[vcf-midatlantic] Repair workshop wrap-up 7/11 & 7/12, 2020

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 00:23:15 EDT 2020

I scanned about 40 sets of documents, next workshop I'll get started on
that project earlier.

Last year I donated a sheetfed scanner, I'll bring a 2nd laptop with me
next time and see if I can rope someone into helping power through the pile
of documents :)

On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 9:32 PM Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Hello -
> I was there for Saturday only...
> I swapped out my loaner switch in the Museum rack and installed (with some
> helping hands from Alex) the 2nd Cisco 36xx switch that Martin from CDL
> obtained from us. That completes the Phase 1 of the Museum networking
> upgrade - from the cellular data to a physical drop from the CDL. So many
> thanks to Martin for finding this equipment and helping us get a network
> drop in the museum to use. The internet access there is much much faster.
> Alex also added me to the new KVM that was installed in the rack for the
> VCF firewall and Linux server. I moved the KVM to the CDL Private network
> so it can be accessed from the CDL building for easier remote access.
> I picked up the box of SGI manuals Adam located and found some interesting
> docs. I'm determining what is already online and I will scan what is not,
> as well as image some of the CDROMs included in the docs and upload them to
> the Internet Archive.
> I also spent some time installing a new wiki on the VCF "webserver" -
> which is the nice Dell 410 that Alex also donated to VCF. This required
> some db and java to be installed on the server. This wiki will allow us to
> have a local copy of important information about systems and applications
> at InfoAge for easy lookup on site.
> Also prepped the install of the Collective Access software which we will
> trial for usage in the warehouse for inventory of assets. The SystemSource
> museum in Baltimore uses this software and it has some very nice features.
> I talked a bit with Jeff about setting up a 'inventory cart' in the
> warehouse that would have a dedicated PC that would access the server back
> in the Museum, as well as tags and markers we could use to start tagging
> some assets in the warehouse. The CHM has advised us on tags and markers
> that will not damage equipment.
> https://www.collectiveaccess.org/ <https://www.collectiveaccess.org/>
> I tried to print to the LaserJet4+ from my mac but was just able to print
> some postscript commands to that PCL printer ;)
> I would love to locate a PS interface/card and upgrade it from a 4+ to a
> 4MP+. If anyone has any of those sitting around please let me know!
> Finally I watched in fascination as Ian, Jason, Alex and Jonathan did
> amazing things - and I want to get Jason to bring up his battery welder so
> I can rebuild all my classic laptop battery packs. His example on his
> Compudyne 486 was incredible.
> See you at the next one...
> -andy
> > On Jul 13, 2020, at 6:41 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Maybe everyone can tell what they were working on and their progress.
> >

Jason Perkins
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