Curious Crowdsourcing

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Is my place page of "A Beautiful Place Out In The Country" under the "Nightlife" category going to get bumped for this tower? I hope not.

Facebook just surprised me with a new feature. Seems they’re trying to promote crowdsource editing of their business/location database, but… Doing it all weird….

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Not very location aware. I’ve never even been in this city. It seems to give me a mix of questions about 20% places I’ve been, 80% …. I’ve never even been near those cities.

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How is this judging the accuracy?

Also, as for my profile picture —-
This look suits me way too well.

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Waaaay too well.

Just saying. Yarrr.

I’m all for musical creativity but….

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There’s some kind of bizarre avant-garde Caribbean jazz playing in this restroom, and if all my senses other than hearing were malfunctioning, I’d be inclined to believe that I’m actually shitting rack screws into an upended steel drum while someone throws many timbales down a flight of stairs.

EPIC CHEEZE

This. This is the most perfect, most cheezy thing ever. You know why Miami sucks nowadays? It’s because WSVN stopped producing beautiful things like this.

I literally can’t stop finding things about it that I love. It’s got… dancers aboard Metrorail. It’s got ridiculous music. It’s got PUPPER SMOOCH. It’s PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

Rest in peace, poor security guard who apparently evaporated over in the production control room. We suspect he was absorbed into that Grass Valley switcher.

How to use your racks and avoid unspeakable engineering horror

On most equipment racks you will find the following pattern of holes:

** * ** * ** * ** * **

No, it was not drilled by a drunken woodpecker.

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But this gear was installed by a drunken bonobo at 4 am.

See the holes with the wider spaces between them? Good… IGNORE THEM! They do not exist! You never saw them. Fnord.

See the closely spaced holes? Imagine they’re the dots on a double 1 domino. This means there’s a center line between them. See attached photograph. The center line will be the edge of each piece of equipment to be mounted.

Why are the center holes there? Okay… Fine, I’ll admit to their existence. Begrudgingly…

Some oddball accessories like cover blanks and cable lacing bars may be screwed in here. In the case of cover blanks it’s usually on weird ones that have a single hole in each end of a 1U* high blank. If you install a lacing bar this way it will be in the middle of one rack unit space – handy for the rear rails behind a patch panel.

Otherwise, do not use them unless you really have good reason to.

If you do mess this up…. Well, look at the wonderful mess in the photograph. Huuurrrrrgghhhhhhhhhbbllll.

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