allain at panix.com
Sun Apr 17 19:42:40 CDT 2005
> Over all, I was a little disappointed this year in the items available.
> It is only the 2nd time I've gone, the first was two years ago, and I
> remembered there being far more vendors with a better selection.
The TCF may be slowly shrinking, but I'm looking forward to Edison/Raritan
next year, they seemed to have the set-up going verry smoothly there.
...and it didn't smell, like David noted.
Important consideration with these markets: the mainstream is 5yo home
machines and 10yo business servers. Anything outside of that is
On Topic Finds this year. My first 10bFL equipment: transcievers from AUI
and cables. DLT-IV tapes for 75¢ each. DEC brand SCSI cables and 10b2
terminators. A TZ-857 DLT stacker in external enclosure for $25. One of
those little DDS stackers. Not bought were decent old books, reel-tapes or
some ASCII terminals. Yeah, I did get some of the recent stuff.
> I was surprised I couldn't find a decent deal on a rack mount PC
Wow, what was wrong with those dual PII/PIII ones in the pickup truck?
They had dual ethernet, dual RS-232, Ultra SCSI, were tested right
in front of the purchaser, and started at $40. Highway robbery (and OT
I realize). But they seemed rather "pre-Carly".
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