RE: [midatlanticretro] Today @ InfoAge
- Good news -- tonight (11/29) -- Steve informed me of the "discovery" of many
more of these nice-looking dividers in the hotel basement. Apparently they
were hidden behind a bunch of other crap. What we found is twice as many as
we schlepped a couple of weeks ago. So, this time I will hire Domingo and
Geronimo -- they are Fred's staff of neighborhood day laborers -- they work
for $10 an hour. For $20 or $40, if this takes a couple of hours, it's
worth our money to let other people do the heavy lifting! Hard to explain
in email, but for anyone who's been down in the InfoAge basement and
seen/felt the size/weight of these dividers, you'll understand! They're a
PITA to move and awkward to bring up the basement ramp and across the street
to our exhibit rooms. So, executive decision, we'll outsource this task.
From: Evan [mailto:evan@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2007 6:30 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] Today @ InfoAge
Today it was only Bryan and I, but we got plenty done. We put some things
from our basement storage room into filing cabinets, cleaned the preview
room (it was a mess), and moved a bunch of abandoned Wall PD office dividers
from the basement upstairs to our 9032-C exhibit rooms (with help from Steve
G., InfoAge fire safety officer Nels Warren, and Kyle who is a teenage
general InfoAge volunteer). In the upstairs light, the dividers turned out
to be clean and in good condition -- it was very dark and hard to tell in
the basement but our gamble on claiming them paid off. We also cleared out
the final in-the-way computers from our first ( the largest) exhibit room --
that was the Philips terminal which Dave Gesswein, Joe Giliberti, and I had
to disaasemble to move to InfoAge in the first place; today we did that
again to get it out of the way. Finally, we spent some time fixing air
bubbles in the large exhibit room's carpet, by laying some of the heavy
office dividers on the ground.
Hopefully that will flatten the carpet which was rolled up for a long time
before we put it down a couple of months ago. Meanwhile, other InfoAge
workers were painting our 9032 hallway, and still others spent time today
doing campus landscaping. Also, Bryan will inspect and restore as necessary
our recent donation of a PET 2001.
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- Joe and I put in a few more hours at the museum today. We went to Home
Depot and bought carpet for Room 2 (homebrew / SBC). InfoAge's
electrician (Bob P.) also visited and Fred is having him fix the lights
in that room. Joe and I made several more posters and began hanging
them in Room 3 (microcomputers).
I'll be back at it this Sunday. Time is t.b.a.