[TriLUG] [OT] ESD issues
william at trilug.org
Sun Mar 19 15:03:29 EST 2006
As I know this list has a number of very creative individuals on it, here
is my somewhat off-topic problem for consideration:
I discharge on darned near anything I touch lately. Even sheetrock walls.
If I brush against the wall, *zap*. I touch the stansion pole on the
subway car, *zap*. I flip on the overhead light in my cube at work,
It's getting annoying, not to mention shocking, and sometimes downright
painful (paricularly, say, when I go to get in the car...).
I've been resorting to some odd behaviors to try to err...dissipate....the
effects: touching the metal part of the key with my finger and touching
that to the door lock of the car, gently brushing the side of my arm
against the wall before I open the fridge, etc. Sometimes it works,
sometimes it doesn't.
It doesn't seem to be limited to location. All I need is to walk up to
something and *zap*.
It doesn't seem to be limited to shoes (I don't think). I have a pair of
dress Doc Martins and a pair of Timberland walking boots. It also happens
when I'm only wearing socks.
I don't think it's related to humidity levels since it happens everywhere
(including outdoors, although lower humidity seems to exacerbate the
So the question is....does anyone have a good solution for this?
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