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We had a hardware engineer with a penchant for cute acronyms. One board was named PIGLET, which was something like Printhead Inkjet Generator Link Electrical Transmitter, or something like that. This board was succeeded by the Selectable Width Fiber Transmitter, or SWiFT board.

A while back we detected a problem in the power-on startup logic on the SWiFT board. The firmware load would occasionally fail on a cold start (boot from power-up) but always succeeded on a subsequent warm start (Windows restart). We're in the middle of redesigning the hardware and didn't want to deal with a driver update, so I wrote a little program that runs at boot time. If it detects the firmware load failure, it issues a Windows restart.

This program is called SWiFTkick. :rim-shot:
Software Zen: delete this;

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