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Important safety tips

Things for software engineers with screwdrivers to remember:

  1. Do not plug newly constructed untested devices into the power outlet in your cubicle. You need power for most of your productivity and a fried outlet will throw a monkey wrench into your workflow.

  2. When wiring up a new device, it is important to check the board connection on the power cable to ascertain that hot and neutral have not been transposed.

  3. When plugging in an untested device, it is better to ascertain that it will not smoke before plugging in the serial cable connecting it to your valuable computer. RS-232 is notoriously non-surge resistant.

  4. When involved in a power mishap, a couple hundred dollar motherboard will protect the breaker on a computer power supply by blowing up before the breaker can trip.

  5. Back up your work to the server frequently.


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surprised but not shocked

Ahahahahaha

So next time you are gonna mosey out into the corridor or run a power strip from an unsuspecting neighbor's cube . . .

Re: surprised but not shocked

I'll take it to the lab. Then, restoring their power is their problem. ; )

There are reasons for the saying "Beware of programmers carrying screwdrivers." It probably applies whether they're metal screwdrivers, or vodka and orange juice screwdrivers. :-)

Yes, but I'm an embedded software engineer.

By definition, we're software engineers who carry screwdrivers and soldering irons as a matter of business. Heh. We're the most dangerous people on earth!

Hey! No burning down the cubicle! Dilbert would not be amused!

But, there's nothing like a good fire on a crisp fall day!

Fortunately, the guy in the cube sharing the same outlet set with me is on vacation.

Festive, if belated, natal anniversary wishes! Hope you had a good one!

Thank you! It's good to hear from you.

It was not a bad day at all, even if it did start with a speeding ticket. Some delicious Internet Babes™ stopped by and dropped comments and e-mail. Your well-wishes are more than welcome, even if belated and you're not as sexy as say morganaus. *snerk* It looks as if our year of being the answer to life, the universe, and everything has come to an end. We shall just have to sink back into ignorance and depravity.

Re: Thank you! It's good to hear from you.

Sink back?!? I thought ignorance and depravity was the ultimate answer!

Re: Thank you! It's good to hear from you.

DAMNIT! You're NOT supposed to give that away until after someone reaches 42! Do you know how many impressionable young people read my page?!

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