[vcf-midatlantic] How's everyone doing?
jakari at bithose.com
Fri Mar 27 23:24:26 EDT 2020
Howdy everyone. Glad to see things are generally ok.
Work has been busy - more or less the same, just WFH instead. A lot of time hand-wringing over VPN issues of course, but we’re handling them. At least for us, business has been good. I am planning to go by myself to the datacenter next week to work on some deferred maintenance; chances are I won’t even see another person the whole day. I do not mind that.
I’ve been in several videoconference meetings per day - this has finally made me clean up my office / lab, which is still cluttered with VCF East 2019 / UNIX50 parts. My coworkers are alternately confused and amazed. ;)
So I put away some things that were just collecting dust, promoted the VAXstation I got from Bill D. all that while ago to somewhere I can use it, and decided my Mac Plus deserved a space on my office shelf. I am concerned about what its insides might look like after years in storage. Maybe I’ll crack it open tomorrow.
I’ve continued to work on, albeit more slowly now, my SYM-1 6502 project that was slated for VCF East. I might consider doing some videos and/or blog posts about it… that’d be a new thing for me. A new EPROM programmer and UV eraser came in the mail, woohoo! While cleaning out the shed I re-discovered boxes of electronic components that will finally be of use.
I was really hoping for VCF-East consignment to be an outlet for some of my surplus. I’m debating whether eBay is worth trying. Are people buying used stuff from randos on eBay now? No idea.
So… pretty ok. Until today. My wife found out she is being furloughed for an indeterminate time, as are most of her coworkers. Healthcare paid through May at least. The reality has set in.
We’ll be fine, and we’ll figure it out, but I worry about people who may not.
> On Mar 27, 2020, at 2:08 PM, Peter Cetinski via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> From: Peter Cetinski <pete at pski.net>
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] How's everyone doing?
> Date: March 27, 2020 at 2:08:38 PM EDT
> To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
> I’m in the same boat as many here. Working from home full-time on a new gig I just started this week. Of course, many TRS-80 projects continue to be on the queue.
> If anyone here is interested we’re having another live TRS-80 Trash Talk on Zoom tomorrow at 4pm EDT.
> I know you’re all on Zoom now so there’s no execuse! :) Everyone is welcome even if you don’t own a TRS-80. Maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know about one of the original trinity microcomputers.
> https://zoom.us/j/567066261 <https://zoom.us/j/567066261>
> Take care,
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