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  1. #41  
    Originally posted by BobbyMike
    "Mmmm interesting... care to tell more about that?"

    About seven years ago we bought 135+ acres withn old house and a barn (along with various other outbuildings). The barn was completely full of cr*p. That cr*p turned out to contain the entire stock of a defunct millinery (hat making) supply company. It had been stored in the barn for approx. 50 years. After we removed a lot of junk we uncovered boxes and boxes of pristine hat trimmings, most of them feather ornaments. The factories that made these no longer exist, or are no longer making them, so they are sought after.
    We sell directly to most of the best custom hatmakers in the US and UK (Philip Treacy who does Chanels' hats (and his own) bought a huge lot from us). You can see our stuff at our website(which admittedly is in dire need of updating and revising) at Vintage Feathers . We currently come up as the number one site on Google searches for "vintage feathers".
    Wow, what a great story!
    Give my love to liz
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  2. #42  
    "Wow, what a great story! Give my love to liz "

    smooch smooch
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
  3. #43  
    Originally posted by Yorick

    Retirement?
    Not me. I plan to die at the keyboard.
  4. #44  
    I just considered a contest I might win, what about the member with the most computers, or the most diskspace, at his desk ?
    My latest count: 10 computers, a Palm, a Treo, an HP360LX, a Lego RCX and 410 GB storage space. btw: I didn't count linear storage, only random access.
  5. #45  
    Originally posted by ErnstB
    I just considered a contest I might win, what about the member with the most computers, or the most diskspace, at his desk ?
    My latest count: 10 computers, a Palm, a Treo, an HP360LX, a Lego RCX and 410 GB storage space. btw: I didn't count linear storage, only random access.
    Are those actually _at_ your desk, or merely controllable from your desk? Personally, I like to keep all my servers in another less accessible room and just visit them in person when circumstances require.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  6. #46  
    at home: next to my desk: one server with 270 GB ( 230 HD and 40 GB optical), on my desk the rest, on a modular computer desk that has four shelfs with equipment, all controlled through two cascaded KVM switches with two 19" monitors, one keyboard and one mouse. If forgot to mention that there are two hubs, a switch and a cisco router to connect the equipment together. One KVM switch together with the router and a hub and three machines is a complete network separated from the rest (all together on the top shelf) as a test environment.

    btw: I know it is a bit much, but I thought it might be something to keep this thread alive
  7. #47  
    Originally posted by ErnstB
    at home: next to my desk: one server with 270 GB ( 230 HD and 40 GB optical), on my desk the rest, on a modular computer desk that has four shelfs with equipment, all controlled through two cascaded KVM switches with two 19" monitors, one keyboard and one mouse. If forgot to mention that there are two hubs, a switch and a cisco router to connect the equipment together. One KVM switch together with the router and a hub and three machines is a complete network separated from the rest (all together on the top shelf) as a test environment.

    btw: I know it is a bit much, but I thought it might be something to keep this thread alive
    Well, I could beat that at work were it not for the fact that my racks are in four separate locations and they're only virtually at my desk. I don't have much at home (only 4 systems with ~250GB of disc).
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  8. #48  
    I have 40 chickens
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
  9. #49  
    Originally posted by BobbyMike
    I have 40 chickens
    I have 1 budgie!
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  10. #50  
    I've got a USB hub. Bam!
  11. #51  
    I might win a 'slowest P.O.S. still in active duty' contest (A 200MHz P1 and maxed at 192MB's RAM). Maybe a 'youngest father' contest (19). A shot at a 'most pda's gone through' contest (although the handera is raising my average - nevermind, I couldn't begin to count).
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  12. #52  
    The smallest PC-like machine is a 80186 with 512KB RAM and 512KB Flash disk see IPC12 at www.bcl.de and I won't start counting what I have at the office because I don't think many have a chance to beat me there
  13.    #53  
    Originally posted by BudPritchard


    Not me. I plan to die at the keyboard.
    Me too. I think it will look great on my (final) P.A.
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
  14.    #54  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    I might win a 'slowest P.O.S. still in active duty' contest (A 200MHz P1 and maxed at 192MB's RAM).
    I might win that if I can count PCs in my house that I maintain.

    My partner Heidi dislikes all of the 32-bit versions of Windows, so I keep her 90 Mhz 486 running Windows for Workgroups going. (However, when it dies, I think she'll have to bite the bullet and at least use NT 4.)
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
  15. #55  
    Originally posted by bookrats


    . . .I keep her 90 Mhz 486 running Windows for Workgroups going.
    A couple of weeks ago I had to relinquish the title of having the oldest working computer in the company when I retired a 40Mhz 386 running Win 3.1 - ran an old testing program that was finally replaced!
  16. #56  
    I still got a 486/20Mhz in service running Windows NT4 with 32MB RAM and a 1GB Harddisk. One of the reasons for keeping this machine for so long is that it is pizza box, with lan and vga on board. Has served very well as a DHCP server.
  17. #57  
    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    I have 1 budgie!
    The hamster died &#134
  18. #58  
    Originally posted by ErnstB


    The hamster died &#134
    Sad to hear that...

    Our Budgie looks a bit lonely so for my birthday I'll probably get another budgie....
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