I've been very busy today because everyone wants to leave for the 4th of July weekend. We had some errors pop up during our testing last night and I've been spending the day trying to track down the cause, while everyone just wants to hit the road ASAP. Fine.

A problem arises, however, when management insists that, although they don't know what is causing the error, they know it's a problem with the software because the hardware never fails. Sigh.

I tell them what I think is causing the problem, but they don't believe me. It's not like I'm as smart as them, after all, or else I would be in management. So I spend 4 hours demonstrating that I was, in fact, correct, and then another 2 hours documenting the problem so that they can understand what needs to be done to fix it. One of our EEPROM memory units has a failure and needs to be replaced. I get back to the office from the lab and hey, everyone has gone home.

The best part is that I get to come in over the weekend to fix everything.



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