Yes, I have learned important things - all manner of geekery, electronic theory and application, shop technique, shortcuts, organization and documentation--
But the most important lesson I have learned never seems to stick; I keep getting tripped up by it over and over:
Never, ever make an honest report of problems encountered and how you have or plan to overcome them. Just solve it, shut up and move on. Only show finished work.
If you actually describe the process, even in the simplest of "problem>solution" terms, they'll just assume you're griping and can't actually do the job. Even if you have told them them you've already solved it or have the solution well in hand.
This may be something I am categorically unable to understand.
Nobody bloody well cares about the details of whatever it is I do down there in the engine room. They just want the whistle to blow when they pull the cord.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
1 month ago