It’s apparently defective.
So I wake up this morning earlier than usual, why, because the weather outside is nasty and the wife would rather I drive in with her. IE she sits in the passenger seat while I drive through the snow.
The drive in is fine, evidently we were not far behind the plow as we caught up with him in Pullman. So I think, well it’s not going to be that bad today.
Drop the wife off, get to work, and evidently my keys did not actually make it into my pocket. They’re either hiding in my rig or the 6 inches of powder on the ground. I’ve gone around the rig many times and haven’t found them so I’m hoping they’re in the rig. (Strike 1)*
Thankfully the wife has her keys with her so all is not lost.
Get into work, sit down at my desk and move my computer mouse. Screen doesn’t turn on, odd I left it on over the weekend. Push the power button, nothing happens. Unplug and plug it back in, nothing. Push the PSU reset, nothing. It appears at this point my PSU is DED dead. (Strike 2)
And to top it off I get to sit around waiting for the wife to finish her staff meeting tonight instead of just going home. I have a strange feeling tomorrow, I’m not going to want to get out of bed. I’m hoping I don’t get a 3rd strike today, it will make it exceptionally miserable.
Update: Found the little bastard in 6 inches of powder. Wohoo for stepping on them and activating the keyfob.
Update 2: And I get to spend 4 hours in a meeting tomorrow. *Headdesk* Someone please make the bad man stop. A few of you know the hell that is this type of meeting… You know who you are.
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.