atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2692: "This job is boring!"

...because I'm running a drill so much. Boring holes. Get it...?

As per yesterday, today I spent the day:
Locating holes
Drilling holes
Tapping holes
Putting screws in holes
Putting together an Erector set for adults
With the added bonus of making a bonehead mistake!!! ...which fortunately only resulted in there being four extra holes in the inch-thick steel, and of the four only two are visible after I corrected my mistake.

I even measured twice before drilling.

It was another day which began "Oh God just someone please shoot me" and ended "Okay, I feel pretty good now!" It wouldn't bother me so much if it was reversed, and I felt fine in the morning and shitty after work.

Monday I was asked if I wanted to work through Thursday or Friday, and like an idiot I left it up to them. I just shoulda said, "Well, [owner] said 'four days' so let's go with that this week, and see how we do."

The other stupid mistake: I was tasked with keeping an ear on one robot cell and reloading it as needed. So after it had run a while, a timer in my brain went off and I thought, I'll go check to see what's up. It was working on the last part in that particular cassette, so once it was finished I could reload it. It has two cassettes on a rotating turntable, and when it finishes one cassette it automatically revolves the turntable and keeps going, and it sounds an alarm to let the operator know it's time to reload.

I watched it set the part down, I watched the turntable move, I put my hands on the handles...and the turntable stopped, the error light went on, and the sanders all shut down.

I don't know WTF I did. I might have jiggled the doors open just enough to trigger a fault, though I was told that had never happened to anyone before; so I suppose I must've opened them. I don't remember doing so.

Anyway, I fiddled with it, trying to figure out how to restart it--I got it to the "ready" state but stalled on getting the turntable program to run--and the guy who's training me had to finagle with the robot training pendant to get the turntable jiggered into the right position. Then, of course, it started right up. *sigh*

* * *

So, it took a reality show star (Donald Trump) to get Obama to release his long-form birth certificate.

It's been altered in Photoshop and records of the alterations were left in the file.

Doesn't mean it's been faked, but what's with the alterations?

* * *

Arse Technica talks about people being too stupid to be allowed to own guns. It's talking about a study done by an anti-gun dude whose conclusions can probably be falsified in minutes, but I'm too tired to do it. I'll "appeal to authority" here and say JUST IGNORE THIS TRIPE BECAUSE I'VE SEEN IT ALL BEFORE AND IT'S ALWAYS WRONG!

* * *

Global warming isn't making more hurricanes, but it's making more tornados! Ha, ha!

* * *

This just makes me sad. Big annual event in San Francisco, held every Easter, in which homosexuals mock Christianity and Jesus Christ.

"Freedom of expression" means that they get to do this kind of thing; the First Amendment is meant to protect all speech. I don't have to like it, but it's "freedom of expression", not "freedom from offense".

But it makes me sad because (in comments) Zombie quotes the MC saying, "We’re all going to hell, people--but look at the wonderful community we’re going to share it with!"

These people are headed for an eternity of regret, and they're happy about it. *sigh*

Well, there's nothing I can possibly do about it.

* * *

We're gonna get them oil barons for price gouging! But read the link about the 0.6% profit margins to be had from selling fuel!

* * *

I'm going to go find me some General Tao's chicken or something. Later.

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