Wow... Power outage in the cold of winter? You never know when you might need a heat source. This "life hack" is brilliant and simple as long as you keep the necessary items on hand: Bricks, terra cotta pot, tealight candles, matches.
People in #SanLuisObispo and #Templeton experienced power outages for unrelated reasons. PG&E could not immediately determine the causes of those outages. Later they have confirmed that it was caused by a downed wire. iSocket alerts you of outages by texting to your phone. Get an alert and act accordingly - e.g. start a generator. #PowerOut? #iSocket3G #PowerAlert
How big a fire risk are smart meters? A concerning story about what happened to a lot of PG&E customers here: http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/stockton/2015/03/30/stockton-crash-power-outage/70673802/ #smartmeters
"In the event of a natural disaster, power outage or other disruption, the ability to preserve essential data and maintain business continuity is critically important. What was once the concern of a few select data-dependent industries and high-tech companies is now an issue for growing numbers of professionals representing an expanding range of industries." http://www.datacenterjournal.com/it/data-centered-tips-practices-evaluating-data-centers/