Saturday, July 28, 2007

Long Lines

Former AT&T Long Lines microwave tower, west of State Route 49, north of Valparaiso, Indiana

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Packing Up

I'm all packed up, time to help the others get their stuff ready to go. Things went well. I'm coming home with about the same, or maybe only slightly more, stuff than I came with. Picked up a Mac IIfx and some random books and such. Unloaded some blank tapes and lots of copies of Windows 1.03. Got myself on the local news (link coming later) saying some embarrassing stuff under the glare of the video light. Saw some great hardware and met some great people. Got to show off some wacky hardware and educate people on how things used to be done and how much fun it wasn't.

Due to hit the road in an hour or so, after a much-needed meal. Will post full pictures set tomorrow.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Not where we should be

City impound yard

Time to go

So I started packing at midnight last night. 90 minutes later I have a car full of random stuff I never intended to bring. I walked around the house/basement/garage/local dump and searched for things that, at least the last time I looked at them n years ago, were working. No one will be judging my display for continuity of theme, and certainly not for effort, so no worries. Just another day with a carload of dusty old electronics. This is my life.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Pretty much everything I've tried has failed or is broken. My display will most likely be a big pile of broken equipment, but still somewhat rare and possibly conversation-inspiring. Maybe I'll shift gears and display some other stuff that I know works. Time to hit the basement closet and see what presents itself...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Up against the clock

Well I've gone and signed up as an exhibitor for VCF Midwest and I'm not really sure what I'm going to display. Since I never have the time to really complete and restore anything I have, I'll probably just bring some unique items and leave it at that. If they turn on and people can do things on them, all the better. One week to go, and I seem to be living at work lately....