[vcf-midatlantic] museum report

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Wed Mar 30 23:47:22 EDT 2016

Jeff G. and I worked in the museum today from 8am-3pm. Jeff B. joined me 
for more work from 5pm-9pm.

In the daytime slot, we installed the large monitor donated by David G. 
last year. It is 50" (horizontally) and works great. We put a shelf 
under it (great place for a videogame console to keep us entertained 
between museum visitors!) along with two shelves on the opposite side of 
the bench (with room for more shelves later if needed). We also did some 
set-up with the Prime 6550, added a handle (kind of silly-looking, but 
it works!) to the PDP-11/785, set up most of the office PC, and finished 
cabling the microcomputers. We also did some clean-up work. In the 
evening, we did a bunch more cleanup, rebuilt some of the outdoor signs 
for VCF East, and tested the Amstrad PPC 640 (it works but we need a 
system disk).

Also, we got two more industrial-strength long power strips from Steve 
A., so now there are two on each side of the microcomputer aisle. That 
means nothing is daisy-chained, unlike in our old rooms. We just need 
one more for the workbench. Corey's picking that up in the next few days.

Here are some pictures:

http://vcfed.org/evan/screen.jpg (pipe on the right side is in front of 
a speaker, not the screen itself)

http://vcfed.org/evan/powerpole.jpg (this is the new power pole on its 
own own 20A circuit for the center aisle of microcomputers, it has four 
outlets on the side, and next time we'll paint the wooden block 
underneath it to match the floor)

http://vcfed.org/evan/handle.jpg (new handle -- also a new lock)

http://vcfed.org/evan/galinat.jpg (kudos to Jeff G. for making a lot of 
long trips to the museum and doing tons of manual labor for us lately)

http://vcfed.org/evan/protect.jpg (step away from the blue box...)

http://vcfed.org/evan/allbench.jpg (new shelves on left, new shelf under 
TV too)

http://vcfed.org/evan/twoshelves.jpg (room for expansion)

http://vcfed.org/evan/oneshelf.jpg (let the Pong commence)

Back at it this weekend! Need to set up another computer or two, put the 
decorative backings on all the microcomputer shelving units, start 
making the signs, do more cleaning, and who knows what else.

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