posting code snippets

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Sat Mar 1 22:55:11 CET 2014

On Saturday 01 March 2014 16:52:44 Grant Edwards did opine:

> On 2014-02-28, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
> > The problem does have to believe that the rubber duck/teddy
> > bear/figurine is an expert, though. I've had my siblings or parents
> > come to me with problems and, without saying a word or touching the
> > computer or anything, I've solved them. The problem itself respects
> > my skill, and retracts its objection and solves itself.
> The same thing works with expensive/complex test equipment instead of
> an expert.
> You drag out the lab scope, logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer, sweep
> generator, strip plotter, and the machine that goes "ping".  You start
> to get everything set up to nail that problem securely to the
> dissecting board.  Long before you actually get to that point, the
> problem becomes intimidated and reveals itself and a solution.

Chuckle ;-)

Is there not a Murphy's Law corollary on that, Grant?  I have certainly 
been there and done that enough times to know its 100% true.

Cheers, Gene
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