Friday, March 26, 2010

Pragmatic but stupid

The day the phone wires were stolen outside our village, I remember having a conversation with Bryan about the length of time that we would be without phone or Internet.

The conversation also covered how, with so few men on site, they could make a quick repair and that we were likely to be out of action for several days. I had however a sneaky suspicion as to how they would solve the problem, and I was right.

We were up and running within the day. Excellent.

What they did was lay a few hundred metres of new cable along the ground to bypass the problem and then made a connection, using cheap and cheerful connectors (photo), at either end.

If anyone wants several hundred metres of expensive, top quality cabling that just needs picking up off the ground, I can point them in the right direction.

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