James B. DiGriz
jbdigriz at dragonsweb.org
Tue Dec 19 13:54:25 CST 2006
On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 12:01:51 -0700
Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
> In article <20061217074049.3c605278 at bluto.i16.net>,
> "James B. DiGriz" <jbdigriz at dragonsweb.org> writes:
> > Ob-cc: Wanted, recommendations on affordable, decent-quality steel
> > storage buildings, in the 2000-10000 sq. ft. range. Plus shelving,
> > workbench systems, etc. First responder please change subject
> > heading.
> What about a Quonset Hut? I see them for sale at the State Fair here
> in Utah and they seem pretty cheap, relatively speaking.
That could work, and not too hard to put in an upper deck. Not the most
efficient use of covered space, though.
There's one a few hundred yards from where I sit in the house some
friends are moving into. (Just put a second coat on their bedroom
floor.) They ordered it some years ago but the deal fell through and a
neighbor bought it. Looks nice with the front all bricked in but it's
full of his cars, not my computers. Must be nice, is all I can say. My
cars are in somebodies impound/salvage yard. First they steal them from
you, then they want $1,000's to get them back. Again, must be nice. I
should go into politics and distributing contraband, too, I guess. :-)
I once worked for a warehouse distributor who had a 2-story steel
addition built on to their downtown Savannah warehouse. (You should
have heard the hue and cry from the Historic Review Board. Ironically
you can now find nothing but lawyer's offices, condos, trendy shops,
etc. in a part of town that was once filled with train depots, livery
stables, etc. and later auto repair shops, dealerships, upholstery
shops, body shops, machine shops, etc. for the better part of 150
years.) This was new construction, but he got a good deal on it, and I
remember we went to J-ville to load up a semi-trailer or two with used
shelving and racks from a warehouse that had closed. Oddly enough,
there was the shot-up wreck of a Curtiss P-40 sitting in there that
somebody was preparing to restore.
This was in '85 or so, when the girls in the office upstairs were using
a Tandy Mod 12 with dual 8" drives to do the payroll and accounts.
About a year before we got the Altos 3086 and us peon counter people
got terminals. :-) Oh, yeah, the root password was initially ""!.
Runtime Xenix system with no dev tools, but I got some useful shell
scripts written until the vendor gave the boss a good shot of paranoia.
Probably because I was the one who warned him about the dangers of an
un-passworded root account available on about 30 terminals all across
town. like they say, no good deed goes unpunished.
Thanks for the response,
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