This is one of those pointless blog posts where you want to keep up the momentum of posting, but you have nothing to write about.
And, really, it’s all about the momentum, isn’t it? Gaining inertia is hard, and I really do have a lot of junk. A lot of old computer parts. A cornucopia of audio and video gear that I. Just. Don’t. Use. I know it would be worth something to someone but it takes time and effort to catalog what I have and put it on eBay . It takes planning and coordination to have a garage sale that’s successful – inasmuch as success means getting rid of stuff you don’t want, not necessarily making mad cheddar. It takes a small amount of effort, but some non-trivial amount of communication – and even a dollop of trust – to give items away on Freecycle . It takes mental wrassling to get over the idea that items that are cluttering your space aren’t worth enough to sell or worth enough to give away, but are actually meant for the dump – and once you get over that hurdle you have to load a truck and actually go there.
I have the following items which are cluttering my existence:
Around 10 ADB Keyboards Two Mac Powersupplies (8500, DuoDock) Non-working Apple 9500 Motherboard Five SCSI drive chassis
- One Powermac 8500 stuffed to the gills with technology which was cool ten years ago
One Powermac 9500 with nothing special to speak of inside Two Sony DSS receivers and dishes
- Two Hughes Electronics DSS hookup kits
Three 15” Apple Color Displays Two Peavey V3 MIDI Synth modules which I have never used One Peavey SP sample module One Peavey SX and one Peavey SX-II sample module A Sony 300+1 Disc changer which doesn’t work
- Two dual-cassette decks
A Conley 40GB SCSI RAID which is 3’x1’x2’ (HxWxD) 5 9GB Ultra-SCSI drives (used) A pile of IDE drives of various sizes between 13 and 20GB Eight PCI video cards of no historical significance
- Five 10/100 Ethernet Cards
One Powerbook Duo 2300 with DuoDock Two EVB-18 raw-frame woofers and two JBL 2202 raw-frame midrange drivers (I actually have plans for these)
- An eMate
- ±20 boxes of Macintosh software unfit to run on MacOSX, even through Classic
A milk crate with flyback transformer parts for a 10 year old Radius Intellicolor/20e CRT monitor that I have on my desk but rarely use because I need to replace the flyback transformer One Macintosh Quadra 950 One Macintosh LC520 One Amiga 3000T
- Three Commodore=64s
- One Commodore=128
- One Commodore=128d
- One 512k Macintosh, with Imagewriter and Pagemaker v1 discs
One Panasonic 3250 video camera Two boxes of UPC ±400 3” diameter x 37” Kraft paper shipping tubes with plastic plugs A shit-ton of Tampa Bay Buccaneer memorabilia which was left in the house by the previous occupant
So, you see, I have a Lot of Junk. And very little momentum.
(Edited 3/16/2010 to show what’s been dealt with)
(Edited 2/5/2015 to strike out more stuff which has been dealt with)
This is one of those pointless blog posts where you want to keep up the momentum, but you have nothing to write about.
And, really, it’s all about the momentum, isn’t it? Gaining inertia is hard, and I really do have a lot of junk. …