Perhaps a bad choice of words…

… about “the smoke clears” after the Daylight Savings Time switch. I no sooner finished posting the entry than I looked over to see Laura working on her laptop and smoke coming from the back of her laptop. The power supply cable at the back of her ThinkPad was on fire, the cable having shorted just beyond the end of the formed strain relief on the plug. Yanking the power out of the machine and the power socket put out the flames. The laptop appeared unharmed, and an overnight replacement order from had her up and running pretty quickly. Gotta watch those metaphors…

2 Responses to Perhaps a bad choice of words…

  1. bill_mcgonigle March 15, 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    Ted, – shortly after reading that post my space heater in my office (Bionaire brand) caught fire. I didn’t make any correlations until now. Clearly somebody put a hex on your article.

  2. tedroche March 15, 2007 at 3:52 pm #

    > my space heater in my office (Bionaire brand) caught fire < *cue eerie music* There are no coincidences, you know.

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