Zip ties? Check. Something cut in half? Check. Unnecessary sharpie marks? Check. You sir, are kludging correctly. Carry on. ~Not-So-Handy Andy
Singapore's train system was disrupted last week when some claws providing power and support to the third rail detached. The company in charge, SMRT, acted swiftly to fix the problem, by securing the claws with zip ties. Obviously this raised some eyebrows and the company is now under investigation.