[vcf-midatlantic] Found an IBM XT in my garage.

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 19:51:43 UTC 2021


Mice are spreading bubonic plague around south Tahoe this summer. Nasty buggers. Just get a cat or two. 

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Andrew Diller
267-353-2203


> On Aug 4, 2021, at 3:49 PM, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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> On Aug 4, 2021, at 13:42, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> 
>> I'm doing a bit of cleanup around the house an suddenly found an IBM
>> XT (think it's really a real XT). It has many boards and a full height
>> drive in it. Unfortunately a mouse made a nest in it. So some cleanup
>> effort on my part will be needed.
>> 
>> BTW, I have no idea where this came from. I only thought I had the
>> IBM PC motherboard. Any words of wisdom?
> 
> Other than clean it really well? Mouse waste, besides being corrosive to electronics, can also be full of nasties. Hantavirus is pretty rare outside the southwest, but it’s still not something I’d really want to roll the dice on.
> 
> 
> - Dave


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