Seriously off-topic, but worth sending... (FUNNY)

From: Wirehead Prime <>
Date: Wed Apr 8 09:47:20 1998

You'd be surprised (or maybe not) how many S100 systems lived in cardboard.

I used to have this Adaptec SCSI to MFM/RLL board connected between my old
Mac SE and this nasty 3.5 inch RLL drive which would heat up so bad after
3 hours it'd just stop working...the only way to keep it cool was to wrap
it in a thick ziplock bag with duct tape to hold everything together and

HANG IT OUT THE WINDOW. This was during the winter so it stayed nice and
cool. Had a bit of trouble with water in the bag turning to frost (more
like water vapor) but the drive, which was only supposed to hang out
there for a few hours so I could pull the data off it successfully and go
through it while doing it, ended up spinning away outside the window for
about two weeks before I did away with it. =-)

A bit of nostalgia but not too far off-topic because it was 10 years ago,
utilizing retro components (not at the time so much) and speaks to the
weird stuff people did to get machines running.

Anthony Clifton - Wirehead

> But a proper case was nowhere to be found!
> So I got me a cardboard box and some masking tape...
> I showed the result to our upstream admin, and we was laughing so hard we has almost crying...
Received on Wed Apr 08 1998 - 09:47:20 BST

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