The Duplicity of Port 8
Shortly after the Mystery of Port 11, came the tale of Port 8. I first came across Port 8 in our Theatre. Then I came across it again in one of the music practice rooms. The two being in the same building, this was clearly Wrong. With a capital W.
Only one of them was live. This building has very few network ports, and to save money, the cheapskate contractors only sprung for a 16-port patch panel, which is full and has every port patched. So where is the additional port?
Did you spot where it is? Here’s a closer view:
That’s right, when someone decided they needed a 17th port in the 16-port cabinet, the useless gits who did the installation just decided to chop the first unused port they could find and wire the new cable (that purple one) in its place. Didn’t even bother to remove the label on the old port.
THIS IS WHY I DON’T USE CONTRACTORS.