This is a question that's often asked at job interviews.
Did anyone ever remove what they thought was a useless bit of electronics from them. They usually have a charge capacitor that fuckwits think are useless that they remove that causes this issue.
At $8000 a piece I' glad you found a solution to increase battery life.
I would post one of your favorite philosophical memes but I posted once already this week - so I'll just say: always look on the bright side of life.
I works for me. When the going gets rough, I force a smile and push on through with a whistle in my heart. Sometimes I burst into song in front of everyone. Singing in the Rain is a common choice for me. Usually gets a laugh.
Being female. When I received my Certifications as a Network Engineer 15 years ago every place I applied for a job was an all male environment. I did find a great job working for a Security company who hired me as a District Administrator where I was able to incorporate my computer networking skills with my existing management skills.
Good on you Dar.
You know, now that I think about it, I'm not sure I've ever worked at a place with a female Network Engineer. Ever.
I was also the only female in my class. Yes, that was a tough year being with 15 guys everyday. ~)
I assumed females would be more prevalent in the field by now. I knew I was taking a chance. But I get to tease my husband he only married me for my cooking and tech support.