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Re: [midatlanticretro] PDP 11/40 in the guest room - WAF

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  • Jim Scheef
    Bill, I am impressed - especially by the tolerance of your wife. My article (from 2001) on the Wife Acceptability Factor (WAF) is at
    Message 1 of 1 , May 29, 2008

      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.


      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Bill Degnan <billdeg@...>
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      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.


      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: Bob Grieb <
      > Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:25 AM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] PDP 11/40 in the guest room
      > Bill,
      >    Did you film the move, I hope?
      > Would love to see that on Youtube...
      >    Bob
      > --- "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
      > >
      like a
      > > 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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