Every zero point on this graph — which represents the last two months of uptime on my laser printer (!) — is the result of a blackout.
The first was kind of disappointing. The rest have just been annoying: Getting up late with 05:14 flashing on the alarm clock, asking Pipka to set the time on the microwave (because I can’t figure it out — seriously) and working out which other devices didn’t manage to start properly…
This is where technology fails us. Not because the lights went out, but because there were only about thirty seconds between, “Huh, I bet the SNMP thingy in the printer can tell me its uptime” and having it beautifully graphed with Cacti.
… and now because I can see my laser printer’s uptime, I care about my laser printer’s uptime.
Well, I would. If it had any.
Update: It should be noted (mainly for California readers) that blackouts are an odd occurrence here.