[vcf-midatlantic] January workshop call to arms
billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 09:09:49 EST 2020
Given it's close to my house, let me know when you're going. I used to
have a 8010, sold it to Vulcan Electronics some years ago. I also used to
work on other Xerox workstations in various places.
On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 8:26 AM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> David, thank you for that info!
> We do have one monitor, mouse and keyboard, and Andy is heading down to DE
> this week to further assess the remainder of the rescue the Xerox machines
> were a part of, and potentially pick up the other peripherals for these
> machines in advance of completing the overall rescue.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jan 7, 2020, at 7:43 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 7:32 AM David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >> I have been in contact with Josh Dersch through my emulator project who
> >> has working 8010's. Evan had expressed interest in getting one working
> >> I
> >> had checked and he said:
> > I trust Josh Dersch from The Living Computer Museum & Labs because I have
> > met him at VCF PNW and VCF West where he showed off his *working* Xerox
> > 8010 Information System (better known as the “Star” workstation)
> > a microcode-level Star emulator developed at LCM+L named Darkstar. Come
> > experience GUI history and early desktop metaphors with Viewpoint and
> > OS, do some hacking in Mesa on XDE, or delve into AI on Interlisp-D!
> >> I have finish the 3b1 which shouldn't take too long, possible Straight 8
> >> work, haven't heard if paper tape could be loaded. Assuming spare time
> >> I can assist on this.
> > I'm sorry, I didn't have time to finish checking the PDP 8 paper tape
> > loading last time I was docent. And now the museum is being renovated so
> > won't be able to get to it until the epoxy flooring part is finished
> > the next two weeks. I will update you, but if you need to prioritize,
> > please work on the Xerox machine before the PDP 8.
> >> On Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 10:37:30PM -0500, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic
> >> wrote:
> >>> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 22:37:30 -0500
> >>> From: Tony Bogan <thebogans at mac.com>
> >>> To: vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org
> >>> Subject: January workshop call to arms
> >>> X-Mailer: iPhone Mail (16F203)
> >>> All, VCF recently acquired two Xerox 8010 computers. We would like to
> >> assess and repair (if needed) these machines, and are hoping to have
> one on
> >> display in the very near future.
> >>> We are looking for anyone with the expertise and experience needed to
> >> assess these machines. We are hoping to begin the process of restoring
> >> these machines at the upcoming January workshop on the 25th and 26th of
> >> this month.
> >>> So if you???re out there (and I???m sure you are!) and you can attend
> >> the workshop, please let us know! While there will be lots going on at
> >> workshop, this is something we are hoping to be able to work on in
> >> preparation for the museum remodeling (or as soon as is practical)
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Tony Bogan
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> > --
> > =========================================
> > Jeff Brace
> > Vice President, VCF East Showrunner
> > Vintage Computer Federation
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