chenmel at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 4 18:43:20 CDT 2005
On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 11:57:58 +0930
"Parker, Kevin" <KParker at workcover.com> wrote:
> Appreciate a little bit of advice from the list please.
> I started getting my shed full of gear in order on the weekend.
> Following a renno of the kitchen the plan is to rebuild the kitchen
> cupboards in the shed to provide additional storage.
> I noted when moving stuff around on the weekend that some corrosion
> has set into DB plugs and PS2 connectors etc. Fortunately its on a
> couple of AT machines of which I have about a zillion so its not a big
> drama but I'm more concerned about the longer term effects on my more
> precious assets.
> Storing stuff in the house would be great but that also equates to
> divorce :-)
> How do people store their computer stuff medium to long term.
Ummm, I have a stack of 'Beige G3' Macintoshes next to the sofa in the
living room. There's a hefty 'portable' Sparc system in a VME case with
handle (which is what technically classifies it as 'portable') wedged in
front of the TV's cart, blocking access to the VHS tapes and what-not.
There's a big pile of pizzabox Suns blocking easy access to the
workbench across the room from here. It's not *that* hard to get around
in this room (the 'official' room that I'm allowed to have anything I
like it) as long as you walk sideways. The spare bedroom has stuff like
the Kaypro portables, the big mass of ColorComputer machines and
software and whatnot, and down underneath a bunch of that, the
SparcServer 1000, with equally massive Storage Array, and the
Atwater-Kent radio sit.
Important stuff like the Sym-1 and the Intel Bubble Memory Development
Kit (an ISA card evaluation board) are safely nestled on a shelf in the
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