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  • Evan Koblentz
    Hi all, We had another very successful workday at InfoAge today. Myself, Joe Giliberti, Jeff Frady, Herb Johnson, Mark Dodel, and new member Nick Lordi were
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 9, 2006
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      Hi all,

      We had another very successful workday at InfoAge today.

      Myself, Joe Giliberti, Jeff Frady, Herb Johnson, Mark Dodel, and new member
      Nick Lordi were there. I gave a brief tour to Joe's father and to Nick, who
      each then had to leave. Nick showed us the front panel from an EAI TR20
      analog computer that he'll eventually bring to the museum.

      Me, Joe, Jeff, and Mark cleared out the first room of our museum space in
      the building behind the main building. It was full of random junk and a
      bunch of old water-soaked CRTs. We tried sweeping the floor but that wasn't
      going too well. Jeff and Joe continued working in there and helped out with
      a few random tasks. Herb arrived, so he and Mark began restoring the three
      pedestal mini-exhibits of Bob Noyce, Jack Kilby, and Jay Forrester which
      were given to InfoAge by the U.S. patent office and promptly adopted by
      MARCH. I was in the basement, installing a new hasp-and-latch on the door
      to our storage room. That along with a padlock was supplied by Larry, the
      InfoAge facilities director. So now our storage room is finally locked and
      secure! (Or at least secure to anyone who isn't armed with a phillips
      screwdriver for removing the latch.)

      We five then went our for lunch and much fun ensued.

      Mark had to leave after that, so Herb continued working on the pedestals,
      Joe and Jeff attacked the museum room clean-up with newfound tools (a metal
      scraper and then a belt sander), and I joined Fred on a trip to Home Depot.
      We bought carpet for our museum room -- $200 and InfoAge picked up the tab.
      When we got back, I found that Herb had removed all of the mold from the
      pedestals, and he even did some extra cleaning in the men's room while
      waiting for us. Joe and Jeff did an amazing job in the museum room; the
      floor was stripped completely and is now ready to be carpeted. They had to
      leave, but Herb stayed and repainted the pedestals (yes, they were in THAT
      BAD condition.) He kept going until he literally ran out of paint, by which
      point it was already 7pm.

      We'll install the carpet another day, and we may or may not paint in that
      room, depending on how ambitious we're feeling..... there is no hurry.

      So, in summary, we got a LOT of good things accomplished today. Joe, Jeff,
      Herb, and Mark all worked very hard and left behind the sweat and tangible
      results to prove it. Thanks guys!!!

      I'll be down there a couple of times in the next month-ish, at the least to
      represent MARCH at next Saturday's NJARC event (the broadcasters hall of
      fame ceremony.) I can probably handle installing the carpet, but I suppose
      we should paint ..... ugh I really hate painting and I stink at it. Any
      volunteers?

      Otherwise, next up is the swap meet, then I'll be distracted for most of
      October planning for VCF (Nov. 4-5), and then we can organize a holiday
      party. The party could be at InfoAge, or at someone's house, or we could
      get a room at a restaurant. Suggestions welcome and/or volunteers to host
      it.

      - Evan
    • Jeffrey Frady
      Yes, it was a great day. Also my friend Tom Martino would like to help out next time, he is more of a military fanatic than computers but still willing to
      Message 2 of 5 , Sep 9, 2006
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        Yes, it was a great day.  Also my friend Tom Martino would like to help out next time, he is more of a military fanatic than computers but still willing to help.

        As for painting the walls, I will probably be able to do that.  I've done it a few times before at home and not bad at it.

        I took so many pictures, I will try to get them all on my photobucket tonight.

        On 09/09/06, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

        Hi all,

        We had another very successful workday at InfoAge today.

        Myself, Joe Giliberti, Jeff Frady, Herb Johnson, Mark Dodel, and new member
        Nick Lordi were there. I gave a brief tour to Joe's father and to Nick, who
        each then had to leave. Nick showed us the front panel from an EAI TR20
        analog computer that he'll eventually bring to the museum.

