Haha :-), Well......., it's not really a blackout because it only last a minute or two. Maybe we should call it a "Tiny B.O." for the minute or two ones and if the outages last more than 10 minutes we could call it a "Big B.O.", with the understanding that B.O. means BlackOut. :-) Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Noble To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 12:06 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Router Leave it to the Texans to screw up the word brownout. :O) Losing power for that long in California would be a black out. :O) For all others that live outside the area of Texas, a brownout would be when the power drops below 120 volts and the lights go dim, but not out for a period of time. It's very hard on motors starting. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 5:34 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Router | Hi Trapper, | | The word "brownout" is a local slang word here in the Houston | area meaning that we lost total electrical power for a minute | or two or sometimes as long as 5 minutes. I do not know what | causes it. The local rumors are that the local power | company is switching electricity from an area of "low use" to | an area of "high use". This happens on a average of 2 to 3 | times a week. My problem is when I'm working in the Farmers | Insurance database "the input data" is not automatically saved | until we finish the entry and "send" the data to Underwriting | and then it's saved. Sometimes it takes 30 - 40 minutes to | input one policy. When a brownout hits and I'm in the middle | of inputting information into Farmers AS400 system (the | world's worst software program), it's takes a lot of control | to avoid saying words of angry. My office is located out | here in the suburbs and the heavy users of electricity are | those huge buildings in downtown Houston. At times I begin | to think it's Enron employees practicing for another | "Blackout" of power in California. | | Carl | | ----- Original Message ----- | From: trapper To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.