Is it me, or did the power just go off?

Six Colors…

  • after a few minutes, the paranoia sets in: How do I know the power is out for the neighborhood, and not just me? I stepped outside my front door to discover an empty neighborhood on a Tuesday morning. Nobody else was around to notice.

Nice, geeky way to figure out if your power is out. Never assume your neighbors called to report the outage, though – You should still call the electric company yourself.