Tuesday, January 10, 2006
What a fluke
From: Sean Conner <email@example.com>
To: Bunny XXXXXXXX <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
Subject: Re: The cable
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 05:35:27 -0500 (EST)
It was thus said that the Great Bunny XXXXXXXX once stated:
Nice save on that cable. Very intuitive. Most of us would have looked for zebras. I recently changed out an outdoor light fixture (see attached), and when it didn't work, I almost didn't think to try a new lightbulb …
Helps to have a $5,000 network analyzer that can be used to test cables (even tell how long they are!).
Bunny and I (and yes, Bunny is her real name) have been exchanging emails about the network cable I recrimped. She seemed impressed that I would admit to making such a mistake, but hey, as mistakes go, it beats adding an external SCSI drive to your primary business computer without turning it off (a mistake an old boss of mine did).
So I figured she might get a kick out of what a $5,000 network analyzer looks like. And I think it can do more than just measure the continuity and length of network cables, but darned if I've used it for more than that.