Tuesday, July 22, 2003


Due to the thunderstorms, we lost electricity in the Nokia building.

Backup is on for emergency lighting and the key-card doors, so everyone can get around. All unsaved work on desktop computers was lost mid-keystrokes. Everyone with a laptop (me) can still do local work.

Before the outage, everyone was working silently, and the environment felt "quiet". Now that the air-conditioning and all the fluorescent lights and all desktop computers are out, the building is really quiet, even with people talking.

(I am posting this over my personal cellular/mobile wireless modem. I suspect network is out too.)