Originally this was the Novell server at Kentson when I started working there. When it came time to dump it, I thought it was too pretty to throw away. So, my friend George helped me put on a handle, some hinges and hollow the case out (had to drill out some rivets). I pulled off the front of the hard drive bays and other things and glued them on the cover. I also glued a shelf inside. Now it’s my coffee cabinet at work.
I’ve since wired in a push LED light connected to a magnetic reed switch so a light comes on when I open the cover. I’ve also put in a light activated sound box meant for greeting cards so when I open the door I hear “All hail J! All hail J!” because computer techs are very much like the men in black.
Kay : There’s always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT!
No matter the catastrophe, techs are to remain calm and assure people the situation will soon be under control and always act like we know what we’re doing even when we only have mild hunches. If only we had neuralyzers…
This was the extended storage unit for the Novell server. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have done anything with it, but it made a matching set with the server cabinet.