There's a dead roach on the parallel cable and enough cobwebs to build a nice curtain. Perfect theme for Halloween
I wouldn't be surprised if this thing conked out cause no one cleaned the back of this thing
I just realized, I'm live tooting an on-site troubleshoot 😂
3.5 Inch floppy is the best floppy
My name is autoexec.bat
You killed my boot
Prepare to die
Oh, hello NOEMS
Honeywell made some pretty awesome keyboards. Too bad the rest of this heap isn't Honeywell. I could have at least found some documentation somewhere
Also, keep your fingers away from heavy wheels, kids
And walk around to check that the power is disconnected yourself. Never trust someone else saying "yeah, it's off"
IDE to CF adapters are worth their weight in gold
If you have an old 90s computer laying around and want to still keep using it for something, get an adapter from eBay or something and you can run your OS on a (much faster!) CF card instead of a slow HDD
This is what you're looking for:
I love the smell of thermal grease in the morning
(Well, it's technically 8:42PM, but still...)
It's wrong to play solitaire on an industrial control PC, kids
I'm totally no doing that now
Vacuuming is also a part of debugging, kids
Well, that was fun. Took a bit less time than I expected, but so far, I the machines are working and I still have my fingers
you have to admit
that's Pretty Masto™ right there
@cypnk They fit in my wallet which I like. I have a big wallet haha
@cypnk It's cool when debugging a computer system actually means physically removing insects from the hardware. I don't get to do much of that kind of debugging any more.
@msh Haha! I'm hoping for fewer of those
But yeah, a lot of glitches are due to bugs, dust, rust, loose cables etc...
Also, never underestimate the tenacity of a mouse looking for something to chew on
Me at an interview for a devops job:
Interviewer: Do you have any experience with Rust?
Me: Yeah lots. One time I had to fix a weigh scale at a cheese factory and the DB25 connector was rusted solid to the RS232 port!
@msh If it was up to me, I would have hired you then and there 😆
@cypnk The original computer bug was a moth in an eqrly Univac.
@BertL Yup. This fella. Hence "patch" too
@cypnk aiee. lock out and keep the key.
@bootjack Oh, when there's a safety cage, I take the key
Also, if the cable is detachable, I take it with me too, just in case
@cypnk All good. None of us want to end up like Tuna Guy.
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