Dumpster Safari! (Stil: Off-topic...)

From: John Higginbotham <higginbo_at_netpath.net>
Date: Fri Jan 30 20:56:52 1998

At 01:21 AM 1/30/98 -0600, you wrote:

>I don't know of any *real* military surplus stores around SF anymore;
>though you'd think there would be some, what with Mare Island Naval
>ShipYard, Treasure Island, Alameda (Nuclear Wessels!), The Presidio, etc.
>There are a few electronics surplus stores around, especially down in the
>(silicon) valley.

I wasn't into computers at the time (I was 6 or 7) But my father used to
take me on Dumpster Safaris at Charleston Naval Base, where he worked
(civilian). Man, they used to throw out all sorts of stuff, some of it just
had a few scratches on it. I remember seeing oscilloscopes, radio gear,
terminals, tools, office furniture, you could live in one of those
dumpsters (Hey, I was 6. I didn't have great expectations.) My big thing
back then was swapping wires on connections, juicing it up, and see what
explodes. Now I'm all grown up! :)

-John Higginbotham-
Received on Fri Jan 30 1998 - 20:56:52 GMT

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