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Friday, April 04, 2008

Ich bin Ingenieurin

My Engineering degree certifies that I have been an engineer (first class with distinction, and all - I'm gloating, please notice) since May 2005. While I would not like to dispute it, more so, because I had been employed as an engineer on the basis of that degree, in reality, I feel like an engineer today! After all these years!

So, what's my claim to fame...?
My TV ka remote control - the one which you point at the TV and magically change channels/increase or decrease the volume... the one with which you (and I) and can do a host of other things that you (and specifically I) never utilise it for... that one - conked off. It's been displaying symptoms for a long time now (close to a year or so), but today it (finally!) gave up. Stopped.

Like the brilliant engineer that I am (first class with distinction), I step in, then open it (the remote) up, inspect the PCB, that it is not working because of the rubber deposited all over the tracks, clean up the tracks, put it all back together, and... it works!!!

I now feel like the brilliant engineer with a first class with distinction that my degree certifies me to be!!!


  • At 7:26 PM, May 08, 2008, Blogger some1unowell said…

    thts wonderful.. i'm still wondering who tells the TV tht i pressed some button on the remote..i mean is there some1 who peeps behind my backa n sees which button i'm pressing and then runs to the TV and does the operation??

  • At 8:02 PM, May 08, 2008, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    No. Actually, there's one guy in the remote. And nother in the TV, and they both communicate by cell phones. Virgin Mobile, "think hatke" has this new service, just for these two guys.

    Earlier it was done over email. Even before, it was BSNL working on this. I wonder who will be next! :D


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