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Random Acts of Laptop

Wed Jul 30 09:55:18 GMT 2014 - 9:55 AM

I would ask the people I'm mentoring to connect to the crowdfunding site and post updates for those that contributed at the respective level. In short, if someone is expecting me to mentor for 10 hours for their contribution, then the person that I'm mentoring leaves a note describing topic and progress at the end of an hour session. What builds up from this over time is a record of sessions and matters discussed, screen shots of projects, and perhaps a link to a finished app.

If I'm working on a project for a charitable non-profit, particularly if the donor drops a hint as to what kind of non-profit they want the work done for, then the non-profit logs in and makes a quick note of progress.  It is up to them to confirm that I'm contributing as claimed.

This is, in general, a 'meet or exceed' goal, it's likely that I would do more than the minimum. Having someone document their progress on-line would be particularly interesting to potential employers.  That would be an incentive to leave progress reports, as well as stick with the program.

Water-free Liquid Mobile Cooling System

Tue Jul 29 23:09:34 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

@Cy_J: No, I haven't. It seems that they're still working on it. Yet they manufacture Aurora's Liquid Cooling System (http://asetek.com/customers/gaming-pcs/alienware-cooling.aspx).

At some point, it was discussed in various forums.

A prototype was made M18x era.

Impossible to purchase Alienware laptop

Tue Jul 29 20:59:16 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

Thank you for the feedback mhorton. Each region decides the specifications offered in their area as well as the pricing which is why you will see differences between the USA site and other countries. 

Do not save an Backlit keyboards!

Tue Jul 29 20:50:26 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

Thank you for the feedback Rebel333. Are there any other options you think should be included in the Latitude 3000 series? 

Random Acts of Laptop

Tue Jul 29 20:47:30 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

Thank you for sharing the idea mnpoor1. How would you suggest the system track the hours of service performed to insure that they are completed?

Desktop laptop tablet combination plus

Tue Jul 29 14:17:07 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

Can you clarify what each individual piece would contain in terms of componants and if they would be designed to work independently of each other as well as in tandem?

fully custom alienware 17 and 18

Tue Jul 29 14:05:26 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

I removed the service tag from your comment for security reasons. Have you contacted support about the issues?

Dell XPS 13 Linux Super Key Selection

Tue Jul 29 06:50:16 GMT 2014 - Yesterday

[Continuation of comment below...]

If you want to become a part of the community and be a heavy hitter in the Ubuntu space, you're best bet is keeping people up-to-date through things like mailing lists about Ubuntu-specific products, or Ubuntu-customizable (in all the ways I mentioned, down to the super key) products. Heck, even a neat logo that differentiates your Ubuntu machines as their own breed, but that is probably way distant future if at all. I would sign up for that mailing list. In fact, if anything I say here now becomes a reality, I would want to know about it.


I think your action in becoming a part of the Ubuntu community as a hardware supplier is crucial. It will also help standardize what is to be expected from a hardware-perspective for Ubuntu-based laptops. If you target the developers, it's a niche subset of people, but they will be there to purchase. I guess what I'm saying is if you go all-in, you'll grab that niche. I don't believe they really have many other good options at the time, so there's not too much push from the market. But little OCD things like the super key will really get people to try to consider other options - a sticker to cover it up feels like cheating. :P

I'd love to hear if any of these changes happen, any way I can stay in the loop?

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