30-Dec-2003 (Tue)
Wherein are found pyrotechnics.

The legacy of our incompetent contractors continues to haunt us. Apparently all the doors frames were built badly, and so now that a couple of years have passed, they've all shifted: most of our interior doors no longer close right: they scrape against the floor now. This was getting to be a real problem, because one of the doors that wouldn't close is the one that leads backstage; so customers would see light coming through the door and just wander back there whenever, and help themselves to whatever they saw lying around.

So, this weekend Jason had to cut a half inch of the bottom of the door. This is tricker than it sounds, since these are steel fire doors. It made very pretty sparks, though.

Two shows are coming up that I'm excited about:

The customers have been especially horrible in the last few weeks; more pathetic violence than usual.

7 Responses:

  1. terryray says:

    > The customers have been especially horrible in the last few weeks; more pathetic violence than usual.

    It's really cruel to make us beg for details.

  2. unabomber says:

    When I got a new Dremel a few months ago, I was really jonesing to cut something in half and then keep it on my desk, like one of those "visible lawnmower engines" you see. Due to a lack of anything better, I decided to bisect an old IBM 40 Meg IDE drive. The cutoff wheel went through the aluminum case easily, and the circuit board didn't put up much resistance (although it produced a horrible stench and a lot of dust.) But when I actually hit the platter, it shot bright magnesium sparks way the hell in the air, and in about two seconds, the cutoff wheel exploded. I tried a second wheel, and got about five seconds of sparks before it also exploded and shot shrapnel across the room and almost all the way through a wall. At that point, I decided maybe it would just be easier to cut something like an Altoids tin in half.

    -J

  3. fo0bar says:

    The fact that LJ just got very confused by your last RSS update is a subtle indicator that you should post updates more frequently.

    That is all.