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Month: March 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Indefinite QuickBuild outage

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:31:50 -0500
---- Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote: 
> >
> > Not bad news -- an opportunity for improvement!
> >
> > Let's pass the hat again between this list and the trinity-user list and
> get this covered. I'll chip in.
> >
> > --
> > David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
> >
> >
> As of right now we've raised $200 to cover the replacement chiller.  We're
> slowly getting there, any other volunteers? :-)
> Tim

Put me down for a Franklin, so now we are up to 3. Let me know if your address has changed from last time. I'll get home Monday and send it along.

I can't afford it, and I know a majority are probably in the same boat, but I'm going to do it because TDE is that important of a project and well worth it (or why are we here?). I hate when I get asked for money and I hate having to ask for money, but I'm old enough to know that projects cannot survive unless they have enough funding to at least keep the hardware running and the lights turned on. So I'll break with my belief of never asking, and just ask everyone, "dig deep and scrape together what you can and send it to Tim." (good, now I feel like a beggar, but it's worth it :-)

Also, be creative and think of ways we can generate cash support for the project. Samba has done T-Shirts and Coffee Mugs forever (I still have mine), a good design and go a long way to selling itself, and with point-of-sale ordering, there is no risk in having to order X amount in hope of selling X in the future, just have them made as they are ordered. (there are probably a handful of things we can do that way)

I welcome all other ideas as well, somebody has to be good at something that can be applied in this regard.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.