[Techtalk] mysterious pops driving me nuts

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Tue Apr 14 19:34:15 UTC 2009

Op dinsdag 14-04-2009 om 11:40 uur [tijdzone -0700], schreef Carla
> Ok gang, put on your telepath hats because this is a weird one. Back in my 
> little computer room I hear these strange pops periodically. They don't occur 
> very often, it's once every couple of weeks or so. It sounds like the pop 
> made by popping bubble wrap, or something hard hitting a window. Naturally 
> with a room full of electronics I worry that it's some electrical thingie. 
> But there is never a smell like frying electrons, just the sound. Once. The 
> cats and dogs barely notice it.
> I have two computers, two LCD monitors, one printer, two APC backups, one 
> router, one DSL modem, one switch. It seems to come from the vicinity of the 
> second computer, so that narrows it down to one computer and one APC unit. 
> Maybe.
> All right, this is your big chance-- trot out your wackiest theories and ideas 
> for tracking this down, because it could be something totally daft!
> Carla

What about a bird hitting the window? 

the stupid birds do that from time to time... 


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