Vince, that is just plain good. I tried reading it to my wife this AM
and could not keep a straight face.
Thanks for the laughs.
At 08:53 PM 7/25/2008, you wrote:
> >>> On 7/25/2008 at 6:45 PM, Craig Lyndes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > For all the IT people out there a few questions;
> > Do you ever run cable over the hanging ceiling? I mean just let it lie
> > on the ceiling?
>Isn't that what those hanging ceiling grids are for? To hold ethernet cable?
> >I try to suspend it whenever I can, usually wire tying it to the wires
> > that support the ceiling,
>How am I gonna do that? My ladder is always just tall enough to let
>me peek into the ceiling. My standard method of wiring is to tape
>the end of the cable to an old broomstick and heave it across the
>room over the ceiling. (I once had a rat trained to carry the cable
>across for me, but the damned custodian poisoned it!) A
>well-sharpened broomstick can get you right through those
>slinky-style air ducts too.
> > We're all careful to use plenum rated wire where it is required, right?
>As far as I'm concerned, it's NEVER required.
> > While we're running wires we never stress, move or disrupt the intercom,
> > phone, TV, alarm, HVAC or power wiring that is in the same spaces do we?
>I never disrupt the phone wire; after all, the damn phone system is
>my responsibility too. I also treat line voltage pretty nicely. As
>for those other things: not my problemo!
> > The electric outlet issue is very painful.
>You can say that again! Just try sticking a screwdriver into one
>like I did once. (Okay, more than once.) Now, as stated above, I
>treat line voltage "pretty nicely".
>Hey, what about waxed string? Will we need a licensed electrician
>to run string between tin cans? I mean, that's pretty dangerous
>stuff too. I know a guy who almost killed himself when the string
>got wrapped around his ankle as he was descending a ladder.
>And what about wireless? Will we need an electrician on site when
>we're running wireless signals across a room? All those electrons
>moving around, who knows? They might go into an electrical outlet
>(Why not? I did.) and meet up with other electrons running voltage
>in the copper. What if they told all those electrons about how much
>fun it is to be out in the fresh air and not stuck in a copper
>wire? Those 120-volt electrons might all rush out of the outlet (it
>is, after all, an outlet) and start bopping around in the air
>electrocuting innocent people all over the place. Or do I
>misunderstand the technology?
> > Sincerely
> > Craig Lyndes
>Not so sincerely,
Townshend School District
PO Box 226
Townshend, VT 05353-0226