Last night I got back from an urgent assistance trip to Finland, where
I repaired a broken raise-boring machine at a local gold
mine. Since the work was supposed to last but a couple of days, I armed
myself with my cell phone only - big, big mistake. Due to a logistics
problem the repair took three extra days, with myself and the rest of
the crew working around the clock for two consecutive days, our only
stops being the mandatory surface trips imposed by the scheduled
blasts... When I got back home and turned the computer on - I was
baffled by the quantity of unanswered messages in my mailbox... And a
lot of good people were asking me if the insanehydraulics.com had
stopped working and if I had given up the noble cause of bringing
industrial hydraulics tips to the masses...
Therefore, this post is aimed to answer the following two frequently asked questions:
a) why the "updates flow" of the insanehydraulics.com chokes at times, and
b) why I occasionally don't answer my e-mails on the same day
About the updates - I do everything I can to update
this website on a regular basis. I don't do it because of the search
engine ratings, I do it because I like oil hydraulics, and since I get
new ideas for the blog all the time, my urge to shamelessly express
myself takes over and my hydraulic thoughts end up on these very pages.
This helps me keep my attic organized and connects me with lots of
"right" hydraulics folks around the world..
Unfortunately (or fortunately) I have an extremely
busy schedule, which is the way it is with any "reasonably advanced"
oil-hydraulics "troubleshooter". Often my work takes me to unimaginable
places where I don't have internet or even phone access, and sometimes
I have to face 48 hour long workdays, with no chance for stopping and
writing an article. Despite of being permanently short on time, I have
invested a lot of effort in building IH
and I truly like composing posts on oil hydraulics and workshop related
topics, so when this site doesn't get an update for a couple of extra
days - there's only one explanation - I am JAM-PACKED with work. I said
it before and I say it again - the IH is NOT a dead site!!!
About them e-mails - I appreciate any kind of
feedback and struggle to answer every single e-mail I get. If I didn't
answer your e-mail - one of the three things had happened:
a) I am working in some god forsaken place and haven't read it yet
b) My stupid e-mail program labeled your e-mail "unwanted publicity",
and I didn't see it in between the spam. I regularly look through the trash
folder to see if by mistake a good letter ended up
there, but it is still probably the only way your e-mail can get not
c) Your e-mail program labeled my e-mail "unwanted publicity". Please
check your spam folder to see if my reply ended up there. For the
record - insanehydraulics.com is absolutely positively against any kind
pursues the goal of becoming a place where hands-on hydraulic pump and
motor guys can find something interesting and, hopefully in the future,
share and discuss what they know. There's no way I can achieve this by
leaving it be or staying out of touch, so please, stay tuned!