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MacBook replacement fundraiser

by Martin Aspeli last modified Jun 20, 2010 09:17 AM

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Edit #2 - Well, once again I'm completely astonished by the warmth and generosity of the Plone community. It took less than four hours to reach the target. After 48 hours, we're at 143%. People seemed destined to give me more RAM, it seems. :-) I've ordered the replacement machine now, looking forward to taking delivery and then installing a third party SSD and double the RAM shortly thereafter!

Many, many thanks to the following contributors (in the order they chipped in):

  • Florian Schulze
  • Andrzej Mleczko
  • Asko Soukka
  • Simone Deponti
  • Timo Stollenwerk
  • Simone Orsi
  • Israel Saeta Pérez
  • Peter Holzer
  • Christian Schneider
  • Andy Theyers
  • Martijn Jacobs
  • Christoph Boehner
  • The folks at Redturtle Technology
  • Jussi Talaskivi
  • Simon Pamies
  • Max M Rasmussen
  • Kai Diefenbach
  • Don Ross
  • Godefroid Chapelle
  • Silvio Tomatis
  • Richard Watson
  • Pedro Araújo
  • Rene Pijlman
  • Dejan Murko
  • Laurence Rowe
  • Alexander Pilz
  • Damian Soto
  • Clayton Parker
  • Rafael Nunez
  • Paul Roeland
  • Radim Novotny
  • Eric Tyrer
  • Jane Lerner
  • Geir Baekholt
  • Ian Hood
  • David Glick
  • Francisco de Borja Lopez Rio
  • Matthew Bowen
  • Carlos de la Guardia
  • Lee Joramo
  • Kevin Mitchell
  • Bernhard Loesch
  • Stephen McMahon
  • Dorneles Tremea
  • Joerg Baach
  • Jesse Snyder
  • Edward Schumann
  • Roch'e Compaan
  • Vitaliy Podoba
  • Arryn Pidwell
  • Malthe Borch Thorup
  • Fabian Reinhard
  • Matthew Wilkes
  • Dimitri Boone

Original post below:

As some people may have heard on Twitter yesterday, I had an accident with my MacBook that's left it broken. This comes at a very bad time, with a project to complete, a new edition of my Plone book to be written, and Plone 4 and Dexterity in need of much love and attention.

I will need to replace the machine, but my wife and I cannot really afford this right now, with a few other big, unexpected expenses recently having come our way. Therefore, I've set up a "ChipIn" to ask for contributions, which you can see over on the right hand side of this webpage.

EDIT - I'd originally taken the price from the US Apple Store, since ChipIn works in US $. Of course, it doesn't really work out that way - it's more expensive here in Australia. I've put up the correct price now, hopefully.

Why should you contribute?

  • If you are using Plone, you are probably benefitting from a lot of code I've contributed over the years. I'd like to be able to continue to do that.
  • If you're in the Plone community, I will hopefully have bought you a beer at some point. If not, I'll owe you one. :)
  • You may have read my book. I'd like to be able to get the second edition under way, covering Plone 4.
  • I'd do the same. In fact, I have, when various people's laptops have gotten stolen or damaged in the past.

If you want to contribute, please use the widget on the right, or this link.

Thank you!

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