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

jim stockford jim at well.com
Fri Aug 25 15:10:37 PDT 2006

let's get together after you return.

On Aug 25, 2006, at 2:58 PM, nathank wrote:

> I'd be up for it, but I'm going to be out of town till 9/5.
> jim stockford 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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