On a side note, this happened today
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When I first started working here, I noticed this beautiful but shy little man hanging out with our night watchman.
He would only get close to a couple of people, anyone else would spook him into running off.
One day, he stood on that little wall and gave me a squeaky little meow to come over, and now every day ends with this:
I think every broadcast facility should have its own fuzzy creature watching over things.
There’s another cat around here from time to time but he’s evil so let’s never speak of him again. He’s out there. Watching. Waiting for another victim to lure for a clawing… But he won’t get anywhere near this sunny orange sweetheart.
On most equipment racks you will find the following pattern of holes:
** * ** * ** * ** * **
No, it was not drilled by a drunken woodpecker.
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.
I’m beginning to wonder if this city even exists or if this has all been a prolonged mass hallucination caused by ergot growing in the croquettas or something… Kinda like how the ergot growing in the bread in Salem led to the witch trials
There’s just no way any of this is real
Well if it’s hallucination it’s a really good one because dude I can smell the hot vinyl and feel the warmth from that bad crimp splice there that likely breaks about 23 parts of the National Electric Code
This is what you will be seeing in all broadcast media in the near future and oh what a glorious time to be alive
The above image was used in the fabulous YouTube Poop “Beauty and the Beastiality”.
You know at this point that storm could leave me floating out to sea and I couldn’t even be mad because I’m just going to keep thinking of Gaston’s song.
Fictional or not, he’s the only dude I know of who can break a belt with his neck muscles. I still can’t really grasp whether that’d be realistically possible or not. Does human anatomy even work that way? I did snap the collar button off a dress shirt once, but I feel that’s not much of an accomplishment. It was actually kind of amusing at the time because it fell right in my hand.
I dunno, maybe the only reason I’m posting that is because it’s amusing that it momentarily looks like he’s
wearing a collar.
Try as anyone may, you can’t scrub the old goth out of me. Old school goth troll. That’s me.