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Today, and ten years ago… Same hat, same….. everything?!
About the only differences are that my hair is starting to go silver and that I was too lazy to put my glasses back on for the present day.
Back in my day we didn’t have selfies, we just took pictures of ourselves then uploaded them to whatever let us embed them on LiveJournal….
This is the control system for the freight elevator at work in a valid running state (idle, leveled at floor, doors open, ready to serve). I forgot to take a picture of its Fnord state but it looks much different. From the outside, the fnorded state is simply that the doors fly open with an unusually loud bang, leaving you with a six inch or so step up or down to the floor, followed by the elevator no longer responding in any way other than opening or closing the doors.
Update: I forgot, I actually have a video of it… BEHOLD! YOU CAN SEE THE FNORDS!
Many things can Fnord it. To unfnord it, one usually just cycles the power off for a minute then back on, and all is well. This time the Fnord levels were just too great and it needed intervention if the janitor was to be able to get their cart out of there. Read more “Digital Illogic, or The Fnord Elevator!”
If you told me years ago this would be a significant part of my job, I’d have had a lot of trouble believing you.
This, incidentally, is what you get when there’s no maintenance budget. This transmitter is the only one in house and can’t be taken off air to replace some bad relays. A potential great deal on a backup transmitter that would have allowed me to do so was allowed to go by the wayside so here I am kicking this box to make it stop dumping half its output power in the system isolator load due to an IPA select relay fault.
The relays responsible for making me have to kick the transmitter.
<fnord> Yes, Miguel, rest assured those are leather pants. Would you expect any less? </fnord>