Monosyllabic Pedantry

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I hate Wednesdays

We have our weekly meeting. I spent yesterday tracking down a problem with a backplane I designed. The problem is that I was informed that the slot speed is supposed to be configured "thusly", which I did. The backplane was tested by our test engineer, and all the slot speeds were confirmed.
In a round about way, I have discovered that the slot speed is MUCH slower, and the test engineer probably didn't test it, and lied that he did in his test report.

But I still feel responsible because it's MY board. I should have known.

Now I have to go to this meeting and tell everybody in the company that it's screwed up. Our inventory has to be re-worked. The board has to be respun. I don't even know what they're going to do about boards in the field. The test engineer doesn't go to this meeting. I can't throw all the blame on him, because I'd come off looking shitty.


Update 12:00 :
As I said, the test engineer isn't in the meeting, but his immediate superior, "Ben", IS.
So I explain to everybody what's screwed up on the backplane, and without missing a beat, the drector of engineering turns to Ben and says, "You have to improve the way you are testing that slot speed. That should have never made it out of test."



  • At least you don't have leprosy. Leprosy would suck...

    By Blogger Plimco, at 7:25 AM  

  • Revenge is a dish best served cold. Figure out a way to fuck this engineer over if it takes the rest of your life.

    By Anonymous Sarcastro, at 7:48 AM  

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