av8r wrote:ahhh....I missed it....tired...we lost power this morning and I'm whooped.
Wassa matter, hadda pedal da bike to keep da lights an?
That would have been fine....I love to bicycle. Power went out at 7AM, I hadn't showered yet, went downstairs and grabbed my UPS off the NAS server, carried it up and plugged the stoker into it. Nuthin...nada...zip...UPS wouldn't power up. Even though it had been powering my server just seconds before, it refused to light up so the stoker went cold. Just bugged me. Got to work late, late for meetings, just a bad start to the day...had to play an extra 15 minutes of Counter Strike at lunch and massacre more of my co-workers...that made me feel better...until someone sniped me
I did take the opportunity to clean the stove. Not much to clean really. Found out I can light it in about 1 minute with a Mapp gas torch. Made a little pile of coal, hit it with the torch for about 1 minute with the fan on, closed the door. Came back about 5 minutes later and threw a little shovel full of coal on the pile...did it again in another 5 minutes and viola! Been burning ever since and no sooted up glass from the mouse thingy.