Ramblings of a Techno-Viking

Selling Out and Moving On

As part of my purge, I'm selling various parts of my old life. My website has a page on Filk/Folk music for sale and one of Science Fiction and Furry artwork for sale. For the less collectible and things that are not worth shipping like furniture, I plan on trying Craigslist and a yard sale. Oh, I also have my house in escrow, so I have a hard date when I need to get stuff out of here. While the house is selling for less than what I think it is worth, there are many other good things about the offer. Some stuff it may make economic sense to keep till the bitter end, even if it means giving it away. EBay is another way I may try selling stuff.

Books are something that will be hard to sell. The typical SF mass-market paperback goes for $1 plus shipping on ABE. As I have over a thousand of them, and hundreds of hardbacks, just listing them all is daunting, let alone trying to research price. Books are heavy and bulky enough that I can't haul them all around. Maybe I'll give them to the UCR Eaton collection if they are interested.

Computers and Electronics are another special case, but one that's worth close to zero. Some may be donated to The Computer History Museum, they already accepted one of my old computers. The one pictured was just offered to them, it's on their wanted list. (It's a thinkpad with a powerpc processor.)

I'll be in my motorhome full time before the Rexhall Homecoming Rally. It is possible I will stick around Southern California for it, but the $150 fee combined with my experience at the Rexhall-NoNothing rally are two strikes against it. Last year I missed the Homecoming because I received my Rexhall during the rally. It has been almost a year since I purchased my motorhome.


See also my yard-sale page.

Posted Saturday 10 September 2011 05:58 UTC
Last edited Saturday 24 September 2011 09:40 UTC

A visit to 23b

23b is a Hackerspace in Fullerton, California. Unlike Null Space Labs, it has lots of equipment for working with metal and wood, and not much for dealing with surface-mount parts on printed circuit boards. Saturday they had their more-or-less monthly potluck, and I arrived a couple of hours early so I could see what was going on. Most of the activity was people working on their cars and trucks. One person was upgrading the shock absorbers in his vehicle, including welding in new mounts, another was working on his power breaks, someone installed a LED dome light, and there were at least two other cars worked on. Previously built projects that were shown included a skull with animated eyes and jaw and some cast aluminum.

The shop location is in a mixed neighborhood where there are houses, a tattoo parlor, fast food, and a railroad track within a block. It's about a mile from the Fullerton Metrolink station (commuter rail). The building it is in cannot be seen from the street, being hidden behind buildings facing both the main street and the side street. This is about five miles north of Disneyland.

Apparently this was one of their tamer potlucks, no unicycle jousting or flame-throwing was done. One balloon was launched with a blue LED, which we watched until it rose through the clouds. The vegetarian tacos were quite good.

Posted Monday 26 September 2011 10:36 UTC
Last edited Monday 26 September 2011 10:36 UTC