My most convoluted #electronics measurement setup: I wanted to see what happens at the exact moment of an AC power loss. One needs a good trigger signal to catch that 8-millisecond glitch when the offline UPS (test subject) transfers to battery (or a deep memory scope which I don't have).
I had a remote-controlled AC outlet, on the remote control there is a power LED that blinks, so I had an idea... I cracked opened the remote, soldered two wires across the power LED, and fed this signal to the External Trigger input of the oscilloscope, then I just pressed OFF. It worked.
Housing costs spike: makes capitalists money, so no problem
Food costs spike: makes capitalists money, so no problem
Education costs spike: makes capitalists money, so no problem
Labor costs spike: EMERGENCY
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**Colin Powell, Who Helped George W. Bush Lie Nation Into Iraq War, Dead at 84**
""It's crucial to remember just how important Colin Powell was to selling the Iraq War, and how deliberately he used his public credibility to boost the lies that pushed us into the war. That is his biggest legacy.""
So, I’ve decided to quit my job. I’m so busy with it I don’t have time to find another job… and I’m miserable at this one.
Engineering leadership has decided that the flagship product - built originally on a laptop using Ruby on Rails - should not be refactored but, instead, shoved wholesale into a k8s via containers. All total the image size is 1.8 GB in size.
It can’t scale. Stuffing it in a k8s wrapper won’t make that better. I’m done.
I'm watching my cow-orkers slowly build a distributed system that will be nearly impossible to troubleshoot.
This is because they decided to just throw everything in Docker and run it on k8s as-is - "Let's pretend a container is a VM!" - instead of rewriting the thing for that architecture.
Works *okay* but not great for now - but the minute they add much more complexity or load it is going to collapse.
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