We had a brief power outage Monday afternoon at about 2. By brief I mean maybe a second. This is Montana, it happens. It is truly amazing what can happen in a second, especially to an Oracle database that is the core of the school grade software. Four hours of my time, four hours of my $75 an hour consultant’s time and about four hours of the level 2 tech from PowerSchool and we are up and running. Might be time to reconsider buying that UPS we cannot afford. I do have two perfectly good UPSs sitting in my storage. They were donated a couple of weeks ago. They look really trick. One minor problem, they are 220 v, 50 amp. Try and hook that up in a building built in 1922! The building maintenance guy just kind of giggled when I asked him if it were possible. Oh well, back to the perpetual motion machine idea. Maybe car batteries with a battery charger. Hmmmmm.
How does this relate to CS education? Get a job in Montana as a CS teacher and you will find out!