Powering ancient computers (was: Happy Holidays!)

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Thu Dec 27 15:23:54 2001

Rumor has it that Clint Wolff (VAX collector) may have mentioned these words:

>I was sympathizing with the checkout chick at home-depot today... Can you
>imagine working someplace that plays christmas music 24 hours a day, 7
>days a week, since mid November?!!!???!

I really do think there should be a law (in the US) that no christmas
decorations/music/advertising/etc. should be used until after Thanksgiving.
In Canada, the law should read that non should be used until after the US's
Thanksgiving. (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October.)

I also think that it should be kept in mind that Native American people
shouldn't be chastised for disliking Thanksgiving - remember, it was a
"going away party" to the Europeans, they never left... ;-)

[[ And yes, being primarily of Native American & German descent, I really
wasn't sure which way to word the above paragraph... ;-) ]]

>On the other hand (and to bring us slightly closer to topic), I got my
>200Amp load center installed and wired up. Now I just need to get an
>inspection (ummmm.... Yup, thats a load center.... Your wire is the
>improper shade of red, you'll have to replace it all...), and get PSCo
>out to hook the feed wire up. Then I'll have an extra 80Amps to run

Pfffft. You call that an upgrade??? The house I'm buying has [ahem] 2
30-amp services - hell, that won't run my sawzall! And most of the wiring
is the original "knob & tube" wiring that was used back when many parts of
the US (and this house) ran on 50 Hz. [Yes, the town I live in ran on 50 Hz
for around 20 years, before the US standardized on 60.]

Needless to say, the very, *very* first job of mine is to install a new 200
Amp service & rewire the whole place... the better to run my computers
with! (At least my Tandy 200 runs on batteries, so I won't be completely
computerless... ;-)

Happy incr(Year)!
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
Recycling is good, right???  Ok, so I'll recycle an *older* .sig.
(circa 1997!) Why does Hershey's put nutritional information on
their candy bar wrappers when there's no nutritional value within?
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