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 Selling of donations
Author: A Concerned Punter 
Date:   10-01-02 21:23

Readers of this article might be interested to know that the donated components (in fact the whole box) is being auctioned off at <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1317676007">http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1317676007</A>

This doesn't really seem like a particularly good thing to do - any comments?

ACP

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 Re: Selling of donations
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   11-01-02 00:22

A Concerned Punter wrote:
>
> Readers of this article might be interested to know
> that the donated components (in fact the whole box) is being
> auctioned off at

It's good to be concerned. I would be too. Especially given that this box is used by me every day.

I'm happy to say that the concern is unfounded. You see, that is not my box. A short examination of the URL will show that the box for sale is in the UK. I'm in Ottawa.

Looking more closely at the URL you suppllied: "The box can also be seen in parts similar to this one on the following site". The URL states it is similar to the box in the article. It does not say it is the box referred to by this article.

> This doesn't really seem like a particularly good thing to do
> - any comments?

My main comment is that if you have an issue with me, bring it up. Confront me directly. Don't hide behind a title and a fake hotmail address. If I'm wrong, I'll admit my mistake.


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 We all make mistakes
Author: Mark 
Date:   14-01-02 01:53

Just a quickie note.

Checked the site for the first time in a long time....introducing a friend to freebsd....

The site saved my bacon on more then one ocassion and i've appriciated it a lot in the last few years.

I saw the note from Mr Concerned.

I saw your note.

He/She make a goof, a mistake. It's not that uncommon, as few really read everything....just the highlights.

The fact that they are comming in from AOL should have been a clue right away. Most people who are serious about the net wouldn't be caught on AOL....:)

Anyway, thanks for the great site. I know you asked for donations long ago, but at that time I just didn't have it to spare.

I do now, if you need something

Mark

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 Re: We all make mistakes
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   14-01-02 04:56

I don't mind mistakes. It's just that this one is so glaringly obvious. When questions the actions of another, it's best to have the facts straight. On that note however, I have checked with the group that donated the CPUs and the disk for the xeon. They have said that I'm free to dispose of it as need be should that situation ever arise. All donations are used for the purpose intended. They go towards my use of FreeBSD and we know that I write about what I do. Basically, the donors said: As for anything you've gotten (and may get) from us, our position is that it should benefit the efforts of your work with FreeBSD. How you do that is -your- business.

In the past few weeks, I've spent about US$1000 buying two new boxes and three 40GB drives.

What I do need now or sometime over the next few months:

- a couple of very low-end video cards for use in servers
- a few long RJ45 networks cables
- a few power cables
- MS Natural keyboard
- memory (128, 256, or 512MB DIMM)
- monitor
- disks (IDE preferably > 2GB)
- low end mobo 486 or more (cases sell here for about US$25)

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 Re: We all make mistakes
Author: Erin 
Date:   14-01-02 22:32

> - a couple of very low-end video cards for use in servers

How low end do you want?


> - a few long RJ45 networks cables

How long?


> - a few power cables

How many?


Erin

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 Re: We all make mistakes
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   15-01-02 03:26

Erin wrote:
>
> - a couple of very low-end video cards for use in
> - servers
>
> How low end do you want?

80 cols x 24 lines, b&w is sufficient. It's just for
simple console use...

> > - a few long RJ45 networks cables
>
> How long?

Well, right now I'm using a hub to stretch to the other side of the room. 30ft would be great.

> > - a few power cables
>
> How many?

None now. I went and bought some today. Thank you.

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 Re: We all make mistakes
Author: Erin 
Date:   16-01-02 06:42

Dan wrote:
> 80 cols x 24 lines, b&w is sufficient. It's just for simple console use...

PCI or ISA? I have two PCI I can send right now, if you want the ISA ones I will have to dig them out.


> Well, right now I'm using a hub to stretch to the other side of the room. 30ft would be great.

Will two be enough?


Erin

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 Re: We all make mistakes
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   16-01-02 07:58

Erin wrote:
>
> Dan wrote:
> > 80 cols x 24 lines, b&w is sufficient. It's just for simple
> console use...
>
> PCI or ISA? I have two PCI I can send right now, if you want
> the ISA ones I will have to dig them out.

PCI please.

> > Well, right now I'm using a hub to stretch to the other
> side of the room. 30ft would be great.
>
> Will two be enough?

Yes. Thank. you. Try the whois information for the shipping address. Cheers.

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