[vcf-midatlantic] Repair Workshop Wrap-up 3/30 & 3/31

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Sun Mar 31 21:17:28 EDT 2019

> Evan can fill you in on what he was working on as well as the others.

I spent several hours Saturday trying to get my Chromebook to 
communicate with its USB port via the Linux container. This is relevant 
to vintage computing because I want to use it for ADTPro. Turns out 
ChromeOS just doesn't allow Linux container-to-USB devices ... yet. It's 
in development, and supposedly there's an option in the dev channel OS 
release, but we tried it and couldn't get that working. So, I am tabling 
that project for a while. Will try again in the summer.

Then on Sunday I tested a few kiosk programs for museum digital signage. 
So far I'm leaning toward one called OpenKiosk. Jameel helped me get it 
set up correctly.

The big project Sunday afternoon was de-palleting more of the VAX 9000. 
Tony, Ian, Jason, and Jameel did the hard work. They used the pallet 
ramp that Ian built a couple of visits ago. Now four or five more racks 
are on their casters instead of on pallets. There are six more to go, 
but those probably have to wait until after VCF East.

Jason completed the LED bulb project in the warehouse which Steve A. 
began a couple of months ago.

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