UNIX V7

Daniel Seagraves dseagrav at lunar-tokyo.net
Fri Jun 12 14:05:06 CDT 2009


No. The person in question was not injured, and since he is the  
owner's son was not held responsible. We found other machines to take  
over the jobs the damaged machine was supposed to be doing, but I was  
still short a machine so I went home and brought in an idle 3100. I  
already had netbsd installed so it was the easiest solution at the time.

On Jun 12, 2009, at 12:45 PM, Andrew Burton  
<aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>
> Was the person injured?
>
> I understand about the hardware thing, I had assumed that the  
> company had aqcuired it on your recommendation. It didn't occur to  
> me that you would loan them your own hardware.
>
>
> Regards,
> Andrew B
> aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
>
>
> --- On Fri, 12/6/09, Daniel Seagraves <dseagrav at lunar-tokyo.net>  
> wrote:
>
> From: Daniel Seagraves <dseagrav at lunar-tokyo.net>
> Subject: Re: UNIX V7
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org 
> >
> Date: Friday, 12 June, 2009, 5:52 PM
>
> Dropped the machine (no crate, it was a local move from another  
> building) off the back of the truck and destroyed it. The person  
> unloading it slipped and fell, the machine was thrown about eight  
> feet. The case was broken, drives had failure warnings, and rather  
> than take chances we parted the machine out.
>
> It was replaced because I am not interested in providing free  
> hardware to the company on a long term basis.
>
> On Jun 12, 2009, at 11:09 AM, Andrew Burton  
> <aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>
>> Did they drop the crate it was in from a great height? Or was the  
>> vehicle it was being transported in involved in a road accident? Or  
>> was it something else?
>>
>> How much power would it require of the MicroVAX (I'm an Amiga/ 
>> Speccy person, so have no clue about VAXen or PDP's etc.) too be a  
>> DNS server and why replace it if it worked?
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Andrew B
>> aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
>>
>>
>> --- On Fri, 12/6/09, Daniel Seagraves <dseagrav at lunar-tokyo.net>  
>> wrote:
>>
>> From: Daniel Seagraves <dseagrav at lunar-tokyo.net>
>> Subject: Re: UNIX V7
>> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org 
>> >
>> Date: Friday, 12 June, 2009, 4:22 PM
>>
>> Yes, but nobody will care until the law shows up or we get hacked,  
>> in which case things will still be my fault. He who bitches loudest  
>> gets what he wants, and I am outnumbered. (We run a data warehouse  
>> for government/corporate contractors to locate certified minority  
>> owned subcontractors for bidding disclosure compliance purposes.)
>>
>> To make things a bit more on-topic, for the first two weeks of our  
>> operations our DNS server was a MicroVAX standing in for a machine  
>> that was destroyed in shipping.
>>



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