Time spent Looking VS time spent "Playing"

From: Clint Wolff <vaxman_at_uswest.net>
Date: Wed Jun 28 19:35:02 2000

Hi Francois,

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, FBA wrote:

> Howdy all,
> Another free for all question:
> How much time do you devote searching for old machines?

Bout 15 minutes a day to search EBay, and another hour perusuing
auction sites.

> How much time "Playing" (fixing, using etc...) these machines?

All weekend during cold weather, very little during the summer.

> I've found lately that when I'm done with the rounds (that is when I can do
> the rounds) I usually don't have time to do the play and the machine often
> end up on a shelf (or floor or table or....) until I finaly free myself up.
> Also as the collection grows I have less time to spend with each machine and
> some don't get out anymore (C64, C128, ADAM etc...). It seems that the
> longer the setup time the less likely the machine is going to be used.
> I used to try to get one representative of each group easilly accessible but
> it is now impossible.
> What do you do? How do you manage your "quality" time with your machines?
> Do you feel guilty for neglecting that old (insert machine name here)?
> Francois

I feel guilty about the stack of VS3100's and DS3100's that I need to
test, document, clean up, and sell. I want to build two boxes with
a variety of parts to test NetBSD ports on, and unload the rest.

I feel guilty about the stack of documentation I have that needs
to be scanned, buffed, PDFed, and posted to the website I need to

I feel guilty about the home repair and improvement that isn't getting

I feel guilty about not getting out and meeting more people (female),
and not getting in better shape (not round).

If I had kids or pets I'd feel guilty about not spending enough
quality time with them.

I don't feel guilty about doing any of the above things whilst my
computers sit idle.

Received on Wed Jun 28 2000 - 19:35:02 BST

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