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RE: Worst design decisions?
RJ21 patch panel connectors that are designed in such a way that you can only screw down one end of the connector have consistently ruined my day. Untold headaches with intermitten connectivity on devices using the east end of the connector because crowded conditions in the cabinet cause the thick, unwieldy cables to lift the unscrewed end ever-so-slightly out of its socket. -bob -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of email@example.com Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:57 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Worst design decisions? Without a question: PS/2 style keyboard and mouse connectors. Impossible to tell from each other, or the right way up without eyeballs directly on them. A real PITA when trying to reach behind a desk or rack. The console port is a close second, though... On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, David Barak wrote: > > > --- Matt <email@example.com> wrote: > > I've got a couple others in my head from 3Com and a > > couple of others, > > but I thought I'd get the ball rolling. So, what do > > you think? > > > > Personally my issues are console-cable related: is > there a benefit to the HUGE variety of console pinouts > used by the various hardware vendors? Just look at > vendor C as an example (I can think of four types > immediately) - not only are the types of console port > not standardized, but process for determining the > location of the port clearly involved the reading of entrails... > > -David Barak > -Fully RFC 1925 Compliant- > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software > http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com > James Smallacombe PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor firstname.lastname@example.org http://3.am ======================================================================== =