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My friend Revolt can fix and hack damn near anything, he collects old broken laptops, hard drives, phones, mobility scooters, sound equipment, & other stuff, fixes it and re-sells it for a very, very reasonable cost because that's basically part of his activism. If you're in SF and you want a cheap laptop, or you want electronics repaired, let me know and I'll put you in touch!

Some of his stuff is so hilarious -- like he recently converted a teacup water heater into a travel mug that *plugs into his mobility scooter*. So his tea re-heats itself when necessary. He is especially great with battery and power technology, scavenging parts, and tiny surface mount soldering.

If you have old stuff you want to donate let me know that too. A good way to get rid of that stack of broken laptops.

He's a musician too and his hiphop album should be out later this year, fingers crossed!

Date: 2014-03-03 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] phi
Oh, I have a broken laptop and a replacement part for it, but got stalled on "Do not have enough grip strength to unscrew the display cover" and "am never home and not-busy at the same time my partner is also home and not-busy enough to help." For the last two years. If he'd like to have a go at it, I'll happily ship him both for free just to get the guilt off my shoulders.

Date: 2014-05-13 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] phi

So, I'm a total flake about putting things in the mail, and WisCon is in less than two weeks. May I just bring the laptop and cable to WisCon to give to you?

Date: 2014-05-14 02:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] phi

Cool. Can you PM me an address I should send it to?

Thanks!

Date: 2014-03-05 02:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
X five what ^^^ said. We have a local deconstruction company that claims to do local, non-toxic stuff recycling. What I most wish for is high school classes to spread Revolt's knowledge around. God knows there are plenty of ppl in town who need scooters and laptops that work.

Date: 2014-03-10 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Nevenah's brother does computer repair, though I don't know about his soldering etc. skills. (For all kinds of welding, there's always Jae's Mr S.)

[Making note of Revolt @ resource]
Edited Date: 2014-03-10 09:00 pm (UTC)

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