[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 30 00:47:34 CDT 2004

On Apr 29, 2004, at 11:31 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? ;)
> Ahhhhh... no. She is very supportive about most everything I do. I 
> have 40+ computers in the house and I think she *once* said that I 
> might want to divest myself of some. That was only when I was getting 
> something new. No, I'll never do better than Susie...

   Indeed.  Sounds ok then.  You have my permission to keep her. ;)  
[dave ducks]

> She just isn't as tolerant of really cold weather as I. This past 
> winter had some 20-below weather. *Not* the time that you want to be 
> debugging your furnace!
> New furnace control was much easier and cheaper. ;)

   Eeeeek!  I can imagine a Windows-controlled furnace.  With icicles 
hanging from my nuts.


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

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