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Jan-May 22 Financials Posted

January through May 2022 Budget and Year-to-Date financials have been posted. Wonder how much money we have? Wonder how we spend it?

Come and see.

Pending a discussion with our Board of Directors, we may be selling our very nice lab computers in preparation for the massive remodeling project upon which our chief donor (who provides our occupancy) is about to embark.

We have no idea what format our future ministry space will actually take at this time, so we are considering liquidating some of our good office computers and buying new when we know more about our future ministry space.  The computers are desktop (6-core 3.5GHz AMD, 8Gb RAM, SSD, Battery Backup, 22″ HDMI screen, speakers, mouse, keyboard).

We signed a contract in which we agreed that we can not transfer our Windows licenses, so the buyer will need to acquire Windows 10 to install their own, or use the free Mint/MATE Linux already on the PC. There may also be a 55 inch and two 30? inch HDMI LED/LCD Display/TVs available, nice five foot and four and one half foot round tables, and a bunch of fairly nice chairs, new Frigidaire refrigerator, microwave, Bunn coffee maker, and much (semi-new to antique) Coca Cola Kitsch. The office has a glass desk and two fire-proof file cabinets (2-drawer & 4-drawer legal), and  a just updated computer, screen, keyboard, mouse, battery backup, disk backup dock, etc. There is a multitude of miscellaneous office type items that could also want a good home for cheap.

Discussion with our Directors should happen in the next few weeks, and I will advise of the outcome here.


Building the Community Computer Lab – File Server

Raspberry-Pi sales slide

The Raspberry Pi Intro https://youtu.be/sajBySPeYH0

CAVEAT: The information provided herein is most likely exactly correct, HOWEVER use it at your own risk: we assume no risk or liability. Do your own evaluation and make your own choices.

In previous articles we have shared how we decided on the design of our public computer lab, selected and assembled the parts, installed the GNU/Linux and Microsoft operating systems, and configured the computers for security and some automatic things to make our lab fairly pain free to manage and maintain.

A large part of this automation is an amazingly inexpensive and easily Readmore..


Building the Community Computer Lab – RPi Initial Setup

Raspberry-Pi sales slide

The Raspberry Pi Intro https://youtu.be/sajBySPeYH0

CAVEAT: The information provided herein is most likely exactly correct, HOWEVER use it at your own risk: we assume no risk or liability. Do your own evaluation and make your own choices.

In previous articles we have shared how we decided on the design of our public computer lab, selected and assembled the parts, installed the Linux and Microsoft operating systems, and configured the computers for security and some automatic things to make our lab fairly pain free to manage and maintain.

A large part of this automation is an amazingly inexpensive and easily Readmore..


Building the Community Computer Lab – The Parts

CAVEAT: The information provided herein is most likely exactly correct, HOWEVER use it at your own risk: we assume no risk or liability. Do your own evaluation and make your own choices. 

How does an organization whose skills and focus is people not technical things build an appropriate computer lab? Money helps, but it is not the answer because there is no end to expenses if an organization does not develop some internal technology confidence, and money (for most of us) is not exactly in abundant supply – you don’t get Readmore..


Office Computers ordered

News Release!I ordered the last two computers, for the Community Room and for the Office. I ordered on Smile.Amazon.com so that Adult Life Training gets help (1% of order) as well as Smile.Amazon.com was about $200 less costly and a week faster delivery than NewEgg.com!

When you buy, please consider buying from http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3782924 using this link. You will probably get a good price, in many cases free 2-day delivery, and you’ll be helping us help the most desperate and needy people in Fort Wayne get real unsubsidized jobs!

Here is a slideshow of how to assemble your own computer.