I needed a 9V power adaptor for one of my guitar pedals yesterday, which meant that I was going to have to battle with the Cable Basilisk to retrieve it. He’s very much a modern version of the great mythological creature, and somehow he manages to absorb the cable you need and bury it deepest and most tangled within itself.
There are cables in there that I’ve had for a long time, there’s even an original 1st edition iPod in there somewhere that might be the life-force of the whole beast. In any case, I won, and the basilisk crawled back into its dark lair.
This photo is probably making my engineer friends’ skin crawl.