Late last night, I was just chatting with my friend on messenger who lives in the same area as I do around three in the morning. We just happened to be talking about a new kind of worm that can infiltrate home network routers and the show Dennou Coil before something odd happened...
He suddenly dropped offline and came back on moments later saying that his computer and router turned themselves off while everything else in the house including his TV were working just fine. I joked it was just his powerhouse PC sucking up all the power as usual but minutes later the same happened in my own home. Only my PC and router went off for a few seconds.
Obviously there was something odd with the power but, I wonder what could have happened so that only the PC and router are affected...? Surely if it was a problem with the current it would have affected all appliances. Anyone know?
Pretty creepy when we just happened to be talking about related topics but, I ended up laughing with a bit of a chill down my spine anyway.
Well, about an hour later. It happened again but this time everything went out for a few seconds so it looks like there really was something wrong with the local power grid. Outside, it was pouring rain and an alarm from someone's home went off.
I was just typing up one of my long posts as well but fortunately I save frequently and so does Wordpress. Eventually I ended up finishing off my post on my netbook instead.
I actually haven't watched Dennou Coil yet and have a very vague idea that it has something to do with computerised technology manipulating reality - "Dennou" being the traditionally used Kanji and abbreviation for computers "電子頭脳, denshi zunou", literally meaning "electronic brain". However, these days the Japanese just use the loan words "パソコン, pasokon" short for "personal computer".
Anyway, I'm sure I'll get round to watching the show since I heard so many good things about it.