Last night my wife got called in to work at an unreasonable hour to fix something, which is at least a change from the norm.
She knew she needed a cable, so we both starred at my bins of random cables and hardware while trying to guess which cable is needed. And talking to people at the office who described the ‘funny symbol’ on the existing bad cable.
“Circles and triangles and squares connected by lines.”
I’m guessing a lot of readers could figure this one out: The Mystery Cable was… [spoiler]A USB Cable!
Tons in the box. Since there’s an XKCD for almost everything, here we go:
USB to micro, mini, maxi,various specialty cable. But it turns out I’ve never bought even a second ‘printer’ cable as I’ve never had more than one USB printer at home. I saved the day by providing our cable for a while. Worst case I can probably put our printer on wifi, but really we don’t print that much.