You are here: Home Articles MacBook replacement fundraiser
OpenID Log in


MacBook replacement fundraiser

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

Please consider contributing if you benefit from my work with Plone

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!

Document Actions
Plone Book
Professional Plone 4 Development

I am the author of a book called Professional Plone Development. You can read more about it here.

About this site

This Plone site is kindly hosted by: 

Six Feet Up