Where we live, we have many little spurts of power outage. That means while working at my desk computer I used to experience multiple cases of “you’ve got to be kidding” as the computer shut off in the middle of writing something.
Finally, after the outage where I reacted with an almost equal reaction, we got a backup power source designed to keep the computer on long enough to shut it down correctly, or survive those short bursts.
It was very cool. I was excited, no more power failures in the middle of my work for me! I plugged in my computer, the power went out, and my computer went off. At first, I blamed the equipment. However, when I checked I found that I had plugged the computer into the wrong outlet. More….