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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Electrical Roulette

Electrical Roulette
Originally uploaded by jrambow.
Getting lights and other things to turn on and off in the apartment is still a bit of a game. Here's a typical electrical outlet. The fan control in the center is obvious, but don't flip the switch to the left by mistake or you'll cut the power to it. I believe the switch to the left of the outlet turns it off in the same way, but don't quote me on that. (Some outlets don't seem to work at all, but maybe we just haven't discovered the magic switch combo for them yet.)

The other switches turn on lights, but there's always at least one switch that doesn't seem to do anything at all. Flipping the nonworking ones fills me with unease -- who knows what I just turned on or off?

Here, we've plugged in an emergency light that goes on when the power gets cut, which has happened at least twice so far. The building has its own generator, so outages aren't as disruptive as they could be.

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