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This is the home page for the workshop in the
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,
University of British Columbia, UBC, 2211 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, Canada V6T 2B5.
- Shop safety.
- Shop working arrangements: see FAQ.
- Eaddress: peter at easthope dot ca .
- VoIP: sip:peasthope at sip.diamondcard.us . Reference,
- telephone: +13606390202.
- Departmental fax: 604 822 7635.
- Information: computers and the 'net have allowed a gross
proliferation of it. I can not read more than about
2 pages of plain text per author*month.
- Knowledge: welcome.
- Message format: Plain text preferred. *.tex or *.html if format
is necessary. *.doc is inconvenient; *.rtf is better.
- Spam: The old GulfNet address was out of commission
for six days in late September of 2003 because of a deluge of spam.
More information is in the
- Miscellaneous links.
"... he [the human] often forgets the true nature of his planet and
the long vistas of its history, in which the existence of the race of
men has occupied a mere moment of time.",
Rachel L. Carson, The Sea Around Us, 1950.
"Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so
that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of
the entire tapestry."
Richard P. Feynman,
conclusion of the first
of 1964, Cornell University.
Sterilizer Maintenance Log
Rules for Vacuum Pump Use and Maintenance, University of Florida
The Department contains an extensive collection of
equipment and the shop attempts to
provide repair services. Before buying equipment you are welcome
and encouraged to check what is available in the shop and in the
departmental storage room. This is a sample list; the
equipment and material inventory is more complete.
- Adhesive backed translucent film for windows
- Centrifugal pumps
- Computers and computer parts
- Diaphram pumps
- Drying Ovens
- Electronic components
- Stirring machines
- Syringe pumps
- Vacuum pumps
Certain special equipment needed for research and teaching
is designed and built. Acrylic
vessels to contain and preserve specimens are fabricated
for our museum.
and several other museums are accessible to the public.
These Web pages originated in 2001 using the HTML module in
Oberon running on a 80486-DX PC.
2004-08-20 the hardware was upgraded to a salvaged Pentium 1.
Until the Sparcstation 2 has NetBSD installed, the server is a Toshiba
4000CDS. The machines which maintain and serve the Web pages have
negligible value in the marketplace.
- Aos = Bluebottle notes.
- Proprietary software.
- Indexable Inserts for Cutting Tools.
- Linux notes.
- Equipment & Material for Sale
- ETH Oberon, PC Native 05.01.2003, notes.
- Example computer systems.
- Free Software Foundation
- Hewlett Packard LaserJet III
- Sibley valve. Springs are Century Spring Corp., Los Angles, Ca.,
C-556, 5/16" x 5/8" x .030", utility compression.
- Surplus Equipment & Material; Free to a Good Home
- Vacuum Pumps
- The compressor for our -20 C walk-in freezer
in July of 2004.
Note the thick ice on the accumulator to the right of the compressor.
After the accumulator was insulated and other insulation was improved,
this picture was taken. Ice remained on the EPR,
elbows, along the side of the suction line and around the base of the
accumulator. Eventually the source of the water was found to be
a few pinholes in a 1/2" copper water line. The copper corroded
very slowly and defect was not easy to spot.
- Femur repair with stainless steel. Why?
These Web pages are for the benefit of the university
community and the population at large.
The information is intended to be accurate, helpful and inoffensive. Failure of any of
these criteria should be attributed entirely to the author and not to the university.
Please notify me of any concern at the address above.
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