Image taken from here. I couldn’t find any of marker on a laptop. Kind of weird.
Finally got a chance to run a virus scan on the laptop with an updated virus info packet and guess what I get.
First the gay porn, now this. What did the previous owner do on this thing?
The check cleared this morning finally. I’m off laptop hunting for the rest of the day. 🙂
Been a long day. 🙁
I placed a link to eBay in the footer of this site. If you use the service, please use that link. I get a dime credit or so if you win something. It adds up in the long run and helps support this site as well as daria.be. 🙂
Have to renew the domains asap. Have two weeks left until they run out. 🙁
Finally got the check for the laptop. 🙂
…and the bank put a hold on it for 10 days. 🙁
So I’m waiting for it to clear. Lots of fun. 🙁
Got daria.be up and running again. Caught up on the upgrades as well. 🙂
…of course I knocked off the site for a day to do it. 🙁
Oh well. Maybe tomorrow will be better. 🙂
OK folks. Here’s one last push for raising the money for getting me a laptop.
As some of you know, I’ve been trying to raise money to pick up a laptop. I have a new job (which one day I’ll have the time to talk about) and it’s been keeping me away from the schools where I normally do my online volunteering. With a laptop, I would have a lot more flexability to access the net and spend more time trying to help folks. Right now, I’m lucky to get less than an hour a day and even that’s tight.
I’ve set up a collection over at fundable. I’m trying to raise $650 to pick up a laptop and I need your help. Right now, I have raised a total of $610 with a due date to raise the rest Tuesday evening. I’m down to the last 28 hours.
If I can’t come up with that last forty bucks, all of the pledges go back and I don’t get anything off of it. That would mean I would have to start over again from the beginning and right now, that’s not in my budget.
I’m hoping at least 4 people will step forward and pledge ten bucks a piece. That way I can continuing helping folks online with all of the projects I do. Receipts will be provided and posted online. I’ll even take pictures.
Thanks for your assistance,
Just a quick update on the laptop fund. So far the collection is more that 3/4ths of the way to the total with about 2 weeks left. I left it open ended so if we run over the total, I can get something a bit more up to date.
I also found out that one of the libraries I use normally will no longer be allowing non-students on their terminals so if I’m not able to pick up a laptop, we’re going to have issues getting online on some days.
Please think about donating. Fundable sets a limit of $10 per donation which isn’t much and you can use either Paypal or your credit cards.
Thanks again 🙂
OK, we’re going to try this.
One of the folks over at one of the support forums that I help out with recently made the suggestion that I take up a collection for the laptop that I need and pointed me at fundable. As some of you know, I live in the one apartment complex here in Charlotte that doesn’t have any digital services like DSL or cable so I wind up using the computers at local colleges. I have to rely on their schedules and of course I have to move if terminals are in short supply and students are waiting.
So, I’m taking up a collection. A quick look at the Dell website shows me I can get a half decent laptop for about $550. The rest would be for shipping, a case and Fundable’s fees.
If you make a pledge, nothing gets deducted unless and until we meet the goal.
Any questions? Please leave a comment here.