that our little area with only 174 customers affected might actually merit some attention.

In the meantime, while temperatures might dip just below freezing again, it won’t be bad enough to freeze any pipes again, so while the kitchen is at a balmy 8°C, I don’t feel worried about the house freezing.

So I’ll continue the merge window on battery power.

6
5
95

.. and ten minutes after posting that, power and internet are back up.

RE: https://social.kernel.org/objects/ff709e97-12f1-49d3-9d3c-c57e914f3e52

8
14
208

@torvalds Get to work. Maybe I missed this, but are you still doing -rc1 on Sunday, or are you pushing the merge window out a week?

2
0
0

@torvalds welcome back to … civilization?

0
0
0

@axboe probably just regular Sunday release. I already merged half the pull requests I still had pending yesterday on battery power.

Of course, some people then started sending late pull requests, but that’s on them.

2
1
6

@imadnyc context: they know each other personally, so I doubt it would be misinterpreted.

0
0
0

@torvalds yay, you are now full of energy!

0
0
0

@torvalds Hope you stay safe and warm through this trying time. Our pipes for the kitchen froze on Saturday. It was an inconvenience for the most part, can't imagine being without power for almost a week in this cold .

0
0
0

@axboe @torvalds Yeah, sorry I'm guilty of that crime this time. 😶‍🌫️

0
0
0

@torvalds ok noted, guess I should get them done then… was slacking on preparing them as I wanted to wait until you were back up and running. generac.com

1
0
0

@torvalds the American power grid is like European soccer player.
One slightly hit and it’s crying and fall to the ground 😅

0
0
0

@torvalds You can be completely self-sufficient with a few bicycles, some basic electronics and a convincing plea to the family.

0
0
0

@torvalds I like that living in the US hasn't converted you to our silly °F.

1
0
0

@kentborg honestly, I can do both, and will in fact just switch from one to the other depending on who I’m talking to. I have no issues with °F / °C.

The point where metric wins big is when you have order-of-magnitude conversions. The whole inch/feet/mile thing still makes no sense to me. But temperature readings just don’t have that issue.

0
0
1