[OT] G4 goes West

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 12:33:50 EDT 2010

On 07/09/2010 06:43 PM, Jeff Reynolds wrote:
> Richmond,
> nice frankensteining! did you scream its alive when you turned the 
> power back on?

No; bit I remember the part in "young Frankenstein" when 'Eye-Gor' comes 
back with a brain
in a jar labelled "A. B. Normal". . .  :)

> you might want to think about grabbing a little temperature probe. you 
> can get these for less than $10 these days and they usually fit in a 
> bay cover space and have an in-line drive vampire plug for power. you 
> can then put the probe in different areas to monitor the temp. some 
> even have an alarm.
> i found these really useful on one exhibit installation where some of 
> the cabinets i had gear in would have some equipment shutdowns (mainly 
> mpeg players) turned out to be cabinet specific. even though the 
> cabinet had a fan when closed there turned out to be a really large 
> temp differential in the closed beast. was able to determine this by 
> some testing with the probe in different places. then some 
> rearrangement of components and fan location solved everything! bought 
> a probe then for each cabinet and put the probe next to the most 
> sensitive piece of gear and set the alarm just below failure temp. 
> worked like a charm!
> even though the g4 is cooler now, you never know when it might suck up 
> a big cat hair ball and start overheating again!

Especially as my cat seems to like to snooze just behind the machine!

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