Nov 17, 1999 DAY Shift Summary ( beam off )

Douglas A. Jensen (
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 15:36:12 -0600 (CST)

Shift Summary for DAY shift, 11/17/99

On Shift: Viv, DougJ splitting, and hosts of others

Hours of beam available at all intensities: 0.0
Hours of beam available at nominal intensity: 0.0
Hours of E799 data (special runs not included): 0.0
Hours of special runs (laser scans, muon runs...): 0.0

Accounting of lost time:
Acc. Studies

Runs ended this shift: just tests...

Tapes brought to FCC this shift:
(including tapes for online split)
UP(A,B,C) 112-114, 139-141, 145-147; UPS (038, 047, 049)

Accesses during shift:
Lots and Lots

Overview of shift:
No beam, Long list of assorted tweeks

Description of Shift:

run spill time comment
07:30 Run dis defragmenter on all 4 challenges
semd e-mail to Ashkan - tweek SDAQ
08:15 carpet guy replaces entrance carpets
09:30 fsr completed for all 4 challenges
10 swap CPU boards.
10:40 repalces 1443 card for Reg 80-95,reseatings, OK
11:15 Hogan adjusted laser, changed flash lamp, adjusted
lamp hv, tweeked....
11:25 Measure Z's
12:30 VV' latch work
13:00 Did gas check
13:30 cross mounted disks on ktev3, restart on-split
14:30 IP addresses for new terminals not yet available
Set NM4AN to muon mode, remaining NEG
14:55 RR70 - Nim2 power supply replaced
15:15 archived a mess of tapes ( see above )
picked up scaler module for Rick K. from prep.
15:30 shift ends.
Follow up Notes on Previous Shift

Items to Follow up on Next Shift
Unfortunately I failed to note in the previous shift summary that
there is not yet a working xerox. The problem continued
throught ALL of this shift - no copier. CPUs we get, but no
copier. One would think copiers would be easier to get than CPUs,
but no. The more esoteric the goodie, the easier it seems to get 'em.
What oh what is the world comming to. Perhaps we should order a
Mac G4, a flatbed scanner and a nice laser ( color of course ) printer.
With some good software, we could use such a system as a copier. It
might even be possible to do more than copy sheets of paper, what
with 1000 MFlops available and all.... just a thought for how to
solve a long standing problem.. I know at CERN, it sometimes works
that if you propose a solution ( like getting a basic copier ) and
it dosen't work, proposing a much more expensive and essoteric solution
may be the way to make real progress... just a thought
( Taiji of course would point out that this isn't CERN, but..... )