Geekspin Blog


Posted on: March 1, 2006

In an ongoing saga we where dropped into darkness again last nite by our local power monopoly, Eskom.

We are experiencing Load shedding or rolling blackouts in Cape Town and other parts of the Western Cape, because of yet another shutdown of the Eskom nuclear power station due to “multiple line faults”.

Here we are waiting for the pot of water heating on the barbecue outside so that we can at least make some coffee. (Dark no-flash photo for effect)

Blackout depiction

It was somewhat, um .. refreshing to be cut of from the rest of the world , ie: no TV or Internet, but at least I had one piece of technology to save us .. my FM receiver on my cellphone.

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