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  • Evan Koblentz
    Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED. Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 5, 2011
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      Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.

      Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
      selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
      for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
      2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
      all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
      SUV by 6:30.

      John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
      - DG Eclipse S/130
      - Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
      - HP-3000
      - SPARCstation
      - Many terminals
      - Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc

      Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
      the way. :)

      Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.

      Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
      decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
      So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.

      Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
      staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:

      >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
      trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
      total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
      guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8

      Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.

      That's all for now from the home office ..... !
    • c f
      Interesting - I ll be eagerly awaiting your results on Sunday. If we have a disk drive, we might be able to have a Cray-1 to hook up to the eclipse =)
      Message 2 of 11 , Jan 5, 2011
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        Interesting - I'll be eagerly awaiting your results on Sunday. If we have a disk drive, we might be able to have a Cray-1 to hook up to the eclipse =)

        On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 8:55 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
         

        Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.

        Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
        selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
        for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
        2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
        all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
        SUV by 6:30.

        John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
        - DG Eclipse S/130
        - Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
        - HP-3000
        - SPARCstation
        - Many terminals
        - Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc

        Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
        the way. :)

        Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.

        Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
        decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
        So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.

        Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
        staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:

        >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
        trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
        total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
        guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8

        Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.

        That's all for now from the home office ..... !


      • Evan Koblentz
        Justin and John are both of the opinion that the Eclipse needs a lot of work to make it run again.
        Message 3 of 11 , Jan 5, 2011
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          Justin and John are both of the opinion that the Eclipse needs a lot of work to make it run again.


          Interesting - I'll be eagerly awaiting your results on Sunday. If we have a disk drive, we might be able to have a Cray-1 to hook up to the eclipse =)

          On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 8:55 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
           

          Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.

        • Justin Jernigan
          ... We had to take the drive drawer out of the rack to move the Eclipse, but we were able to do so without any major damage (well one small clip may have been
          Message 4 of 11 , Jan 5, 2011
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            >
            > Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
            > the way. :)
            >
            > Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
            >
            We had to take the drive drawer out of the rack to move the Eclipse, but we were able to do so without any major damage (well one small clip may have been bent). The label on the drive shelf said 'Warning, weight 120 lbs.". I have moved alot of heavy/bulky stuff in my days, but this was by far the heaviest I have moved without use of a forklift or Escalera. We tried it with the drives in, but that was a no go -- we couldn't keep the momentum to get it more than 3 stairs.

            I actually unloaded the Eclipse (and everything from the second trip) from my Suburban by myself. The only thing I couldn't manage to unload was one SUN box -- it was just too heavy, maybe I am just tired. Anyway, I'm sure I will be bringing them down to InfoAge over the next few weeks. I will work with Evan on the details, we will probably need some volunteers to help unload some of the items.
          • B Degnan
            Good news. Bill formatting disks in the Xerox 820 Degnan
            Message 5 of 11 , Jan 5, 2011
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              Good news.

              Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan

              At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
              >Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
              >
              >Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
              >selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
              >for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
              >2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
              >all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
              >SUV by 6:30.
              >
              >John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
              >- DG Eclipse S/130
              >- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
              >- HP-3000
              >- SPARCstation
              >- Many terminals
              >- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
              >
              >Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
              >the way. :)
              >
              >Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
              >
              >Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
              >decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
              >So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
              >
              >Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
              >staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
              >
              > >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
              >trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
              >total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
              >guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
              >
              >Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
              >
              >That's all for now from the home office ..... !
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >------------------------------------
              >
              >Yahoo! Groups Links
              >
              >
              >
            • c f
              Any update on the CDC drive?
              Message 6 of 11 , Jan 9, 2011
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                Any update on the CDC drive?

                On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
                 

                Good news.

                Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan



                At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
                >Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
                >
                >Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
                >selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
                >for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
                >2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
                >all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
                >SUV by 6:30.
                >
                >John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
                >- DG Eclipse S/130
                >- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
                >- HP-3000
                >- SPARCstation
                >- Many terminals
                >- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
                >
                >Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
                >the way. :)
                >
                >Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
                >
                >Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
                >decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
                >So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
                >
                >Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
                >staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
                >
                > >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
                >trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
                >total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
                >guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
                >
                >Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
                >
                >That's all for now from the home office ..... !
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >------------------------------------
                >
                >Yahoo! Groups Links
                >
                >
                >


              • Evan Koblentz
                4:10pm - going to look right now. ... From: c f Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:31:58 To:
                Message 7 of 11 , Jan 9, 2011
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                  4:10pm - going to look right now.

                  From: c f <christopher.h.fenton@...>
                  Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:31:58 -0500
                  To: <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                  ReplyTo: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                  Any update on the CDC drive?

                  On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
                   

                  Good news.

