Power Cut Planned.

I take the unusual approach, of Hosting my blog and my site, on my PC at home. What this means, is that the visibility of this blog is only as good as the reliable uptime of the same, home-computer. This is different from what most people would  do, which would be, to go through a professional hosting service.

One benefit of doing it my way, is that I get to tinker and reconfigure my server as I wish, while small-scale hosting arrangements usually require, that the client / author accept the PHP libraries that his hosting service provides, the database which his hosting service provides, etc..

An unfortunate fact which has been brought to my attention, by way of a courtesy letter, is that my power utility will need to replace a batch of power meters, of some minor glitch in the way they do or don’t work. We have power meters that report our consumption wirelessly to the utility, and if there is a malfunction, it’s within their jurisdiction to replace meters.

But, at some point in the next few days, a professional working for the utility will actually have to remove the present meter, and insert a replacement-meter. Which implies that briefly, my power will need to be cut.

This should not take long, and I thank my readers for their patience.



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