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Re: [Computerbank] a chance for them and us in Ararat VIC?

As I stated, my sones house is available in Ararat.  But I dont want to do
anything dodgy, I like things done well, so
I would need some education, into the criteria for giving machines etc, and
education into your methods etc, so that no embarrasment ever occures.  But
I imagine this could be taken care of easily.
I will attempt to get down to Melbourne in very near future. Will read the
rest of my mail and get back again.


----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce McCubbery <brucemcc@melbpc.org.au>
To: <computerbank@lists.linux.org.au>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 3:08 AM
Subject: [Computerbank] a chance for them and us in Ararat VIC?

> Decision time in Melbourne.
> About Greg and Ararat.
> Greg is a LUV member, is helping out Sam @ 225, is a new member on here
> is now also on Australia-wide. He is seriously capable in a Computerbank
> Despite his current home problems with his phone in Landsborough outside
> Ararat, and a couple of other things, he has his truck and is making the
> offer he is. He told 'wide about the unemployment problems in Ararat and
> some ideas he has for a somewhat computer-led boost to things up there.
> When he gets this message (home phone problems at the moment) and the
> following clarifying comments from Grant, Penni, Kylie and others to
> this message, he'll know if he can come down in his truck and backload all
> he wants to from what is now put aside for next Saturday's garage sale.
> With HQ Victoria's approval, he could (it appears, but he'll have to
> definitely say) set up the Ararat Branch of Computerbank in premises
> provided by the local council or perhaps one of the many railway buildings
> now unused.
> I'm talking this way because of the closeness of the garage sale and
> because Greg is (probably) uncontactable at home for a few days (Telstra
> the bush).
> It appears like a WIN | WIN situation all around though. Locals start to
> upskill in the things Computerbank does through their local expert (Greg),
> they and other disadvantaged (unemployed, etc.) locals get "some sort of
> computer" even if not a pentium. Computerbank VIC looses a heap of what it
> calls junk but Ararat is amazed to get for free and establishes its first
> bush branch in VIC without any pain. No transport worries and a local
> enthusiastic, highly capable Linux expert and tutor/mentor to boot.
> It seems simple to me but it hasn't been in the past. Can we do it now?
> Over to you guys...
> Regards, Bruce
> At 21:51 7/12/01 +1100, Greg White wrote:
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Greg White <glwhite@netconnect.com.au>
> >To: <computerbank@lists.linux.org.au>
> >Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 10:30 AM
> >Subject: [Computerbank] G'day all
> >I am back again, but I have a mysterious communications prob.  Line dead
> >voltage) but when I ring from another site, I get a ringing tone, but no
> >movement on the line meter.  Faults person says line tests ok from his
> >and that it must be my handset (way too smart and technical a fella for
> >Anyway I am logged on from Ararat 45k away from my home at Landsborough.
> >After I log off, I will not be able to communicate until my line is
> >At the speed these fellas move, I might get comms back next week perhaps.
> >only have the one line at home.
> >
> >As for volunteering,  I have a two ton luton peak equipment moving van.
> >cheap to run (on gas), but I cannot always afford fuel (on a pension) so
> >you need something moved in watertight vehicle, call on me please.
> >
> >Also I can strip and rebuild box's  from parts (dont do monitors except
> >dry solder etc), and I can load O/S and software.  I can teach new users.
> >And I can help teach volunteers.   But I do not have any sort of network
> >locating potential end users for your machines.
> >
> >So If I can be of service please contact me and I will get back to u when
> >phone line is up again.
> >
> >My phone when working   (03) 53569248  I am located at Landsborough Vic
> >
> >greg
> >
> >> Good morning all, I am just new to this list.  Will get back to you and
> >> volunteer for some work.  But am quite busy for an hour or so.
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Greg White,
> >> "Bodhi Works"
> >> Ararat Road,
> >>
> >> Aged 47 pensioner at moment.  Make boxs sit up.  First started with
> >> and ferrite (British LEO, Centuries and  all 360's)
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