                  Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan



                  At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
                  >Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
                  >
                  >Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
                  >selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
                  >for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
                  >2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
                  >all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
                  >SUV by 6:30.
                  >
                  >John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
                  >- DG Eclipse S/130
                  >- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
                  >- HP-3000
                  >- SPARCstation
                  >- Many terminals
                  >- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
                  >
                  >Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
                  >the way. :)
                  >
                  >Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
                  >
                  >Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
                  >decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
                  >So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
                  >
                  >Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
                  >staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
                  >
                  > >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
                  >trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
                  >total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
                  >guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
                  >
                  >Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
                  >
                  >That's all for now from the home office ..... !
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >------------------------------------
                  >
                  >Yahoo! Groups Links
                  >
                  >
                  >


                • Evan Koblentz
                  Can t find it. Will continue to keep an eye out. ... From: Evan Koblentz Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011
                  Message 8 of 11 , Jan 9, 2011
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                    Can't find it. Will continue to keep an eye out.

                    From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
                    Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:10:05 +0000
                    To: MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro<midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                    ReplyTo: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                    4:10pm - going to look right now.

                    From: c f <christopher.h.fenton@...>
                    Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                    Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:31:58 -0500
                    To: <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                    ReplyTo: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                    Any update on the CDC drive?

                    On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
                     

                    Good news.

                    Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan



                    At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
                    >Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
                    >
                    >Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
                    >selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
                    >for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
                    >2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
                    >all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
                    >SUV by 6:30.
                    >
                    >John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
                    >- DG Eclipse S/130
                    >- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
                    >- HP-3000
                    >- SPARCstation
                    >- Many terminals
                    >- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
                    >
                    >Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
                    >the way. :)
                    >
                    >Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
                    >
                    >Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
                    >decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
                    >So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
                    >
                    >Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
                    >staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
                    >
                    > >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
                    >trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
                    >total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
                    >guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
                    >
                    >Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
                    >
                    >That's all for now from the home office ..... !
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >------------------------------------
                    >
                    >Yahoo! Groups Links
                    >
                    >
                    >


                  • Evan Koblentz
                    PS - I think Dan may have been mistaken. We have some similar drives, but I don t remember ever seeing a CDC label on anything in the club s collection. ...
                    Message 9 of 11 , Jan 9, 2011
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                      PS - I think Dan may have been mistaken. We have some similar drives, but I don't remember ever seeing a CDC label on anything in the club's collection.

                      From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
                      Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 22:18:41 +0000
                      To: MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro<midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                      ReplyTo: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                      Can't find it. Will continue to keep an eye out.

                      From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
                      Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:10:05 +0000
                      To: MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro<midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                      ReplyTo: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                      4:10pm - going to look right now.

                      From: c f <christopher.h.fenton@...>
                      Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:31:58 -0500
                      To: <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                      ReplyTo: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                      Any update on the CDC drive?

                      On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
                       

                      Good news.

                      Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan



                      At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
                      >Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
                      >
                      >Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
                      >selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
                      >for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
                      >2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
                      >all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
                      >SUV by 6:30.
                      >
                      >John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
                      >- DG Eclipse S/130
                      >- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
                      >- HP-3000
                      >- SPARCstation
                      >- Many terminals
                      >- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
                      >
                      >Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
                      >the way. :)
                      >
                      >Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
                      >
                      >Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
                      >decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
                      >So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
                      >
                      >Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
                      >staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
                      >
                      > >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
                      >trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
                      >total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
                      >guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
                      >
                      >Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
                      >
                      >That's all for now from the home office ..... !
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      >------------------------------------
                      >
                      >Yahoo! Groups Links
                      >
                      >
                      >


                    • c f
                      Darn! I am beginning to think it may be easier to build my own disk reader. Anyone have an idea for where I can get a magnetic read-head that can sense data
                      Message 10 of 11 , Jan 9, 2011
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                        Darn! I am beginning to think it may be easier to build my own disk reader. Anyone have an idea for where I can get a magnetic read-head that can sense data tracks that are 2 mils wide?

                        I could probably actually build the positioning / ADC part of it, and I don't need to read the data off quickly. Hmm. . . 

                        -Chris

                        On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
                         

                        PS - I think Dan may have been mistaken. We have some similar drives, but I don't remember ever seeing a CDC label on anything in the club's collection.



                        From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
                        Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 22:18:41 +0000
                        To: MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro<midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                        Can't find it. Will continue to keep an eye out.

                        From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
                        Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:10:05 +0000
                        To: MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro<midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
                        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                        4:10pm - going to look right now.

                        Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:31:58 -0500
                        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

                        Any update on the CDC drive?

                        On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
                         

                        Good news.

                        Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan



                        At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
                        >Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
                        >
                        >Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
                        >selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
                        >for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
                        >2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
                        >all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
                        >SUV by 6:30.
                        >
                        >John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
                        >- DG Eclipse S/130
                        >- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
                        >- HP-3000
                        >- SPARCstation
                        >- Many terminals
                        >- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
                        >
                        >Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
                        >the way. :)
                        >
                        >Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
                        >
                        >Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
                        >decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
                        >So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
                        >
                        >Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
                        >staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
                        >
                        > >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
                        >trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
                        >total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
                        >guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
                        >
                        >Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
                        >
                        >That's all for now from the home office ..... !
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >------------------------------------
                        >
                        >Yahoo! Groups Links
                        >
                        >
                        >



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