15 posts • joined 20 Apr 2018
So a big old PBX, just installed and running the site.
"Lets check the standby batteries" said the boss.
He turn off the mains, silence and no lights? The battery fuse was disconnected so no batteries.
We get to witness; boss runs around a bit grabs the fuse and pops it in and the is a big old flash and a bang as the batteries start to supply current.
Boss falls backwards and does a bit of a somersault; all very pleasing to us chaps as we had told him let us check it had all been installed correctly and ready for testing but no!.
It appears on a more expensive system there is some circuitry to prevent big bang/flash but boss did not want to pay.
Made us very happy and did no damage other than split sides.
Laptop from radium, Now I am a bit ignorant on how nuclear power stations work exactly, it's not a skill I have needed but from a simplistic point of view.
How Wonderfully Green.
Lots of radioactive laptops and they will all eventually need binning. They can all go to selective landfill, lets call it a reactor. Green Electricity!.
The users of said laptops may pass early, convert to them to Solent Green. Recycling? as a side effect, population reduction, a Virtuous Circle.
OK, radium, uranium not the same, Solent Green not real? But Hey, why let reality get in the way of, Hey that's a good idea!
Open Plan, Me?
I was the noisy one, not using hands free but constantly chatting and basically quite noisy.
My boss did point this out.
My response was, "Well you knew what I was like and You! put me in an open plan office".
Not sure this make me a good guy?
I hate and hated open plan offices, I also know what I was like and knew I would bog it up.
I used to be a technical trainer, thank god for closed training rooms where my chat and banter seemed to be just right.
In Spain, and a lot of Europe, the plug and cable are in a straight line, tug the cable, pull the plug.
We get other things right, maybe?
Friend of mine did accidentally hit a big red mushroom on the wall that shut a whole test and development lab down, we went down the beer hall and never spoke of it again., Well until today.
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