What the heck does twidget mean anyway.

Well now, what the heck is a twidget anyway.

A Twidget is a navy term. If you work on electronic equipment you are a Twidget. I spent 6 years in the U.S. Navy as a Data System Tech, a rate that is no more. I was given schooling on electronics and then computer basics. When I went through the DS school at Mare Island, Vallejo Ca., we learned to troubleshoot the equipment to the bad gate. Now a days you troubleshoot to the card and don’t try for component as the companies won’t give you schematics and the economics make it too costly to repair to the component.. We had full schematics that showed how each gate was connected and what card it was on. That was before the Intel 8080 existed.

My hopes for thetwidgetlog is that it will help all those who have how to, technical or help questions and provide some tips and news along the way. Please join in to comment and ask questions.

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One Response to What the heck does twidget mean anyway.

  1. ProudColdWarrior says:

    I’d visit the Twidgets now and then as an A-gang Snipe AC&R tech to make sure the chill water system was up to snuff for their Twidget gear. I remember quite a few “Red Lense” wake ups at un-Godly hours of the night if a temp sensor tripped. I’d spend the rest of the night bleeding air out of the system to get the place cooled down. Thanks for the old memory visit. Hadn’t thought about those years in a very long time! PS: I still have a Twidget screwdriver in my tool pouch and still use that name for it. People look at me strange when I call it that. If you don’t know what that means; it is my word for a very small flathead screwdriver. I used it, yes it is the same one all these years later, to adjust the bleeder valves on those service calls in CIC and other Twidgets spaces. Bravo Zulu fellow squids. Thank you for your service. It was a pleasure being in the the world’s greatest Navy with you all!

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