Re: [midatlanticretro] PDP 11/40 in the guest room - WAF
I am impressed - especially by the tolerance of your wife. My article (from 2001) on the Wife Acceptability Factor (WAF) is at http://www.dacs.org/archive/0101/feature3.htm.
Jim----- Original Message ----
From: Bill Degnan <billdeg@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:20:14 AM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] PDP 11/40 in the guest room
If you could imagine I had a series of three planks, used like a track. When I got to the end of the track, I picked up the planks and started the track over a little farther closer to the house. It took about 2 hours one plank at a time. I was very careful and slow about it. Finally when I got to the deck (which opens to the dining room), I had to make a gradual slope up three steps to the plane of the deck floor. I made a smaller ramp to get into the house. The easy part was wheeling the rack unit through the dining room and into the guest room. I estimate the total weight to be 250 lbs or more.
My wife is quite tolerant.
The whole point is to buy some time. I want to take the whole thing apart and transport to my work, next to the IBM Series 1. Before I do that I want to learn more about how the pieces fit together. Now I have the summer months and can take my time while I get ready for VCF E.
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> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:25 AMlike a
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] PDP 11/40 in the guest room
> Did you film the move, I hope?
> Would love to see that on Youtube...
> --- "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
> > Yesterday, using a series of ramps and wooden panels I moved the PDP
> > 11/40
> > system and DEC half cabinet from my shed in the back yard into the
> > guest
> > bedroom of my house on the exact far opposite end. It was kind of
> > history channel episode. Now I know what the Easter Island people------------------------------------
> > were up to.
> > End result - everything is safe and sound and still working. Working
> > = I
> > can save and examine memory. Next I am working on a memory map.
> > Bill
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