Work IT and Social Media Guy at Omaha Public Schools
Industry Technology / Software / Internet
Given an data communication issue between a computer and terminals, I was able to use systematic investigation to correctly determine the correct cause and solution. The computer was connected to the terminals by an unshielded serial cable. There were two milk coolers located next to one of the terminals. The proximity of the milk coolers interfered with the data sent by the cable. Until the cable could be replaced, the solution was to move the milk coolers away from the terminal.
Given an ancient, decentralized cafeteria point-of-sale system written in COBOL for Slackware Linux, I was able to extract account balances from the system and send those ba...