Came home tonight from photographing some Great Horned Owls and owlets, and feeding peanuts to lots of squirrels, feeling peaceful.
My wife came out of the office saying “Carl needs you. He’s all lit up with flashing yellow lights. He’s not going to catch on fire, is he?”
I reassured her Carl was not going to catch on fire, as I went to see what had Carl so worried that he would be flashing his health alarm lights. As I entered the office, Carl indeed was flashing his “I can’t reach my friend Mac” light, “Mac” had shutdown, and Mac’s UPS was screaming in total discontent.
After cycling the UPS, “Mac” came back to life, and Carl returned to peaceful contemplation of things robots think about when they don’t think they are “alone in the dark”.
Turns out the 350W micro-ATX power supply of my external GPU decided its dust allergies were too much for it, and somehow caused the UPS to command Mac to shutdown for his own protection.
After watching @jimrh negotiate the power supply supply in Russia, and with the crypto-miners driving the specs and demand, it seems no-one has the tiny 350W exact replacement supply available. I’m going to try to retrofit a larger 550W into the box and hope I can return to having my second 4K display working again.
Life with a robot is never dull.
Carl panicked that he was alone for an hour and a half:
2022-04-26 19:01|[healthCheck.py.main]WiFi Router not responding (10.0.0.Mac) 2022-04-26 20:30|[healthCheck.py.main]WiFi Router again reachable