I miss the social gracefulness
of my electronics laboratory
Where LEDs stood across
ravines in Colossus’ stance –
dictating light; gave up merely
at a lazy attempt on leg pulling
How I wish I had tried switching the polarity
I honestly miss, making and breaking circuits. It was undoubtedly tough at times and don’t ask me the number of times I have ‘short-circuited’ the whole damn thing, but it was fun nonetheless! We even tried to establish a relation between Kirchhoff’s Circuit Law (which is – At any node (junction) in an electrical circuit, the sum of currents flowing into that node is equal to the sum of currents flowing out of that node/please refer to Wikipedia) to Karma – to call it the ‘Kirma Hipster’s Law’. It never materialized but who knows, keep an eye on your kid’s textbooks – all of them. Now you believe that I was a good student, right?
Please note the use of past tense and the exemption from date/time/place the last sentence holds. Preparing for competitive exams gives you a lot of insight on life – especially the critical reasoning questions – you know those which ask you to differentiate between assumption and presumption because your life depends on it. Quite literally.
I remember once we were trying to assemble a circuit on a Printed Circuit Board; and while one of the girls was soldering – there was this distinct funny smell in the room(?)…apparently she was trying to embed her hair in the circuit too… hope ‘the girl with her hair on fire’ doesn’t discover this part of the internet *ever*. Okay, okay, not on ‘fire’ but a spark maybe?
There’s your insidious story of the day! I’d love to know any university/school laboratory mishaps/adventures you have had or how many colours of tinsels you’re buying this Christmas. Also, you can listen to this spiffy music while reading this post (ah, you’re already at the end, right? heh) for dramatic effects. Vladimir Visotsky has such a presence in his voice. (confetti of less than 3s for him)
This post is all over the place, isn’t it? AHOY! :’)