Archive for January, 2010
The two 1-day auctions I ran yesterday netted over $330 for Haitian Relief.
Tonight at 6pm (in 8 hours) over 60 auctions (!) will come online and run for 7 days.
Thanks to all who participated in the pilot auctions. I caught one important thing that I had to do, which was making sure that my outgoing PayPal limit was waived (by verifying my credit card on file).
Stay tuned, and happy bidding over the next 7+ days!
Thanks for supporting the people of Haiti!
Just to make sure the auctions will work as I expect, I’m running TWO 1-day auctions that I just started.
I know it’s not the optimal notice or duration, I’m simply making sure the process works as it should.
Bid earlry and often, and remember, all the proceeds go directly to Haitian Relief.
Tomorrow afternoon volunteers will gather in a conference room to write titles, descriptions, etc for all the items that will go up for auction.
It is our goal to start the auctions at 6pm on Sunday January 31st, 2010 and run them until 6pm on Sunday February 7th, 2010.
A preview of some of the items. (now set up as an event)
When an old system needs to retire, it’s important to make sure that data doesn’t just walk away and land in the wrong hands.
I would recommend that you pay for a service or program that wipes your data and makes absolutely sure that it’s gone forever.
In my case, I had an old laptop that had been sitting around forever. It was used at home, and it died a horrible death a while back - keyboard destruction by small child comes to mind. It never booted since whatever he did…
Anyway, house cleaning is a wonderful thing. I recycled the laptop, but yanked the hard drive.
Here’s what my son and I decided to do. If you decide to do something similar, wear protective eye wear, and don’t blame it on me.
Perfectly good, and defenseless hard drive. Its only crime - hosting personal data:
Small bits of data, or shards of had drive:
Data destruction accomplished in 70 micro seconds - that’s the time it took the arrow to travel 1/4 inch through the hard drive.
Video of the destruction:
We’re planning on auction off a lot of Borland memorabilia shortly. People from around the office and even far away ex-employees are donating their stuff. It’s all going up for auction to the highest bidder, and all proceeds will be going directly to Haitian Relief.