It's most appropriate that we discuss cakes this week. We have cake everytime someone in the office has a birthday. Since no one (so far) has a birthday in August, we started the tradition of Cake Week in August, which is this week (18-22) this year. It's a diabetic's nightmare, but a great morale booster (probably from the sugar high). There is an unwritten policy that if anyone gets hired who has an August birthday they will have to change it to a different month.
"Blessed are the fat, for they shall live longer when the food runs out."
An action for our customer to specify an impedance had been open a year, so my then boss made it a cake with a Smith Chart iced on to it. He gave the customer a candle and asked them to put the candle in a position to specify the impedance. The customer put the candle horrizontally in the side of the cake.
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