As I am an itinerant worker today, in search of quiet places to sit with good access to an electric outlet.
Twenty-four hours ago, this happened about a quarter mile from my house:
And wouldn’t you know it, I was in the middle of leading a remote presentation using a web conference, voice over IP, and video! Amazingly, I completed the presentation without too much trouble (sans Internet) by relying on my battery powered laptop and cell phone.
I think nearly 10% of the community is out of power. Community updates and reactions are here: http://OrangePolitics.org/2007/04/turn-on-the-lights/