The current project I’m on at work? I’ve decided it needs a new name. I’m henceforth calling it Operation Zeno’s Paradox.
You know you’re in trouble when you’ve finally found a solution to a
roadblock that is keeping you from finishing a major portion of your
project, serendipity has dropped a convenient piece of hardware in your
lap with which to effect this solution, and then in order to ensure
that your day of brilliance is turned into wasted effort — not to
mention stalling your continued hopes of forward progress — that
hardware blows up. And spectacularly, I might add. I’ve seen power supplies blow up before, but never as enthusiastically as this. Huge clouds of white smoke pouring from the machine.
My first thought was literally, “Wow. I knew somebody didn’t want me to finish this project, but this
is a little much.” Then I sighed, calmed Treanna down (she was standing
two feet away from the machine at the time), and hauled the now-carcass
of a computer back to 3Sharp to rebuild.
Let’s hope the redeployment goes more smoothly, yes?