[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 29 22:10:17 CDT 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 11:02 PM, Steve Sandau wrote:
> Reminds me of someone here who said that everything runs NetBSD, and 
> mentioned a furnace as an example.
> Recently the control unit on my (hot water) furnace died. I looked at 
> the sensors, the controls, and the logic it had to understand, looked 
> at the stack of computer hardware in the corner, and thought... gee, I 
> wonder...

   Steve Ciarcia built a computer-controlled wood stove twenty something 
years ago.

> I did finally have a furnace control put in, but I thought it would be 
> *so* *cool* to say that my *furnace* ran NetBSD. My wife did not think 
> that was *nearly* as cool as I did though...

   Hmm...time for a new wife? ;)


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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