        Me, Joe, Jeff, and Mark cleared out the first room of our museum space in
        the building behind the main building. It was full of random junk and a
        bunch of old water-soaked CRTs. We tried sweeping the floor but that wasn't
        going too well. Jeff and Joe continued working in there and helped out with
        a few random tasks. Herb arrived, so he and Mark began restoring the three
        pedestal mini-exhibits of Bob Noyce, Jack Kilby, and Jay Forrester which
        were given to InfoAge by the U.S. patent office and promptly adopted by
        MARCH. I was in the basement, installing a new hasp-and-latch on the door
        to our storage room. That along with a padlock was supplied by Larry, the
        InfoAge facilities director. So now our storage room is finally locked and
        secure! (Or at least secure to anyone who isn't armed with a phillips
        screwdriver for removing the latch.)

        We five then went our for lunch and much fun ensued.

        Mark had to leave after that, so Herb continued working on the pedestals,
        Joe and Jeff attacked the museum room clean-up with newfound tools (a metal
        scraper and then a belt sander), and I joined Fred on a trip to Home Depot.
        We bought carpet for our museum room -- $200 and InfoAge picked up the tab.
        When we got back, I found that Herb had removed all of the mold from the
        pedestals, and he even did some extra cleaning in the men's room while
        waiting for us. Joe and Jeff did an amazing job in the museum room; the
        floor was stripped completely and is now ready to be carpeted. They had to
        leave, but Herb stayed and repainted the pedestals (yes, they were in THAT
        BAD condition.) He kept going until he literally ran out of paint, by which
        point it was already 7pm.

        We'll install the carpet another day, and we may or may not paint in that
        room, depending on how ambitious we're feeling..... there is no hurry.

        So, in summary, we got a LOT of good things accomplished today. Joe, Jeff,
        Herb, and Mark all worked very hard and left behind the sweat and tangible
        results to prove it. Thanks guys!!!

        I'll be down there a couple of times in the next month-ish, at the least to
        represent MARCH at next Saturday's NJARC event (the broadcasters hall of
        fame ceremony.) I can probably handle installing the carpet, but I suppose
        we should paint ..... ugh I really hate painting and I stink at it. Any
        volunteers?

        Otherwise, next up is the swap meet, then I'll be distracted for most of
        October planning for VCF (Nov. 4-5), and then we can organize a holiday
        party. The party could be at InfoAge, or at someone's house, or we could
        get a room at a restaurant. Suggestions welcome and/or volunteers to host
        it.

        - Evan


      • Joe Giliberti
        I ll join next time as well. I enjoy painting.
        Message 3 of 5 , Sep 10, 2006
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          I'll join next time as well. I enjoy painting.

          On 9/9/06, Jeffrey Frady <Legodude522@...> wrote:

          Yes, it was a great day.  Also my friend Tom Martino would like to help out next time, he is more of a military fanatic than computers but still willing to help.

          As for painting the walls, I will probably be able to do that.  I've done it a few times before at home and not bad at it.

          I took so many pictures, I will try to get them all on my photobucket tonight.



          On 09/09/06, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

          Hi all,

          We had another very successful workday at InfoAge today.

          Myself, Joe Giliberti, Jeff Frady, Herb Johnson, Mark Dodel, and new member
          Nick Lordi were there. I gave a brief tour to Joe's father and to Nick, who
          each then had to leave. Nick showed us the front panel from an EAI TR20
          analog computer that he'll eventually bring to the museum.

