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Why would anyone create a Visio network diagram that takes 160 8.5x11 pages to print and which has literally thousands of connectors? Why?

libcrypt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

comprehensiveness!

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 19:58 (eleven years ago) link

but anyway ctrl+a, ctrl+g, shrink that motherfucker down
also you can force visio to scale and print to basically whatever size of how many pages you want

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 20:00 (eleven years ago) link

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2186/imecha2uc7.png

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

Shrinking the doc to any reasonable size would result in massive loss of detail. It's like EVERY SINGLE CABLE in the datacenter is represented on this beast.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 20:16 (eleven years ago) link

Control-A takes like 10 seconds to complete, too.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 20:17 (eleven years ago) link

Captain Telephonic needs to come in and cut the gordian knot.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 20:18 (eleven years ago) link

I have seen similarly giant ones but nothing with literally thousands of connectors.

clearly some comic book guy type with a cisco cert was told to chart the datacenter and did exactly as he was told. this is what happens when you loosely define all requirements but one.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 20:28 (eleven years ago) link

Someone in CO apparently needs to have a nice long sit-down with Edmund Tufte.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:29 (eleven years ago) link

tom did you make that pic?

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:29 (eleven years ago) link

Er, Edward. LA has gotten into my brain.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:32 (eleven years ago) link

He did and if you read all of ILX as you are tasked you'd KNOW that already duh tom = Visio GOD.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:33 (eleven years ago) link

I think j0rdan is just making an oblique zing at me for posting it everywhere

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 01:05 (eleven years ago) link

Where can I get good network/computing Visio stencils that work in OmniGraffle 5 Pro, or at least I can paste into a diagram and work in OmG 5? Most of the photorealistic Visio ones show up as grey blocks, and any that use WMF/EMF OmG hates. Also, many of the good OmG grafix don't work at all in Visio.

The ones that come with Visio 2003 work well in both, but I need more servers and network devices.

libcrypt, Thursday, 13 March 2008 20:47 (eleven years ago) link

you need more servers and devices than visio 2003 provides? Uh.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 13 March 2008 21:16 (eleven years ago) link

you're sure you're using all the server/device stencils they have already?

El Tomboto, Thursday, 13 March 2008 21:17 (eleven years ago) link

I'm just using Computers and Monitors and Networks and Peripherals. I thought that was pretty much it.

libcrypt, Thursday, 13 March 2008 21:49 (eleven years ago) link

I did a search on "server" and I don't see anything that looks like 19" mountable hardware, which is what I'd like.

libcrypt, Thursday, 13 March 2008 21:50 (eleven years ago) link

fuck that search tool. go to file -> shapes and just start adding stencils and seeing what's in there

El Tomboto, Friday, 14 March 2008 01:40 (eleven years ago) link

Visio has a lot that's pretty cool, but there's a ton that's totally annoying and wrong. All in all, the OmG experience is superior.

libcrypt, Friday, 14 March 2008 02:48 (eleven years ago) link

I just discovered the snap to geometry pref, which will make life a bit easier.

libcrypt, Friday, 14 March 2008 03:12 (eleven years ago) link

I mean, why in the hell would you ever WANT a hidden arrowhead?

libcrypt, Friday, 14 March 2008 03:14 (eleven years ago) link

Er, glue to geometry.

libcrypt, Friday, 14 March 2008 03:27 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

Currently attempting to print this monster on the DesignJet 800.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 18:22 (eleven years ago) link

OK, even at this size, I'm going to need a loupe to read the text, which is probably around 4pt.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

No, I'm wrong. The type is exactly 2.25pt.

libcrypt, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 18:36 (eleven years ago) link

WHY do there have to be many different common headshells, each wired incompatibly with the others?

libcrypt, Friday, 30 May 2008 22:30 (eleven years ago) link

And naturally, with no distinguishing markings.

libcrypt, Friday, 30 May 2008 22:31 (eleven years ago) link

what is a headshell

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:20 (eleven years ago) link

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/9536/imageuploadimagexy6.jpg

libcrypt, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:58 (eleven years ago) link


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