Ah, nothing like an unplanned test of the backup generator this fine
Monday afternoon. But better now than during an actual hurricane.
I'm actually surprised I didn't write about this, but I can't find it, so
I must not have.
Back in 2000, when I worked for Negiyo on third shift, the power goes out
and the backup generator kicks in. That's all fine and good, but the fact
that the power went out caused all the sysadmins to scury around trying to
figure out what caused the power outage. The weather wasn't bad and as far
as anyone knew, FPL wasn't having any problems in the
Turns out that it was a planned outage to test the backup
generators. The management company of the property had sent notice to
Negiyo about the planned outage, but the secretary who received the
notification promptly discarded it, forgot about it, or lost it, so no one
else in Negiyo had a clue.
It was an amusing night.
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