More cleaning out the Bob basement

Mike Katz bitwiz at
Sat Sep 18 20:32:59 CDT 2021

I have a basement but I also have a wife who complains everytime I bring 
some orphaned computer part (or camera) home and to the basement.  In 
her eyes it's all junk.

Which is worse, no basement or a wife 😁

It was because of my first wife (now ex) that I sold my 2 full racks of 
PDP-8/E equipment.

On 9/18/2021 3:40 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
>> On Sep 18, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Chris Zach via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>> Went over to chip away at the Bob basement, and this time Alex came with me. This is not a bad idea as if one of the piles shift and I get stuck it would be nice to have someone there to call 911.
> You might be joking, but this is no joke, it’s a *VERY* good idea.  Back when my collection was in storage units, I took a large vintage TV to the head.  Thankfully I was okay, but it could have been much worse.  After that I started being more cautious.
>> Moral: Do not die with a lot of this stuff in your basement. We were far more able to move this stuff 30 years ago when we were young than today.
> Good point.  I was reminded of this a few months ago, while I was working some of my old gear while on my Sabbatical.  The good news, I don’t have a basement. :-)
> Zane

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