[hackerspaces] The Functioning Computer Museum needs you!

webmind webmind at puscii.nl
Thu Jul 7 18:02:36 CEST 2016

Is there a translation online somewhere to link to?



On 05/07/16 21:22, hellekin wrote:
> I'm passing this support request from the Functioning Computer Museum.
> The original message in Italian comes after KatolaZ's English
> translation.  Please have a look and circulate this message to
> like-minded people and patrons.
> Asbesto and his team have been doing great work repairing and
> maintaining historical computers in working condition.  Last year,
> Asbesto rebuilt an Apple I from original components.  Recently they had
> to downgrade their Internet access to save on expenses, and are quite in
> a situation with their rent.  What happens to the salvaged computers and
> the project may depend on you!
> Regards,
> ==
> hk
> *
> As you might know, we are a totally self-funded Museum, run only by
> volunteers, which does not receive funding from any governmental or
> private institution. As a consequence, every now and then we are
> forced to ask for the help of friends like you, who have concretely
> suppported our activities, our projects, and our growth in the past.
> Amid several difficulties, in the last few years we have continued
> working on hardware collection and restoration, we have regularly
> published and shared the results of our research, we have received
> hundreds of visitors in our permanent exposition, and salvaged
> precious and rare data from vintage media using custom-built hardware
> and software (the most notable examples include full versions of the
> extremely rare CROOK-3 and CROOK-4 operating systems, with complete
> sources, extracted from original magnetic tapes of the 1980's Polish
> system MERA-400).
> This is one of those moments when the help of friends like you is
> necessary. We are currently struggling to keep up with the payment of
> rent and bills (we actually have three months of renting in arrear and
> a couple of energy bills still waiting to be paid), and we cannot get
> through these hard times without a concrete help. We had to cut our
> ADSL connection last month, replacing it with a radio connection to
> our homes, and we also had to put off-line most of the historical
> VAX/VMS computers in order to save on the energy bill.
> We would really appreciate any donation that could help us getting
> through this hard contingency, which is putting the continuation of
> the Museum at serious risk.
> Grazie.
> Donations:
>   Bank Name: IWBANK
>   IBAN: IT58V0308301609000000024257
>   ABI: 03083
>   CAB: 01609
>   Account nr.: 00000024257
>   BIC/SWIFT code: BLPIIT21
> - Via paypal:
>   museo at freaknet.org
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [Hackers at dyne] AIUTATECI, abbiamo BISOGNO DI VOI! :( HELP!
> Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2016 17:20:58 +0000
> From: asbesto <asbesto at freaknet.org>
> Reply-To: the dyne.org hackers crew <hackers at lists.dyne.org>
> To: hackers at dyne.org
> =======================================================
> http://museo.freaknet.org
> Come sapete siamo un Museo totalmente autofinanziato, gestito
> unicamente da volontari e senza aiuti istituzionali di alcun
> tipo.
> Ogni tanto siamo costretti a ricorrere all'aiuto di tutti voi,
> che ci sostenete da anni e seguite le nostre attivita', i nostri
> progetti, e la nostra voglia di crescere.  Nonostante le
> difficolta', andiamo avanti con i restauri, i salvataggi,
> pubblicando i risultati ottenuti, documentando, condividendo,
> accogliendo visitatori e recuperando dati preziosi utilizzando
> soluzioni hardware e software sviluppate da noi (come ad es.  i
> sistemi operativi CROOK-3 e CROOK-4, compreso il codice
> sorgente, ma non solo, estratti dalle bobine originali del
> sistema polacco anni '80 MERA-400, dati che ormai si credevano
> perduti).
> Questo e' uno di quei momenti! Siamo indietro di 3 affitti e
> svariate bollette, e non riusciamo a risollevarci da soli da
> questo momento difficile.
> Siamo stati costretti ad eliminare la linea ADSL del Museo
> spostandoci su un ponte radio, in modo da risparmiare soldi. Anche i
> sistemi VAX/VMS ed i computer online hanno purtroppo
> subito un ridimensionamento, per cercare di risparmiare anche
> sulle bollette ENEL.
> Eccoci quindi a chiedervi una donazione per poter far fronte
> alla contingenza che, tra bollette e affitti, si e' fatta
> alquanto difficile :(
> Grazie!
> Per donazioni:
> Bonifico bancario a favore di ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE FREAKNET
> Nome banca: IWBANK
> IBAN: IT58V0308301609000000024257
> ABI: 03083
> CAB: 01609
> Numero conto: 00000024257
> BIC Code: BLPIIT21 (per i donatori esteri)
> PAYPAL: museo at freaknet.org _______________________________________________
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