At present in Northern Ireland we are experiencing widespread blips in power. This started with the snow that was forecast last night and has persisted until this morning. Nagios has flagged up quite a range of line and router problems across the province.

Its hard to believe that in this day and age – with the investment in infrastructure and the relatively simple nature of the problem – weather – that we cannot have a more reliable service. Its not the fact of dropouts per se – its the frequency and the fact that they have persisted for so long.

Lets wait until we hear the explanation for this – Wrong type of snow perhaps ? Wind blowing from the wrong direction ? Transformer pixies ?