          Me, Joe, Jeff, and Mark cleared out the first room of our museum space in
          the building behind the main building. It was full of random junk and a
          bunch of old water-soaked CRTs. We tried sweeping the floor but that wasn't
          going too well. Jeff and Joe continued working in there and helped out with
          a few random tasks. Herb arrived, so he and Mark began restoring the three
          pedestal mini-exhibits of Bob Noyce, Jack Kilby, and Jay Forrester which
          were given to InfoAge by the U.S. patent office and promptly adopted by
          MARCH. I was in the basement, installing a new hasp-and-latch on the door
          to our storage room. That along with a padlock was supplied by Larry, the
          InfoAge facilities director. So now our storage room is finally locked and
          secure! (Or at least secure to anyone who isn't armed with a phillips
          screwdriver for removing the latch.)

          We five then went our for lunch and much fun ensued.

          Mark had to leave after that, so Herb continued working on the pedestals,
          Joe and Jeff attacked the museum room clean-up with newfound tools (a metal
          scraper and then a belt sander), and I joined Fred on a trip to Home Depot.
          We bought carpet for our museum room -- $200 and InfoAge picked up the tab.
          When we got back, I found that Herb had removed all of the mold from the
          pedestals, and he even did some extra cleaning in the men's room while
          waiting for us. Joe and Jeff did an amazing job in the museum room; the
          floor was stripped completely and is now ready to be carpeted. They had to
          leave, but Herb stayed and repainted the pedestals (yes, they were in THAT
          BAD condition.) He kept going until he literally ran out of paint, by which
          point it was already 7pm.

          We'll install the carpet another day, and we may or may not paint in that
          room, depending on how ambitious we're feeling..... there is no hurry.

          So, in summary, we got a LOT of good things accomplished today. Joe, Jeff,
          Herb, and Mark all worked very hard and left behind the sweat and tangible
          results to prove it. Thanks guys!!!

          I'll be down there a couple of times in the next month-ish, at the least to
          represent MARCH at next Saturday's NJARC event (the broadcasters hall of
          fame ceremony.) I can probably handle installing the carpet, but I suppose
          we should paint ..... ugh I really hate painting and I stink at it. Any
          volunteers?

          Otherwise, next up is the swap meet, then I'll be distracted for most of
          October planning for VCF (Nov. 4-5), and then we can organize a holiday
          party. The party could be at InfoAge, or at someone's house, or we could
          get a room at a restaurant. Suggestions welcome and/or volunteers to host
          it.

          - Evan



        • Jeffrey Frady
          I uploaded all the pictures I took that day. See them here .
          Message 4 of 5 , Sep 10, 2006
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            I uploaded all the pictures I took that day.  See them here.

            On 10/09/06, Joe Giliberti <Starbase89@...> wrote:

            I'll join next time as well. I enjoy painting.



            On 9/9/06, Jeffrey Frady < Legodude522@...> wrote:

            Yes, it was a great day.  Also my friend Tom Martino would like to help out next time, he is more of a military fanatic than computers but still willing to help.

            As for painting the walls, I will probably be able to do that.  I've done it a few times before at home and not bad at it.

            I took so many pictures, I will try to get them all on my photobucket tonight.



            On 09/09/06, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

            Hi all,

            We had another very successful workday at InfoAge today.

            Myself, Joe Giliberti, Jeff Frady, Herb Johnson, Mark Dodel, and new member
            Nick Lordi were there. I gave a brief tour to Joe's father and to Nick, who
            each then had to leave. Nick showed us the front panel from an EAI TR20
            analog computer that he'll eventually bring to the museum.

            Me, Joe, Jeff, and Mark cleared out the first room of our museum space in
            the building behind the main building. It was full of random junk and a
            bunch of old water-soaked CRTs. We tried sweeping the floor but that wasn't
            going too well. Jeff and Joe continued working in there and helped out with
            a few random tasks. Herb arrived, so he and Mark began restoring the three
            pedestal mini-exhibits of Bob Noyce, Jack Kilby, and Jay Forrester which
            were given to InfoAge by the U.S. patent office and promptly adopted by
            MARCH. I was in the basement, installing a new hasp-and-latch on the door
            to our storage room. That along with a padlock was supplied by Larry, the
            InfoAge facilities director. So now our storage room is finally locked and
            secure! (Or at least secure to anyone who isn't armed with a phillips
            screwdriver for removing the latch.)

