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I have dropped a DIRTY great hairy bollard, I had to case up some graphics boards to go to a customer. The cases required some milling to be done (we have a CNC milling machine) I appear to milled some of the case fronts wrong (by around 2mm) I checked the milled with a scrap board and a spare case to ensure I didn't do this wrong, due to the board being updated & sloppy tolerances in the board I now have a shipment of boards rejected by the customer. replacement panels are not available in the UK for at least until the first week of Feb at the earliest. Why ME!
Also anybody in CP land know anything about CamBam, Besides its porno sounding name it strikes me as the oddest interface going!
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
I was building prototypes for a show in Germany - three of them, using all three populated PCBs in existence at the time, using £1000 per unit print heads, and because the metalwork was wrong they were a real pain to assemble: hundred of little washers needed to space things out, balanced carefully until you had the cover on and could get the screws in: it took ages. Couple of hours per unit instead of the 10 or 15 minutes it should have taken for production units. Running to a tight headline, because the MD was taking them with him when he drove over that night (and I'd managed to avoid going at all for the first time because I was too knackered after four months of very, very hard work to get this design up and running from scratch).
Plugged in, purged and tested the first unit. It was fine. Plugged in the second unit, power on *BANG*. Oh sh*t. Dismantle it quick, knowing damn well it's fatal because of the analog smell. I'd plugged the mains onto the PSU one pin out and stuffed 240AC up it's earth...completely fried everything.
Dismantle the third and check - it's fine. Reassemble (more hours) test and approve. Then have to go and confess...
Then on phone to hardware designers and change mains connector on all units (including current designs) to make sure it can't ever be done again.
Never underestimate the power of stupid things in large numbers --- Serious Sam
Just got the latest greatest effect of the "Glenn Effect" setting up to some battery calculations for another client who is (US based) the test rig he brought over (with the VB abortion that has been the bane of my life since) was working fine had to unplug every thing and shift it as the there was another use for the meeting room. Shift that, plug everything in and poof! Tis not a good a day to be me