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Old 07-14-2008, 09:56 PM
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Default Power outage sends Vancouver into 'chaos'; takes out the Firehall.com web server

Due to an electrical fire that resulted in a massive power outage in Vancouver's downtown core, the Firehall.com webserver was out of commission for most of the day. Unfortunately the backup generators that would normally provide power to the building and server failed initially.

The Firehall.com mail server is currently in a different location, so it was still receiving mail during this outage.

The site appears to be all working, however it took some effort to get it back live and there could be some damage due to the abrupt loss of power, so let us know if there is something not working.

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An underground circuit fire is being blamed for a blackout that plunged parts of downtown Vancouver into darkness Monday, shutting off traffic lights, nixing automatic banking machines and even affecting the Internet. B.C. Hydro spokeswoman Susan Danard said there was a circuit failure and fire in a major underground cable on the 500 block of Richards Street just before 9 a.m. Monday.
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We pride ourselves on providing a quality service, have a number of protection and backup systems in place, and it would take something terribly ironic like all our servers catching on fire, but no one can 100% guarantee that there is no possibility of data loss.
..I must have jinx'd it.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:31 AM
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:27 AM
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Good to see you are back, I was really starting to worry about what was happening with the Toronto recruitment.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:21 AM
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Good to see you are back, I was really starting to worry about what was happening with the Toronto recruitment.
Conversely, over at Powerlineman.com there may a few threads regarding:

"Hydro manpower shortages slow repairs in Vancouver. Should they be hiring?"

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:25 AM
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Conversely, over at Powerlineman.com there may a few threads regarding:

"Hydro manpower shortages slow repairs in Vancouver. Should they be hiring?"

well being the curious guy I am I had to see if FitSsiks link was an actual one....and it is!
You've got to check the story out about the moose in the Bracebridge area.....bottom left hand corner under the photo.....unbelievable!
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:29 AM
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well it's disappeared.......the jist of the story was that in the Bracebridge area they laid out several km's of line.....it's rutting season....large bull moose gets antlers caught in lines.....Hydro goes to pull the lines and lifts the moose well off the ground....they found him dangling in the lines after wondering why there was soo much tension on the wires....the photo is real....but it happened in Alaska several years ago.

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:35 AM
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Ah...so that's why I couldn't log in last night.....
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:33 AM
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Conversely, over at Powerlineman.com there may a few threads regarding:

"Hydro manpower shortages slow repairs in Vancouver. Should they be hiring?"

I wonder if I should take my hydro pre-service or the 2 week hydro bootcamp course down in Texas? Any suggestions? What if I found a small rural hydro company to volunteer with, would that increase my chances of getting on full time??????
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:44 AM
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I wonder if I should take my hydro pre-service or the 2 week hydro bootcamp course down in Texas? Any suggestions? What if I found a small rural hydro company to volunteer with, would that increase my chances of getting on full time??????
Your chances would be improved significantly with the addition of a green light......
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:02 AM
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I wonder if I should take my hydro pre-service or the 2 week hydro bootcamp course down in Texas? Any suggestions? What if I found a small rural hydro company to volunteer with, would that increase my chances of getting on full time??????
I hear there are a few hydro based schools out west that offer up a three month in depth course, guaranteed to get hired on with someone after that
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