I have a power problem.
Well, to be more precise, my office has a power problem.
Though, maybe it’s more accurate to call it a “power inconvenience” than anything else. We make great, big, huge cranes. These cranes take a lot of power, so when we’re testing them, our building suffers from huge power fluctuations.
So, what to do? Well, possibly, setup a script on my Linux monitoring server to Twitter the power status of the big UPS in my office. How? Well with this tutorial on YourWarrantyIsVoid.com, that’s how.
(Okay, confession time… This has been sitting in my queue so long that not only have I scrapped the Linux monitoring server, to be rebuilt at a future date, and the actual power problem has been resolved, too. But, it was a good idea, so I’m going to share it anyway. Enjoy!)