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Laptop Prevents Fire

Last night, Steve Jones, 41, was preparing a pot of brown rice. After feeling all, he was making a bland bowl of rice to get some nourishment and try not to upset his stomach anymore. Placing a pot on the stove to boil, he returned to finishing up some work for his job.

Prior to the invention of laptops, this would have meant his returning to his office to work, and hopefully remembering to check the pot periodically for boiling water. Alas, something that rarely happens and didn’t last night.

Fortunately Steve was working on his laptop in the kitchen and heard the sizzle of rice starting to burn. Jumping up, turning off the gas, and moving the pot resulted in a minor burn on his hand, but no ruined pan, or potential fire in the household.

Thanks to the availability of a laptop, all ended well. These devices have likely prevented many such events from occurring all across the globe as more and more people are able to more closely monitor their meal preparation in this busy world.

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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest


Posted by Roy Ernest on 13 January 2009

You really got me there. :-) When I read the Title, I was wondering what happened. Now I know.

Strangly, I still havent bought a Lap top yet. Maybe its time to buy one. I always thought that a lap top takes away your privacy. You will always be working when you should b relaxing a bit and spending time with family.

Posted by Jack Corbett on 13 January 2009

Good story, especially since it has a happy ending. Well, short of the minor burn.

Posted by Steve Jones on 13 January 2009

I thought that was a good title :)

Laptops can be a problem, or a solution. Not sure I have the balance right, but I try.

Posted by Ralph Hightower on 15 January 2009

Thankfully the laptop was not one of the flaming Dells.

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