|OK, it's not the laptop station, but this would make a great tombstone. Whoever wrote this note, you're awesome.|
Both the Mezzanine and the Warehouse have been looking consistently sane, and the store is no longer a knee-deep snarl of wires. And I'm not making light of the amount of work that this takes: Free Geek takes such a bizarre assortment of equipment that there can't possibly be a proper place for everything. It can only be kept clean (in my opinion) by constantly paying attention to all the little corners where stuff can collect. So let me begin by saying: congratulations to all involved for apparently taming the lion.
The laptop station is a bit of a sore spot in the middle of all of this...
|Laptop Station. Amelia Earhart is believed to be somewhere in this pile.|
(By the way, anyone else heard of speedcabling? We don't have a clothes dryer on hand, but I've seen a few formidable competitors over at the wire cutting station.)
The Laptop Station suffers from a few obvious defects: very few people know how it works; it's not well documented; it's irregularly staffed, leading to huge pile-ups; and it's impossible to know what state any of the machines at the station are in. And of course laptops are tricky to work with, and since they're such desirable items, they're more likely to come to us broken in subtle ways.
|Shiny happy laptops|