More cleaning out the Bob basement

Alexandre Souza alexandre.tabajara at
Sat Sep 18 20:36:46 CDT 2021

I'd dump the wife...

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Em sáb, 18 de set de 2021 22:33, Mike Katz via cctalk <cctalk at>

> 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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