[kwlug-disc] The sweet(?) smell of power supplies

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 13:44:06 EDT 2014

I know what you mean, John.  When we bought our current house they left a
nice desk because they couldn't take it apart to get it out.  Nice enough
looking desk, but it's designed so that a tower case should go inside a
cubby with a door on the front and only a small hole for cables in the back.

I use said cubby for storage now, certainly not a tower case. I keep my
computers on top of a separate desk with wide open air flow.

Some desks look great on paper but they're not really designed for

Now if I could get my hands on some of those wire racks made for closets,
but only two feet deep to hold tower cases, I'd be a much happier person.

On 7 April 2014 13:10, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:

> On 2014-04-07 11:34, Jason Locklin wrote:
>> Build the biggest machine possible for the coin, ugly and loud, stick it
>> in a closet somewhere ....
> True story. A previous employer, a manufacturer of PBX telephone systems,
> was sued because one caught fire and the facility where it was installed, a
> nursing home, burned down. The local distributor had installed the PBX in a
> closet, along with other stuff in storage.
> While this might sound pedantic, PCs should be installed or set up such
> that there is no impediment to the ventiallation. I have sees desks ar Ikea
> and Staples that look nice but do not, IMO, allow for ventilation. Without
> adequate ventilation YMWV.
> And in keeping with the pedantry, I would hope that with jobs that take 3+
> days to render, there is a UPS in the mix somewhere.
> Spring has sprung and the squirrels will be running among the trees and
> along the hydro wires soon enough. And, in my neighbourhood, from time to
> time, a few squirrels are made extra crispy while causing momentary
> brown/black-outs.
> And then there are the storms. Last summer, I was without power for 4
> days. A kerosene lamp and a transistor radio came in handy.
> JohnJ
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