[rescue] WWWIIIRRRESSS!, was Re: Cray listing on E-bay

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Dec 15 12:25:16 CST 2017

  Of course.  But that was nothing...you should see my lab now. :)


On 12/15/2017 01:20 PM, Lincoln Fessenden wrote:
> For the record, Dave, you did have a lot of wires :)
> On Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 05:37:42PM -0500, John Hudak wrote:
>> OMG Dave, that is hilarious......And your activities sound perfectly normal
>> to me...but all those WIRERZZZZZZ!!
>> As a joke (which I am sure would not have gone over very well) you could
>> have mentioned to them that next time they come into the house, they should
>> wear tin foil hats to keep their brains from being fried....then again,
>> they may have terminated you lease.....
>> too funny
>> John
>> On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>>> On 12/08/2017 10:15 AM, Stefan Skoglund wrote:
>>>>> Heh, memories! :)
>>>>> On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 06:41:42PM -0500, Steve Sandau wrote:
>>>>>> On 12/04/2017 05:45 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>>>>>>    Sigh, yes. ;)  Let's please let that drop, though.  That crazy
>>> bitch
>>>>>>> brought the cops to my house and demanded that they haul me away.
>>> Even
>>>>>>> though the the officers left peacefully with a handshake and an
>>> apology,
>>>>>>> the memories of that day are not at all pleasant.
>>>>>> I remember that, but maybe not for its original posting here. That
>>> phrase
>>>>>> still does go through my mind every once in a while when I'm dealing
>>> with a
>>>>>> large mass of... well... wires.
>>>>>> So even if it's not brought up again, Dave, you can know that it makes
>>> me
>>>>>> chuckle from time to time.
>>>> references ?
>>>   Sigh.
>>>   In early 2001 or so, I was renting a house in Laurel, MD, from a
>>> couple, who were two of the most ordinary people I've ever met.  Neither
>>> was terribly intelligent, and they were both very big on being and doing
>>> what society expects of them.  They valued conformism to an very high
>>> degree.
>>>   And here I am, working for a string of tech startup companies, with an
>>> electronics lab and racks and racks of computers (even some Crays)
>>> running in rooms that they insisted could only be used as a formal
>>> dining room and a living room, because that's...just the way things were
>>> supposed to be.
>>>   What productive person has any use for a formal dining room in 2017?
>>> Seriously.
>>>   Anyway, since I was renting, the landlord has the right to come in
>>> periodically and inspect the condition of the house and property.  So
>>> one day the wife did, and the older ditzy airheaded blonde FREAKED THE
>>> HELL OUT because there were "WIIIRRREEESS!!!" in the house.
>>>   You see, in their little minds, all anyone is "supposed" to do in a
>>> house is eat, sleep, poop, and watch television.  You know, like good
>>> little well-trained consumers.
>>>   She immediately called the police and said there was an emergency and
>>> that she needed help right away.  When they arrived, four cop cars in
>>> three minutes flat with lights on, she demanded that I immediately be
>>> TAKEN INTO CUSTODY because I was "doing things I wasn't supposed to be
>>> doing" in the house.  Being professionals, they wanted to know exactly
>>> what it was that she thought I was doing in there that was so bad.  They
>>> asked, and she said, gesturing around, "All of these...THINGS!
>>>   The police asked us who we all were, determined that she was the
>>> landlord and I was the tenant, and then asked me for permission to look
>>> around the house, which of course I granted without hesitation, given
>>> the situation, and thoughts of handcuffs.
>>>   They looked around for about ten minutes, found nothing amiss, but
>>> said "Hey, you do have some unusual stuff here, what do you do for a
>>> living?"  I explained, they told her there was nothing at all wrong
>>> about what I was doing, apologized to me for the intrusion, wished me a
>>> good day, advised the crazy landlord to go home and not hassle me
>>> further, and left.  With no small amount of objection from the crazy
>>> bitch, of course.
>>>   Of course it was immediately turned into a big joke around here and a
>>> few other mailing lists, but I assure you there was nothing at all funny
>>> about it.
>>>                 -Dave
>>> --
>>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>>> New Kensington, PA
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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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