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Re: time sink 42
From: Leo Bicknell <bicknell () ufp org>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:15:47 -0800
In a message written on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 01:08:46PM -0800, Randy Bush wrote:
ok, this is horribly pragmatic, but it's real. yesterday i was in the
westin playing rack and stack for five hours. an horrifyingly large
amount of my time was spent trying to peel apart labels made on my
portable brother label tape maker, yes peeling the backing from a little
label so remote hands could easily confirm a server they were going to
The Brother I have that takes "M" tape has the problem you describe,
it's nearly impossible to get the backing to separate from the label.
I have another Brother that takes "TZ" tape, the backing of the tape of
slit down the middle lengthwise. Gently curling the tape by squeezing
it causes the middle to pop open, easy to grab.
You can guess which one sits on the shelf, and which one gets used a
The TZ tape unit I use is a P-Touch 1100QL, I don't think it's made
anymore but there are several similar curent models.
Leo Bicknell - bicknell () ufp org - CCIE 3440
PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/