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DesktopWeb FormText   lightning strikeFri, 21 Aug 2009 19:11:57 GMT # 

condo was hit by a bad lightning storm last night. knocked out the power and set off all my UPS in the middle of the night. when i first moved in, i had an electrical problem between the street to my house ... so i bought tons of UPS at that time. anything and everything computer-related is on an UPS. but that didn't seem to help at all, because it looks like i lost 5 ethernet ports from the hit : ReadyNAS, xbox 360, xbmc, server notebook, and my main dev notebook. all of them seem to have a dead ethernet port. i'll send the NAS off for repair. the xbox and xbmc are disposable. server notebook is now on a pc gigabit card. and dev notebook is on an ethernet-to-usb adapter because i could not find a pc 'express' wired ethernet card in-store. serious PITA.