I had a crazy dream last night. By crazy, I mean the following mantra was applied:
There are very few problems that cannot be solved by the suitable application of high explosives.
Overall there’s nothing wrong with the above statement. The reason it is crazy is because it violated all laws of physics. Here’s how it went down:
I’m called on site for some issue a utility is having with a recloser. For some reason they ground only two phases of the recloser while working on it. The third phase, for what ever reason was packed with explosives and detonated… this fixed the problem. It’s crazy because it defied all laws of physics since the recloser wasn’t rendered to its molecular components.
Now it is worth noting though, explosives are used in the power system.
Had I been involved in that, or shock testing, things would have been a lot more normal and note worthy.
It’s a bummer I cannot find a way to combine my job with the above, that would just be AWESOME!
Getting back to the dream, using explosives and not annihilating a complex mechanical mechanism just doesn’t seem right.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.