Replacement computers for bushfire victims
scj at stooj.co.uk
Wed Feb 11 02:15:01 GMT 2009
Senectus . wrote:
> 2009/2/11 Stewart Johnston <scj at stooj.co.uk <mailto:scj at stooj.co.uk>>
> Just heard a lady on the abc talking all the computers that will have
> been lost in the bushfires ("and all the kids wanting to check
> for support"). While it's not the top priority for people just now, I
> imagine that it may become so in the near future.
> Does anyone know of any refurbishment initiatives that might be
> providing PCs to Victoria that are jumping in to help? I'm not working
> at the moment and would be happy to volunteer my Ubuntu installing
> skills, as well as my hardware refurbishing talents, if needed.
> As well meaning as this sounds, the reports I've seen and heard
> suggest they don't have houses or even power to use the PC's with...
> Is there some organization close to ground zero that can confirm or
> deny these efforts would be worth working on? no point sending a bunch
> of working PC's into an area that don't need to be cluttered by such
> things... it may end up being a downright hindrance to recovery.
Whoops... sorry senectus.
As I said, it probably wouldn't be an immediate need, but I'm guessing
it'll come fairly soon. Power is being restored as far as I know, and
it'd be nice to be ready to fill demand when it comes.
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