The latest installment of Dark Roasted Blend's "Crazy Logistics" series highlight some sterling examples of awesome bodgeing, kludgeing and ill-starred jerry-rigging.
My favorite story about this comes from a friend who worked at the CBC when its studios were on Jarvis Street in Toronto. Every night, there'd be a pair of power-outages across the whole studio, one at midnight, and another at 3AM. Each one only lasted a few seconds. The studios were torn up, rewired, checked a million ways. But the problem persisted. Finally, the mystery was solved when a can of beans exploded in one of the big transformer cabinets. It turned out that the long-serving night watchman would bring the beans for dinner every night, and open the transformer door at midnight when he arrived (which triggered the emergency cutoff) and put the tin on the transformer to heat up. At 3AM, he opened the door again and removed his nicely warmed beans for supper. Until one night when he forgot and -- BOOM!
Crazy Logistics: People Trying to Do Things (Funny Pics)
It’s been nearly 20 years since the publication of Bellwether, Connie Willis’s comic novel about scientists caught in the turmoil of bureaucratic fads. I had very fond memories of this book, though I hadn’t read it in more than a decade, so I gave the DRM-free audiobook a whirl, and fell in love with it […]
Yesterday, MTV, which surprisingly still exists, remembered that its name is an acronym for Music Television, and launched a Prince music video marathon. Unfortunately, they accidentally slipped a Fresh Prince video in there too. (Cinemablend) It's been so long since MTV played music videos, they forgot that Prince and Fresh Prince are two different people […]
“i found an SD card in the middle of zimbabwe. now I am trying to find the card’s owner.”
Isn’t it about time to stretch what your Mac can do? I mean, you’ve got plenty of great programs now…but don’t you think you could use some new tools to get your creative, analytical and organizational juices really flowing? It’s spring, so we cleaned up a whole bunch of super-cool apps lying around and packaged […]
In the world of app development, there’s no greater arena to find success than with Android users. About 80% of the smartphones in use today worldwide operate on the Android operating system, so if you build a great app that Android users love, you’re an international rock star. You’ll be able to make sure your […]
Unless you’re a programmer or webmaster, the term SQL probably doesn’t mean much to you. But for those looking to understand more about how and why the web works the way that it does, know this – SQL and its process of managing and presenting large data sets is everywhere…and it’s the most in-demand programming […]