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[DPRG] Update: Computer room at the warehouse.

Subject: [DPRG] Update: Computer room at the warehouse.
From: W.E.Cole wecole at ev1.net
Date: Wed May 21 21:48:01 CDT 2003

No, there is nothing in place yet regarding the wireless idea. Right now
that's all it is - an idea.

As for the serial mice - first we want to see if anyone has some laying
about, gathering dust, before we spend good money on old equipment.

~Bill Cole
----- Original Message -----
>From: Rodent <daweasel at swbell.net>
To: DPRG <dprglist at dprg.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Update: Computer room at the warehouse.


> Do we have a wireless access point in there yet?
>
> Somebody I know found an off-brand wireless PC card for about $25-30
> dollars -- I think it was the house brand for CompUSA or similar. At any
> rate it had a chipset supported by Linux, if someone needs it. I'll get
more
> details if needed.
>
> As far as the mice, check with Dirtbag's (electronic discount sales) --
they
> typically have all sorts of obsolete stuff.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Here's a quick update on what's going on with the computer lab at the
> > warehouse - I call it a lab because it's more than one room now....
<snip>
> > We've had a lot of equipment donated to the project but one of the
biggest
> > problems we've run into so far is that nearly all of the computers are
older
> > AT style motherboards/cases that use serial mice (which we don't have
any
> > of). For the short term, we need 3-4 SERIAL mice to get all the
workstation
<snip>
> > One of the suggestions that's been considered for the next phase is
> > acquiring a couple of wireless PCMCIA network cards to allow folks with
> > their own laptops to bring them to RBNO and be able to jack into the
network
> > while they sit out in the main area of the warehouse, instead of being
force
> > to cram into the computer room. We're not sure if this is a realistic
plan
> > or not, a lot will depend on cost, but it's one of the ideas that's
being
> > considered.



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