[vcf-midatlantic] Repair Workshop June 9 & 10, 2018 Wrap-up

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon Jun 11 00:02:02 EDT 2018

Post-workshop, Jeff B. and I got some wood to make shelves for inside the
museum storage locker and also to improve one of the exhibits. Details when
I get a chance to finish those projects...

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 12:00 AM Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org> wrote:

> Martin dropped off a spool of solid cat 5, assorted hardware, and the tool
> for terminating it (which he taught me to use). New-ish member Matt K. and
> I bought a piece of electrical PVC to go from the attic into the museum. We
> installed that and started to put in some of the cables. Jon S. did more
> cabling. Roddy cut the PVC shorter for us so it fits our space better. Lots
> more to do! Jon and I started making a plan for how we'll route the rest of
> the cables from security cameras to the PVC.
> As for my own project, I spent about four hours cursing at the Portable
> III and all the Lego stuff because it wouldn't properly run code that I
> knew "should" work ... until Jeff G. and Bill I. convinced me to try
> flipping a ribbon cable around ... after which it immediately worked
> perfectly. :)
> Had a problem using the setup disk to configure the hard drive. Entered
> the date/time (also tried period-appropriate dates) but then it just said
> "please wait" and froze there on every attempt. I don't know if that means
> a dead CMOS battery or something else. Did not get any errors while
> booting. The battery appears to be a square plastic assembly, not a coin
> cell. Any ideas?
> Didn't have a chance to try to Apple II emulator.
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2018, 11:02 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> Less than average turnout, but lots of stuff accomplished. Various members
>> worked on their own and VCF equipment.
>> I felt that everyone was tired of going to the same eating place (Princess
>> Maria, Blue Swan, Main Street Grill), so I found us a new place not too
>> far
>> away: Brick House Tavern + Tap in Neptune City. Everyone felt that the
>> food
>> was good, reasonable price and lots of selection of beers. It's a sports
>> bar so I enjoyed watching the Yankees game while eating dinner. We were
>> put
>> in the outside deck area and the weather was great. They take
>> reservations,
>> so next workshop I will reserve some spaces for us.
>> Evan also worked on museum improvements which he can detail here.
>> Does anyone want to chime in on details on what they worked on?
>> --
>> =========================================
>> Jeff Brace
>> Vice President
>> Vintage Computer Federation

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