Re: [midatlanticretro] Rescue help needed -- Rockland County, NY
> We already decline some things. But as I said, if the choice is "makePractice some tough love. It is better in the long run.
> room" vs. "passively let something get scrapped" then we'll usually make
> Sounds great, in theory...I did not know the service was in the afternoon. So, perhaps it would
be better to do it earlier in the day, then clean up for the service.
I could move all that stuff in probably 2-3 hours myself, so the pair
of us should take no more than 4.
- 40 cabinet mainframe from CA? Totally impractical unless this mythical donor who insists the donation go to MARCH pay for shipping and handling too.
I was iat the load in side and drove the truck at the NSA univac rescue. Six or seven movers with two forklifts working for six hours into the largest truck we could rent. MARCH paid only for the truck.
We gave had productive discussions and planning in the past two years. We are more or less doing it right ... remember we're a club not a company. Groups like ours will eventually get the attention of donors and granters they like to give money to people who make things work without a lot of money...patience my friends.
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>> at the NSA univac rescueNot quite the NSA. :) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
> 40 cabinet mainframe from CA? Totally impractical unless this mythicalAt this point, yes, unless the shipping could be donated (which is
> donor who insists the donation go to MARCH pay for shipping and handling
What about mythical mainframes that show up on the Easy coast, near
MARCH? For example, what if MARCH was given the chance to grab a bunch
of stuff from CyberResources two or three years ago? Moving the
equipment would not have been a big issue, as they were only maybe 30
miles away from Infoage - a weekend with a Ryder and a bunch of
volunteers would have done it. But the space it would have
consumed...that is my issue. Many hundreds of free square feet would
have gone away that weekend.
So, yes, the big iron is out there, and MARCH will get the chance to
obtain some, hopefully close to home. Things too good to pass up will
be presented to MARCH, maybe with the "take it or we scrap it"
options. Prepare *now* for those opportunities by being careful with
what you accept for donations - do not clog the space with marginally
- I think fighting about this kind of stuff in public emails is not the best idea. But I'm not going to moderate, suggest, or take sides. I will note my discomforts and suggest this is NOT PRODUCTIVE.