[ILUG] [ot] cables
Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
Graham.Smith at it-tallaght.ie
Tue Jan 29 15:34:08 GMT 2002
yea internal connections in general are pretty horrible...
Power connections are always really stiff to remove
from the backs of drives etc....
In my last job, we had a lot of machines with very badly
finished sharp metal in the cases... led to some very nasty
cuts and grazes when replacing hardware etc.
Most connections in PC's piss people off... 'D' connectors
for serial and parallel ports.. like how much time is spent
trying to get it connected the right way up - the same with PS2
connections too.... USB can be annoying too if you dont
have frontal USB ports and you're constantly reaching
behind a tower to remove and add cameras and scanners etc.
I have a bad habit of biting my fingernails, so even jumpers
on hdd's can be a challenge sometimes!
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From: Simon Dickson [mailto:simon at dicksonent.com]
Sent: 29 January 2002 14:48
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] [ot] cables
Please excuse this is it's a touch off topic but anyways :) .
Has anyone else ever noticed that ide cables are always scarse yet the
cables are in abundance, I wish you got like 3 IDE cables with every mother
board, it would stop this problem.
I'm just trying to put a box together here to test out the freeBSD 4.5 rc3
and suprise I need a ide cable to connect a hard drive, rumaging through my
box of goodies I get excited only to find each time it's another damn floppy
Well I guess I feel better now. Have to wait untill morning for my play with
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