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August 10, 2001
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

It's too damn hot for some folks.

QuakeCon

QuakeCon starts off today, and check this out for a start:

"This will go down in history as the QuakeCon that almost wasn't. We had major power supply issues today. Our first generator (which by all accounts should have been more than sufficient) overheated and left us in the dark. But our power vendor was on the ball and had a new generator with twice as much power on hand within half an hour. Unfortunately it had a mechanical issue and power was lost a second time.

But that is when the gloves came off. Calls were made, strings were pulled, and before long we had a GIGANTIC power truck with dual 500-kilowatt generators (which we will have pictures of soon). This is in addition to the first two generators (now relegated to backup). So we now have well over a megawatt of power pumping into the convention center. To put this in perspective, this is enough electricity to power a city of about forty to fifty thousand people. Yes, id Software takes care of their fans. With id?s typical sense of overkill, they wanted to ensure there would be no further power consumption issues for the remainder of the event. To quote a certain nameless space marine, "Never use the machine gun when you can use the BFG"