[lug] Re: Coding night questions

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Thu Jan 31 21:43:23 MST 2002

Chris Riddoch wrote:
> "D. Stimits" <stimits at idcomm.com> writes:
> > I would consider one machine, but the monitor changes everything. My
> > main machine is actually in a large case, and weighs in excess of 110
> > pounds (purchased with expansion in mind).
> Geez, man. You should upgrade to a lighter model. ;)

This is where I wish I had a laptop. Computers themselves are not
actually that big of deal to transport, but monitors are bulky (at least
the tube type), and worse, fragile.

> There's a few loading docks at the engineering center, and with a
> little coordination, someone could meet you at the door and take your
> computer to the room while you get a parking spot, and have it at the
> room roughly around the time you'd be there.
> This is, in fact, how I'm expecting the installfest to work.

I would expect such for an install. On the other hand, I can't see doing
so casually as if it were a laptop/notebook, too much chance for
something to go wrong. Maybe some day I'll get a better connection than
the 56k and be able to ssh in to it when away, using one of these
smaller machines.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

> > > I was going to bring one of those i-Openers for somone to use, but she's
> > > able to get a SSH client on her Mac laptop.  Perhaps you could make a
> > > similar deal there?
> >
> > I don't know anyone there (that I know of), I might show up once without
> > a machine just to see what goes on.
> Well, it's rather short notice to do anything tomorrow, especially
> since I haven't been by the place to go to reserve a room yet. But I
> might hang out there.
> --
> Chris Riddoch       | epistemological
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