            We five then went our for lunch and much fun ensued.

            Mark had to leave after that, so Herb continued working on the pedestals,
            Joe and Jeff attacked the museum room clean-up with newfound tools (a metal
            scraper and then a belt sander), and I joined Fred on a trip to Home Depot.
            We bought carpet for our museum room -- $200 and InfoAge picked up the tab.
            When we got back, I found that Herb had removed all of the mold from the
            pedestals, and he even did some extra cleaning in the men's room while
            waiting for us. Joe and Jeff did an amazing job in the museum room; the
            floor was stripped completely and is now ready to be carpeted. They had to
            leave, but Herb stayed and repainted the pedestals (yes, they were in THAT
            BAD condition.) He kept going until he literally ran out of paint, by which
            point it was already 7pm.

            We'll install the carpet another day, and we may or may not paint in that
            room, depending on how ambitious we're feeling..... there is no hurry.

            So, in summary, we got a LOT of good things accomplished today. Joe, Jeff,
            Herb, and Mark all worked very hard and left behind the sweat and tangible
            results to prove it. Thanks guys!!!

            I'll be down there a couple of times in the next month-ish, at the least to
            represent MARCH at next Saturday's NJARC event (the broadcasters hall of
            fame ceremony.) I can probably handle installing the carpet, but I suppose
            we should paint ..... ugh I really hate painting and I stink at it. Any
            volunteers?

            Otherwise, next up is the swap meet, then I'll be distracted for most of
            October planning for VCF (Nov. 4-5), and then we can organize a holiday
            party. The party could be at InfoAge, or at someone's house, or we could
            get a room at a restaurant. Suggestions welcome and/or volunteers to host
            it.

            - Evan




          • Evan Koblentz
            A now for a clarification .... Herb pointed out that my use of InfoAge-related terminology is inconsistent and confusing .... I suspect that he s correct. So
            Message 5 of 5 , Sep 10, 2006
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              A now for a clarification .... Herb pointed out that my use of
              InfoAge-related terminology is inconsistent and confusing .... I suspect
              that he's correct. So from now on, I will try to be more clear about this
              stuff.

              "The hotel" is InfoAge's primary large building on Marconi Rd. -- this is
              where we held VCF and where most of the renovation work and public events
              have been so far. It also contains two long hallways, housing preview rooms
              for every resident club. While each club's real museum is under
              construction in other buildings, the preview rooms serve as small examples
              for the public of what will someday be there -- similar to the demo house
              that's open for potential buyers to visit when a new housing development is
              being built. MARCH's preview room is tiny (approx 9x12 ft.) but it's the
              first one after the lobby, so we get good traffic there. (The building got
              the name "the hotel" because that is where the soldier-engineers lived
              during the Marconi and Army eras. It was also dormitory space when the
              campus was a college.)

              "The lounge" refers to the hotel room where we had the VCF lectures and
              which is currently being used as a general workshop and storage area for all
              major renovation work.

              When I say "our storage room", I mean the two interconnected rooms in the
              hotel basement where we have lots of shelf space and several pallets full of
              vintage computers. These rooms are on the right side of the basement when
              you enter through the hotel's ballroom (where we had VCF.) These are the
              rooms where we installed a lock yesterday.

              The "radio/computer repair workshop" is new. It's a workshop being built by
              our friend Steve G. of NJARC, with some major Lucent equipment donations, on
              the opposite end of the hotel's basement from where our stroage room is
              located.

