On the fly: Cabling photos

Sept. 23, 2022
Lots of good work happens on the fly in the information and communications technology (ICT) deployment and maintenance trade. And also, lots of bad work.

Lots of good work happens on the fly in the information and communications technology (ICT) deployment and maintenance trade, to the credit of both installers and user IT firms. And also, lots of bad work. (And also, by the way, plenty of cabling work that literally hangs in the OSP air above us.) It all creates an educative experience for social media spectators at Reddit's photographic sub-groups for exposing and commiserating over ubiquitous "cablefail" and "cablegore" conditions out there in the field.

Expo floor cable management is once again an evergreen field of endeavor.

As Reddit OP [original poster] u/lunarLarceny explains:

"The “hell nah” refers to worries I had over fire safety and storm conditions making something happen to the tower..."

Never mind the cameras; this is the real jobsite surveillance.

Reddit OP u/artemoose9 's on-the-fly diagnosis of the practical effects on fiber connectivity resulting from this insectoid nightmare:

"It was causing a low light condition in the orange connection. I’m guessing some of their waste ran down inside the opti fit."

Recurrent images of this type may inspire some editorial desk re-evaluation regarding data, yes, but seriously, also power cord management in large commercial and industrial settings...

Many times in the trade, being an "on the fly" technician takes you straight down into a site's ICT dungeon.

Cold-blooded, if true. Not to mention stupid.

They probably did what they could, in the time they had allotted to them...

What not to do.

It's a bad look for sure.

Heavy cable gore hanging from an old-school copper / DSL telco dungeon rack. Get your kicks on route 66 (block).

Another ICT dungeon in an MDU.

The eternal question.

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About the Author

Matt Vincent | Senior Editor

Matt Vincent is a B2B technology journalist, editor and content producer with over 15 years of experience, specializing in the full range of media content production and management, as well as SEO and social media engagement best practices, for both Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and its website CablingInstall.com. He currently provides trade show, company, executive and field technology trend coverage for the ICT structured cabling, telecommunications networking, data center, IP physical security, and professional AV vertical market segments. Email: [email protected]

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