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The Lounge War Stories Wrong Array... Post 303018673 by gull04 on Wednesday 13th of June 2018 03:31:41 AM
Hi Guys,

This also goes back around 25 years when in the space of two weeks I was involved in two power switch incidents in the space of two weeks. The first incident was on a trading floor in the Minories in London, on a Data General Aviion system an 8550 I think. Anyway, while getting ready for a very short outage on the system - I found out that the Grey import that this company had sneaked onto the contract had a power interlock on one of the Zeus fasteners on the rear panel of the system.

The other incident was much more humerous from my perspective at least.

Whilst going past a comms room in a fairly deserted part of the building, my attention was attracted by shouts for help. I went into the comms room to see one of the software developers perched cross legged on a swivel chair infront of a big (for it's time) Data General Clariion Disk Array (60 Bay I think), when I asked what the problem was I did have to struggle to keep a straigh face.

The developer had spun round on his chair and the pointed toe of his shoe had depressed the power button on the array, he had had the common sense to not move so the button hadn't popped out and dropped the array power - but he'd been there for about an hour and was now suffering cramps.

Fortunately there was enough space to get a finger in and hold the button down, whilst we got a clean shutdown of the application and the system. However the developer had to be helped out of the swivel chair by others as we just left him there while verything was brought down.

The Clariion power button was modified with a Domestos bottle top, which had a hole cut in it being Araldited over the offending button.

Ah the good old days.

Regards

Gull04
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glutButtonBoxFunc(3GLUT)					       GLUT						  glutButtonBoxFunc(3GLUT)

NAME
glutButtonBoxFunc - sets the dial & button box button callback for the current window. SYNTAX
void glutButtonBoxFunc(void (*func)(int button, int state)); ARGUMENTS
func The new button box callback function. DESCRIPTION
glutButtonBoxFunc sets the dial & button box button callback for the current window. The dial & button box button callback for a window is called when the window has dial & button box input focus (normally, when the mouse is in the window) and the user generates dial & button box button presses. The button parameter will be the button number (starting at one). The number of available dial & button box buttons can be determined with glutDeviceGet(GLUT_NUM_BUTTON_BOX_BUTTONS). The state is either GLUT_UP or GLUT_DOWN indicating whether the callback was due to a release or press respectively. Registering a dial & button box button callback when a dial & button box device is not available is ineffectual and not an error. In this case, no dial & button box button callbacks will be generated. Passing NULL to glutButtonBoxFunc disables the generation of dial & button box button callbacks. When a new window is created, no dial & button box button callback is initially registered. SEE ALSO
glutDialsFunc, glutDeviceGet, glutSpaceballButtonFunc, glutTabletButtonFunc AUTHOR
Mark J. Kilgard (mjk@nvidia.com) GLUT
3.7 glutButtonBoxFunc(3GLUT)

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