[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Sun Nov 17 22:22:21 EST 2019

I'm still on hiatus-ish until Festivus, but I was in the area and didn't
have much to do today, so I took museum duty.

It was busy. Cub Scout group (20-something people), RPI alumni group (10ish
people), and regular visitors (10ish people). Kept me busy all day.

It was the first time I used the upper rows of microcomputers which now
have monitors.

I was unable to get four things to work:

- Apple II (crazy display)
- Apple III (no display)
- OSI Challenger (no display)
- Atari 1040 (no display)

Also did anyone work on the Heathkit H19? If not then someone should ...
looking at you Alex Bodnar. :)

I was told the new screens auto-sense the input type but I had to set some
of them manually.

Why is the original TCF poster taken down?

I put a sign ("new exhibit coming here soon") in the large empty spot where
the Timberwolf tape library was.

Someone had left a random Novell poster there. Totally out of place and
context. I removed it.

Note to everyone, you can't just put random stuff in the middle of exhibits.

Somehow the info kiosk got borked. I rebooted it and now it works fine
again. Someone had put a sign on it saying "under construction". I don't
know why. It will soon be improved for version 2.0, but the current version
1.0 works fine. It is simplistic but not broken. I removed that sign.

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