So, today there were quite a few things that happened, so I’ll just start in the morning.
We ate our breakfast, took a look at the time and realized the train we thought of getting is already one, so we went to the train station without any haste. As we arrived there we suddenly heard :„the next train to arrive on platform 2 is the 08:26 train to Bangor“ which was our train. We took a quick look at each other to make sure we both head the same and went quite quick to the platform just the moment out train arrived. I thought that has to be a good sign for today. But you probably know Murphy’s Law:“ Everything that possibly can go wrong will go wrong.“ And in addition to that Smith’s Law: „Murphy was an optimist.“
That might sound a little bit confusing, but the best part is yet to come. So, we arrived at work and thought about what we could torture the printer with, so that it has a real task for a quite long time to proof itself. And because we got told we could print nearly everything, we started to print a figurine of a little guy that is quite known for those interested. In the first picture you can see him being building up. Can you already guess who it might be?
As the printer was doing its job we had a few little tasks to do, such as moving a computer from one workplace to another or setting up new PCs. I also worked on another project which turned out to has some smaller issues when I wanted to show it to our colleague. To be precise I thought about setting up a Raspberry Pi in front of the printer and attach a few webcams to it, so that we could have a live-stream of our printing progress. I set the Pi up at home and wanted to show my results, but the Pi seemed to hae other things to do instead of obeying me. But that were only a few settings that had to be corrected and soon the Pi did what it was designed for. Unluckily we had no webcams in our stock, so I can’t show you the results, but I got told that on Monday there should arrive a few.
In the afternoon I had the task to install Windows 10 to a Computer that was build for cashiers. That seemed to be a simple task, but it turned out to be a little pain because the system was formatted in a way that did not accept the USB-stick with the installation. And so I sat for nearly half an hour searching the internet how to make that stubborn piece of metal and plastic to accept my gift for it.
Thankfully i found out what the problem was and the Computer finally got an OS installed.
The day was getting to an end and so did the printing. Here is the result:
If you still don’t know who or what it is, here is the solution: its Baby Groot from the „Guardians of the Galaxy“. the result was quite astonishing, we wouldn’t imagine it to be that good. But still there is a little something missing, its head. That will be build next week. here a little preview:
Now it was time for us to go home. As usual we got to the train station called Cultra, took a seat in and thought about what we could do with the rest of the day. Normally the train drives to the Belfast City Center and changes to another route and one station later we get out at the Adelaide train station. But as I was saying „Everything that possibly can go wrong will go wrong“. This time the train changed to another route, and instead of calling at our train station we soon realized something was a little bit off. The train came to a stop after another 10 minutes, and we got out in Lisburn. Here you can see what the difference.
The only upside of our current situation there was that another train was just about to get us back to our station.
I think now I get what Murphy’s Law truly means. Also, I know that I will laugh about it in a few days, but for today I really had enough adventure time.