POWER BLACKOUT….Justene Adamec just suffered through a 32-hour (!) blackout and apparently no one knew about it:

Imagine my surprise this morning when the power company indicated we should have called the moment it went out, even though vast areas were out and gradually being reconnected. Apparently, our call during hour 14 was the first they had heard of it.

Huh? After 14 hours of a widespread blackout the power company didn’t even know it was happening?

During the power crisis in the summer of 2000 the Swiss guy who had came to California to run our company complained bitterly, “Dammit, this is not a third world country!” Sometimes I wonder.