[rescue] On 'home datacentres'...

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Wed Mar 26 21:31:59 CDT 2008

On Mar 26, 2008, at 7:25 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Mar 2008, kevin at pipeline.com wrote:
>> My favorite is always the "antique" atomic clock and PDP rack in the
>> living room.
> The clock stops being so attractive once you've moved it a couple of
> times, especially as it doesn't fit through doors upright, and really
> requires two people on either end to hold it, who can't then fit  
> through
> doors side-by-side.

AND it's not able to be disassembled.  It's evil I tell you...

> What was more fun, though, was the solid rack of VAX 4000[0].   
> Nearly as
> heavy as the Atomichron, it slipped off the edge of the liftgate,
> crashed into the concrete floor of the garage, and chipped off an
> impressively-sized piece of floor.  The DEC rack, of course, was
> unharmed.

LOL!  I'd forgotten about that incident. :-)

> I'd just like to see the J90 running.

Same here.

> [0] I disremember whether we didn't de-rack the individual components
>     out of stubbornness or because the pieces wouldn't budge.

I think it was just pure stubbornness.  We took apart almost anything  
else in that move.

Mike Hebel
See with eyes unclouded, think with mind uncluttered, act with heart  

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