Re: [FHCNET] Re: FHC Attendance
- We never have many people in the FHC anyway so I haven't noticed a
drop. We currently only have 1 working computer so I can only work
with 1 person at a time anyway. On a busy night we might have up to 3
people in the library and I may have up to 3 consultants there also so
each one of us can take one person and do some research.
We had planned a Boy Scout day but had to cancel it since the
computers crashed. This is one way that I try to get people from the
area interested in using the library.
On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 9:29 AM, Aurale Huff <leehuff@...> wrote:
> Considering one must have a membership number to get into nFS, it
> would seem the FHC will be needed for those non-members in the area
> who are researching. Perhaps we need to "advertise" the FHC in our
> neighborhoods. Would that be appropriate?
> We have an annual genealogy fair, "Roots, Boots & Brisket" which
> attracts many non-members in the Austin area.
> Lee - Aurale Huff in So-Central Texas
> At 08:01 AM 11/11/2008, you wrote:
>>I agree that some of the lack of attendance is due to the time of
>>year, but we went on nFS on Oct 7, and from that day on, our member
>>attendance disappeared. I'm hoping everyone is using nFS at home
>>and is figuring it out on their own. Thank goodness for our
>>community patrons. After the holidays we're going to start up some
>>basic genealogy and research classes and see if we can encourage
>>more FHC usage. We've gone from a very busy center to a very slow center.
>>Barbara in Rogers, AR
- Dear Marilyn,
In many places I've been including where I am now, Arkansas, our motto is "If you can't duct it chuck it". Good use of the tape.
Vereen Lynn Kennelly
--- On Fri, 11/14/08, Marilyn Howard <marilynhoward@...> wrote:
From: Marilyn Howard <marilynhoward@...>
Subject: [FHCNET] Re: cascading computer
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008, 9:35 AM
When Leslie said "the computers are cleaned", I believe she means the
hard drive of the
New-to-you" system will have been cleaned up, not particularly the
physical portions of
the equipment. Both I have received (about 6 months apart) were not exactly in
cleanest of conditions in regards to their outward or inward appearance.
the key here so, a little effort and voilà!
Both we've received have been HP, came with good keyboards and mice but,
the first one
has one bad USB portal in the front. The first time I plugged in a USB Jump
computer "flipped out". When I removed the Jump Drive all went back
to normal. I tried a
couple of other Jump drives I carry with me and got the same results so, I
problem with a piece of silver duct tape (we are in the south! - plus it is not
since the HP is black and silver) to prevent other less assured users from
panic, and simply
use a USB extension cord plugged in the back port without ill affect. Problem
otherwise an excellent addition/replacement to our Center.
I just unpacked one yesterday, that was actually addressed to a sister in
on the label with the church logo, and addressed to me on the UPS label. I did
with zabasearch, after speaking with the head of distribution of cascaded
clarify if that system was indeed ours, and let her know she would get one with
on it due to a mix up on the packing and shipping line.
Back to this system - it was absolutely filthy! Fortunately, I do keep Clorox
or Lysol wipes
in the center and was able to get it cleaned up. The mouse surprised me that
could have been using it successfully. You could have knitted a fine sweater
with the lint
balls I removed from inside the housing of the mouse rollerball, never mind the
the mouse's "eye" and all over the rollerball. There was, what
seemed like mud in every
crack and crevice of the mouse. That took some time cleaning but, now looks
I did find some tags on the HP that indicated it had been used at BYU Idaho.
the answer to why it was not in a cleaner condition. Cinnamon rolls and sticky
hot chocolate allowed in the computer labs? or in the offices at BYU Idaho?
Just trying to
imagine how the mouse got so filthy. Bottom line, it works great and is a lot
the one it is replacing at our center.
Hopefully a little entertainment for the morning....
--- In FHCNET@yahoogroups.com, "Leslie Vaughn"
> Cascading is a politically correct term for a used computer. It will
probably come from
the church office building. The computers are cleaned and come to you with the
needed for FHC use. There will be no monitor or keyboard. There may or may
not be a
mouse. I got two a couple of years ago. Both work really well, except the CD
has worked on one of them.
> It will probably be an improvement on any computer you currently have.
> From: maxine nelson
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:25 PM
> To: FHCNET@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [FHCNET] cascading computer
> Salt Lake says they are sending a 'cascading computer' to our FHC.
> someone tell me what a 'cascading computer' is? How is it
> from a regular computer?
> Maxine in NW Kansas
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