Off topic questions of the day…

On January 12, 2007, in Rants, by

1.  Why is it that smoke detectors never freak out from low batteries or what not between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.?  Why is it always from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.?

2. Why do same smoke detectors never “churp” long enough initially for one to figure out which one in the house that is the one having the issue?  Thus causing you to stand in the middle of the house, head cocked, somewhat still blearyeyed trying to figure out which one it is?

3. Why is the smoke alarm that you finally determine is the one with the issue, the one that needs the ladder to get to?

Unrelated….but still a puzzling question to me…. 

4.  Why is it on certain applications I am told by the vendor to not use the printer driver for my brand spankin’ new printer but instead load up old trusty HP Laserjet III driver?  A driver that is like what… 10… 15 years old? (Related to HP telling folks to use 10 year old Photosmart print drivers).


One Response to Off topic questions of the day…

  1. HiltonT says:

    Hi Susan,

    We monitor the smoke alarms that we install in our client sites to ensure adequate battery capacity. Also, we replace betteries annually in unmanaged devices, whether apparently needed or not.

    Another idea that makes a lot of sense is to replace the batteries in any alarm that has sounded with a false alarm – that ensures that it can rerspond to a real alarm condition when needed.

    A couple of bucks is much better than crispy servers, furniture or kids.