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guylhem
post Nov 24 2006, 09:34 AM
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Well, we were simply stuck by a car on the right handside where I was sitting. It didn't stop at the crossing. I was informed by the gendarmes that the last accident at that very spot was fatal for the guy in the passenger seat, so yes I guess I was lucky.

I don't know how long it took to to cut the metal around and get me out of the car, but to me that was long, painfull and stressfull. I wish I would have lost consciousness...

The fun part : I have no health insurance (I think I can treat myself) but due to the seriousness, the french social security takes most of the bill (17k Eur for the first 2 weeks in the hospital, includings drugs/surgery/exams etc. the next bill should arrive soon), and the car insurance should cover the difference.

That's what I like about the french system: while you are taxed on your income (variable rate, capped near 50%, everything included), if you have serious medical problems, everything is paid for you, so you won't go bankrupt.

However for small stuff, you pay between 100% and 40% of the bill, which can be covered by private health insurances (mutuelles)

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speculatrix
post Nov 27 2006, 03:59 PM
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I was pondering the idea of putting together a donation for Guylhem, to show our concern for him, and help him back on his feet or to get a working zaurus up again (maybe someone has a 2nd zaurus they don't want and we could all chip-in with some cash to buy it for G?)
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post Nov 29 2006, 12:55 PM
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speculatrix, I'm not sure about that. Sure playing with a new generation 3xxx could be interesting, especially for the video acceleration part, but at the same time I think the donation would be better invested if the unit was send to the OE projet for kernel improvements etc.

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post Nov 30 2006, 08:53 AM
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Hope you'll be back on your feet soon.

QUOTE(guylhem @ Nov 29 2006, 09:55 PM)
speculatrix, I'm not sure about that. Sure playing with a new generation 3xxx could be interesting, especially for the video acceleration part, but at the same time I think the donation would be better invested if the unit was send to the OE projet for kernel improvements etc.

Guylhem
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This sounds like you already know what you want to do as soon as you're up to it ... wink.gif

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post Nov 30 2006, 09:04 AM
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QUOTE(guylhem @ Nov 29 2006, 10:55 PM)
at the same time I think the donation would be better invested if the unit was send to the OE projet for kernel improvements etc.
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Kernel hacker would be better donation then another device ;D
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post Dec 3 2006, 09:49 AM
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Well then I'll try to help with the C7/8x0 2.6 kernel for OZ :-)

I already send cpu overclocking patches, 7500 keyboard map, and a X application to make fn+p emulate third click/paste, but I don't know if they have been integrated.

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post Feb 9 2007, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 27 2006, 11:59 PM)
I was pondering the idea of putting together a donation for Guylhem, to show our concern for him, and help him back on his feet or to get a working zaurus up again (maybe someone has a 2nd zaurus they don't want and we could all chip-in with some cash to buy it for G?)
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Sounds like a good idea to me... can you put this together?
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post Feb 11 2007, 01:13 AM
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well, I had been hoping that people would have expressed support by posting responses, but nearly two months on you're the first to indicate interest, so I don't think there's enough interest.
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post Feb 11 2007, 12:59 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Feb 11 2007, 09:13 AM)
well, I had been hoping that people would have expressed support by posting responses, but nearly two months on you're the first to indicate interest, so I don't think there's enough interest.
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It took me two months, but I did eventually respond. Perhaps others might as well? Just a shot in the dark.
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post Feb 12 2007, 02:35 AM
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QUOTE(radiochickenwax @ Feb 11 2007, 09:59 PM)
It took me two months, but I did eventually respond.  Perhaps others might as well?  Just a shot in the dark.
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reading back, Guylhem said he would be happy if people donated to the OE/OZ project; I would guess that a donation in his name would be a positive thing.

there are many worthy causes for opensource software and related institutions, sourceforge, EFF, Debian, OE, this forum itself... if everyone donated merely the money not spend on a license of MS windows home (let alone pro/ultimate), it would make a big difference.
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post Feb 12 2007, 10:25 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Feb 12 2007, 10:35 AM)
QUOTE(radiochickenwax @ Feb 11 2007, 09:59 PM)
It took me two months, but I did eventually respond.  Perhaps others might as well?  Just a shot in the dark.
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reading back, Guylhem said he would be happy if people donated to the OE/OZ project; I would guess that a donation in his name would be a positive thing.

there are many worthy causes for opensource software and related institutions, sourceforge, EFF, Debian, OE, this forum itself... if everyone donated merely the money not spend on a license of MS windows home (let alone pro/ultimate), it would make a big difference.
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Then just think of all the money spent on software after making that first step into the MS world. (I don't even want to bring in the time and energy spent on fighting the piracy wars... either supporting or opposing)

The trouble is that this becomes some kind of quasi- communism vs capitalism debate that never really seems to reach a universal conclusion. I try hard not to be anti-closed source, despite all of the distaste that it induces in me. When I fail to do so, I try to keep it a personal decision not to be imposed on others.

I'm not so sure that the world would be better off if everything was "free" in the debian sense of the word, but I certainly feel more comfortable using things that I don't understand when the creators have given them away with (seemingly) noble intentions.

Looking again at the title of this thread fills me with a sort of desperation. We all probably realize that these forums have been up and down lately. I've been coming to depend on these webpages as one of my few and most reliable guides to the zaurus world. Yet until recently, I haven't even begun to consider donating towards the maintainance of this site.

Furthermore, production of the zaurus hardware appears to have ended at the very source. This is at least a little sad to me in many ways, not the least of which is my strange obsession over this little material device.

I digress.

I just liked your idea of trying to raise funds towards some kind of gift towards guylhelm's recovery and continued work on handheld platforms. I would be willing to donate towards that cause, and I'd like to believe that others would as well.
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guylhem
post Mar 5 2007, 03:02 PM
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Hello

If you really don't want to donate to OE/angstrom or your favorite cause, you can send me a paypal for whatever you want.

That will be very welcome.

I hope I will be able to start working on such interesting projects (Linux handhelds !) next year.

Now I'm putting the focus on the "normal" life to recoup the delays this accident caused me - thesis and stuff.

Guylhem
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