[vcf-midatlantic] How's everyone doing?

corey cohen coreyvcf at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 11:08:51 EDT 2020

I work from home anyway, so that hasn’t changed but I do miss going to the gym and Starbucks to hang out.

On the computer project side, I have been working on making the Museum’s Sol-20 bulletproof.  There were a lot of iffy TI sockets that if you sneezed near them would cause issues.  I also reflowed the entire board since there also were some issues with cold solder joints in addition to the crappy sockets.  Let’s just say 43 year poor soldering job doesn’t react well to hot and cold cycles over the years.  While this unit has been in our museum for a while, it started acting up after the move to the new museum.  I think the move might have cracked some cold solder joints from the vibrations of the rolling carts it was on moving though the infoage buildings.   I also just ordered some new Tantalum caps so that there shouldn’t be any magic smoke on this Sol20 ever.  I only took the motherboard, so at some point I’ll have to recap the supply.

I also have a stack of Apple II stuff from a friend to troubleshoot.  I may get to those next week.

Outside of computer stuff, been doing a lot of minor reorganizing and little projects here and there.  If we start getting good weather on the weekends I’ll clean out my shed and my garage some more.


> On Mar 27, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Since I live 5 blocks away from my job I am the only person getting
> into the office.
> It has been very very busy

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