[ubuntu-us-ut] Bring Back Your Dead Computer Day Was A Success

Christian Horne blendmaster1024 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 14:47:32 GMT 2009

i don't see any photos attached. i think they got stripped by the mailing list.

On 11/22/09, Christer Edwards <christer.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> Congrats. Glad to hear that it went so well!
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Chris R. <riseley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> No idea if the group is curious about this but we had a very successful
>> Bring Your Dead Computer Back To Life Day.
>> Summary:
>> 41 attempts.
>> 36 successful Ubuntu (or Xubuntu) installs.
>> Here's a note I sent out to faculty at the college about the day:
>> Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:36:59 -0700
>> Subject: [everyone] Many Computers Were Brought Back From The Dead!
>> I want to thank all the faculty who stopped me in the hallways yesterday
>> to
>> ask me how the Bring Your Dead Computer Back To Life Day went.  I'm
>> guessing
>> a few more of you are curious, so it is with great pleasure that I
>> announce
>> that the event was a stupendous success.  Participants in the Open Source
>> Software Club worked on over 40 systems that day and successfully brought
>> about 36 systems back to life. The few we could not save had serious
>> problems with hardware that even an Ubuntu restore would not resolve.
>>  Students and club members eagerly welcomed Sanpete residents in
>> Humanities
>> 122 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and did so with grace and enthusiasm.  I
>> confess we were almost overwhelmed at one point as we had six stations
>> restoring desktop PCs and a row of five laptops being worked on all at
>> once!
>> I have to single out club president Abe Chapman for his valiant and
>> tireless
>> work that day.  He was at my house picking up monitors at 8:30 am and he
>> left the event with me at 7:00 pm, after we had cleaned up.  His thirteen
>> year old brother Jake proved to be essential to the project, as he was the
>> only one of us who was truly expert at troubleshooting systems that
>> initially proved difficult to restore. And of course I have to thank each
>> and every student who showed up and donated his or her time, effort and
>> energy, making the event not only successful but fun for everyone who
>> arrived. Morgan's cookies were awesome and universally appreciated!
>> The final club meeting of the Open Source Software Club is Tuesday,
>> December
>> 1st at 6:00pm in Hum. 144. Disks and instructions for restoring your dead
>> computer will be available if you were unable to make our event. You can
>> learn more about this project at www.ubuntu.com.
>> Yours in service,
>> Chris
>> P.S. I'm attaching a few photos for those of you who might be wondering
>> what
>> all this looked like.
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