[Rack] Racks, they overfloweth

Dr. Jesus j at hug.gs
Thu Mar 24 20:15:16 UTC 2011

I just realized we don't actually need electricity figured out to move
the racks.  I asked the landlord if we can move them downstairs while
we figure out how we're going to wire them, that will immediately free
up the space they're occupying.  I'll poke him again tomorrow if he
doesn't reply to my question today.

It's nice seeing some positive energy injected into the bulky object
problem :)  Between that and the recent work on the EE shelves (who
did that?) I think it's really helping to unlock the potential of the
space.  Thanks!

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:23 PM, rachel lyra hospodar
<rachelyra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great! Can we come up with an approximate timeline for when you think this
> stuff might happen? That way I can poke you again as necessary ;)  it would
> be great to find out about if those other rails fit in the smaller rack, it
> doesn't sound like we need to wait on that one.
> Will you keepers of the rack need help moving everything? I can probably
> rally some troops.
> mediumreality.com
> On Mar 24, 2011 11:53 AM, "Dr. Jesus" <j at hug.gs> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 8:47 PM, rachel lyra hospodar
>> <rachelyra at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello O mighty Keepers of the Rack,
>>> At the last Hackathon, when we were placing the Great and Mighty Shrine
>>> of
>>> Membership Binders into the Great and Towering New Rack, we noticed the
>>> shorty rack that hides out hunkered down in the back of the library.  So
>>> many racks!
>>> I was talking to Miloh about Maker Faire, and he pointed out that tons of
>>> new people come through the space during that time. He has it as a goal
>>> to
>>> tear through some primary deconstruction before that to help spruce
>>> things
>>> up. I am focusing on certain areas but also general rearranging/cleanup -
>>> we
>>> do tend to accumulate Bulky Things That Affect Us All.  I feel that way
>>> about these racks.
>>> I am curious if anyone has any plans/intentions they want to share about
>>> an
>>> actual rack swap, getting rid of the 2 excess racks, etc. I don't know
>>> much,
>>> but can help hold heavy fiddly hardware in place while someone else
>>> tightens
>>> the screws, or perhaps just take part in lighting a fire under your
>>> assess?
>>> And/or helping to sell off unwanted racks on craigslist.  Or whatever.
>>> It's
>>> getting crowded in the Super Sekrit Serious Soldering Area, and I
>>> (lovingly)
>>> blame racks.
>> The current plan is to install the big rack downstairs. I'm still
>> negotiating with the landlord over what the rent would be, and he's
>> still trying to get some numbers to figure out how much he wants.
>> I'll poke him again today.
>> I forgot about the smaller rack. I think some of the machines which
>> came in with a recent donation might have compatible rails for it. If
>> that's true, I'll see if we can put that downstairs too. Otherwise I
>> can't think of a use for it.

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