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I'd be more likely to turn my water off!
Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 05, '07 05:22:52AM

With 5 computers, 3 printers, 4 network storage devices, 1 PDA, an Iliad, an Apple TV and 2 Airport Expresses on the network, with backups, syncing and scheduled or long downloads happening automatically (mostly while I'm in bed so they don't get in the way), with the need to check e-mail in a hurry as I fly into and out of the house, and with the four family members all having different and varying schedules, there's no way under the sun my router or cable modem (which is also my set top box - therefore needing to be on lots anyway, even if we're not using the internet) are ever going to be turned off.

However, only two of the five computers stay on constantly:

One is my MacBook Pro, which obviously goes off to leave the house.

Two are my daughter's Windows boxes (to be replaced with Macs as soon as I can find an excuse, such as "they're broken"!) which they turn on and off as they need them.

The fourth is an iMac which acts as the "family computer" (people hop onto it for a few minutes whenever they need to look something up), syncs with my MacBook, runs EyeTV to record stuff while we're in bed and export it to the Apple TV, replaces the TV we had in the kitchen before, has all our photo's, videos and music on a Firewire disk, in turn serving that up to all the other computers, the Apple TV, and the Airport Expresses. That one never goes off, but is set to turn the screen off after 15 mins.

The fifth is an old Windows laptop with a broken screen, which acts as a server for running Windows only business apps over Remote Desktop, either over the LAN or while I'm out over VPN. It also downloads concert recordings for me from a fan hub, which often can take all night, serves those up to others on the hub, and has one of the network drives connected to it. That one stays on!

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