When I was a kid, my dad had a plug from an iron or something, where the power cable had been hacked off about six inches from the plug. I used to practice on that (taking it apart and putting it back together), particularly when I was going for a cub badge, and that wasn't too hard, but I'd need to refresh my memory before I tried it again (I'm not 100% sure about which colour is earth/live/ground). On a similar note, it would probably make sense for me to get a cheap light fitting and cable that I can practice with, in case this happens again in the future.
Out of idle curiousity, a poll:
Would you be confident wiring up a:
Meanwhile, I've been doing Japanese practice before tomorrow's test, and I'm reasonably confident about it. One thing I've done is to write out Japanese names in Hiragana, to help me get more familiar with the symbols. Since I don't know that many names, I wound up resorting to manga characters for this! So, I apologise in advance if I sound really pretentious by saying these names in unusual ways, e.g. pronouncing "Utena" as "oo-ten-ah" rather than "you-tainer". Then again, anyone who spends a significant amount of time reading/watching Utena is likely to have a sufficiently fried brain that you probably won't notice the difference :)
Anyway, sleep time...