This document is a manual, of sorts, for the equipment and software at SUNY at Stony Brook. The telescope is a nasty beast to care for and experience has shown that it needs to be treated properly. The material presented here is a collection of what has worked in the past for keeping the mighty beast happily collecting quality data. Although there are reminder sheets included at the end of this document, they are not meant to be a replacement for actually reading the manuals (RTFM!). There are formal manuals for the commercial equipment available in the warmroom, and these should be reviewed in conjunction with this paper.