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I’m cranky, old, and have difficultly following detailed instructions, particularly when using software. Basically I’m every engineer’s nightmare when it comes to product testing. 👴🧓

-> Does this describe you? Comments below.

I also complain a lot.

Perhaps a more forgiving version is that I’m about the most difficult user…

I’ve got a boss that practically lets me get away with anything. 😇

And boy have I abused this privilege! 😈

-> Have you? Comments below.

Let me elaborate.

When I first started at 3AG we had a good book of business and a long history with our existing clients.

Work from my earlier days.

As a barely passable engineer 🦫 who often gets caught up with printf(hello world!”) I still use far too much technical jargon.

It’s kinda sad actually, given how bad my programming is. (GOTO SENTENCE.LAST) 😁

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Do you agree or disagree with me?

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And there’s a long…

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Understand how you can improve manufacturing analysis with these five tips.

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(This story first appeared on the 3AG Systems blog)

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