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Old Jul 04, 2010, 03:01 PM
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My former home for 2 years, 3 months and 13 days

Kinda looks like Fresno Community College
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 03:09 PM
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She turned you into a newt?
It's a desmognathus... Herpetologist/vertebrate physiological ecology.
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 03:33 PM
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For a brief and incomplete summary of what I do, the leftmost one in this image is part of what I work on:



Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Switch
There is a very good chance that I designed part of one or more of the chips in that box.

My company does a bunch of stuff for the Cat 6K series.

Unfortunately I can't take pictures of what I do.....cameras are not allowed in the building.
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 04:49 PM
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 07:02 PM
Single-task at best...
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I mend toys - specifically PS3's.

Unbelievably, we're not allowed to take or display pictures of our covert occupation.

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Old Jul 06, 2010, 01:08 PM
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It just looked like your garden variety SCSI device. SCSI was a technology designed by the Russians to cripple American artists. It almost worked too, until Apple finally discovered the covert agent in their midst, learned of his dastardly plans, and then had St. Jobs come in and give us a real peripheral connection experience.

I have no doubt if you worked on it, then you got it to work. Asking annoying questions over and over until it gives in, is the perfect response pattern to wilily computers peripherals.
You'll be glad to know that PCIexpress and ESATA are replacing SCSI. Remember the first rule of computer psychology, you can not let them know that you need them. They must constantly be made aware of the fact that at the first sign of trouble, they will be replaced. Occasional random replacement will keep the fear level high in the herd.

Well, gotta go find some stuff to fix my guitar amp.
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Old Jul 06, 2010, 03:57 PM
Trons and Fumes
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You'll be glad to know that PCIexpress and ESATA are replacing SCSI. Remember the first rule of computer psychology, you can not let them know that you need them. They must constantly be made aware of the fact that at the first sign of trouble, they will be replaced. Occasional random replacement will keep the fear level high in the herd.

Well, gotta go find some stuff to fix my guitar amp.
Treat it like a computer. Just replace it.
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Old Jul 06, 2010, 04:00 PM
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Electronics are deathly afraid of soldering irons as well. Sometimes you can just plug one in, wave it around a little bit, and they decide to behave.


"See your little friend in the Dead Components Graveyard? You could be next! I tried to fix him, but nooooooo, he made me get out my 250 watt iron!"
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Old Jul 06, 2010, 04:01 PM
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http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7212355_n.jpg

This is where I "work". Since retirement, it is nice to sit at the beach and "keep an eye on" the suspicious women roaming the surf. ONly when my wife and daughter are away though! LoL.
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Old Jul 07, 2010, 02:26 AM
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You'll be glad to know that PCIexpress and ESATA are replacing SCSI. Remember the first rule of computer psychology, you can not let them know that you need them. They must constantly be made aware of the fact that at the first sign of trouble, they will be replaced. Occasional random replacement will keep the fear level high in the herd.

Well, gotta go find some stuff to fix my guitar amp.
Oh Apple phased out SCSI about 10 years back. Thank Bog, as it was a pain to work with. I still have a pile of connectors in the garage I need to "donate". Maybe I'll donate with prejudice.
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