No FRD today, Paul’s house got hit by lightning

Over the weekend, Paul’s house got struck by lightning and a few things got fried…he hopes to be up and running soon (TM) but FRD won’t happen until everything is fixed.

Conversation 12 comments

  • navarac

    04 August, 2020 - 9:53 am

    <p>As long as the family is OK and safe.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      04 August, 2020 - 9:58 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#558921">In reply to navarac:</a></em></blockquote><p>They are going stir crazy, I think. The strike fried their cable modem.</p>

  • minke

    04 August, 2020 - 10:03 am

    <p>Yikes! Good luck Paul. The frustrating thing is sometimes things aren't broken immediately, but just damaged. When something fails in a few weeks it might still be related to the power surge. Our office building was hit recently and for some reason the only thing in my office that got knocked out was the power supply in an old desktop PC running Windows 7! A bunch of other much newer stuff survived.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      04 August, 2020 - 10:15 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#558931">In reply to Minke:</a></em></blockquote><p>I worked for a company back in the 80s, their factory was hit by a lightning strike. Next time I visited the factory, there was a long "wall" of dead DEC VT100 terminals, stacked 5 high and stretching for 50M down the corridor!</p><p>They were classed as advanced technology (cough, splutter) under the USA's COCOM rules and couldn't fall into Russian hands! We had to get the whole lot certified destroyed – we had a government representative turn up and witness them going through the car crusher in the scrapyard next door to the factory.</p>

  • earlster

    Premium Member
    04 August, 2020 - 10:47 am

    <p>We had a lightning strike in our neighborhood about two years ago, it fried the cable modem and the LAN ports on the router. Strangely, the wifi side of the router survived.</p>

  • Scott Ross

    Premium Member
    04 August, 2020 - 10:58 am

    <p>I hope he and the family are alright. I am pretty sure he has plenty of backups to get up and running sooner than later. </p>

  • mmcpher

    Premium Member
    04 August, 2020 - 1:58 pm

    <p>What did he think would happen, when he made less-than-gushing remarks about Apple in a prior FRD?</p>

  • erichk

    Premium Member
    04 August, 2020 - 2:24 pm

    <p>Not good news, looking forward to having you guys back and up to speed soon.</p>

  • waethorn

    05 August, 2020 - 2:06 am


    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      05 August, 2020 - 6:55 am

      Are on Instagram.

  • naddy69

    05 August, 2020 - 5:30 pm



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