[tig] Cable Labels and alternate reality

Dwaine Maggart dwainem
Wed Jul 30 19:05:55 BST 2003

And why is it that cable ends in le and label ends in el? Shouldn't they
both end the same way? What's up with that?


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> [mailto:tig-admin at tig.colorist.org] On Behalf Of David Tosh
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 10:53 AM
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> At 10:20 AM 7/30/2003 -0700, Martin Euredjian wrote:
> >There is a possible fourth reason:  You are trying to figure out how 
> >you ended up in the back of a rack holding a cable.  You 
> don't remember 
> >the last 24 hours of your life and hope to hell the cable 
> lable might 
> >lend a clue that could help bring you back to an alternate reality.
> (LOL) I didn't realize you were watching me.
> Your cable labeling scheme is reasonable. I try to always 
> have a database 
> of cable numbers on line (and reasonably up to date.) In that 
> case, the 
> number indexes to the "current" information.
> Since the Apple Newton came out, I have been wishing we had a 
> pocket viewer 
> connected to the database. Then, given option four, I could 
> drop the cable 
> and enter the number into my PDA and know why I was there. 
> (Hmmm, wonder 
> how 802.11b/g does when saturated by 27 and 74.25MHz harmonics?)
> Cable number/label systems work best when you have one 
> "evangelist" working 
> for you who makes it his/her top priority to be correct and 
> up to date. 
> Since that can be 60 - 90% of their job, it is really hard to 
> manage that 
> in these days of lean and grumpy engineering departments. (Another 
> alternate reality.)
> David Tosh <dlt at earthlink.net>
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