I have mended a fuse

by eliasen 18. October 2007 20:07

Hi all

This isn't about BizTalk, .NET or anything else technical. This is about ME!

The other day I mended a fuse in our car.

Really? you might say.. so what? Well, to me this is a big deal :-) I don't like getting dirty hands - I generally never do anything practical around the house... I am lousy at it, I hate it, and I would rather pay someone else to do it.

But then, the back light on the car stopped working. I changed the light bulbe, which in itself took me about 2 hours, including driving to the gas station to buy a new bulbe... and then it turned out the original bulbe wasn't broken. That sucked! Then I decided I had to take the car to the mechanic... but a friend asked me if I had checked the fuses. Well, duh... off course not - how would I do that? So with the manual in one hand and a screwdriver (YES, a screwdriver... me... a screwdriver...) in the other hand, I found the fuse that wasn't working anymore. I drove, once again, to the gas station, bought a new one (approximately one dollar) and put it into place. And now the back lights are working again.

WOW! What en experience, eh? :-)

So after reading this, you might still think: "Is this guy crazy? All this fuzz about mending a fuse (Thanks to Mads Orbesen Troest for telling me how to say this in English)? YES! It's a bg deal! :-)

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eliasen

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Tomas Restrepo
Tomas Restrepo
10/18/2007 8:29:37 PM #

You're a braver man than I am, my friend, I just let the mechanic deal with it Smile

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Jan Eliasen
Jan Eliasen
10/19/2007 11:37:12 AM #

Hi tomas

Well, I was raelly really close to driving the var to the mechanic! Smile But to be honest... next time, I know what do to, and I know it will only take me half an hour and cost me one dollar... So I will probably do it again Smile

Oh yeah, and the original bulbe, that wasn't broken?  It broke, when I dropped in on the pavement...

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eliasen

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Jan Eliasen is 37 years old, divorced and has 2 sons, Andreas (July 2004) and Emil (July 2006).

Jan has a masters degree in computer science and is currently employed at Logica Denmark as an IT architect.

Jan is a 6 times Microsoft MVP in BizTalk Server (not currently an MVP) and proud co-author of the BizTalk 2010 Unleashed book.

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