[vcf-midatlantic] How's Everyone Doing

Jameel Akari jakari at bithose.com
Fri Apr 24 20:09:01 EDT 2020

(jumping in late...)

On Fri, 24 Apr 2020, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

>>  Yeah, VCF East would have started today. I'm sad too because it was
>>  turning out to be the best one ever, now
>>  we have to postpone and hope that everything falls into place.
> It will still be great when the next one happens!

I had scheduled the time-off already, so my wife & I decided to do 
VCF at Home, now on day 2 of 4.  Working on my SYM-1, taking a break before 
soldering new memory address jumpers in.  We've also been doing some food 
& drink tributes that we strongly associate with VCF East. :)

Posting updates on Instagram & 


I might go back and re-post these on my own website, because both FB and 
IG have been such a PITA to do this on.

If nothing else it means I'll have a real solid exhibit by October. ;)

>>  Thinking out loud. Does anyone replace the batteries on them or do they
>>  just buy a new one? I have two with
>>  dead batteries and wonder if the cost justifies replacing the batteries or
>>  just get a whole new unit?

If it's a better or bigger UPS, I replace the batteries.  I've done so 
from RefurbUPS and Gruber Power Systems over the past 15 years or so on 
- Best Power Fortress 1450
- Powerware Prestige EXT
- Powerware 9125

Jameel Akari

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