So, I was chatting with my new taskmaster and fellow Uno
addict, Chris Grant, on Friday. I was informing him that I had experienced a power outage that zapped one of my posts. The outage effectively obliterated the first rendition of this post
, if you must know. That's really a shame, as the first draft exuded a perfection that cannot be retold. Had you seen it, there's a good chance you would never have known sadness again.
Anywho, in response to my story, Chris -- bastion of wisdom that he is -- told me I should get a UPS for my computer (no, not PSU
, a power supply, silly). This would protect both my valuable computer and my posts. Now, it just so happens that I do
own a UPS. It's just not connected to my computer. Read on to sneak a peek at my inner fanboy.
Everybody still with me? Good. Pictured below is my PC's crappy, ten dollar power strip/surge protector that I got at Best Buy. I bought it the same day I bought my PC.
That's it. That's all that's protecting the hub of communication in my household. Sometimes I think the mere force of inserting a plug is going to snap it in half.
And now, gaze upon the Legendary Black Beast
of a UPS that protects my TV, surround sound system, and -- most importantly -- my 360. Behold!
This sucker is big.
As crazy as it sounds, it might actually be heavier than the original Xbox. Seriously, I stubbed a toe on it once and it didn't even move. On a side note, it's also a fairly accurate representation of my usual state of mind: a tangled, black mass of wires and plastic.
So rest assured my fellow fanboys, if a storm hits, my PC may explode into a fiery ball of blackened circuitry, but my Table Tennis
will continue uninterrupted. Because it's rude to quit, you know?