Nothing to do with lasers or anything really, but I’ve been fighting this one for a while now………………
So there’s a lot of long very complicated, technical discussions under problems and support that often have very well informed and thoughtful replies and suggestions.
But, when someone asks “Why the x,y gantry wobbulator isn’t giving a kerf of 78^1 when the DXF SVG teal button is clearly unlevel to the passthrough slot?”, are you ever tempted just to reply “Ghosts” and run away?
I keep giggling to myself, writing out one word replies like “werewolves” or “vampires” occasionally elaborating with “have you tried garlic?”, but thankfully I stop myself.
Have you ever seen Parks and Rec? In that episode where Anne helps Ron do house repairs and she starts spouting technical sounding nonsense just because it’s fun to talk like that. That’s my urge.
“Oh, if its not cutting through the material completely you probably have a loose flange bolt on the gantry mirror. Just use a hex drill to pop that thng back into position, but be careful not to torque it too much or you’ll damage the heat sink capacitor and ruin the limit switch.”
Going completely off topic from your original post, I just did this with my 7yo son the other day. I had about 24 hours of travel within a 64 hour timeframe across multiple cities in multiple states. I got home and slept late the following morning; so, my son asked my wife why I slept so late, and if I was “nocturnal.” I told him that I’m a vampire.
Do I watch Parks and Rec? Do I watch Parks and Rec?
Let me tell you, one of my life’s goals is to model my laugh after Ron Swansons giggle, as I ordered my Glowforge I whispered under my breath “Treat You Self”, in both Donna and Tom’s voices and it wasn’t even 13th October!
When I am in budget/funding meeting with Engineers and they go on and on about XYZ (Vocabs that do not exist in my world…) I start to doodle … but then they ask me something along the line of “What would you do…”
If it’s female Engineers - I reply "Honey, I have 1 million dollars for your project. Whether you choose to spend it on 1000 Chanel bags or 2000 Jimmy Choo shoes… or 200 LV Bags… it’s up to you… I just pay the bill. (Provided that their managers signed it off)
If it’s male Engineers - I use cars as examples. (You can have 2 Ferraris or 35 Ford Trucks) I just pay the bill.
They all just look at me like I’m from another planet…