              "9032" and "the administration building" and "the library" are all InfoAge
              lingo for the one-floor green-colored building located immediately behind
              the hotel. It contains the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the InfoAge
              facilities office and safety office, some storage areas, the shipwreck
              group's museum space, and MARCH's museum space. So whenever I refer to just
              "our museum" and/or "the second building", I specifically mean 9032-C, with
              "C" being the InfoAge designation for our wing. (We're beginning the museum
              with the three interconnected rooms on the far side of the lone hallway in
              that wing, starting from the wing's foyer and working deeper back as
              needed.)

              The "H-buildings" are two VERY LARGE former laboratories which, from a
              bird's-eye view, are each shaped like an uppercase letter H. These two
              buildings each dwarf the hotel in size -- you could practically fit football
              fields inside of them. Right now they're nothing but gutted shells. It
              will be ** at least ** a couple of years before these buildings are ready to
              be inhabited. But when the time comes, they'll be perfect for large events
              and for all the museum space one could ever need.

              I hope that clears it up.

              - Evan

              -----Original Message-----
              From: Evan Koblentz [mailto:evan@...]
              Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 10:04 PM
              To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [midatlanticretro] Great day for MARCH at InfoAge!

              Hi all,

              We had another very successful workday at InfoAge today.

              Myself, Joe Giliberti, Jeff Frady, Herb Johnson, Mark Dodel, and new member
              Nick Lordi were there. I gave a brief tour to Joe's father and to Nick, who
              each then had to leave. Nick showed us the front panel from an EAI TR20
              analog computer that he'll eventually bring to the museum.

              Me, Joe, Jeff, and Mark cleared out the first room of our museum space in
              the building behind the main building. It was full of random junk and a
              bunch of old water-soaked CRTs. We tried sweeping the floor but that wasn't
              going too well. Jeff and Joe continued working in there and helped out with
              a few random tasks. Herb arrived, so he and Mark began restoring the three
              pedestal mini-exhibits of Bob Noyce, Jack Kilby, and Jay Forrester which
              were given to InfoAge by the U.S. patent office and promptly adopted by
              MARCH. I was in the basement, installing a new hasp-and-latch on the door
              to our storage room. That along with a padlock was supplied by Larry, the
              InfoAge facilities director. So now our storage room is finally locked and
              secure! (Or at least secure to anyone who isn't armed with a phillips
              screwdriver for removing the latch.)

              We five then went our for lunch and much fun ensued.

              Mark had to leave after that, so Herb continued working on the pedestals,
              Joe and Jeff attacked the museum room clean-up with newfound tools (a metal
              scraper and then a belt sander), and I joined Fred on a trip to Home Depot.
              We bought carpet for our museum room -- $200 and InfoAge picked up the tab.
              When we got back, I found that Herb had removed all of the mold from the
              pedestals, and he even did some extra cleaning in the men's room while
              waiting for us. Joe and Jeff did an amazing job in the museum room; the
              floor was stripped completely and is now ready to be carpeted. They had to
              leave, but Herb stayed and repainted the pedestals (yes, they were in THAT
              BAD condition.) He kept going until he literally ran out of paint, by which
              point it was already 7pm.

              We'll install the carpet another day, and we may or may not paint in that
              room, depending on how ambitious we're feeling..... there is no hurry.

              So, in summary, we got a LOT of good things accomplished today. Joe, Jeff,
              Herb, and Mark all worked very hard and left behind the sweat and tangible
              results to prove it. Thanks guys!!!

              I'll be down there a couple of times in the next month-ish, at the least to
              represent MARCH at next Saturday's NJARC event (the broadcasters hall of
              fame ceremony.) I can probably handle installing the carpet, but I suppose
              we should paint ..... ugh I really hate painting and I stink at it. Any
              volunteers?

              Otherwise, next up is the swap meet, then I'll be distracted for most of
              October planning for VCF (Nov. 4-5), and then we can organize a holiday
              party. The party could be at InfoAge, or at someone's house, or we could
              get a room at a restaurant. Suggestions welcome and/or volunteers to host
              it.

              - Evan




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