[rescue] AlphaServer ES40 in Chicago- Anyone interested?

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 15:32:33 CDT 2008

> You planning on selling the V20Z or giving it away?  I'm in Minneapolis, and
>  I'd certainly be willing to take a drive to Chicago to pick it up if it'll
>  be shot at/dumpstered otherwise.

Haha the V20z is one of the few things spoken for already, a few times
over at this poing. Sorry!

I wish I could say I was interested in the
>  ES40, but I've got a DS20E and a CS20 that don't see as much use as they
>  could, plus the girlfriend wouldn't be fond of the power bill going up again
>  :/

I thought the ES40 was bad for the power bill till I tried an Onyx.
Women just don't understand the computer collecting chromosome. My mom
throws gear out every chance she gets without asking, and as a high
schooler I hide my computer room as much as possible. One girlfriend I
did show it to said it was like something out of a movie though, so I
guess is can almost seem cool until they have to live with the gear.

>  Lack of diversity is meh.  The IRIX install media you have is worth more
>  than the Indy and the O2, for instance.

Considering all the SGI gear I got was free, and I paid $100 for media, yes.

On that note, if anyone wants IRIX 6.5.22, 6.5.28, 6.2, or 5.3, free
copies for all. (+S/H)

But I have a real soft spot for SGI stuff, worthless or not, it's
beautifully designed. They seem like, arguably, the absolute high
point of workstation design in their era-- especially the Octanes and
onyx. The NeXT is pretty beautifully designed too.

Anyone here agree on either point?

>  In all seriousness, if nobody here is interested in some of the things you
>  want to get rid of, I'd wager it'd all get taken off your hands at Nekochan.

That's one of the options I've considered, but I feel like they'd like
it a little more if I was getting rid of the SGI stuff and keeping the

- F

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