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1349 days ago
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  • Inventory Server and Network Equipment for re-sale
  • Update SFD wiki page to include link to Eventbrite Registration Page
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  • Setup SIMS run for 21 Nov 2013
  • Get 16' Truck reserved
  • Setup Vintage Tech run for 20 Nov 2013
  • Figure out where to send wire connectors (SiPi or Vintage) | Taylor Hales
  • Figure out how to reduce latency on Ooma phone line
  • In-house Servers
  • Create list of requirements for new systems
  • Take a look at FreeNAS for disk storage and Docker or ProxMox for Containerizing different applications
  • Can/Should we mirror our hosted servers on site?
  • Seal up rear door with insulating materials for winter | James Slater
  • Get some pipe insulation for sealing uneven door
  • Get some foam spray to seal holes
  • Donors
  • Ensure all donors have received a T-Shirt from summer internship campaign
  • Ensure an end-of-year thank you note to all large donors for 2013.
1518 days ago
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  1. A Helper will provide you with a computer which has a motherboard, CPU & heat sink, power supply, CMOS battery, and optical drive(s) already installed, and has one or more spare/loose cable ends ready to install more hardware. 
1264 days ago
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  • 15"+ CRT Monitor or $15.00 off any LCD Monitor.
FreeGeek Chicago believes that you will absolutely LOVE the refurbished equipment available at our Thrift Store and our Online Stores. However, to give you even more confidence in your purchase with us, we have a clear Return Policy and Warranty for certain items. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you have about returns and warranty information.
991 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by James Slater 991 days ago
  • Things to do still:
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  • Things to do still:
  • Buy plastic bins for Build systems
  • Something like 12x18 would work for almost all laptops
  • Buy #1 phillips for each build system
  • Something like Wiha #26110 Phillips #1 Precision Drivers
  • Tony C and Chris F - Outgoing recycling (mixed, batteries, wire, plastics, etc) should be placed closer to the door and emptied at end-of-day
874 days ago
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orientation part I 11:00am-1:00pm James (In case no one else signs up)
802 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by James Slater 802 days ago
  • Update this guide for Parted Magic and ATA Secure Erase
  • Update this guide to remove PATA testing as we rarely use these disks
  • Update this guide to include procedures for SAS drives (Serially Attached SCSI)
  • Update this guide to include SMART analysis for disks.
991 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by James Slater 991 days ago
Laptop Department - Build Process
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  • Preprocess
  • Process
  • If there are already 8 laptops in BUILD AREA, then:
  • STOP. Only 8 systems can be worked on at one time.
  • If there are not already 8 laptops in BUILD AREA, then:
  • Grab system from the READY-TO-BUILD AREA.
  • Grab a plastic bin for holding system and parts during build
  • Run Memtest to test RAM
  • Run DBAN to test HDD
  • Run OS Install
  • Run Install Script (install.txt)
  • Test System for:
  • CD Playback
  • DVD Playback
  • Flash / Youtube Playback
  • Quality Assurance Double-Check
  • CD Playback
  • Price and put up for sale
  • Guidelines for pricing?
  • Check ebay "SOLD" Price (w/shipping) and price at 20% OFF

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