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I am told that I am pretty judgmental, and I would not disagree. I do contend, however, that I judge someone by the criteria that individual has set for himself; I endeavor to not judge someone by the criteria I have set. So far in life, I get along amicably with most everyone except hypocrites, and for obvious reasons, I have no desire to get along with such individuals.
Having said that, that certainly does not mean I agree with everyone concerning every, or for that matter, any points. I will happily debate any topic, sometimes quite heatedly, but once that discussion is over, it is over for me. My wife has never understood that concept: for her, a disagreement lasts days or weeks, whereas in my life, it was over in minutes.
In my continuing struggle to get stuff out the door, I came across a beauty my company has been running an eval of lens to fit our Cameras. These controllers have been in the field over 5 years. Looking over the test specs to retest the eval lens, I find no mention of the reset switch. So there is a reset switch by the Power connector, me, being me pressed said switch, nothing happens. Hold switch in nothing happens. Take cover off unit (with Torx screws) which a non-trivial, find a push button standing out for the PCB. So this approved unit has not been tested as there is a switch which does nothing (well it sends a logic level to the processor which ignores it). Raise a fault flag get dragged into three meeting for raising a fault flag with something that has been shipped! Yes it is safety critical!...
You are new at this place right? I remember when you were AtThePub. Not your fault if the previous person doing your job was lax. You were thorough. Stand your ground, especially if it is a safety issue. Fixing the faulty part will be a lot cheaper than being sued when the faulty part fails and someone is injured.
Tech Support: 'Did you try the reset switch?'
Me: 'Of course I tried the reset switch! I'm not a complete moron!'
Tech Support: 'Ummm, yeah, that must be a defective switch. Please unplug the unit and wait for at least 2 minutes and retry. Thank You and Goodbye!'
I did think that the definition wasn't going to be the "liar" part, but as I am off work on Monday I didn't put much effort in trying to solve it... though I doubt I would have ever got that one anyway.
That's the third unsolved one this week! I think we are all getting too mean