hardware donations – an update

hardware donations please

I’m asking for donations please.  RAM, disks, SCSI cards,
motherboards, whole boxes, etc.


Because I can’t afford to buy them.

As you know, I do get some money from the ads on this site.  That revenue goes to
pay for this website which runs on a commercial webfarm (http://webfarm.co.nz/)
in Chicago.  Well, the servers are there.  WebFarm is actually in New Plymouth,
New Zealand.

But FreshPorts is run from home.  And I need
another box because I don’t want to continue to develop FreshPorts on the production
webserver.  I’m having pretty good results with the existing P100 (which I previously
claimed was a P120), but I’m not comfortable mixing production and development like
that.  My existing hardware has been donated by various New Zealand sources, but now
I’m asking for something from the major audience (which is in the USA).

So if you have some equipment which you’d like to donate, please email me at donate at freebsddiary.org and let me know what you
have.  Ideally, you’ll be able to bring this donation to BSDCon.
  But if not, I can arrange shipping.  Cheers.

Update (added on 28 September 2000)

Someone has offered a  PII 266 CPU (only, i.e. no motherboard).
  So if you have a motherboard for that CPU…

More updates (added on 30 September 2000)

Most of you will know that I live in New Zealand.  That means getting
the donations to me will be the biggest problem.  As I will be at BSDCon, I’ll being
back whatever I can carry.  Even if it means shipping my clothes home later…

is what I’ve been offered and for which I need other hardware in order to use that
donation.  I am not listing all the donations which have been offered as those
components are functional by themselves.  I will be creating a "significant
contributors" page where I will gratefully acknowledge those who have helped.

  • two XEON 500 mhz processors (I need a box into which to put these; I already have disks
    etc to go with it).

If you can supply something to go with the above in order to make a functional box,
please email me at donate at freebsddiary.org.

Actually, the best price I’ve found is the S2DGE.  And
the best prices I’ve found is at BuyItOnline.  If
anyone knows more, please comment in the
.  Also, if anyone wants to donate that motherboard and/or a case for it,
please let me know.

Thanks folks.  This is great!

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