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Those pesky rack mount rectifiers

February 28, 2004

When I had a problem with my water meter a few months back, I learned two things:

1. All the meters in my apartment complex communicate the water data to a main server in the office via a 900mhz connnection. How this doesn’t interfere with cordless phones I have no idea. Also, it does this with a AA battery, so if I ever wanted to stop recording my water usage I suppose all I would have to do is remove that.

and

2. The water service guys, while friendly and talkative people, seem to think I know more about their proffession than I do. Or at least that was the feeling I got listening to them talk about installing rack mount rectifiers for something or another. Well, interesting sound clip anyways.

Download Audio: Turn that water on John