[vcf-midatlantic] museum report

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Fri Apr 8 08:29:12 EDT 2016


Let's please not have a list war.

I cannot say this enough: in the past six months, I have been blown away by how much everyone has contributed to the new museum effort and beyond. Everyone contributes in their own way, many of which are behind the scenes.

Jeff G., you've been extremely active these past several weeks which is awesome! You've done a lot of jobs for us that other people (including me) weren't thrilled about having to do, you've traveled far to do them, and you've been oddly happy about it. :)

Brian (Vaxman) has also helped. For example, he came through with his trailer and SUV to help us get warehouse shelving, and just the other day he offered to give us a DECwriter if ours weren't good.

Brian: I know you're teasing about the way we trimmed the plywood. Martin: Nice of you to offer but our need was immediate.

However, I agree with Jeff G. -- please do not mock our work in the new museum. We're all working extremely hard to get very important stuff done very soon, and we really don't appreciate backseat drivers for something as minor as whether a corner is square or round.

Nor did we do anything unsafe. If you must know, we used a fairly small tool and did the trimming outside with the wood clamped to a table, while the shelving and computer remained in the museum. Give us some credit, we're not idiots.

The comments about this did nothing to help.

We're already planning to put up a sign saying "this is a work in progress". After the show settles down, then this summer we can do things like put in a finely trimmed piece of wood.

On Apr 8, 2016, Jeff Galinat via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>On 4/8/2016 7:32 AM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Jeff Galinat via vcf-midatlantic writes:
>>> On 4/8/2016 6:24 AM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> What did you notch that with? A tree saw? A holesaw would have made
>a >
>>> nice rounded corner cut. ;) Brian,    We worked with the tools I
>had.  I
>>> had a circular saw & sawsall. Sorry if our work has not met your
>>> standards.  Mock our efforts if you must, but you have not been in
>>> attendance for these work sessions. In my book, that means you don't
>>> to criticize.  There is still a lot of cleaning & setting up to do,
>>> including sweeping & mopping the floors. We will be working Sunday,
>>> trust you you be stopping by to assist us? Regards, Jeff Galinat
>> Where were you for the huge Jamesburg rescue?  The Toms River rescue?
> And
>> myriad others?  Don't sling the shit when you're not there to wade
>> it (Jamesburg) with the others.  Evan's called on me many times to
>> my SUV and my trailer as the transport for much of what sits in the
>> area.
>> I've gone above and beyond the call of duty several times, despite
>> NOT TO MOVE OR LIFT objects when I had my torn elbow ligamants; yet,
>> I was stuck moving and lifting.  I spent 2 years of my life in
>plaster with
>> 34 broken bones on the mend and another year learning to walk again. 
>I live
>> in constant pain from that -- exaccerbated now by my age -- and I
>have been
>> there to move and lift a lot of crap about at the museum.
>> So, please don't shower me with your self-indignation because you
>were there
>> with your sawsall.  It's stuff like this that keeps me from
>participating in
>> the requested efforts.

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