Contributed by merdely on from the a-friend-in-need-indeed dept.
Update (Aug 1 2007, 16:00 EDT): We have reached our goal. Toby received enough donations to get a laptop (per donation high of $250 and low of $10 USD). There were 34 people that stepped up to the call, including but not limited to: Chris Mair, Corey C., Darrin Chandler, David Alten, Dennis van Zuijlekom, Didier Wiroth, Eric Moore, Hugo Lombard, Ian McWilliam, Jim Aragon, Marcel Wiget, Mark Carlson, Mike Erdely, Mike Miller, Nick Ryan, Niklas Eriksson, Peichaer Robert, Pekka Niiranen, Robert Rose.
Special thanks to Alexander Bederov for making it possible to get an even better laptop at the original price goal and Peter Hessler for shipping arragements.
Toby Weingartner's (weingart@) laptop is on its last legs. Unfortunately, he cannot afford to replace his current laptop and has posted the following to misc@ requesting assistance:
Hi all, I hate doing this, but I'm in a tiny bit of a bind. I'm in need of a new laptop. My old IBM T40p is slowly giving up the ghost after 5+ years of faithful service. As this is my main terminal to hack on and do everything I do on a computer, it's impending doom will significantly affect me.
I've looked at the options available, and there really are not that many. I know that there are *lots* of laptops out there that would work, but I am somewhat particular in what I get next. At the current time I'm looking at buying: 26238YU - T60P CD/2.0 1GB 100GB 14.1" SXGA+ DVDR WLS BT DOS Rough Price: $1,645.99 - $1,878.99 Along with this comes taxes and shipping, etc. Unfortunately my current financial situation is that I can only afford to spend $400-$500 dollars on this. Is there anyone out there that could help me out with the rest? Thanks a lot, --Toby.
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