[sf-lug] the build-a-machine project

jim stockford jim at well.com
Fri Aug 25 13:12:33 PDT 2006

no need for money on this end--you gotta
pay your own rent, of course--but all the
stuff is waiting here in a box, i even have
the screwdrivers and grounding straps.
just show up and start screwing, so to

On Aug 25, 2006, at 11:38 AM, vincent polite wrote:

> I think this could be fun. I'm ready to do some work. Have to work out 
> my budget though as to what I can do. How about the middle or end of 
> Sept?
> jim stockford <jim at well.com> wrote:
>  Someone at the last meeting came up with the
> prospect of building a computer. others chimed
> in with offers to help or otherwise participate.
>  The subsequent discussion included fears of
> spending money, breaking things, trodding
> unknown paths, the need for groundstraps, and
> so on.
>  I went to ActNet (whom I love and adore) and
> bought a box of parts. Now many of the concerns
> are addressed--the money is spent, it's not your
> stuff so who cares if we break it....
>  There are issues remaining: such as actually
> getting off butts and going to some place where
> the box of parts is, putting up with the other
> people who may appear and have opinions
> (and maybe break things before we have a
> chance)....
>  Who's up for it? Wanna build a computer for
> the fun of it, or for the education?
> lemme know,
> jim
> ps: By default it will remain my computer, though
> anyone is welcome to buy it for parts cost.
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