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Furniture [Sep. 9th, 2007|04:50 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
[Current Mood |dumbfounded]

So I'm trying to build a bookshelf with one of those cheap ass put-it-together-yourself sets.

HOLY CRAP IT COMES WITH NINE PAGES OF INSTRUCTIONS AND DIAGRAMS!

Some of the terminology here I recognize from back when they forced me to work with tools at the torture cells at IIT. The rest looks like gibberish.

I suppose this is like a rite of passage into manhood :)

The alternative doesn't seem to be much better either.
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[User Picture]From: cubby_t_bear
2007-09-09 10:21 pm (UTC)
Ikea? It's a touch more expensive than Target, but the furniture assembly tends to be comparatively hassle free.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2007-09-09 10:27 pm (UTC)
Hey.. do I know you from David's class?
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[User Picture]From: cubby_t_bear
2007-09-09 10:29 pm (UTC)
Yes. David's class last year, that is.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2007-09-09 10:34 pm (UTC)
Awesome. Now that we've properly met each other (on lj :-), we should hang out some time. Let me know if you're free some evening.

Ikea would have been my first choice, except that I didn't feel like driving to Round Rock last night. With a rental car. (The sad story of my car is chronicled in previous posts.)

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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2007-09-10 03:44 am (UTC)
don't pay tech writers by the diagram
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2007-09-10 04:47 am (UTC)
oh, it wasn't just the documentation that was bad

actually, the documentation was pretty good, given the design, which is the real culprit

there were at least 6 different connectors to put together the panels and shelves

two would have probably sufficed with a good design

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