Close to the wire - the joys of speedcabling

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  1. Dark Atheist

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    Dont know if this is front page news, its sort of technical and stupid - so its right up the street of your usual sysadmin/tech :D

    A new "sport" based around unravelling the mass of wires that can typically be found beneath computer desks the world over is taking off in the western US. The first "speedcabling" competition took place in an art gallery in Los Angeles and was won by LA-based web developer Matthew Howell.
    The challenge was devised by IT professional Steven Schkolne. Contestants are faced with a tangled mass of six ethernet cables of various lengths. Their task is simply to separate them in the fastest time.
    To get them to replicate the conditions of the wires found snaking and choking their way around hard drive units, monitors and printers in offices worldwide, Schkolne first started by tangling them in a figure eight. Then he threw the bundles in a clothes dryer - no longer attached to any computer unit, naturally.



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    ...and this is fun? o_O

    Schkolne needs a girlfriend....and fast!
     
  3. Dark Atheist

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    one way or the other your going to be tired up whether you did that or had a girl :p