Re: [midatlanticretro] Interesting work day at InfoAge!
- Evan wasn't allowed to paint the windows. If he did, they'd be all white.On 12/11/06, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
Today was a strange one! Kelly Leavitt, Jeff Frady, Mark Dodel, Nick Lordi,
and yours truly all got there around 10-ish, but the hotel (main building)
keys were hiding from us. I made a couple of phone calls to Fred Carl and
Steve Goulart and learned about the new secret key stash. Then, some radio
club guys showed up and managed to trip a burglar alarm. Yet another
adventure. Finally we started working, when one of the radio guys said to
me, "See you at the open house tomorrow!" ...... errrr ...... say what?
Apparently the InfoAge board decided to have an open house tomorrow from
noon to 4, but I missed the meeting because I was at VCF all week. Still it
would've been nice to get an email or something. :) So, anyway, all are
welcome to come visit and help me out tomorrow. Basically we'll hang out in
our preview room and welcome people and point out cool things and press for
Anyway, today I focused on getting our preview room re-organized for the
open house, and spent much time showing off Woz's business card. Kelly,
Jeff, and Mark cleaned and painted one of our museum rooms. It'll need a
second coat but it feels good to finally have a first coat! Nick worked on
his EAI TR-20 analog computer and finally got it working. Mark also updated
his OS/2 collection.
In the afternoon, Herb Johnson came by to finish restoring the three
pedestal displays (Kilby, Noyce, Forrester) which the patent office donated
to InfoAge and MARCH promptly adopted. :) He put hinged doors on the front
of each one to turn the empty bottom sections into mini-storage areas.
Later, Tom Owad visited (three hours one way!) with a pick-up truck full of
DEC VAX gear. He also brought us an HP-85.
So while today was odd and at times chaotic, we actually got some important
things accomplished, and everyone had fun. Well, Mark at least was gracious
when I was doing more yapping and stalling than painting. :)
Date of our next work day is to be determined....
- On 11/12/06 Evan Koblentz wrote:
> So while today was odd and at times chaotic, we actually got someIt was a good day and we did get some work done in both the preview room
> things accomplished, and everyone had fun. Well, Mark at least was
> when I was doing more yapping and stalling than painting.
and the one room we almost finished painting. Just have to finish the top
of the walls which we missed in the beginning. Hopefully next time we
spend more time painting and less time looking for things, and now that we
have an idea where things are that should be much better. When we do have
a next time, it would be great if a couple more guys came to help with
moving things since we will have to move things from one of the other rooms
into this painted room to start on the next one.
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