Friday, 7 January 2011

The Door doesn't work right in the new location

One of our readers is predicting terrible things now that we've moved to our new location...and he may be right. Apparently just moving the Door has seriously affected how it works. Frank got all the pieces transported just fine, and everything got hooked up the way they should, but somehow there's some kind of difference in this area. The first time Frank powered up the Door after the move, instead of opening up where we expected, it seemed to open up into a total vacuum. We almost got sucked out into nothing!

At this point Frank thinks that it may just be a matter of re-aiming the Door. He says that the new destination on the other side is probably 31.5 miles above the surface of the planet on the other side. (He got that number from the straight line distance from Timbuctoo to Rocklin.) I figured that if we moved sideways, the destination would, too, but he says that there's some kind of geometric translation going on...something about x, y, and z axes being rotated through some angle theta. I have no idea what that means, but I think I quoted him correctly. Sounds to me like more of that engineering gobbledygook. [shrug]

He's also complaining about the residential area being so close to our facility. According to him, when ever some housewife turns on a mixer, the electro-magnetic fields from the AC motor mess with the Door, and he has to tweak the settings to get it stable again. He's been most of the time just trying to compensate for the local interference, but he says there may be a fix for that problem: a Faraday cage. (I say we put him in a cage.)

Anyway, until he gets the Door adjusted for the new location, we're just sitting around twiddling our thumbs. (Yes, there really is an article explaining how to twiddle your thumbs!)

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