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East Coast bloggers' first-hand accounts of blackout

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tom
08-13-2004
11:51 AM ET (US)
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tom
08-13-2004
11:38 AM ET (US)
dsf
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chris
08-18-2003
02:32 PM ET (US)
http://www.kwota.net/done/001138.html

power was out at my place until saturday morning. i took a bunch of pics but unfortunately the black out killed my primary hard disk so my home machine is out of commision for now. i'm going to sue.
Edited 08-18-2003 02:33 PM
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Snapbean
08-17-2003
09:06 PM ET (US)
Ya man. When the lights went off, I was in Britt, Iowa as a delegate to the National Hobo Convention, and everything was fine there. So what's the problem?
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Justin
08-17-2003
10:12 AM ET (US)
It's interesting to chart the development of online media by disaster coverage. This is undoubtedly the best-covered blackout in the history of the world.

I add another bit - an account of my first overnight sleepover in John F. Kennedy International Airport:

http://www.links.net/daze/03/08/15/camped_out_in_terminal_8.html
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comeuppance
08-17-2003
08:11 AM ET (US)
Wild blackout adventures and photos...
http://pmcg.comeuppance.org/archives/000191.html
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Derek
08-17-2003
04:02 AM ET (US)
Fray has just published a story about the blackout by NYC-based Dori Mondon: http://fray.com/hope/blackout/

And if you have a blackout story to tell, you're invited to post it, too! http://fray.com/hope/blackout/post/
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Glitch
08-16-2003
05:21 PM ET (US)
Just got to my office to reboot the servers now that power is back on in Midtown, and I pulled the pictures off my camera.

There are so many people hidden in the cement pillars of this town... it's amazing when we all pour and splash out into the streets, flowing like water into any available space. There were some amazing images to capture thursday. I didn't get all of them, but I got a few.
http://www.glitchnyc.com/photos/album.php?...um_ID=52&apa_page=1
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earnedit
08-16-2003
04:36 PM ET (US)
Yeah that sucks. It was funny how people are making fun of France about all those poeple dying from their recent heat wave and ironically we get with a blackout. The truth behind is that we have a very intergrated electrical g rid system that is run and outletted by many companies. The way the energy is sorted and distributed like the concept of bandwith in your computer vis a vis your computer itself were run by companies like enron. This show show that that either ecologically or politically that society as we know it can be shut down. Welcome to the 21st Century and I hope that everyone whose lights were turn out can go back to heir normal lives.

http://milfedup.blogspot.com
http://radio.weblogs.com/0128765
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batty
08-16-2003
02:05 PM ET (US)
well, thought i'd contribute my own story. we're in cleveland, specifically parma, and spent our blackout at the bowling alley! pictures and the account can be found here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/spinmistress/612202.html

its rather amusing.
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Matty
08-16-2003
12:56 PM ET (US)
I took about 50 pictures and wrote a little recount of my story. All can be found here: http://www.capndesign.com/archives/2003_08/001681.php
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Derek
08-16-2003
12:37 PM ET (US)
Online storytelling zine Fray is looking for blackout stories, too: http://fray.com/storyblog/2003/08/15/000267.shtml
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Lorna K
08-16-2003
11:14 AM ET (US)
I wanted to kick myself for not having my digital camera with me. I was able to at least write about it on my blog at http://www.lornagrl.com
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Vidiot
08-16-2003
08:34 AM ET (US)
Chico Bangs' great blogging of the blackout is at http://www.nervousnero.com/chico/eviltwin.html

Jonmc's is at http://www.cockeyedabsurdist.com

Cowboy_Sally is at http://cowboysally.blogspot.com

Roe is at http://www.metrocake.com

And I'm at http://vidiot.typepad.com , with photoblog at http://vidiot.textamerica.com .

(and that's my phonecam picture on BoingBoing, on the left there. w00t!)
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Joe ClarkPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2003
11:14 PM ET (US)
Ftrain has some:

http://www.ftrain.com/AsBrooklynSlowlyDrunkened.html

Then of course there's:

http://blackout.textamerica.com/

*I* logged on battery power calling CompuServe in New York from Toronto at 00:02 hours. I validated my HTML and went to bed, where I had unremitting nightmares of restored electricity.

http://fawny.org/blog/2003/08/?bb#gardening-h1

These really shouldn't be hidden in a discussion page.
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Rob S
08-15-2003
06:37 PM ET (US)
I was at work in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Some photos...

http://tastesgood.org/2003/08/14/index.html#030814161820
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Grant Barrett
08-15-2003
05:23 PM ET (US)
Part one, posted yesterday.

Part two, posted today.
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Cynic Route
08-15-2003
04:19 PM ET (US)
I just started my blog today (be gentle with me) and inaugurated it with a bit about my blackout experience.

http://cynicroute.blogs.com/weblog/2003/08/none_more_black.html
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quonsarPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2003
03:42 PM ET (US)
this is blogging's finest hour. god bless you heros.
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Daejin
08-15-2003
03:19 PM ET (US)
http://www.suburbanperil.com/archives/00000218.htm
Anarchy and left turns.
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CaviarPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2003
03:18 PM ET (US)
My account (which links to pictures) is here.

There's not too much to say. It was dark and relatively calm. For those who didn't get stranded (and even some of those who did), it was mostly an excuse to sit outside and drink beer.

I did get some good pictures of Times Square though.
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Keith
08-15-2003
03:10 PM ET (US)
http://www.cafeshops.com/nybdetroit

Blackout T Shirts! Get ya Blackout T-shirts Hea! Be the first of the inevitable many!
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Eli the BeardedPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2003
03:02 PM ET (US)
My ISP is on W18th St and I haven't been about to resolve the
hostnames (let alone ping machines) since yesterday.
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Amy
08-15-2003
02:55 PM ET (US)
I was stuck on the Q subway for two hours.
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Keith
08-15-2003
01:51 PM ET (US)
My own account is up Here. Not too much there - I was home in the burbs at the time. Lucky me was running late and was supposed to be on an E train under the East river when everything went to hell.
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kimmiePerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2003
01:40 PM ET (US)
Less than exciting account on my blog, as I work in a secure government facility in western PA, and our generators immediately kicked on. They have enough diesel power to keep us going for at least 5 days. I did find it odd that a number of friends on IRC in other states noted that their power also went out and would have to shut down before the UPS ran out.
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gina
08-15-2003
12:34 PM ET (US)
http://scribbling.net/Never_a_dull_moment
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carpeicthus
08-15-2003
12:27 PM ET (US)
I have a write-up here.
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Oops
08-15-2003
12:19 PM ET (US)
A superpower with a Third World electricity grid...
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Daniel Harvey
08-15-2003
12:14 PM ET (US)
Still need to read Gabe's but I have a brief write-up here:
http://home.earthlink.net/~dancharvey/blog.html

Waiting to add pics since I need another cable. Grrr.
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KnitWitPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2003
11:42 AM ET (US)
Okay so it's not as creative as Gabe's but my account being stuck in Queens starts here.

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