Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Toshiba T1000 Teardown

My favourite rare treat at Free Geek is taking apart unusual old equipment. (See e.g. Industrial Computer Teardown.) Forgive me for posting this stuff as frequently as I possibly can -- it's fun, it's interesting and I love writing about it.

Toshiba T1000 Cockpit View

Monday, December 13, 2010

Volunteer Who's Who, Take 1

One of the reasons I started this blog is because I wanted the volunteers to get to know each other, even if they volunteer on different days or only see each other occasionally. Being a geek by nature, however, it's a lot easier for me to talk hardware than people. It's taken me a few weeks to muster the courage to start what I hope will be a series of short interviews with volunteers around the place. I started with Kirby, who many of you will know from his usual post on Tuesdays at the build bench.

Kirby does battle with Dell drive rails

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Building ThinkStations

We had a fleet of ThinkStations arriving into build fodder sometime last week and a number of them were built and ready for testing when I arrived at Free Geek today.

Thanks to this week's builders, they were a pleasure to give a final once-over, and a number of them went to the store for sale today. Good work, folks!

I don't know if anyone else noticed, but they have angry robot faces on the back.