[svlug] free equipment - needs a home

ericv ericv at cruzio.com
Mon Jan 22 12:10:05 PST 2007

On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:55:22 -0800, Rick Moen wrote
> Quoting Paul Cubbage (pcubbage at opencountry.com):
> > I picked up the 4 systems plus a monitor that Eric has generously 
> > contributed. 
> > 
> > Now I need a place to deliver to.  Anyone?  I can put them in a cube at 
> > Open Country but don't want to keep handling them.
> I certainly don't want to discourage such efforts, but just want to make
> sure people starting them are aware of the logistical obstacles
> up-front.  In my experience, the last time rent was low in the Bay Area
> was circa 1950 -- and I've, after reflection, discarded a great deal 
> of computer gear over the years that didn't justify its pro-rata 
> share of my exhorbitant monthly house rental.[1]
> Also, fixing cheap throwaway PCs for the needy will make you feel
> virtuous 'n' stuff but is unlikely to teach you or anyone else jack
> about Linux.  (If you think Jane Elderly Gal is going to take a 
> shine to Kubuntu / FC6 / Linux from Scratch / PCLinuxOS / whatever-
> damned-thing just because you preloaded it and smiled encouragingly 
> a lot, you're kidding yourself.  My opinion, yours for a small fee 
> and disclaimer of reverse-engineering rights.)
> Also, are you _sure_ you want to reinvent that wheel?
> http://www.crc.org/  Computer Recycling Center (Sunnyvale, Santa 
> Rosa, SF) http://www.accrc.org/ Alameda County Computer Resource 
> Center (Berkeley)

These were my [firewall | myth | asterisk | mailserver] project boxes until
ALS robbed me of my digital fine motor skills.  Hopefully someone else can use
them that way.

Eric N. Valor
(sent from my web client)

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