You reminded me of an adventure from a former job. I had to configure
a 5394 at display stations so they could be taken 180 miles away. I
got "bright idea". Had the 5394 in my office. A LONG length of
telephone modular cable ran from my office down the hall to the
computer room and then to a rack mount modem. Cable crossed only one
doorway. The director was *not pleased*. Just could not come up with
another way to configure and test. Limited power and space in the
computer room. Only needed the cable about ten minutes. Amazing how
quickly it was spotted.

Cable was long enough I could have run it over that door and taped it.
If I had had tape. And probably would have still had complaints
about the appearance of the tape.

John McKee

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 9:25 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Make a raised floor?  Run them all through a pallet?  A subsection of
plywood supported on a few bricks?

They've still not buried the electricals from our well outside of work to
the building.  But it's only a distance of one pallet from the building.
Which is what they placed on it to keep the lawn contractors from mowing
it.

Our PC tech is very busy and he's good to me so I don't want to rock that
boat.  However, when I see a "temporary" cable strung across the floor in
a room with a raised floor and an aerial cable management system I get a
little hot under the collar.


Rob Berendt
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From:   "Jerry C. Adams" <midrange@xxxxxxxx>
To:     "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date:   05/03/2012 09:45 AM
Subject:        RE: Klutz
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Actually wasn't planning to duct tape it; was however being facetious.
Fact
is I stepped on the plug's cable, and, if you could see all of the cables,
you would realize taping anything is out of the question.  Boy, I miss the
raised floor from my last job!  Heck, the I.T. department's floor space
there was larger than the entire floor space here, including the
warehouse.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
Benfords's Law: Numbers are far more likely to begin with "1" than any
other
digit. -EUI
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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Luis Rodriguez
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:54 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Klutz

Jerry,

Don't anchor the plug to the UPS, duct tape over the cable, making it
harder
to insert a foot under it...

Regards,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert - eServer i5 iSeries
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On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Jerry C. Adams <midrange@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Unfortunately, I kicked the plug out of the UPS.  I don't see any way
(other than massive duct taping) to anchor the plug there.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
When A.G. Bell tried to sell his patent to Western Union, he was
turned down with the words: "This electrical toy has far too many
shortcomings to ever be considered a practical means of
communication." -EUI
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Murfreesboro, TN
615-867-5070

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Lampert
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 4:40 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Klutz

Musselman, Paul wrote:
When I was growing up our great big chest freezer in the basement
had a little metal bracket that clutched the plug and used the screw
in the duplex outlet to hold that plug in place!

When my best friend (a videographer specializing in figure skating;
his wife was my first skating coach) and I are setting up for a
skating competition, if the power is plugged in anywhere that there's
a realistic possibility of it being accidentally knocked out, we (1)
anchor the extension cord to a fixed object to prevent it from being
pulled out, and (2) duct-tape the plug to the socket.

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