So what?s the story with wires? You know, cords.
The other day I had to move my monitor off the top of my
computer to put in some more RAM (yay a gig now), & then after getting
everything to work again & back where it was supposed to be, noticed my
desktop speakers weren?t working.
The stereo hook up, all speakers, living room, dining room,
kitchen, & back porch are all working when tested, just no desktop. What
the hell is up with that?
OK, I figure a jack must have come unplugged. No problem, I?ll
just plug it back in. Well I decide to leave it to the morning, right before work, when I figure a
few seconds, a minute at most.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAA!! NO WAY!!!!!
I shift my monitor move my box a bit, & peer behind the
machine. What greets my eyes? A tangled mass of wires that defies description!
It?s incredible! How did this happen? I mean, when I added things, when I last
?hooked things up? everything was organized! I can play music from my computer
to the home stereo, to any room (or porch) I have speakers. I can rip MP3s from
my turntable, I can play my I-pod
through it all. I can do ANYTHING audio! How did they inexplicably
tangle themselves into the most incredible knot of twisted interlaced confused
wires ever to meet the human eye?
THAT is the question!
I mean, I DID have all this stuff organized. It was supposed
to be just sitting there. I have to move the monitor a bit more to get at them
a bit better?.SHIT?that unplugs some more things! I can?t find the ends! I
search & search, I use a flashlight, I crawl under the desk, and I look
& look no ends! I try moving my headset in & out of the wires, it
catches on everything & eventually breaks off the earpiece. CRAP! I have to actually cut the headset wire to get it untangled. Scratch one headset. Oh well, I didn't use it much anyway I guess! It?s hot, the sweat is pouring off me, I
only have a few minutes before I have to leave for work, and my shirt is
soaked. (Imagine the angst here!!!!!)
Well, Fuck it, I go & change my shirt & then I have
to go off to work. One last quick look first though?well, there it is! The
errant plug; just off floor level. I plug it in & problem solved. WHEW. At
least I don?t have to brew about it until lunchtime when I can try & fix it
OK, so what happened? I had a perfectly wired system, no
problems, that turned into an unbeliebably tangled mess. How did this happen? I?m
convinced that they try & breed at night, their sweaty wire skins rubbing
against each other in their wire sex throes, twisting & winding until they
can?t move any more. Or they conspire to make the most impenetrable morass of
knotted hell that is imaginable & do it surreptitiously when you?re not
Either that or its aliens.
Filed under General, Sep 16, 2005
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